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Mustangs outduel Panthers

Warriors, Dukes drop games at home; Hawks beat Le-Win

Morrison received a pair of gems from Bill Lee Greul and Joey Brackemyer on its way to a sweep of visiting Erie-Prophetstown in Three Rivers North baseball action on Saturday.

Greul tossed a 4-hitter as the Mustangs took the opener 2-1. He struck out 10 batters and walked three. Justin Jensen and Mason Sitzmore both drove in runs.

Ken Cole took the loss for E-P, despite allowing just two runs, six hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out nine. Jordan Chandler had two hits for the Panthers, including a double.

In the second game, Brackemyer tossed a 2-hitter as the Mustangs (9-5, 7-0) edged the Panthers 1-0. Brackemyer struck out 10 batters and walked two.

Ben Tegeler had two hits, including a double, and the game’s lone RBI for the Mustangs.

Chandler took the loss for E-P (8-10, 6-2), despite allowing just one run, four hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out nine.

Sycamore 4, Sterling 1: Turner Morse had the lone hit, a single, for the Golden Warriors in a home loss to the Spartans.

Brady Siegmund took the loss for Sterling. He went the distance, allowing four runs (one earned) and eight hits, while striking our four.

Dukes drop two at home: Dixon rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 7-5 loss to DeKalb in the back end of a doubleheader at Veterans Memorial Field.

Ryan Dixon knocked in a pair of runs for the Dukes, and Mike Conley had two hits. Mitchel Wolfe was the losing pitcher.

In the opener, the Barbs seized control with nine runs in the top of the fifth on their way to an 11-4 win.

Cal Jarrett doubled, singled and drove in two runs for Dixon (5-14). Owen Van Horn was the losing pitcher.

Oregon 10, Lena-Winslow 6: Joey Rowe doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Hawks past the visiting Panthers.

Josh Cook, Paul Rypkema and Matt Murray also drove in two runs apiece for Oregon.

Rowe was the winning pitcher, with three innings of one-run relief.

Boys tennis

Dukes third at Rochelle: Sam Bratt finished second at No. 1 singles, as Dixon placed third among five teams at the Hub Invitational. The Dukes finished with 14 team points, behind Mendota (24) and Princeton (18), and ahead of Newman (11) and Rochelle (8).

Bratt won three of four matches to lead the Dukes. Zach Healy split four matches to take third at No. 2 singles, while the No. 3 doubles team of Andy Clark and Brandon Helfrich also placed third.

Leading the way for Newman was the No. 2 doubles team of Andrew Schmitt and Brady Reuter, who won all three of their matches.

College baseball

Skyhawks drop two at home: Sauk Valley gave up 30 runs and 28 hits in dropping a home doubleheader against Oakton, 16-7 in the opener, and 14-3 in the nightcap.

Sean Ritter drove in three runs in the first game. Angel Vega and Joey Sullivan each had three hits, with two of Sullivan’s being doubles.

Vega had three more hits in the second game, including a double. Andrew Schaver singled three times.

Saturday’s stars

Joey Brackemyer, Morrison baseball, 2-hit shutout, 10 SO

Bill Lee Greul, Morrison baseball, 4-hitter, 1 R, 10 SO

Joey Rowe, Oregon baseball, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs, winning pitcher

Sam Bratt, Dixon tennis, 2nd at No. 1 singles at Rochelle Invite

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