A five-run fifth inning propelled the Amboy Clippers to a 6-1 victory over Three Rivers rival Newman on Thursday afternoon in Amboy.
All five runs came with two outs, as Bailey Appleman started the rally with an RBI single to score Tyson Powers, and Andrew Klein capped it with a two-run single. Powers had four hits, Appleman and Drew Fordham added two each. Reece Howell drove in a run and stole two bases.
Powers (2-0) got the win on the mound, striking out eight with one walk, while allowing one earned run and six hits in a complete game.
Dillan Heffelfinger and Shayne Allen each had two hits, with Heffelfinger doubling and Allen driving in the Comets’ lone run. Heffelfinger took the loss in relief of starter Trevor Bolin.
Morrison 17, Bureau Valley 3, 5 inn.: The Mustangs pounded out 20 hits and eight of them drove in runs in a Three Rivers rout in Morrison.
Bill Lee Greul had four RBIs, Joey Brackemyer and Andrew Connelly added three RBIs each, and seven Mustangs had multiple hits. Nine players scored runs for Morrison. Greul and Alex Fischbach combined on the win, allowing six hits and two earned runs with 10 strikeouts and seven walks.
Erie-Prophetstown 6, Kewanee 2: Ethan Howard and Kenneth Cole teamed on a four-hitter, and Zach Hart and Zach Inskeep homered in the Panthers’ Three Rivers Conference win at Kewanee.
Howard hurled three-hit ball over five innings, striking out eight. Hart had three RBIs. Inskeep, Jordan Chandler and Owen McConnell also provided RBIs for Erie-Prophetstown (3-2, 1-0).
Winnebago 4, Oregon 0: The Hawks (0-2, 0-1 Big Northern West) were blanked at home, despite nine strikeouts in five innings from starter Alex Cain.
Polo-Forreston 7, Orangeville 1: Brett Carlson had two hits, Robert DeVries drove in two runs, and the Cardinals scored five runs in the bottom of the first to win an NUIC East game at home.
Nick Ludwig struck out nine and walked two in six innings of two-hit ball, and Jonah Drake added an RBI for Polo-Forreston (1-1, 1-0).
West Carroll 11, East Dubuque 6: Trevor Jones went 3-for-3 with five RBIs, and Marshall Benters hurled four strong innings in relief as the Thunder (2-1, 2-0 NUIC West) won at East Dubuque.
Benters (2-0) threw three-hit ball in his four innings, allowing just one run and striking out seven.
Dakota 10, AFC 0, 6 inn.: Taylor Burns no-hit the Raiders, striking out 11 and walking two in an NUIC East contest in Dakota.
Only two of the 10 runs given up by AFC pitchers Matt Gendusa (0-1) and Brandyn Ibarra were earned, though the duo combined to strike out four and walk 12.
Aquin 9, Milledgeville 0: The Missiles managed just one hit in an NUIC East loss in Freeport.
Milledgeville (0-3, 0-2) stayed close until the Bulldogs erupted for eight runs in the fifth. Doug Williams’ second-inning single was the Missiles’ lone hit.