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Monouth-Roseville took both games of a double-header with Sherrard Saturday, 7-6 and 8-3. Most of the Titan's runs in both games were scored in the first two innings -- 5 in game 1, and 7 in game two.
ROWVA clinches its fourth straight Lincoln Trail Conference title by taking a double-header from Mercer County 14-3 and 9-0.
Ridgewood 4, Stark County 1
Ridgewood 10, Stark County 4
Abingdon 9, Peoria Heights 1
Abingdon 12, Peoria Hts. 2 (5 innings)
Lewistown 19, B-PC/A 8 (6 innings)
Lewistown 24, B-PC/A 2 (5 innings)
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Katie Bertelsen continues her pitching dominance for United, throwing a five-inning no-hitter in game one of a double-header Saturday with West Central, and striking out 17 in game two, leading the Red Storm to 12-0, and 2-1 victories. The Red Storm scored seven runs in the fourth inning of game one, while Bertlesen struck out 12.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks (8-12, 1-7 Western Big 6) have now lost seven Western Big Six conference games, giving up two to Moline, 9-1 and 10-0. Chelsey Wiegand is credited with the RBI that game the Streaks their lone run in game one, while Kelsey McKillip and Allison Mangieri both went 1-2 in game two. The Streaks play again Monday afternoon at East Peoria.
The GHS J/V Squad (9-11) also lost two to Moline, 20-1 and 14-4. The GHS defense made six errors in game one en route to the loss.
ROWVA won two over Mercer County Saturday, 1-0 and 10-4. Grace Cleair struck out 10 in game one to earn the victory, with the lone ROWVA run scoring on a Ashly Remick RBI. In game two, Megan Foglesong struck out seven to get the win. Megan Foglesong had three hits for the Lady Tigers, including a grand slam home run.
Knoxville 15, Peoria Cent. 2 (6 inn.)
Knoxville 13, Peoria Cent. 1 (5 inn.)
10 runs in the first three innings of game one, and three errors in game two, cost Knox College (8-24,0-12 Midwest Conference) both games of a doubleheader with Illinois College (15-13,8-4) Saturday, 18-6 and 7-6. Pitcher Tyler Hopfauf only went two innings in game one to get the loss there, while the loss went to Colin Davis in game two. Knox scored five of their runs in game two, in the second inning.
The Monmouth College Fighting Scots lost both games of a double-header with Grinnell Saturday, 10-6 and 12-2. The Scots gave up a grand slam home run in the bottom of the 10th inning in game one that led to the loss there. Grinnell scored 10 unanswered runs in Game two.
Knox College lost the final two games of their season Saturday to Illinois College, 12-1 and 10-3 on Senior Day for the Prairie Fire. Both teams were 1-10 in Midwest Conference play going into Saturday. Knox had a lead at one point in game two. Seniors honored were Cory Bieber, Cheyenne Cortez, and Cassie Milleville -- all were four year letter winners for the Prairie Fire. Regina Cloyd is a three year letter winner and Tina Aquino has served as the Prairie Fire softball team manager for the past two seasons.
A good weekend for the Monmouth College men's golf team who won both the team and individual titles at the Midwest Conference championship at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford.
The Fighting Scots entered the final round Saturday with a 22 stroke advantage and won by nearly that same margin. After carding a 320-303 for the first two rounds, the Scots closed the 54-hole tournament with a 311 for a 934 total to win by 21 strokes over Carroll. The team title is the third in the last four years for Monmouth and gives coach Dave Ragone his fifth MWC crown making him the winningest golf coach in Fighting Scots' history in terms of conference championships.
It was an all-Monmouth affair for the individual crown. Senior Ted Starkey and junior Rodney Clayton staged a Nicklaus vs. Palmer type battle with Clayton leading after Day 1 and Starkey in the lead after Day 2. Clayton came from three strokes back Saturday to take the title by a single stroke, giving the Scots a 1-2 finish. Clayton's 73 on the final round made the difference. He carded a 78-77-73-228 to edge Starkey's 79-73-77-229.
Senior Ryan Tapscott joined Clayton and Starkey as all-conference performers. Tapscott tied for eighth with an 82-77-80-239.
A rough final day knocked sophomore Sean McNamara out of the running for league hardware awarded to the top 10 players. He tied for 15th after a final round 84 put his scorecard at 81-79-84-244.
Senior Ryan Harvey -- who earned all-league honors a year ago -- was tied for 17th a stroke back of McNamara with an 88-76-81-245. Brandon Kemerling -- a freshman -- tied for 32nd at 88-82-87-257.
The championship automatically qualifies the Scots for the NCAA Championships in Hershey, Pa., May 11-14. Knox College placed third overall in the team standings. (Monmouth College Athletics/Knox College Athletics)
1. Rodney Clayton (Monmouth) - 228
2. Ted Starkey (Monmouth) - 229
3. Mark Strain (Illinois College) - 233
T4. Kevin Foerster (Knox) - 234
T4. Gabe Dahl (St. Norbert) - 234
6. Jay Gitlewski (Carroll) - 235
7. Bobby Stuebi (Knox) - 236
T8. Michael Riek (Carroll) - 239
T8. Ryan Tapscott (Monmouth) - 239
T10. Eric Busalacchi (Carroll) - 240
T10. Tom Vyskocil (Lawrence) - 240
1. Monmouth College - 934
2. Carroll University - 956
3. Knox College - 960
4. Illinois College - 975
5. Grinnell College - 994
6. Ripon College - 1002
7. St. Norbert College - 1010
8. Lawrence University - 1012
9. Beloit College - 1088
(Rankings from Knox College Athletics)
Monmouth College took first place in both the men's and women's divisions at their own track invitational Saturday. Knox College's men finished 11th in the 12-team field, while the women were last.