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Softball roundup: Warriors bombard Barbs

The Golden Warriors improved to 19-1 with a 10-0, six-inning rout of DeKalb in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover clash Friday in Sterling.

Jenn Rahn's two-run homer in the first inning got the Warriors off and running. Stephanie Kester (16-1) and Priscilla Aponte combined on a three-hitter.

Kester also had three hits and five RBIs. Karlie Mellott contributed two hits and two RBIs.

Rock Falls 12, Winnebago 0, 5 inn.: Linsey Brown, Jordan Giddings and Morgan Mammosser had two RBIs apiece as the Rockets cruised to a Big Northern West win at Winnebago.

Paige Reynolds had two hits and an RBI for Rock Falls (22-4, 11-1), while teammates Julie Dodd and Destinee Schumaker combined on a two-hit shutout. Dodd went the first three innings for the win.

Fulton 5, Kewanee 0: Jenna Jones had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs to lead the Steamers to a Three Rivers win in Fulton.

Chelsea Lesniewski was solid in the circle, allowing six hits with two strikeouts and no walks in seven innings for Fulton (6-11, 3-11). Maddy Andersen had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run. 

Paige Reeser took the loss for Kewanee. She allowed 10 hits and had three strikeouts and three walks.

South Beloit 10, AFC 2: The Sobos built a 9-0 lead after four innings and cruised past the Raiders in NUIC East action in South Beloit.

Cassidy Koning had two hits and an RBI for AFC (2-14). She was also the losing pitcher, allowing five earned runs in a complete game.

Friday's stars

Stephanie Kester, Sterling, 3 hits, 5 RBIs, win

Jenna Jones, Fulton, 3 hits, HR, 3 RBIs

Julie Dodd & Destinee Schumaker, Rock Falls, combined 2-hitter

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