Duchesses split with Hornets; Clippers run-rule Steamers
The Dixon Duchesses split a nonconference doubleheader with Harvard at Reynolds Field on Saturday, bouncing back from a 4-3 loss in the opener to win 10-0 in five innings in Game 2.
Erin Smith tossed a one-hitter in the second game, striking out four and walking one. She also singled, tripled and drove in three runs, while Beccah Jones had three singles and three RBIs and Rachel Musser drove in a run for Dixon (11-22).
In Game 1, Musser ripped a two-run home run and Haley Fitzsimmons added an RBI, while Sydney Seggebruch doubled and Samantha Bay tripled. Jones pitched five innings for the loss, and Smith came on and allowed two hits in two innings of scoreless relief.
Oregon splits at home: The Hawks beat Richmond-Burton 5-4, then lost 11-4 in a Big Northern crossover doubleheader at Oregon Park West.
In the opener, Bree Tourtillott had an RBI single and a three-run triple, while Jordan Yount added a pair of doubles and drove in a run. Emma Crandall got the win in relief of starter Jordan Melville, as the Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Abby Baker paced the Oregon offense in the nightcap with three hits ands two RBIs. Melville and Yount also drove in runs, and Caitlyn Wolber took the loss.
Amboy 10, Fulton 0, 6 inn.: Kiara Kaleel tossed a two-hitter and Kaitlyn Appleman had two singles and a double as the Clippers won their Three Rivers finale at home.
Brooke Lovgren added a single and triple, and Lauren Akre and Micaela McCoy each added a pair of singles for Amboy (25-3, 12-2). Kaleel struck out four and walked two.
Chelsea Lesniewski took the loss in the circle for the Steamers.
Forreston-Polo 11, Boylan 1, 6 inn.: Ketarah DeVries struck out nine in a three-hitter, and five of the Cardinals’ eight hits went for extra bases in a nonconference run-rule win in German Valley.
Meg Cullor was a home run shy of the cycle, ripping a single, two doubles and a triple and driving in three runs. Ashley Long added a double and three RBIs, and Becca Wakenight drove in two runs for Forreston-Polo (28-7).
Stillman Valley 2, Eastland 1: Cougars starter Marissa Harris struck out seven without a walk, but lost a pitcher’s duel on the road.
Ashley Nepean doubled and Bryce Shaner drove in the lone run for Eastland (17-14). Stillman Valley’s Payton Abbott struck out 11 in a four-hitter.