Boys roundup: First inning dooms Warriors
Maple Leafs score 10 in opening frame; Hawks outslug Trojans
Shayne Allen singled home Trevor Bolin in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday to send the Newman Comets to a 5-4 nonconference victory over the Hall Red Devils in Sterling.
It was Allen’s second RBI of the game, and preserved a strong start from Bolin and two innings of no-hit relief by Brandon Burke, who got the win after Hall scored a run in the top of the seventh to force extra innings.
Bolin struck out 11 and walked two, allowing one earned run in seven innings. A.J. Sharp had two hits and an RBI, and Alex Buhler, Nate Olson and Dillan Heffelfinger also drove in a run for the Comets (11-7).
Geneseo 14, Sterling 3, 5 inn.: The Maple Leafs brought their hitting shoes to Gartner Park, scoring 10 runs in the opening frame on Sterling starter Bryant Lilly.
Rafael Escalante came in to relieve Lilly, and allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Lilly had two hits and two RBIs. Brady Siegmund had two hits and an RBI.
Ottawa 10, Dixon 0, 5 inn.: The Dukes couldn’t keep up the momentum from Thursday’s walk-off win, falling to the Pirates in a NIB-12 West game on the road.
Oregon 10, Mendota 8: Mason Smith had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to pace the Hawks in a slugfest in Mendota.
Joey Rowe had three hits, including two doubles from his leadoff spot. Rowe came around to score twice. The Hawks’ offense racked up 17 hits.
Matt Murray earned a win, allowing seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Taylor Brubaker pitched the rest of the way for the save. Brubaker also drove in two runs.
Rockridge 10, Erie-Prophetstown 2: The Rockets scored runs in bunches in the fourth and sixth innings to beat the Panthers at Ashford Field in Clinton.
Jordan Chandler had two hits for Erie-Prophetstown (8-8), and Ethan Howard drove in two runs. Kallen Jepson took the loss, after allowing five runs in four innings. The Rockets scored four times in the fourth.
Rockridge (13-6) added five more runs in the sixth inning off of Evan Cooper. Ethan Happ, who is committed to playing basketball at Wisconsin, got the win for the Rockets.
Fulton 14, Amboy 0: Devon Ballard held the Clippers to three hits while striking out eight in the Steamers’ Three Rivers North win at Drives Park.
Seth Sanderson had two hits and three RBIs, as Fulton (9-11, 5-4) jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one inning. Colin Houzenga also drove in three runs.
Tim Clark allowed 14 runs in three innings of work for the Clippers.
Morrison 6, St. Bede 2: Andy Bird doubled in a pair of runs in the Mustangs’ five-run fourth inning, en route to a nonconference road win.
Triston Houzenga also had a pair of RBIs, and Mason Sitzmore drove in a run for Morrison. Ryan VanZuiden got the win, giving up just three hits in four innings of work.
AFC 4, LaMoille-Ohio 0: Bret Gittleson (3-2) struck out 13 in six innings of work to earn the win in Ashton. Gittleson also went 4-for-4 at the plate.
David Zinke drove in two runs for AFC (5-10), while Troy Mairs had two hits, including a double and an RBI.
Forreston-Polo 9, Milledgeville 0: The Cardinals followed up a three-run fourth inning with four runs in the fifth to put away an NUIC East road win.
Nathan Schneiderman threw 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, striking out 11 and walking six, then Richie Bartnick finished off the no-no, striking out two and walking one in an inning and two-thirds of relief. Schneiderman also had three hits and two RBIs, and Wyatt Kerchner and Ethan Groom both added three hits and drove in a run.
Pearl City 1, Eastland 0: Mike Harrington’s single in the third inning drove in Tim Harrington to account for the Wolves’ lone hit and run in a NUIC win in Lanark.
The Cougars managed just two hits against Pearl City pitcher Nic Pilson, who had seven strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work. Chase Giedd took the loss for Eastland.