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Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:23 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 a.m. CST
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(Amanda Pankhurst/Special to SVM)
Amboy's Destinee Oenes celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning two-run home run against Newman on Thursday in Amboy. Both teams won wore shirts honoring the memory of Amboy teacher Mike Pasley, who died last month.

Destinee Oenes' second home run Thursday afternoon was a two-run, walk-off shot to lift the Amboy Clippers to a 6-4 victory over the Newman Comets in a Three Rivers battle in Amboy.

Oenes finished the game with three RBIs, the biggest two coming with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Kelsie Thurman also ripped a solo homer, and Hannah McCoy drove in a run on a fielder's choice for the Clippers (7-0, 3-0). Karlee Doege went the distance in the circle for the win, striking out eight without a walk.

Lakyn Waldschmidt took the tough loss, striking out eight and walking one. She also recorded the only two RBIs for the Comets (1-4, 0-3). Mary Alice Oswalt had two singles, Jenna Stevens singled and doubled, and Sam Miller singled and tripled for Newman.

Sterling 3, Geneseo 2: A two-run single by Abri Hale in the fifth inning gave the Warriors the lead for good in NIB-12 West game in Geneseo.

Lexy Staples picked up the win, allowing seven hits, two runs with three strikeouts and a walk. Shannon Long had a pair of hits for the Warriors (8-1, 2-0).

Dixon 8, Rockford East 2: Daytona Geesey singled, tripled and had two RBIs, and Allison Newman added a two-run double to lead the Duchesses to a nonconference win at Reynolds Park.

Erin Smith (3-2) went six innings for the win, striking out six and walking three without allowing an earned run. Smith, Brooke Bailey and Emily Bay also drove in runs for Dixon (3-3).

Rock Falls 10, Mendota 3: Kara Nehrkorn went 4-for-4, including a double and a home run, and drove in three runs to lead the Rockets to a Big Northern West win at home.

Baylie Janssen added two hits and two RBIs, and Jenny Lawson had three hits and drove in a run for Rock Falls (6-1-1, 3-0). Julie Dodd added a pair of RBIs, and Michaela Ward (6-0) struck out eight and walked two in a complete-game victory.

Morrison 17, Rivedale 0, 5 inn.: Chelsea Eads had a home run, a double and drove in five runs, and the Fillies scored 12 runs in the fourth to cruise past the Rams in Port Byron.

Brooke Stralow had three hits and three RBIs, and Lauren Rice had a home run and two RBIs. Allie Wiersema struck out nine and picked up the win for Morrison (9-1, 2-0 Three Rivers North).

Durand 25, AFC 4: The Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to finish off the Raiders in Durand.

Forreston-Polo 6, South Beloit 1: Destinee Darmon hit a home run, and Paige Peterson had three hits as the Cardinals picked up a NUIC East road win.

Abby Peterson earned the win, giving one unearned run with four strikeouts and one walk in seven innings for the Cardinals (6-2).

Milledgeville 7, Orangeville 3, 9 inn.: The Missiles scored six runs in the top of the ninth to breakup a 1-1 tie and held on for a NUIC East win in Orangeville.

Taylor Grenoble had four hits and two RBIs for Milledgeville. Kendra Schave and Taylor Haag also drove in runs for the Missiles. Morgan Adolph went the distance, allowing five hits with eight strikeouts and nine walks.

Kaylee Sager took the loss.

Lena-Winslow 8, Eastland 1: Makenzie Fink hit a home run, but the Cougars (4-4, 3-1 NUIC West) took the loss in Lanark.

Bubby Doubler was the losing pitcher.

Pearl City 16, West Carroll 10: Libby Peterson got the win for the Wolves in the circle against the Thunder in Thomson.

West Carroll (4-9, 3-3 NUIC West) was down 11-0 nothing heading into the bottom of the fourth, before rattling off an eight-run inning, Abby Maike drove in three runs for the Thunder, as she had three hits including a triple. From the mound, Maike took the loss by giving up 16 runs on 10 hits. Only seven of the runs were earned.

College softball

Sauk sweeps Sandburg:
The Skyhawks rolled to 9-0 and 11-5 victories in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader in Galesburg.

Beth Fuller had three hits and an RBI in the five-inning opener, and Mackenzie Staples added two hits and drove in a run for Sauk (17-9, 7-5). Prisciall Aponte and Alysha Guy had RBIs, and Kiara Kaleel had to hits at the plate while allowing just two hits in three shutout innings for the win.

Stephanie Kester had two hits and three RBIs in the nightcap, and Staples added two more hits. Priscilla Aponte and Alysha Guy added two RBIs apiece. Bri Schultz pitched five innings for the win, and Kaleel closed out the final two innings for the save.

Thursday's stars

Chelsea Eads, Morrison, HR, 2B, 5 RBIs

Destinee Oenes, Amboy, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, walk-off shot in 7th

Kara Nehrkorn, RF, 4 hits, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs

Taylor Grenoble, Milledgeville, 4 hits, 2 RBIs

Abri Hale, Sterling, 2 hits, 2 RBIs

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