|High School Baseball
Galesburg 5, Pontiac 2
Galesburg won its first game at the Pontiac tournament by taking down the host school.
Tyler Farrell gave up just three hits and struck out 10 on the mound for GHS to earn the victory. Chad Johnson, Andrew Steck and Dalton Davis each drove in runs for Galesburg (16-13), which plays Roanoke-Benson at 10:00 Saturday morning.
A win would put the Silver Streaks in the championship game at 3:00 while a loss would mean an appearance in the third place game earlier in the afternoon.
Abingdon 8, Erie 7
Abingdon (19-13) defeated Erie (17-12) in the opening game of the Commando Classic at Abingdon.
Clifford Moshier went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in three runs to lead the Commandos' offense. Jacob Perdue picked up the win on the mound. He went six innings, allowing four earned runs and six hits while striking out four.
United 8-2, West Central 7, 6
United's baseball team, which had won seven of eight going into a make-up doubleheader against Lincoln Trail Conference foe West Central, split with the Heat in Alexis.
United won the first game 8-7 after scoring five runs in the seventh inning. The game-winning hit - a single that scored two runs - was courtesy of the Red Storm's Jeffrey Hahn.
West Central got a monster performance in the finale from Blake Durflinger. He had four hits, including three home runs, to lead the Heat to a 6-2 victory.
High School Softball
Mercer County 3, Galesburg 2
Mercer County scored in their final at-bat to post the win at Galesburg High School.
GHS pitcher Jessica Davison was the hard-luck losing pitcher after she gave up six hits, three earned runs and struck out seven. Davison helped herself at the plate by going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Galesburg (9-18) managed only five hits in the game.
The Silver Streak junior varsity team beat the Golden Eagles 5-2. Chelsey Howard and Tori Worsfold had two hits and two runs batted in apiece for Galesburg (11-14).
United 2, Moline 0
United avenged an earlier loss to the Maroons this season with the shutout Friday afternoon.
Katie Bertelsen struck out 11 batters and gave up just two hits for the Red Storm. Michelle Ravel hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to account for United's tallies. Moline won the previous match-up 3-2.
Farmington 7-5, Abingdon 3-2
Farmington swept a non-conference doubleheader at Abingdon.
The Farmers, the top seed in next week's Class 2A Brimfield Regional, scored three times in the first inning of game one and went on to a 7-3 victory. Beep Jones had two hits, including a home run for the Commandos in the opening game loss.
Farmington banged out nine hits and won the second game 5-2. The Commandos are a #2 seed in the Class 1A Sciota West Prairie Regional behind top seed United.
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 5, Monmouth-Roseville 2
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon picked up the non-conference victory against Monmouth-Roseville.
Taylor Elder had three hits, Corin Bodenhamer had two and Katie Lopez drove in two runs for the Spartans.
The Titans had just three hits in the game off of Elder, who earned the win for B-PC/A in the circle. She struck out four in the complete game victory.
Princeville 18-8, West Central 4-10
West Central split a twinbill with the Lincoln Trail Conference co-leaders.
The Princes (20-8) rolled to an 18-4 victory in the first game. The Heat (11-15) bounced back in a big way, getting four hits apiece from Jessica Ditsworth and Justine Dillard, to beat Princeville 10-8 in the finale. West Central wrapped out 16 hits in the game.
Alexis Ensminger, a freshman who hurled the program's first no-hitter earlier this month, earned the victory in the circle - striking out six.
High School Track & Field
Galesburg High School's boys team finished third in the Western Big Six Conference meet at Rock Island. United Township claimed the title with 193 points. Rock Island was the runner-up with 123 points and Galesburg wound up with 112. Moline, Alleman and Quincy placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Monmouth-Roseville's girls team finished third in the Class A Rockridge Sectional. Sherrard won the even with 112 points. Port Byron Riverdale was the runner-up after tallying 89 points and the Titans picked up 63 points. Rock Island Alleman and Mercer County round out the top five finishers.