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Cain able to pitch Oregon past Trojans on road

Alex Cain tossed a four-hitter and struck out 16 batters to lift the Oregon baseball team to a 7-0 win at Mendota on Wednesday.

Joey Rowe doubled, singled and drove in four runs for the Hawks (5-8, 2-3 Big Northern West). Adam Bettner added three hits.

Ottawa 17, Dixon 1, 5 inn.: Jared Frey's solo home run broke up a shutout in the bottom of the fifth in a Northern Illinois Big 12 West game at Veterans Memorial Field.

John Thomas took the loss, as Ottawa (5-1 NIB-12 West) scored four, six and seven runs in the first three innings, respectively. Dixon (5-12, 1-5) got two hits – one a double– from Jacob Tavitas, and committed no errors in a game for the first time this season.

Winnebago 6, Rock Falls 1: Alex Mumm hit a 3-run homer in the first inning to power the Indians past the Rockets in Winnebago.

Eddie Nelson (2-2) took the loss for Rock Falls (9-7, 2-2 Big Northern West), allowing four earned runs and nine hits in six innings. Steven Armoska had two of the Rockets' four hits.

Dalton Garst pitched a four-hitter and had 12 strikeouts for Winnebago.

Newman 5, Bureau Valley 1: Trevor Bolin knocked in a pair of runs, and Dillan Heffelfinger rapped out three hits as the Comets topped the Storm in Manlius.

Quincy Coomes was the winning pitcher.

Keaton Wagenknecht had two hits and an RBI for Bureau Valley. Kyle Rokey took the loss.

Morrison 12, Riverdale 3: Andrew Connelly had three RBIs, while Tristan Houzenga and Connor Duncan added two apiece as the Mustangs topped the Rams in Clinton, Iowa.

Alex Fischbach was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs and four hits in seven innings. He struck out seven.

Polo-Forreston 4, Erie-Prophetstown 2: Brayden Wierzycki's two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Cardinals past the Panthers in Forreston.

Jonah Drake went the distance for Polo-Forreston (6-4), allowing six hits and one walk, while striking out nine.

Kallen Jepson took the loss for Erie-Prophetstown allowing three earned runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Boys track

Marcos second at Lena-Winslow: Polo (92 points), Oregon (73) and Dixon (70) followed Lena-Winslow (112) at the Buzz Gates Jamboree in Lena.

Bryan Cavanaugh paced Polo with the top height in the high jump relay (6-0), and was also second in the triple jump (40-6).

Oregon's Jake Kleveland had the top triple jump distance of 41-0 1/2, and was second in the 300 hurdles (43.69).

Leading the way for Dixon were champs Simon Thorpe in the 1,600 (4:40.56), Skylar Mitchell in the 3,200 (10:30.75), J.D. Gieson in the long jump (20-2) and the 3,200 relay team of Roy Hummel, Thorpe, Evan Grady and Jacob Fane (8:30.23).

Missiles finish second: Cooper Pauley won both long-distance races as Milledgeville (73) topped Dakota (61) and AFC (13) and finished behind Pearl City (94) at Milledgeville.

Pauley was clocked at 5:15.55 in the 1,600 and 10:59.56 in the 3,200.

Boys tennis

Rochelle 3, Sterling 2: Chadler Allen won his singles match, while Cody Woodyatt and Temo Barron won in doubles for the Golden Warriors in a home loss to the Hubs.

College tennis

Sauk Valley 7, Oakton 2: Granit Tefiku and Gavin Jensen won singles and doubles matches to lead the Skyhawks to a home win over Oakton.

Caleb Bradley won a singles match for Sauk Valley (3-6), which also received three forfeits.

Wednesday's stars

Alex Cain, Oregon baseball, 4-hitter

Cooper Pauley, Milledgeville track, won both distance races at quadrangular

Granit Tefiku, Gavin Jensen, Sauk tennis, wins in singles, doubles

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