Cal Jarrett tossed four scoreless innings and Brandon Jagitsch drove in three runs to lead the Dixon baseball team to a 5-2 victory against Knoxville on Friday in Metamora.
Jarrett (1-0) didn't allow a hit, struck out eight and walked one. Mitchell Wolfe got the save with two scoreless innings.
Jagitsch hit a two-run double in the first inning to stake Dixon (1-0) to an early lead. Angelo Valdes and Jarrett also drove in runs.
Rockridge 6, Morrison 2: Joey Brackemyer tossed three shutout innings in relief for the Mustangs in a season-opening loss to the Rockets in Taylor Ridge.
Bill Lee Greul (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) and six hits in two innings.
Brackemyer and Ben Tegeler each drove in runs.
West Carroll 8, Aquin 0: Aaron Ritenour tossed a 3-hitter and struck out 11 to lead the Thunder past the Bulldogs in Thomson.
Josh Sullivan smacked a 3-run homer to pace a 9-hit attack for West Carroll (3-1).
West Carroll 11, Stockton 3: Darby Rumler and Janessa Larson each drove in three runs, and Abby Maike added two as the Thunder beat the Blackhawks in Stockton.
Cassidy Rice (1-2) got the win, allowing two earned runs in seven innings. She gave up seven hits and five walks while striking out one.
Sauk takes two: The Skyhawks ventred to Joliet and took a pair of 12-2 road decisions behind the strong pitching of Kiara Kaleel and Bri Shultz. Both contests went just five innings.
Kaleel allowed just three hits and struck out five batters in the opener. Lori Lynch, Stephanie Kester and Natalie Brown each drove in two runs.
In the second game, Schultz allowed five hits, while striking out five. Sydney Johnson knocked in three runs, while Mackenzie Staples and Beth Fuller added two RBIs each.
Prairie State 9, Sauk Valley 0: The Skyhawks opened their season with a loss to the Pioneers at the Westwood Sports Complex in Sterling.