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Clippers’ Ikens calms Storm

Amboy senior no-hits BV; Hurd’s hit in 9th lifts Newman

Taylor Ikens stuck out 14 and allowed just two baserunners in a no-hitter Wednesday, sending the Amboy Clippers to a 1-0 Three Rivers victory over Bureau Valley in Manlius.

Ikens walked two, but neither runner made it past second base. He also had two hits at the plate for the Clippers (12-15, 5-8), singling to lead off the second inning. Courtesy runner Jackson Sorrells replaced him, then proceeded to steal second, move to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Andrew Klein's single for the game's lone run.

Trevin Kennedy allowed one run and four hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game loss.

Oregon 15, Stillman Valley 14, 11 inn.: Tyler Blume's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning ended a Big Northern West game that originally started May 2.

Skylar Short led the Hawks (8-13, 4-6) with four hits, including two triples and a home run, and drove in four runs. Blume and Alex Cain had three hits and two RBIs each, with Cain homering. Ian Holley singled, doubled, and drove in two runs.

Cain, Oregon's fourth pitcher, went four scoreless innings in relief for the win, allowing three hits and three walks with four strikeouts.

Forreston-Polo 3, Milledgeville 2: Brody Grobe had two hits and scored twice as the Cardinals won an NUIC East makeup game at home.

Nathan Schneiderman had an RBI and picked up the save in relief of starter Dylan Bushman, who pitched into the sixth inning and allowed two runs and seven hits. Nick Ludwig and Colton Meyer also drove in runs for Forreston-Polo (12-8, 9-4).

Zach Herin took the loss for the Missiles, allowing three runs and seven hits in five innings.


Newman 3, Fulton 2, 9 inn.: Jaimie Hurd's deep fly ball drove in Sarah Trujillo from third as the Comets outlasted the Steamers in Three Rivers play in Sterling.

After Emma Wiemken drove in two runs in the top of the first to give Fulton the lead, Erin Pasley tied the score with two RBIs in the bottom of the fourth for the Comets. Then, with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Hurd hit a long double against the Steamers' drawn-in defense to finish the game.

Neither run allowed by Newman starter Laura Turnroth was earned, and she also gave up nine hits and one walk, striking out three while pitching around five Comet errors.

Chelsea Lesniewski went the distance for Fulton (4-10, 1-10), striking out three, walking five and hitting two batters while allowing three earned runs and five hits.

Amboy 4, Bureau Valley 2: The Clippers scored four times in the second inning, and Lauren Akre made it stand up in a Three Rivers win in Manlius.

Akre struck out six and walked six, allowing single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to go with five hits. Brooke Lovgren had two hits and two RBIs for Amboy (14-7, 8-6).

Darcy Kepner drove in both runs for the Storm. Irini Petros had two hits and also took the loss in the circle.

Dakota 7, Forreston-Polo 6: The Cardinals led 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, but three errors in the frame resulted in four Dakota runs and an NUIC East loss.

Ashley Long had two hits and an RBI for Forreston-Polo. Abby Peterson went the distance in the circle, allowing seven runs – three earned – and eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

Boys tennis

Dixon 3, Mendota 2: Kurt Gale and Romulo Lobo overcame a first-set loss for a three-set win in the Dukes' win at Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts at Page Park.

Gale and Lobo earned a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles. Teammates Michael Barth and Thomas Clemens took a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 3 doubles. The other win for Dixon (3-8) came from Matt Kerr, a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles.

United Township 7, Sterling 2: Jonathon Downing and Jack Nitz won singles matches for the Golden Warriors in a nonconference loss at home.

Downing won 6-1, 7-6 (3) at No. 4 singles, and Nitz picked up a 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 victory at No. 5 singles for Sterling (4-9).

Girls soccer

Dixon 3, Rochelle 0: Erika Taylor scored two goals and assisted on the third as the Duchesses earned a road shutout in their regular-season finale.

Taylor scored on a first-half penalty kick, then converted Kirsten DeArvil's corner kick into a goal in the second half. Katie Provo scored Dixon's first goal on Taylor's assist, and it was Provo who was taken down in the box to set up Taylor's PK.

Wednesday's stars

Taylor Ikens, Amboy baseball, no-hitter, 14 SO, 2 BB

Skylar Short, Oregon baseball, 4 hits, 2 3Bs, HR, 4 RBIs

Jaimie Hurd, Newman softball, GW RBI 2B in 9th

Brooke Lovgren, Amboy softball, 2 hits, 2 RBIs

Erika Taylor, Dixon soccer, 2 goals, 1 assist

Kurt Gale & Romulo Lobo, Dixon boys tennis, 3-set win after losing 1st set

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