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Girls roundup: Bats swing Oregon softball to sweep

Oregon won two softball slugfests Saturday at home, beating Ottawa Marquette 12-9 and 12-11.

In the opener, Abby Baker went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and got the win.

In Game 2, Bree Tourtillott led Oregon, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Sterling wins Lincoln: The Golden Warriors’ defense put an exclamation point on Sterling’s second consecutive Lincon Invite title.

Stephanie Kester’s no-hitter was broken up with one out in the bottom of the fifth during an 11-0 championship-game victory over Lincoln. But her defense promptly turned a 6-4-3 double play.

Shannon Long had five RBIs in that five-inning rout after driving in two in a 5-1 victory over Deerfield earlier Saturday.

Mariayah Martinez got the win over Deerfield, allowing just three hits over seven innings.

Newman splits pitchers’ duels: The Comets split two well-pitched games with Riverdale, losing Game 1 3-0 before taking Game 2 1-0 at Newman.

Maddie Newman hurled a five-hit shutout for the Comets in the second game, with Erin Pasley driving in the lone run in the top of the seventh.

Laura Turnroth fired a four-hitter for Newman in Game 1, but was outdone by Riverdale’s Sadie Mosher, who tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10.

Rockets split two games: Rock Falls defeated Sherrard 9-3 after falling 3-2 to St. Bede in Peru.

Against Sherrard, Michaela Ward (8-2) went the distance for the Rockets (14-3), who got three hits and three RBIs from Jordan Giddings.

Forreston-Polo sweeps Winnebago: The Cardinals eked out a 7-6 nine-inning win in the opener then thumped the Indians 7-1 to complete the sweep in Polo.

Ashley Long worked all nine innings for the Cardinals (5-7) in the opener, allowing two earned runs on six hits. Forreston-Polo’s Abby Peterson fired a three-hitter in Game 2.

Girls soccer

Sterling ties one, loses two in Orion: The Golden Warriors only allowed four goals but had to settle for a tie and two losses at the six-team Orion Invite.

The Warriors (5-8-1) lost 2-0 to Princeton, 1-0 to Orion’s “B” team on a penalty kick with less than 2 minutes to play, and tied Orion “A” 1-1.

College softball

Sauk swept in Bloomington: The Skyhawks lost twice to Heartland, 8-1 and 1-0.

Kiara Kaleel (12-4) had the one RBI in Game 1, and took the loss in the circle for Sauk (28-12-1). Brianna Schultz (7-4) went the distance in the nightcap, tossing a four-hitter.

Track & field

Storm’s Peterson gets victory: Bureau Valley’s Lauren Peterson won the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.35 seconds Friday at the Eureka Invitational.

The Storm finished fifth in the 13-team field with 53 points.

Saturday’s stars

Abby Peterson, Forreston-Polo softball, 3-hitter

Maddie Newman, Newman softball, 5-hit shutout

Abby Baker & Bree Tourtillott, Oregon softball, 3-for-4, 4 RBIs

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