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Amboy sets quite a clip

Panthers, Fillies woll to wins; Steamers outlast Rams; Sauk sweeps Sandburg

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:09 a.m. CDT

The Amboy Clippers used a nine-run fifth inning to put away a Three Rivers win on the road Monday, downing the Bureau Valley Storm 12-5 in Manlius.

Courtney Rhine homered, and Destinee Oenes added two doubles and an RBI for Amboy (5-0, 2-0). Kelsie Thurman had three hits and drove in two runs, and Karlee Doege struck out three and walked two while allowing six hits.

Shelby Weborg and Lacey DeVenney drove in two runs each for BV, which led 4-2 after a four-run fourth. Ashley Phillips added two hits and an RBI, and Irini Petros took the loss in the circle.

Erie-Prophetstown 9, Newman 1: Savannah Mettler finished a triple shy of the cycle, and Kylie Ackerman moved to 6-0 on the season as the Panthers won a Three Rivers game at home.

Mettler had four hits, including a two-run homer, and scored two runs to go with three RBIs for Erie-Prophetstown (7-1, 2-0). Stephanie Thulen added two hits and scored twice, and Ackerman and Colleen Jacobs each drove in two runs. Ackerman struck out eight without a walk in a three-hitter.

Mady Ferris scored the Comets' lone run on an error. Lakyn Waldschmidt took the loss, striking out five and walking seven.

Morrison 11, Oregon 0, 5 inn.: Lauren Pannier homered and drove in three runs, Jaeden Workman added three more RBIs, and the Fillies rolled to a nonconference win at home.

Shannon Finneran finished with three hits and three runs scored, and Emma Melton drove in two runs. Allie Wierema struck out nine without a walk in a three-hitter.

Alli Henson's double was the offensive highlight for the Hawks. Abby Baker took the loss.

Fulton 10, Riverdale 9, 9 inn.: The Steamers scored the winning run on a bases-loaded error in extra innings to win a Three Rivers game at Drives Park.

Ann Renkes had two hits and three RBIs, and Olivia Edfors added two hits and drove in a run. Maddy Andresen and Heidi Holcomb chipped in RBIs, and Chelsea Lesniewski won in the circle.

Track & field

Marcos, Thunder visit Morrison:
Polo's Hope Stapleton was part of a meet-high three wins in a triangular at Bud Cole Field, where no team scores were tabulated.

Stapleton won the 1,600, then teamed with Josie Pasch, Serenity Stapleton and Makayla Henneman to win the 1,600 relay (4:45.24). She was joined by Bridget Barry, Kailee Fiorello and Peyton Taylor in winning the 3,200 relay (11:30.00).

Brandi Hosford and Kassidee Church led the Fillies with two wins each. Hosford took the 100 (14.32 seconds) and triple jump (33 feet, 6 inches), while Church won the 100 hurdles (17.83) and long jump (14-7˝).

Rebecca Johnson and Kelbi Schneider were double-winners for the Thunder, as were Erica Walls, Trelawney Baisden and Allison Barr. Johnson won the 200 (28.10) and 400 (1:05.95), while Schneider took the shot put (32-3˝) and discus (79-9˝). Walls, Baisden and Barr teamed with Hayley Ballard to win the 400 relay (54.05), and were joined by Courtney Boyer in victory in the 800 relay (1:56.67).

College softball

Sauk sweeps Sandburg:
Kiara Kaleel picked up a pair of wins in the circle, benefitting from strong run support in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader at home.

Sauk (14-8, 4-4) won the opener 11-0 in five innings. Kaleel and Stephanie Kester combined for a five-hitter, with four strikeouts and no walks. Priscilla Aponte had two hits and two RBIs, Beth Fuller added a pair of sacrifice flies, and Kaleel, Lori Lynch and Bri Schultz also drove in runs.

The Skyhawks took the nightcap 9-1 in six innings. Kaleel pitched four innings of three-hit ball, striking out four without a walk, and also drove in two runs. Kester had four hits and two RBIs, Mackenzie Staples finished a homer short of the cycle and scored four runs to go with an RBI, and Fuller homered and drove in two runs.

Monday's stars

Savannah Mettler, EP softball, 4 hits, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs

Kelsie Thurman, Amboy softball, 3 hits, 2 RBIs

Lauren Pannier, Morrison softball, HR, 3 RBIs

Ann Renkes, Fulton softball, 2 hits, 3 RBIs

Hope Stapleton, Polo track, part of 3 victories

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