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Skyhawks split twinbill

Clippers, Steamers lose in both baseball and softball

Natalie Brown homered, doubled, and drove in three runs to lead the Sauk Valley Community College softball team to a 9-3 victory over the College of DuPage on Friday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Alysha Guy, Kiara Kaleel, and Stephanie Kester also drove in runs for the Skyhawks (22-11). Mackenzie Staples had two hits and drove in a run.

Bri Shultz got the win, allowing three runs (two earned), six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. She also struck out two.

DuPage won the first game 6-2, with Karen Caithamer leading the way. Caithamer allowed two runs (none earned), four hits and a walk in seven innings. She helped her own cause with a double and two RBIs. Brandi Riess doubled twice and drove in three runs.

Staples drove in both runs for Sauk Valley.

Prep softball

Hall 2, Fulton 1: Maddy Andresen scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning for the Steamers’ lone run against the visiting Red Devils.

Fulton had two runners on base with two outs in the seventh, but Jaclyn Toureene flew out to end the game.

Rockridge 10, Amboy 0: The Clippers managed just three hits in a home loss to the Rockets.

Madeline Ely had double for Amboy (7-4). Karlee Doege was the losing pitcher.

Prep baseball

Rockridge 18, Amboy 1: The Rockets scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth on their way to a road victory against the Clippers.

Dallas Appleman had a double for Amboy. Seth Wheeler was the losing pitcher.

Hall 5, Fulton 2: The Red Devils broke a 2-2 tie after four innings with a two-spot in the fifth on their way to a road win over the Steamers.

Devon Ballard had two singles and drove in a run for Fulton. Paul Velasco also had an RBI.

Friday’s stars

Natalie Brown, SVCC softball, HR, 2B, 3 RBI

Devon Ballard, Fulton baseball, 2 hits, RBI

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