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Jepson sends Panthers to win

Hawks outduel Mustangs; Storm squeak past Clippers

Kallen Jepson helped Erie-Prophetstown erase a 1-0 deficit, then drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday as the Panthers beat Neman 2-1 in a Three Rivers game in Prophetstown.

Jepson's first RBI came in the fourth inning, and he led the Panthers (3-2, 2-0) with two hits. Jordan Chandler (1-0) picked up the victory on the mound.

A.J. Sharp's second-inning RBI provided the lone run for the Comets. Dillan Heffelfinger had two hits, and Quincy Coomes was the tough-luck loser.

Oregon 2, Morrison 1: Tyler Blume and Josh Cook drove in runs to lead the Hawks to a nonconference road victory.

Matt Murray allowed two hits and struck out five in the win, and Taylor Brubaker pitched the final three innings for the save.

Justin Jensen's RBI triple accounted for the lone Mustang run. Bill Greul took the loss, striking out six and walking five in 4 2/3 innings, while Joey Brackemyer struck out seven with one walk in 2 1/3 innings of one-hit relief.

Bureau Valley 4, Amboy 3: The Storm scored once in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off Three Rivers win in Manlius.

Josh Mead went the distance for the win, striking out 15 and walking two while allowing one run; he helped his own cause with a home run. Dylan Martin had three hits and an RBI, and David Dzurisin also drove in a run for BV.

Tim Clark took the loss for Amboy, despite nine strikeouts and just one walk. He also led the offense with three hits, and Nate Rinard drove in a run.

Fulton 7, Riverdale 2: Ethan Jones struck out 13 without a walk to lift the Steamers past the Rams in a Three Rivers matchup at Drives Park.

Paul Velasco had two hits and two RBIs, and Devon Ballard also drove in two runs for Fulton (4-5, 2-1). Seth Sanderson and Trey Simmons each had two hits and an RBI.

Rockford Christian 8, Forreston-Polo 0: The Cardinals managed just three hits in a nonconference road loss.

Andrew Beasley took the loss, allowing three runs and 10 hits in three innings.


Princeton 3, Newman 2:
The Comets picked up a singles win and a doubles win at Sauk Valley C.C., and nearly won the dual with a second singles victory.

Connor Knack won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 singles, and Tucker Shoemaker and Elliott Frankfother added a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles.

The near-miss came at No. 1 singles, where Jacob Ardis won the first set 6-2 before Princeton's Elliott Beetz rallied to win the second set 6-4, then take a 10-8 third-set tiebreaker.

Track & field

Marcos, Thunder visit Morrison:
West Carroll had a pair of double-winners, and Polo won five events in a quadrangular at Bud Cole Field, where team scores were not tabulated.

Brian Cavanaugh led the Marcos with wins in the high jump (6-0) and triple jump (39-9½); his brother Brad was runner-up in both events. The two joined Kevin Cheesman and Max Barkalow to win the 800 relay (1:37.64). Also for Polo, Ethan Ditzler won the 3,200 (11:24.81), and AJ Dollmeyer took the discus (127 feet even).

Jeff Casey and Cameron Ehlers led the Thunder. Casey won the 800 (2:15.32) and 1,600 (5:12.31), and Ehlers took both the 110 hurdles (18.97 seconds) and 300 hurdles (46.32). The quartet of Jordan Bracero, Mason Vanhook, Justin Johnson and Devin Saunders took first in the 400 relay (48.58).

Morrison got wins from Ryan Mayberry in the 200 (23.26) and Eric Kull in the long jump (18-2½).

Monday's stars

Ethan Jones, Fulton baseball, complete game, 13 Ks, 0 BBs

Josh Mead, BV baseball, complete game, 15 Ks

Kallen Jepson, EP baseball, drove in both runs in 2-1 win

Brian Cavanaugh, Polo track, 2 individual wins, one relay win

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