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Comets hang on to knock off Cougars

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:46 p.m. CDT

Elias Edmondson, Alex Buhler, and Ricky Rank each had two hits as Newman posted an 8-6 victory against Eastland on Wednesday in Lanark.

Trevor Bolin knocked in a pair of runs for the Comets (1-2).

Quincy Coomes (1-0) went the distance, allowing six runs (four earned), 12 hits and one walk, while striking out six.

Devin Hartman, Chase Giedd and Brighton Haverland each had two hits for Eastland (1-1).

Amboy 13, LaMoille 0, 5 inn.: Tim Clark tossed a 5-inning no-hitter as the Clippers blanked the Lions in LaMoille.

Clark struck out nine batters and walked one.

Offensively, Nate Rinard and Chris Jones each drove in three runs, while Will Crownhart added two.

Tennis

United Township 5, Dixon 1: Sam Bratt won a match at No. 2 singles for the Dukes’ lone point against the Panthers in East Moline.

Zach Healy and Justin Wilson dropped three-set tiebreakers at No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Doubles matches were called off due to rain.

Freeport 9, Sterling 0: The Golden Warriors lost to the Pretzels in a match postponed from Tuesday.

Gage Bright lost a 10-6 decision at No. 6 singles for Sterling to account for the closest match.

Wednesday’s stars

Tim Clark, Amboy baseball, 5-inning no-hitter

Quincy Coomes, Newman baseball, complete-game victory

Sam Bratt, Dixon tennis, won No. 2 singles match

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