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Rockets roll on road

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:20 a.m. CDT

Morgan Mammosser had a pair of home runs, Michaela Ward had four RBIs, and the Rock Falls Rockets rolled to a 13-4 victory over Byron on Monday in a Big Northern West road game.

Mammosser hit a three-run homer in the Rockets’ five-run second inning, then blasted a two-run shot in a four-run fourth. Ward had RBIs in every at-bat, driving in runs on a single, a double, a triple and a fielder’s choice.

Julie Dodd added two hits and an RBI for Rock Falls (9-2, 2-1), which got a combined eight strikeouts and two walks from Ward (5-2) and reliever Jordan Giddings.

Princeton 12, Dixon 1: The Duchesses managed just three hits off Tigers pitcher Madison Meuzel in a nonconference road loss.

Beccah Jones had the lone RBI for Dixon. She was also the losing pitcher, allowing eight runs, seven hits and six walks in four innings.

Abby Jaques doubled, tripled and drove in five runs for Princeton.

Morrison sweeps at home: Allie Wiersema picked up a pair of wins, tossing a four-hit shutout in the opener, as the Fillies beat Riverdale 3-0 and 8-4 in a Three Rivers doubleheader in Morrison.

Wiersema (6-1) struck out 13 without a walk, allowing four earned runs and 10 hits in the twin bill. Chelsea Eads had five hits and six RBIs in the two games, and Shannon Finneran had a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

Clippers take two: Destinee Oenes doubled, singled twice, and drove in three runs to lead Amboy to 7-1 victory over Erie-Prophetstown in the first of two games in Prophetstown. Lauren Akre was the winning pitcher.

The Clippers (6-4, 3-4 Three Rivers) trailed 6-5 in the second game before rallying for an 8-6 victory. Kaitlyn Appleman and Micaela McCoy each had two RBIs for Amboy, while Cassey Doege was the winning pitcher.

Oregon 4, Polo-Forreston 1: Emma Crandall tossed a five-hitter to lead the Hawks past the Cardinals at Oregon Park West.

Polo-Forreston (1-5) hurt itself with seven errors.

Track

Rockets rule at Princeton: Paige Davis won both distance events to lead Rock Falls to top honors at the Ferris Invitational in Princeton.

The Rockets wound up with 189 points, just ahead of runner-up Kewanee, which had 180.

Davis was clocked at 5 minutes, 53.11 seconds in the 1,600 and 12:43.88 in the 3,200. Shasta Day also won an event, taking the 100 in 13.11.

Rock Falls won three of the four relays. They were from the 400 team of Day, Monika Holcomb, Sydney Arickx and Dominique Sails (51.76); the 800 team of Day, Michaela Bush, Dallas Clevenger and Sails (1:51.66); and the 3,200 team of Bailie Smith, Clevenger, Aubree Johnson and Jessica Wind (10:42.58).

Soccer

Alleman 4, Sterling 0: The Golden Warriors came up empty against the Pioneers at Roscoe Eades Stadium.

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