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Pannier no-hits Newman

Morrison freshman strikes out 13 Comets

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:03 a.m. CDT

Lauren Pannier struck out 13 in a no-hitter, and Kaitlyn Finneran homered to lead the Morrison Fillies to an 8-0 Three Rivers win at home Tuesday over the Newman Comets.

Finneran drove in four runs, and Chelsea Eads added a double and two RBIs for Morrison (14-3, 10-1). Maddie Newman took the loss for the Comets.

Amboy 4, Byron 3: The Clippers tied a nonconference game with a three-run seventh, then scored in the bottom of the eighth to win at home.

Cassey Doege had three hits and an RBI, and Brooke Lovgren also drove in a run for Amboy (10-5). Lauren Akre got the win in relief, shutting the Tigers out after entering in the fourth with the Clippers down 3-0.

Erie-Prophetstown 4, Bureau Valley 1: Savannah Mettler twirled a four-hitter and drove in a run to lead the Panthers to a Three Rivers win at home.

Amanda Bertolozzi had two hits and an RBI, and Laykin Miner tripled in a run for E-P. Mettler struck out four and walked one in the complete game.

Emily Phillips led the Storm with two hits. Irini Petros took the loss.

Stillman Valley 11, Oregon 5: Bree Tourtillott had two hits, but the Hawks gave up runs in six of seven innings in a Big Northern West loss at Oregon Park West.

Milledgeville 6, Dakota 3: Courtney Swalve doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Missiles to an NUIC East win on the road.

Emily Bush struck out 14 while allowing three runs and 11 hits, and she added a double and triple. Morgan Adolph and Taylor Grenoble also had RBIs for Milledgeville.

Aquin 13, AFC 3, 5 inn.: Sarah Matson singled, doubled and drove in a run, but the Raiders lost an NUIC East game in Freeport.

Alyx Miller and Hope Friday also had RBIs for AFC (2-10, 1-9). Marissa Sanford took the loss.

Forreston-Polo sweeps at home: The Cardinals won a pair of NUIC East games in German Valley, beating South Beloit 9-4 and 11-7.

Meg Cullor had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs in the opener, and Abby Peterson picked up the win. Becca Wakenight had three singles and an RBI in the nightcap, with Jozi Grobe getting the win.

Eastland 5, Lena-Winslow 4: Delanie Giedd’s walk-off single drove in Haley Miller in the bottom of the seventh to send the Cougars to an NUIC West victory at home.

Ashley Nepean struck out seven in a complete-game performance for Eastland (7-7).

College softball

Sauk sweeps at home: The Skyhawks opened Region IV play with a doubleheader sweep of Elgin, winning 7-1 and 6-0 at SVCC in Dixon.

Kelsey Hagan hit a three-run homer and an RBI single in the opener, and Lori Lynch drove in two more runs for Sauk (30-12-1). Kiara Kaleel struck out five without a walk in a six-hitter.

Brianna Shultz tossed a three-hit shutout in the nightcap, striking out eight and walking one. Lynch had two hits, Therese Jender drove in two runs, and Hagan added another RBI.

The Skyhawks advance to the final four of the Region IV tournament, which will begin Friday in Freeport.

Tuesday’s stars

Lauren Pannier, Morrison, no-hitter, 13 SO

Savannah Mettler, E-P, 4-hitter, RBI

Emily Bush, Milledgeville, CG, 14 SO, 2B, 3B

Delanie Giedd, Eastland, walk-off RBI single

Kelsey Hagan, Sauk, 5 RBIs in doubleheadcer sweep

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