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Hawks handle Trojans

Warriors can’t topple Leafs; Storm roll past Clippers; Cardinals too much for Raiders

Mason Smith allowed one earned run over 5 2/3 innings, and also drove in a pair of runs to lead the Oregon Hawks to a 7-3 Big Northern West win at home Thursday against the Mendota Trojans.

Luke Ziegler also had two RBIs, and Tyler Blume finished with a single, a double, and an RBI. Matt Murray also drove in a run, and Adam Bettner had three hits, scored twice, and stole two bases. Taylor Brubaker pitched the final inning and a third for the save.

Geneseo 5, Sterling 3: Geneseo scored two runs in the first and tacked on another in the second to jump out to an early lead it wouldn't give up.

Esteban Sosa took the loss for the Golden Warriors after allowing five runs (four earned) and five hits in six innings. He also issued five walks while striking out two.

Stephen Geiger and Brady Siegmund each had RBIs for Sterling in the road loss.

Bureau Valley 15, Amboy 5, 6 inn.: The Storm led 7-1 after two innings, then scored four times in both the fifth and sixth innings to win a Three Rivers North road game.

For the Clippers, Chris Jones had three hits, Canaan Ross and Tim Clark had two hits each, and all three scored a run. Amboy outhit BV 10-8.

Erie-Prophetstown 6, Newman 0: Ethan Howard smacked a triple and pitched seven shutout innings in the Three Rivers North win for the Panthers at Ashford Field in Clinton, Iowa.

Howard (3-2) struck out 10 batters while walking five. Teammate Kallen Jepson also hit a triple, and Owen McConnell hit a double and batted in two runs.

Newman's Quincy Coomes took the loss.

Forreston-Polo 9, AFC 1: Wyatt Patterson drove in two runs, Andrew Beasley pitched six strong innings, and the Cardinals topped the Raiders in an NUIC East game in Polo.

Beasley struck out four and walked one, allowing one run and six hits in the victory. Nathan Schneiderman doubled and drove in a run for Forreston-Polo (11-7, 8-1).

Troy Mairs had two hits and the lone RBI for AFC (4-10, 1-8), in the first inning. Brandyn Ibarra took the loss on the mound.

West Carroll 4, Lena-Winslow 3: Trevor Jones struck out 10 for the Thunder in the home win, while allowing two hits and two earned run. He walked six in 5 2/3 innings and moved to 3-2 on the season.

Josh Sullivan led West Carroll (9-11) at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a double. Teammate Matt Ritche also hit a double, and Shaun Magill went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.

Boys tennis

Newman 6, Rockford Lutheran 1:
The Comets lost just 12 games combined in the top three singles and No. 1 doubles matches, and cruised to a win in Rockford.

Elliott Frankfother (6-0, 6-1), Tucker Shoemaker (6-1, 6-2) and Eli Leffelman (6-1, 6-4) dominated their matches at the top three singles spots for Newman (6-11), and Noah Leffelman and Drew Burger added a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles.

Chen Zheng won 6-3, 7-5 to help the Comets weep the singles matches, and Brady Reuter and Connor Knack teamed up for a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles.

Geneseo 5, Dixon 0: The Dukes didn't win more than three games in any one set, falling in a NIB-12 West match on the road.

John Brechon and Scott Heath's 6-3, 6-1 loss at No. 1 doubles was the closest of the day for Dixon (3-6, 2-5).

College baseball

Madison Tech 8, Sauk Valley 4:
The Skyhawks tied the score at 3 in the top of the third, but were outscored 4-1 the rest of the way in a nonconference loss in a nine-inning game in Madison, Wis.

Cameron Copas had two hits and an RBI, Joey Sullivan doubled, and Nick Jehle, Sean Ritter and J.J. Johnston all drove in runs for Sauk Valley (8-28). Cody Dietz (1-5) pitched into the sixth inning to take the loss, and Brandon Olenick closed things out.

Thursday's stars

Mason Smith, Oregon baseball, win, allowed 1 ER in 5 2/3 IP, also had 2 RBIs

Josh Sullivan, West Carroll baseball, 2-for-2, 2B, 2-run HR

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