Newman stayed hot with 5-3 and 8-1 Three Rivers Conference baseball wins over Riverdale on Saturday in Port Byron.
Newman (6-10, 5-4), which has won five straight, won the opener in nine innings. Trevor Bolin allowed one earned run over seven innings before Quincy Coomes (3-2) got the relief win.
In Game 2, Matt Wagenecht (1-0) scattered four hits in six innings.
Rock Falls 8, Putnam County 4: Steven Armoska hit his second home run in as many days, propelling the Rockets on the road.
The Rock Falls senior hit a three-run shot in the top of the fourth to make it 6-3 Rock Falls (11-7).
Jace Anderson struck out six and got the complete-game win.
Sterling swept in Sycamore: The Golden Warriors’ roller-coaster season continued on the road with setbacks of 3-1 and 4-1 against the Spartans.
Sterling (8-12) has lost five games in a row.
Oregon splits doubleheader: The Hawks lost Game 1 in Lena 8-5 but bounced back for an 8-3 win over Lena-Winslow.
In the Game 2 win, Ian Holley fired a four-hitter while Alex Cain and Joey Rowe banged out four hits apiece for Oregon (6-10).
Fulton splits at home event: The Steamers earned a 6-1 victory over Orion in their first game of the Muddy River Classic before falling 10-3 to East Dubuque in Fulton.
Seth Sanderson fired a four-hitter to lead Fulton past Orion. Colin Tichler doubled twice and drove in three for the Steamers.
Eastland swept by Byron: The Tigers won the opener 7-6, then scored four runs in the top of the seventh of the nightcap to pull out a 7-6 win in a nonconference doubleheader in Lanark.
Marshall Fink and Chase Giedd each had a pair of RBIs for Eastland (6-3) in the first game. Ramsay Truckenmiller homered and drove in three runs in the second game.
Track & field
Bureau Valley’s Hoffert earns win: Logan Hoffert won the 300 hurdles in a time of 41.24 seconds Friday at the Eureka Invite.
The Storm finished fourth in the 13-team field with 58 points.
Comets gain two wins: Newman ventured to Rochelle and topped the Hubs and Princeton by 3-2 scores, but lost to Mendota by the same score.
The No. 2 doubles team of Nic Miller and Lucas Terveer, as well as the No. 3 team of Luke Lemay and Ryan Schaab, went 3-0.
Sauk Valley swept by Triton: The Skyhawks ventured to River Grove on Sunday and were swept by Triton in two five-inning games, 14-3 and 12-2.
Cameron Copas had three of the four RBIs for Sauk Valley (14-15).
Alex Cain, Oregon, 6 hits, 3 RBIs in doubleheader
Steven Armoska, RF, 3-run HR vs. Putnam Co.
Seth Sanderson, Fulton, 4-hitter vs. Orion