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Clippers down Hawks

Wilhelm drives in five to lead Amboy softball to victory

Sydney Wilhlem singled, doubled, and drove in five runs to lead the Clippers to a 11-0, five-inning nonconference win over Oregon at home.

Hannah McCoy added two singles and an RBI for Amboy (10-5), and Karlee Doege struck out four and walked two in a two-hit shutout.

Abby Baker took the loss for the Hawks.

Forreston-Polo 19, AFC 2, 5 inn.: The Cardinals banged out 23 hits, and scored eight runs in the first and fifth innings in an NUIC East rout on the road.

Destiny Darmon had five singles, Jess Slater had two singles and two doubles, and Olivia Peterson and Hailey Ingram each had two singles and a double for Forreston-Polo (11-4, 7-2). Abby Peterson was a home run shy of the cycle, finishing with a single, two doubles and a triple, and she allowed just three hits in the circle. Olivia Peterson drove in four runs, and Abby Peterson and Slater added three RBIs each.

Lauren Meurer singled, doubled, and drove in both runs for the Raiders.

Baseball

Forreston-Polo 3, AFC 1: Ethan Groom tossed a 5-hitter to lead the Cardinals past the Raiders in Ashton.

Groom didn't allow an earned run, struck out nine and hit two batters. Wyatt Kerchner had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run for Forreston-Polo (10-7, 7-1 NUIC East).

Troy Mairs (1-4) took the loss for AFC (4-9, 1-7), allowing three runs, nine hits and three walks in six innings. He also had two hits, including an RBI single in the second inning.

Newman 8, Bureau Valley 4: Michael Ely had three hits for Newman including a double while teammate Trevor Bolin collected two RBIs in the Three Rivers Conference North Division home win.

Brandon Burke also hit a double and had two RBIs for the Comets.

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