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Thunder rally on road

Dukes, Comets lose; Cardinals win big

Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:39 a.m. CDT

The West Carroll Thunder scored three runs in each of the last two innings for a come-from-behind 8-5 NUIC West win over the Eastland Cougars on Friday in Lanark.

Chris Lawton and Eric LaShelle drove in two runs apiece, and Ethan Mangler added an RBI for West Carroll (8-9, 3-6). Marshall Benters (2-1) went the distance for the win, striking out seven and walking four while allowing five runs (three earned) and nine hits; he shut out Eastland over the final three innings.

Ramsay Truckenmiller ripped a two-run double, Marshall Fink had two hits and an RBI, and Austin Weaver and Jacob Reuscher also drove in runs for Eastland. Zach Randecker took the loss.

Dixon swept in Peru: The Dukes lost 13-3 and 14-1 in a NIB-12 West doubleheader against the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers.

Cody Mighell had a three-run triple for Dixon (4-11, 0-6) in the second inning of Game 1. Cal Jarrett lasted just 1 2/3 innings as the Dukes fell behind 8-0 after two frames.

Angelo Valdes had two hits and scored the lone Dixon run in Game 2. Ryan Dixon took the loss, but only two of the nine runs he allowed in two innings were earned.

Three Cavalier pitchers combined to allow one earned run and seven hits on the day, while striking out 21 and walking just five.

Kewanee 11, Newman 8: Both teams scored in nearly every inning, but the Comets lost a Three Rivers crossover game on the road.

A.J. Sharp had two hits and two RBIs for Newman, and Michael Ely also drove in two runs. Dillan Heffelfinger and Ricky Rank added RBIs, and Brandon Burke took the loss on the mound.

Pecatonica-Durand 14, Milledgeville 6: The Missiles fell behind 9-0 after two innings and never recovered in an NUIC East loss at MillWheel Park.

Zach Herin and Keagan Murray both doubled and drove in two runs for Milledgeville, and Garrett Kness also had an RBI. Herin went the distance on the mound in the loss. Forreston-Polo 14, Dakota 2, 5 inn.: Forreston-Polo pitcher Nathan Schneiderman gave himself some breathing room by hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning in a NUIC East win in Forreston.

Schneiderman went 2-for-2 with a grand slam and six RBIs. He also allowed only four hits, while striking out two and walking five to pick up the win.

Jacob Cunningham added two hits, a double, and two RBIs for the Cardinals (9-7, 6-1).

Friday’s stars

Nathan Schneiderman, Forreston-Polo, winning pitcher, also a grand slam, 6 RBIs

A.J. Sharp, Newman, 2 hits, 2 RBIs

Cody Mighell, Dixon, 3-run triple

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