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|Local Sports Roundup -- 4/26/10
|High School Baseball
Galesburg High School split their Western Big Six doubleheader against Quincy.
The Blue Devils (6-9, 1-5) held the Silver Streaks (13-8, 5-1) to one hit, by Nick Milligan, in a 2-0 victory in game one. The loss snapped Galesburg's five game winning streak. Tyler Farrell was the hard-luck loser on the mound for GHS, surrendering just one hit of his own, no earned runs and with seven strikeouts.
The Streaks bounced back to take the finale 8-0. Chad Johnson drove in two runs and was one of six Galesburg players with two hits in the game as the Streaks banged out 13 against Quincy pitching. Nate Olin picked up the win, allowing two hits in five innings with four strikeouts.
Rock Island and Galesburg now share the Western Big Six lead with 5-1 records. They will meet in the final weekend of league play. The Streaks travel to Moline Saturday for a doubleheader in their next conference match-up.
Galesburg resumes play Tuesday afternoon at home against Washington (10-7). The GHS sophomores travel to Washington on Tuesday and the Galesburg freshman squad hosts Pekin. All of the games start at 4:30 p-m.
ROWVA (16-3) defeated Abingdon (12-11) 5-4
High School Softball
Ridgewood downed Knoxville 5-1
Orion beat Monmouth-Roseville 13-3
West Central defeated Mercer County 12-5
High School Track and Field
Galesburg High School's girls and boys teams each won three-team meets Monday afternoon.
The Streak boys won the make-up Metamora A-B-C meet against runner-up Peoria Notre Dame and host Metamora. Galesburg racked up 343 points, Note Dame 305 and Metamora 298.
The Streak girls team defeated Moline and Sterling at Moline. Performances were strong in both meets. Galesburg posted 70 points, seven ahead of the Maroons (63) and 20 better than Sterling (50).
Carl Sandburg College split a doubleheader against Spoon River College.
Spoon River scored the only run of the first game in the bottom half of the fourth inning and beat the Chargers 1-0. Both teams had four hits. Felicia Appell, Kristin Valle, Lacey Kasap and Kayla Bishop accounted for Sandburg's hits.
Krystal Canfield was saddled with the loss for CSC despite pitching well. The run scored against her was unearned. She walked two over six innings and struck out none.
The Chargers exploded for seven runs in the top half of the fourth inning to extend a 3-1 lead to 10-1, which is how the game ended.
Cecilia Duenas had one of CSC's 13 hits and she drove in two runs. Trisha Beswick, Appell, Valle and Kasap each had two hits and an RBI. Sam Boucher also had a hit and drove in a run.
Canfield earned the win in the finale. She worked five innings, surrendering four hits and an earned run and struck out three.