Karlie Mellott rapped out four of Sterling's 16 hits in a 12-0 blanking of LaSalle-Peru on Wednesday in LaSalle.
Two of Mellott's hits were doubles, and she also drove in two runs. Erin Stroup had three hits, including a double, with two RBIs, while Nadia Trujillo, Abri Hale and Darien Bardoner also had two hits.
Lexy Staples tossed a 3-hitter for the Golden Warriors (13-5, 5-1 NIB-12 West), with four strikeouts and three walks.
Rockridge 4, Rock Falls 0: Julie Dodd had three hits, including a double, for Rock Falls in a loss to Rockridge in Taylor Ridge.
Dodd (2-2) was also the losing pitcher. She allowed four runs and six hits in two innings in the circle. Michaela Ward tossed four innings of scoreless relief.
Callie Gosney hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the first to get Rockridge off to a fast start.
Oregon 17, Mendota 16, 9 inn.: The Hawks scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score 15, added another run in the eighth to tie it again, then won it with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Alli Henson drove in four runs for Oregon, Kasey Lapp had three RBIs, while Alana Leamanczyk, Bre Bicksler, Emily Perkins and Abby Baker added two each. Perkins led a 21-hit attack with four.
Baker got the win with five innings of one-run relief.
Brecke Stullinget homered, doubled twice, singled and drove in five runs for Mendota.
Geneseo 10, Sterling 0, 5 inn.: The Golden Warriors were held to one hit in a road loss to the Maple Leafs.
Warren-Stockton 13, Eastland 7: The Cougars gave up six runs in the top of the third inning on their way to a home loss to the Blackhawks.
Missiles second at home: Cooper Pauley won an event to lead Milledgeville (61) to second place behind Lena-Wnslow (83) in a four-team meet in Milledgeville. Also competing were Pearl City (59) and AFC (28).
Pauley won the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 58.03 seconds. Also for the Missiles, the 1,600 relay team of Troy Litwiller, Zach Schmidt, Josh Waite and Jason Brubaker won in 3:53.8.
For AFC, Mike Finn won the 100 (11.72), while Tevor Ramsey won the 200 (25.82).
Karlie Mellott, Sterling softball, 4 hits, 2 RBIs
Lexy Staples, Sterling softball, 3-hitter
Alli Henson, Oregon softball, 4 RBI