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Softball splits with Black Hawk

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:18 a.m. CDT

Mackenzie Staples hit for the cycle in a doubleheader Tuesday, helping the Sauk Valley Skyhawks earn an Arrowhead Conference split with Black Hawk in Moline.

Staples' solo homer provided the lone run for Sauk (15-9, 5-5) in a 9-1 loss in the opener. She followed that with a 4-for-4 performance in the nightcap, including a double, triple and three RBIs, leading the Skyhawks to a 9-1 victory.

Priscilla Aponte added two RBIs in the second game, and Kiara Kaleel took both decisions. She struck out five without a walk, and didn't allow an earned run in Game 2.

Men's Tennis

Illinois Valley 8, Sauk Valley 1: The Skyhawks (0-5) fell in an Arrowhead match at home. Their lone point came in the No. 4 singles match, as Troy Miller defeated Alex Lopez 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. 

Miller almost salvaged another point for his team in doubles, but he and partner Victor Renteria lost a close one 9-8, 7-5 to Alex Lopez and Broc Dodge. 

Men's Golf

Skyhawks finish 5th at Illinois Valley: Sauk Valley placed fifth as a team to open up the conference season at Senica's Oak Ridge. Blackhawk took first as a team. 

The Skyhawks were paced by Patrick Petrosky, who shot an 80. Evan Eissens was right behind with an 81, while Cody Tiesman added an 87, and Logan Rasher had a 99. 

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