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|Local Sports Roundup -- 3/31/10
|High School Baseball
Galesburg gave up seven runs in the first inning and committed five errors in a 12-10 loss on the road against East Peoria. The Silver Streaks are now 2-4 on the season. Five of the team's six games have been decided by two runs or less. The win was the first of the season for the Raiders.
Macomb downed Abingdon 8-7
Illini Bluffs beat North Fulton 6-2 in an ICAC match-up. Beriah Quick (0-2) was the losing pitcher in the game. He gave up eight hits and struck out six. The Wildcats (2-3, 1-1) were held to three hits in the game and scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Camp Point Central/Southeastern defeated Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 14-1 in five innings
West Central scored three runs in their final at-bat and beat South Fulton 10-9 after the Rebels plated six runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead
Lewistown defeated Beardstown 10-4
Kewanee scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat Princeville 8-7
Midland set back Stark County 11-6
Olympia topped Canton 16-6 in six innings
High School Softball
Knoxville got an 18-strikeout performance from Andrea Wilhite and three hits from freshman Cheyanne Bragg in a 6-1 win against Rowva. The Tigers had just one hit in the game: a single by Megan Foglesong. She also suffered the loss but recorded seven strikeouts. The Blue Bullets (3-3) scored three times in the bottom of the third and had 11 hits in the game. Eight Knoxville players had at least one hit. Wilhite helped her cause at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Sophomores Katie Houston and Kaleigh Strode added two hits apiece.
Abingdon scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Ridgewood 8-7. The Commandos are off to a 6-0 start to the season. Melissa VonKannon, who scored the winning run on Sheridan Brown's fly ball, and Jamelia Sahyouni had three hits apiece for Abingdon. Beep Jones pitched nine innings to earn the win. She gave up nine hits and struck out six.
United beat Monmouth-Roseville 10-0. Junior Katie Bertelsen threw a one-hitter and got plenty of run support when the Red Storm scored nine runs in the first inning.
Pleasant Plains downed Lewistown 13-6
Canton blasted Woodruff 18-1
Kewanee got by Erie/Prophetstown 8-6
Beloit College earned a doubleheader sweep against Knox College at Blodgett Field. The Buccanears beat the Prairie Fire 13-5 in the first game and won the finale 14-2. Knox (6-9) has lost four straight going into a key Midwest Conference South Division doubleheader on Saturday at Grinnell College.