The Dixon Dukes took out an insurance policy with ample coverage in an 11-2 road win over Geneseo, leveling both teams’ records in the Northern Illinois Big 12 West.
Cal Jarrett (1-2) had two hits and got the win, striking out seven and allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Dixon (3-7, 1-1) scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh to shatter a 1-1 tie.
Riley Mehrens put the Dukes in the driver’s seat with a two-run, line-drive single that made it 6-1, and John Thomas followed with a two-run triple. Alex Strum and Ryan Dixon joined Thomas and Mehrens with two RBIs apiece.
Byron 4, Oregon 0: Alex Cain struck out 11, but the Tigers broke through late in a Big Northern West game in Oregon.
Cain also walked four over six innings, the Tigers getting their first run in the top of the sixth. Adam Bettner had two singles for the Hawks. (2-3, 1-2 Big Northern West).
Logan Rohr also struck out 11 to get the win for Byron, which got a three-run shot from Ben Reibel in the seventh.
Bureau Valley 12, Amboy 9: The Clippers’ rally came up short in an ugly Three Rivers game that featured 15 errors.
Down 12-1, Amboy (8-4, 3-2) scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth. Andrew Klein cleared the bases with a three-run double, and Tyson Powers plated him with a triple before scoring on a wild pitch. But Keaton Wagenecht came on and got the last four outs for the save.
Kyle Rokey (1-2) got the win for Bureau Valley (2-4, 1-2), which got two RBIs from Colby Wittig.
Eastland 5, Newman 1: Matt Keppen threw a three-hit complete game, despite not recording a strikeout, in a nonconference game in Lanark.
Ramsay Truckenmiller hit a two-run home run, and Austin Weaver also drove in two runs for the Cougars. Keppen issued one walk and allowed an earned run.
Dakota 11, Milledgeville 0, 6 inn.: The Indians scored nine runs in the top of the sixth to put the Missiles away in Milledgeville.
Jordan Harris pitched 5 2/3 innings. He allowed only two runs through five innings, then gave up five in the sixth before being relieved by Harrison Jakobs. Zack Herin and Caleb Skoog had the lone two hits for Milledgeville (2-4, 1-3 NUIC East).