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Rockets take two from E-P

The Rock Falls Rockets erupted for 24 runs and 25 hits in posting a doubleheader sweep of the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers on Saturday, winning 16-0 and 8-3 in Prophetstown.

In the opener, Austin Donoho led a 16-hit attack with four doubles and three RBIs. Clay Velazquez had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Cayden Erickson also had three RBIs, while Noah Junis, Logan Pillars, Dallas Jones, and Dustin Huycke added two each.

James McFadden (1-1) went the distance, allowing five hits while striking out nine.

Austin Meadows had two hits for Erie-Prophetstown.

In the second game, Junis drove in two runs, and also pitched six innings in relief of Velazquez to lead Rock Falls (3-6). Junis (1-1) allowed one unearned run, two hits, and one walk while striking out five.

Kenneth Cole had two RBIs for the Panthers.

Kaneland 11, Sterling 4: Frankie Perino had a pair of singles for the Golden Warriors in a loss to the Knights at Gartner Park.

Turner Morse and Esteban Sosa each had RBIs for Sterling (2-5). Sosa (0-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs (two earned), seven hits, and three walks in three innings.

AFC sweeps Paw Paw: The Raiders (2-5) picked up their first two wins of the season with a home sweep of the Bulldogs, winning 12-0 and 11-1.

In the opener, David Zinke singled twice and drove in four runs, while Bret Gittleson added a pair of RBIs. Matt Heng (1-1) tossed a 1-hitter, with seven strikeouts.

In the nightcap, Jacob Hilliker had two base hits and two RBIs to spark AFC to the win. Gittleson (1-1) allowed one run, two hits, and a walk while striking out 12.

Amboy, Oregon split: The Clippers and Hawks each won once in a nonconference twinbill in Amboy.

In the first game, Amboy rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to grab a 6-5 victory. Jordan Ernst drove in three runs for the Clippers. Tim Clark and Chris Jones each had two hits.

Skylar Short knocked in four runs for Oregon.

In the second game, Oregon seized control with an eight-run fourth inning to secure a 15-5, run-rule win. Adam Bettner had three RBIs, while Joey Rowe, Tyler Blume, Sawyer Reynolds and Josh Cook added two apiece.

Track & field

Warriors 7th at UT: Paced by first-place finishes from Draque Penaflor-Heier and Joe Brouilette, Sterling finished seventh among 12 teams at Kiwanis Invitational in East Moline.

The Warriors amassed 135.5 points in the ABC meet. Rock Island won with 225.5, 13 more than runner-up United Township.

Penaflor-Heier won the A Division 400 with a time of 51.84 seconds, while Brouilette took the B Division shot put with a heave of 44-11 3/4.

Jon Landis took second in the A Division 3,200 in 9:57.6.

Storm fifth at Mendota: Kane Eastwood won the 800 to lead Bureau Valley to fifth place at Don Wooden Invitational in Mendota.

Sandwich won the meet with 98 points, while the Storm had 76.5 points. Amboy was ninth among 14 teams with 30.5 points.

Eastwood was clocked at 2:06.76 in winning the 800. The Storm also won the 1,600 relay in 3:36.88.

Second place finishers included Tucker Schoff in the 300 hurdles (42.55), Justin Buckman in the shot put (45-0 1/2) and the 3,200 relay team (8:48.57).

Amboy placed fourth in the 800 (1:39.32), 1,600 (3:42.57) and 3,200 (9:13.86) relays.

Individually for the Clippers, Jeffry DeLong was fifth in the long jump (18-10 1/2), while Alan Stamberger was sixth in the 800 (2:16.49).

Men’s tennis

Oakton 8, Sauk Valley 1: Troy Miller and Victor Renteria won at No. 3 doubles for the Skyhawks in a loss to Oakton at John’s Park in Glenview.

Miller also dropped a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles.

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