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Dukes sweep Stillman on road

Steamers win twice at home; Rockets finish road trip 0-4

Published: Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:18 a.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, April 6, 2014 8:52 p.m. CST

The Dixon Dukes swept a pair of high-scoring games on the road Saturday, downing Stillman Valley 17-9 and 16-5 in nonconference action.

Nate Grocke had two doubles and five RBIs in the opener, while Ryan Dixon added two doubles and drove in three runs for the Dukes (4-3). Angelo Valdes had three RBIs, Connor Sperling chipped in two doubles and two RBIs, and Cal Jarrett knocked in two runs. Jarrett (2-0) struck out 12 and walked four in four innings of five-hit ball.

Dixon (1-1) drove in three more runs in the nightcap, and picked up the win on the mound. Michael Conley added three RBIs, Grocke drove in two more runs, and Mitchell Wolfe and Brandon Jagitsch each added a pair of RBIs.

Rock Falls swept down south: The Rockets dropped 13-3 and 4-1 decisions to Jerseyville on the final day of their southern road trip.

Dallas Jones had two hits and an RBI in the opener, and Austin Donoho added an RBI. Jacob Mammosser mashed three hits in the nightcap, with Logan Pillars providing an RBI double.

Noah Junis (0-1) and James McFadden (0-1) took the losses on the mound. McFadden went the distance in the second game, allowing one earned run.

Geneseo 10, Newman 0, 5 inn.: The Comets were no-hit by Greg Rusk, and saw the run rule come into effect after the Maple Leafs' six-run fourth inning in Geneseo.

Amboy splits at home: The Clippers followed up a 22-2 loss to St. Bede with a 14-4 victory in the nightcap.

After the Bruins scored 11 runs in the top of the seventh of the opener, Amboy bounced back to finish off the second game an inning early with a nine-run sixth. Tristin Dickey, Tim Clark, Dallas Appleman and Hunter Varga each had two hits and two RBIs in Game 2.

Canaan Ross took the loss in Game 1, and Will Crownhart won the nightcap in relief of starter Logan Thake.

Fulton wins 2 at home: The Steamers beat crosstown rival Unity 4-3, then followed that with a 5-2 victory over Orion at Drives Park.

Paul Velasco did not allow an earned run in his first career start, striking out six, walking five, and allowing seven hits while pitching into the sixth inning against Unity. Cody Huff picked up the save, and also drove in a run for Fulton (3-5).

Velasco then drove in two runs against Orion, while Devon Ballard and Ethan Jones added RBIs. Ballard pitched into the fifth for the win, and Jones closed things out for the save.

Forreston-Polo splits at home: Wyatt Patterson and Ethan Groom combined on a one-hitter as the Cardinals won 5-1 in the opener in Forreston.

Austin Groshans doubled and drove in a run, and Wyatt Kerchner added an RBI for Forreston-Polo (2-3).

Kerchner stole two bases, and Patterson doubled in a 9-1 loss in the nightcap. Jacob Cunningham pitched three innings for the loss.

Saturday's stars

Ryan Dixon, Dixon, 6 RBIs in doubleheader, win in Game 2

Paul Velasco, Fulton, won first career start, 2 RBIs

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