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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/24/10


Galesburg doubleheader postponed until 4 p.m. Monday
Monmouth-Roseville vs. Sherrard postponed until May 1 at at Monmouth College
Abingdon at North Fulton cancelled
Galva/Williamsfield at United cancelled
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon at Knoxville cancelled
West Central at Princeville suspended in the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with West Central leading 6-0


Galesburg at Quincy doubleheader postponed until 4:30 p.m. Monday

West Central at Princeville suspended during the first game of a doubleheader


Galesburg High School Invite cancelled, but the Streaks played indoors against Streator (results below)


Katie Bertelsen struck out 18 in a complete game to lead the United Red Storm past Galva 6-1 in the first game of a twinbill. Katie Kaywood homered for United. Amy Olson got the win in a 16-0 route in the finale. Gina Long hit two home runs. Kaywood and Rachel Kenney also went deep for the Red Storm.


ROWVA took both games of a doubleheader against Ridgewood 7-6 and 26-1 in Lincoln Trail Conference play


Galesburg High School beat Rock Island Alleman 3-2 in a Western Big Six matchup. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half. Allie Blake, Sarah Nelson and Tai Peachey all scored in the Streaks' (5-7-1, 1-3) first league victory. The Galesburg junior varsity squad lost to Alleman 1-0. Galesburg resumes play Tuesday at Big Six foe Rock Island.


Their invitational tournament may have been cancelled, but Galesburg High School earned a victory against Streator 7-2. Brandon Meeker, Thad Santos and Evan Melhus each won both their singles and doubles matches. Tyler Bond and Calvin Shiplett also won in singles play for the Silver Streaks. Coach Julia Kwehn's squad next takes to the court Tuesday against United Township.


Monmouth College (11-18, 4-4 Midwest Conference) kept its playoff hopes by sweeping rival Knox College 8-1 and 12-2. Fighting Scots head coach Roger Sander is now one win shy of 300 in his career. Robbie Hinkle had a monster day for the Scots, going 7-for-9 with eight RBIs. Hinkle banged out four doubles and smashed a three-run homer. Chad Kamm nearly equaled Hinkle's effort by going 6-for-10 at the dish. Corey Gruber had a no-hitter through five innings in the first game before it was broken up. Gruber scatted five hits and picked up his fifth win of the season. Hinkle drove in all of the Scots' first four runs in the first two innings as the Scots had 16 hits. Monmouth's bats remained hot in the second game as the team collected 17 hits. Hinkle won on the mound for the Scots, fanning nine in seven innings of work. Brad Winkler and Terry Davis each cracked solo homers as Monmouth opened up a 5-2 lead after three innings. Kamm's seeing-eye grounder ended the game via the 10-run rule in the seventh inning. (Monmouth College Athletics)


Monmouth College (11-19, 7-5) clinched their third straight Midwest Conference Tournament berth with an 8-0 win over Grinnell. Charlotte Hoffmann scored the only run Kelsey Williams would need in the second inning. Hoffmann raced home with the game's first run on Daphne Beal's base hit. The Scots then used doubles by Brittany Forney, Kayte La Follett and Morgan Seiler to plate four runs in the fourth for a 5-0 lead. After Monmouth scored two more in the sixth, Seiler hit her third home run of the season to ended the game via the mercy rule. Williams logged her team-leading fifth win. She surrendered six hits, struck out five and walked one. The second game of the double-header was not played due to rain. (Monmouth College Athletics)

Lake Forest shut out Knox College twice on Saturday 10-1 and 10-0

Due to rain, the Prairie Fire's softball doubleheader scheduled for Sunday against Illinois College has been postponed. The games are rescheduled on May 1st at 1:00 and 3:00 p-m. May 1st will also be Senior Day for the Knox College. The team will recognize its four seniors: Cheyenne Cortez, Regina Cloyd, Cory Bieber and Cassie Milleville. (Knox College Athletics)

Monmouth College's softball double-header against Cornell College scheduled on Sunday is postponed due to wet grounds. The make-up date is May 2nd at 1:00 p-m at Monmouth. (Monmouth College Athletics)


Millikin University won both the team and individual titles at the Scot-Fire Golf Classic at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth. Millikin shot a 593 and Wes Hillen carded a 146 to take the individual crown. Finishing behind Millikin was the Monmouth College Red team, which shot 607. Individually J.B.Spillane of Millikin and Ryan Brown of ICC both shot 147s to tie for second place.

Knox College's Kevin Foerster finished in a tie for 11th place. Foerster shot a career-best of 71 on the first day. He struggled on the second day, finishing with an 80.

The Prairie Fire Purple team finished 12th out of 19 teams with a 634. The Prairie Fire Gold team shot a 708. (Knox College Athletics)


Grinnell College (20-5, 4-0) clinched its 10th straight Midwest Conference South Division title after beating Monmouth College 9-0 and Knox College 9-0.


St. Louis Cardinals try to avoid the sweep in San Francisco Sunday afternoon. Pregame coverage begins at 2:22pm on AM 1400 WGIL.

NASCAR takes the Sprint Cup Series to Talladega Sunday. Pre-race coverage begins at 11 a-m with the green flag flying at Noon on FM 95 (94.9 FM).
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