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|Local Sports Roundup -- 4/8/10
|High School Baseball
Macomb held B-PC/A to three hits and blanked the Spartans 17-0 in five innings
North Fulton held off Rushville-Industry 4-3
West Central defeated Stark County 7-1
Princeville beat Galva-Williamsfield 4-2
Brimfield-Elmwood topped Delavan 7-1
Illini Bluffs doubled up Farmington 6-3
Washington downed Canton 10-4
Hall shut out Kewanee 13-0
High School Softball
Abingdon's Beep Jones continues to terrorize opposing pitchers - the latest was Monmouth-Roseville's Jalynne Young.
The sophomore had another big game Thursday. Jones contributing three hits, including a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored in the Commandos 8-3 victory against the Titans (2-5).
Melissa VonKannon added two RBIs for Abingdon (8-1). Kelsey Sharp earned the win in the circle. She gave up five hits and struck out nine. Cassie Wallace hit a three-run home run to account for all of Monmouth-Roseville's runs.
ROWVA scored seven runs in the fifth inning and beat Annawan-Wethersfield 10-3.
Grace Cleair (4-2) didn't allow an earned run and struck out nine to earn the win for the Tigers. Ashley Remick hit and three-run homer, one of her three hits in the game, and drove in four runs to lead ROWVA's offensive attack. Krissy Martinson, Laura McQueen and Britta Johnson added two hits apiece for the Tigers.
Brittany Lewis led the Titans with two hits.
North Fulton shut out Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 11-0 behind Courtney McKown. She tossed a three-hitter and struck out seven in five innings. Megan Baker led the Wildcats with two hits and an RBI.
Ridgewood defeated Mercer County 11-8
Princeville beat Galva 9-2
Lewistown got by Havana 5-4
Stark County downed West Central 18-2
Washington defeated Canton 4-1
Beardstown shut out Macomb 14-0 in five innings
High School Girls Soccer
United Township shut out Galesburg 7-0 in a Western Big Six match in East Moline. The Silver Streaks fall to 0-2 in conference play and 2-2 overall. The Panthers also won the junior varsity match against the Silver Streaks 6-0.
High School Track and Field
The Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon-West Prairie boys and girls teams dominated the competition in their respective quad meets Thursday in Bushnell.
The B-PC/A-WP boys racked up 125 points to defeat runner-up Alwood (79), South Fulton (25) and South Fulton (23).
The B-PC/A-WP girls team scored 106 points, easily outdistancing second place Alwood (78.5), North Fulton (28) and South Fulton (25.5)
Carl Sandburg College split a doubleheader with Sauk Valley.
CSC lost the first game 10-0. The Chargers then seemingly turned into a different team, winning the second game 2-0 behind a seven hit shutout by Chris Wegman.
Ryan Yoho had a triple and an RBI for CSC in the second game after contributing a single and a stolen base in the opener. Nick Leary added a double for the Chargers in the game two victory.
Coach T.J. Lindburg praised the performance of Wegman. "(He)pitched one heck of a ballgame and gave us a huge boost that we needed. We finally got that clutch hit late in the game from Ryan Yoho and then Chris did the rest on the mound. Game two was a great baseball game to watch. Good pitching and defense both ways and a little timely hitting late in the game."
Lindburg says he hopes the win will jumpstart his team. "I see flashes of our team showing that we can be a very good team, we just need to stay consistent and start showing that everyday."
Carl Sandburg College split a pair of games against Kishwaukee College.
The Kougars no-hit the Chargers 18-0 in the first game. To make matters worse, CSC committed eight errors in the loss.
The second game was much better as the Chargers downed Kishwaukee 4-1. Kayla Bishop had two hits and 2 RBIs. Felicia Appel and Cecilia Duenas also drove home a run each.
Krystal Canfield earned the win. She pitched seven innings, surrendering an earned run and six hits while striking out three and not allowing a walk.
Coach Todd Winkler says it was like two different teams took the field. "We played a bad game 1 and a great game 2, but I'm proud of the way we didn't give up after our poor performance in game 1. We finally played like we are capable of playing, we played the whole (game) from start to finish."