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Softball: Hawks handle rival Tigers on road

Comets win fourth straight; Fillies clip Amboy; Panthers cruise

Sommer Rhea homered and drove in two runs, and Abby Baker scattered 10 hits as the Oregon Hawks beat the rival Byron Tigers 7-2 in a Big Northern West road game.

Baker allowed two earned runs and two walks while striking out seven in the complete game, and she also had two hits and two RBIs. Kasey Lapp had three hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored, while Bella Holley, Anni Wilson and Alli Henson also added RBIs.

Newman 4, Fulton 1: The Comets won their fourth straight game, as Lakyn Waldschmidt struck out eight in a two-hitter at home.

Waldschmidt (4-2) also walked four while allowing one earned run as Newman (5-4, 1-3) earned its first Three Rivers North win of the season. Julie Hurd singled, doubled and drove in a run, while Mary Alice Oswalt doubled and had an RBI.

Jenna Jones led the Steamers with a pair of singles. Whitney Wynkoop took the loss in the circle.

Morrison 1, Amboy 0: Lauren Rice picked up a shutout, going seven innings and amassing 10 strikeouts for the Mustangs. Karlee Doege picked up the loss for the Clippers. 

Brooke Stralow had a pair of hits for Morrison, and Lauren Pannier had the game’s only RBI in the bottom of the fourth. 

Erie-Prophetstown 19, Bureau Valley 1, 5 inn.: The Panthers put away a run-rule Three Rivers North win with a 14-run fourth inning in Prophetstown.

Savannah Mettler had four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in three runs for the 15-hit, 15-RBI Erie-Prophetstown attack. Kylie Ackerman had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs, while Stephanie Thulen added two hits and three RBIs. Kalie Kovarik chipped in three hits and two RBIs, and Ackerman struck out 10 in a three-hitter for the Panthers (13-2, 5-0).

Caitlin Scott’s second-inning RBI single drove in Shelby Weborg for the Storm’s lone run.

Forreston-Polo 11, Durand 1, 5 inn.: Abby Peterson allowed one earned run and four hits in a complete game in the circle, and helped her own cause with three hits as the Cardinals won an NUIC East game in German Valley.

Aubrey Ingram and Alex Sterenberg also had three hits apiece, with Sterenberg finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Forreston-Polo (8-3) pounded out 18 hits in support of Peterson (6-1).

Milledgeville 6, Dakota 2: Kayleigh Jo Leddy hit a home run and had two RBIs in the win for Milledgeville at Millwheel Park.

Courtney Swalve had three RBIs, and Ally Bush scored three runs to lead the Rockets. Morgan Adolph earned the win after going all seven innings. She scattered seven hits, allowed two runs and struck out 10.

Rock Falls 3, Byron 1: Rock Falls (7-1) broke a 1-1 tie and scored two runs in the top of the seventh, and starting pitcher Michaela Ward (7-0) shut the door in the road win.

Ward went all seven innings and allowed an earned run on three hits while striking out seven. Chelsi Blair had two doubles and an RBI, while Paige Reynolds and Jenny Lawson each added RBIs.

Ottawa 17, Dixon 0: Ottawa scored runs in each inning, including seven in the third, to to beat Dixon in five innings.

Brooke Bailey had the lone hit, a single, for the Duchesses. Pitcher Jessica VanOosten took the loss.

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