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Hawks eke out win at own invite

Comet bats get hot in Princeton; Warriors lose NIB-12 crossover

Published: Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:46 p.m. CDT

Paced by double-winners Cydney Long and Shannon Cullen, the Oregon girls track team won its own invitational on Saturday.

The Hawks finished with 100 points, one more than DeLaSalle and three more than Byron. Amboy (56) was fourth in a 15-team field.

Long won the 100 hurdles (16.03 seconds) and 300 hurdles (51.08), while Cullen won the discus (113 feet, 7 inches) and shot put (35-3). Second-place finishers included Whitney Long in the high jump (5-0), Sarah Lauer in the triple jump (34-6 1/4) and Cydney Long in the long jump (16-1).

Amboy’s lone champ was Danielle Corcoran, who won the 800 (2:34.24). Teammate Erin Hosto was second in the event (2:37.48).

Also for the Clippers, Megan Grady was runner-up in both the 1,600 (5:42.7) and 3,200 (12:13.87).

Warriors 5th at Harlem: Ashleigh Tira won a pair of events as Sterling placed fifth among six teams at the Harlem Invitational.

Hampshire won with 117.5 points, while Sterling scored 61.

Tira won the 100 (12.88) and 300 hurdles (48.22). Morgan Zuidema took second in the high jump (5-0), and the 3,200 relay team of Mercedes Sanchez, Maggie McPherson, Maegan McCue and Charli Wike was second in 10:08.05.


Newman sweeps Princeton: The Comets hit their way to a doubleheader sweep on the road, winning 7-5 in Game 1 before routing the Tigresses 19-6 in Game 2.

Stacia Walter had two hits and two RBIs in the opener, while Mary Alice Oswalt had three hits and an RBI. Mady Ferris had two singles and drove in a run, and Lakyn Waldschmidt doubled, knocked in a run, and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings of three-hit relief of starter Sam Miller.

Waldschmidt stayed hot in the nightcap, ripping five hits, including a double, and driving in five runs. Oswalt and Julie Hurd each had three hits and an RBI, and Miller knocked in two runs and pitched the first four innings for the win.

Yorkville 2, Sterling 1: After an emotional pregame event honoring one of Yorkville’s players battling cancer, both teams scored all their runs in the first inning in the Warriors’ NIB-12 crossover loss on the road.

Karlie Mellott doubled twice, and Nadia Trujillo had the lone RBI for Sterling (12-4). Lexy Staples (12-4) struck out four and walked two in seven innings, allowing two earned runs and three hits.

Fulton splits in Peru: The Steamers bounced back from a 14-7 loss in the opener to beat St. Bede 10-5 in the nightcap.

Chelsea Lesniewski had two hits and three RBIs in Game 1, then homered and drove in two more runs in Game 2. Faith Kennedy had two RBIs in the first game, while Whitney Wynkoop and Jenna Jones each drove in a pair of runs in the second game, with Kennedy adding another RBI.

Missiles sweep at home: Milledgeville scored in every inning of a five-inning, 10-0 win over South Beloit in Game 1, then used an eight-run sixth inning to break a tie in an 11-3 victory in Game 2 of an NUIC East doubleheader.

Taylor Grenoble singled twice, doubled, homered and drove in two runs in the opener, which saw Morgan Adolph strike out 10 and walk one in a two-hit shutout. Adolph also had two RBIs, Kendra Schave had three hits and drove in a run, and Courtney Swalve added two hits and an RBI.

Swalve and Schave both had two RBIs in the nightcap, and Holly Brall also drove in two. Kayleigh Jo Leddy and Jenna Bibler each had three hits and an RBI, and Grenoble doubled and drove in another run. Adolph again got the win in the circle.

Eastland 4th in Byron: The Cougars lost the third-place game 7-0 to Boylan at the Byron Tournament, after falling to the host Tigers in the semifinals.

Saturday’s stars

Cydney Long, Oregon track, 2 event wins, 1 runner-up at Oregon Invite

Lakyn Waldschmidt, Newman, 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H for win in opener; 5 hits, 5 RBIs in nightcap

Chelsea Lesniewski, Fulton, 3 hits, HR, 5 RBIs in doubleheader; winning pitcher in nightcap

Taylor Grenoble, Milledgeville, 5 hits, 2 2Bs, HR, 3 RBIs in doubleheader

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