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Missiles roll at home

The Milledgeville Missiles held a one-run lead going into the fourth inning Tuesday, then they seized control against NUIC East foe Orangeville.

They rattled off nine runs in the final three innings to take a 14-6 victory over the Broncos.

Jordan Harris (2-0) picked up the win on the mound for Milledgeville (2-0, 1-0). He gave up five runs on five hits, and only three runs were earned. He also struck out seven batters. 

Blake Kappes led the way at the plate for the Missiles. He accumulated four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in four runs. Kameron DawTyne also drove in four runs, and ripped a home run.

Stillman Valley 5, Rock Falls 4: The Rockets remained winless on the year, dropping a Big Northern contest on the road. 

Austin Donoho pitched five innings and gave up three earned runs and three hits for Rock Falls (0-6). Jacob Mammosser had a double, while Dustin Huycke, Logan PIllars, and Dallas Jones all drove in a run apiece. 

Winnebago 7, Oregon 1: Mason Smith had the Hawks’ only two hits, and scored their lone run in a Big Northern West loss at home.

Smith also took the loss on the mound, lasting four innings. The Indians led 5-0 going into the bottom of the third.

Rockridge 5, Fulton 3: The Steamers left 10 runners on base to spoil a solid start by Jack Lemke, who allowed two earned runs while pitching into the sixth inning.

Jake VanZuiden had two hits, and Paul Velasco had the lone RBI for Fulton (4-6). Ethan Happ had two hits and two RBIs to pace the Rockets (8-3).

Forreston-Polo 11, South Beloit 1, 5 inn.: Ethan Groom tossed a two-hitter, and added an RBI to help his own cause in an NUIC East rout at home.

Austin Groshans had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals (3-4, 2-0), and Brayden Wierzycki and Jordan Ludwig drove in two runs each. Groom struck out four and walked one.

Pecatonica-Durand 6, AFC 0: The Raiders managed just one hit, a single by Tristan Bushman in the fifth inning, in a home loss to Pectonica-Durand.

Bret Gittleson (0-1) took the loss for AFC (0-3, 0-3 NUIC East), allowing three runs (all earned), six hits, a walk and a hit batsman in three innings.

Hunter Winstrom went the distance for Pecatonica-Durand, with 13 strikeouts.

Pearl City 4, West Carroll 3: Shaun Magill doubled, singled, and drove in two runs for the Thunder in a road loss to the Wolves.

Josh Sullivan took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned), four hits and four walks in three innings.

Peyton Brudi drove in two runs for Pearl City.

Tuesday’s stars

Blake Kappes, Milledgeville, 4 hits, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs

Kameron DawTyne, Milledgeville, HR, 4 RBIs

Ethan Groom, Forreston-Polo, 2-hitter, 4 Ks, 1 BB; RBI

Austin Groshans, Forreston-Polo, 3 hits, 3 RBIs

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