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Local Sports Roundup -- 4/28/10
High School Baseball

Knoxville 11, Peoria Heights 2

Jon VanFleet tossed a complete game for the Blue Bullets, allowing just one hit and one earned run. Nick Putnam went 4-for-5 and the plate, including three doubles, and Dereck Raterman was 3-for-5.

Abingdon 18, Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 0

The Commandos (13-13) held the Spartans to three hits in the game. B-PC/A hurt their cause in the field, committing eight errors.

Elsewhere:

Brimfield-Elmwood beat Williamsfield 11-1

Lewistown scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat North Fulton 2-1

Sherrard beat Stark County 10-5

Havana downed South Fulton 6-3

Galesburg's sophomore baseball team routed Mercer County 14-4. Luke Ryan drove in three runs and Drew Carlson added two RBIs for the Silver Streaks (17-4). Matt Lansing earned the win on the mound.


High School Softball

Abingdon 11, Williamsfield 4

Tierney Weaver and Tara Adams had two hits apiece for the Bombers. Rachel Moore took the loss in the circle Beep Jones homered and drove in three runs for Abingdon. Kelsey Sharp earned the win, giving up three runs and five hits with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.

Knoxville 10, Mercer County 0

Andrea Wilhite surrendered just one hit and struck out 12. for the Blue Bullets (10-12). Knoxville's Makenzie Frank was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in and Katie Houston added two hits and two RBIs. The Bullets banged out 10 hits in the game.

ROWVA 6, Monmouth-Roseville 5

The Tigers held on after taking a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning to beat the Titans.

Monmouth-Roseville got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth, added another run in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

The Tigers' Sarah DeSchepper, Britta Johnson and Ashley Remick each had two hits. Remick homered and Johnson drove in two runs. Alex Nunez and Taylor Greenstreet had two hits apiece for Monmouth-Roseville.

Megan Foglesong earned the win for ROWVA. She gave up five earned runs, walked one and struck out seven. Jalynne Young also surrendered five runs and struck out five in a losing cause.

Elsewhere:

North Fulton (14-5) scored a run in their final at-bat and beat Illini Bluffs 4-3

Brimfield-Elmwood downed Annawan-Wethersfield 15-7

Illini West edged South Fulton 9-8


Local College Baseball

Monmouth 12-5, Robert Morris 3-6 (8)

Monmouth College's Chaz Baggio made sure Roger Sander got his 300th career win in Springfield, Ill.

Baggio's grand slam in the sixth inning of the Fighting Scots' 12-3 win over the Eagles gave Monmouth a 12-2 lead.

Game 2 - a 6-5 loss in extra innings - wasn't as kind to the Scots' skipper.

The Scots had taken a 2-0 lead in the opener, but didn't put the game away until the sixth. Tom Shaver's single scored Caleb Ruyle with the game's first run in the second inning. Andy Weidner began the fifth with a walk and raced home on a Terry Davis hit. The Eagles answered in their half of the inning with a pair of runs courtesy of three hits and a walk. That's when the Scots (10-19) got going. Monmouth took advantage of three errors, three walks and a hit batsman in the 10-run inning, plus Baggio's slam.

The Scots battled back in the nightcap, rallying from a 5-2 deficit in the seventh. Monmouth again took advantage of shoddy fielding to score three unearned runs. Jordan Gaither provided the big blow, a two-run double to pull the Scots to 5-4. Gaither then scored the tying run on Shaver's single. The Eagles pushed the winning run across in the eighth when a hit batsman with the bases loaded ended the game.


Millikin University 9-8, Knox College 0, 9

The Prairie Fire split a non-conference doubleheader at Blodgett Field.

The Prairie Fire had nine hits in the first game but were unable to get a run across the plate in the 9-0 loss to Millikin (10-23). Ryan Hoffman led Knox with a 3-for-3 performance at the dish. Ryan Stoens (0-3) started the game for Knox and was the losing pitcher. He gave up five runs, four of them earned, and three hits with a strikeout and two walks in 4 2/3 innings of work.

Knox (8-22) battled back to win the finale 9-8. Michael Schroeder led the Fire with two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs. Jordan Ball also had a big game with four hits and two runs batted in.

Spencer McNeil (1-1) picked up the win in relief. He tossed two innings, giving up two runs and two hits with one strikeout and one walk.
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