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Mustang mastering TRAC North bats

Morrison pitcher improves on miniscule ERA in conference

Joey Brackemyer pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 11 batters to lead the Morrison baseball team to a 2-1 road victory against Amboy on Wednesday.

Brackemyer lowered his season ERA to 0.18. He has not allowed an earned run in 28 innings against Three Rivers North opponents.

Bill Lee Greul and Justin Jenson drove in runs for the Mustangs (11-5, 9-0).

Tim Clark went the distance for Amboy, allowing seven hits and one walk, with five strikouts.

Rockford Lutheran 4, Rock Falls 3: Austin Donoho took the loss for Rock Falls after allowing four unearned runs over five innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Dallas Jones had the only RBI for the Rockets in the road loss.

Genoa-Kingston 12, Forreston-Polo 2, 6 inn.: The Cardinals committed seven errors in a road loss to the Cogs.

Jacob Cunningham went the first 4 1/3 innings and allowed nine runs, but none of them were earned.

Softball

Sterling 12, Rock Island 1, 5 inn.: Lauren Fritz hit a solo home run and a two-run single, and Emily McDonald clubbed a three-run homer to highlight an 11-run fourth inning, as the Golden Warriors routed the Rocks in Rock Island.

Lexy Staples was the winning pitcher for Sterling (15-6), allowing one run, five hits and two walks in five innings. She also struck out five.

Morrison 6, Amboy 1: Lauren Pannier and Jaeden Workman each had three hits and two RBIs, as the Fillies handled the Clippers in Amboy. Allie Wiersema was the winning pitcher.

Karlee Doege hit a home run in the second inning to account for the Clippers' lone run. She was also the losing pitcher.

Milledgeville 5, Forreston-Polo 2: Morgan Adolph allowed just one earned run in seven innings as the Missiles topped the visiting Cardinals in a NUIC East contest.

Taylor Grenoble doubled, singled and drove in three runs to lead the Milledgeville (15-6, 13-1) offense.

Paige Peterson had two hits for Forreston-Polo (15-5, 10-3). Abby Peterson took the loss.

Oregon 14, Lutheran 2: Emily Perkins tossed a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts to lead the Hawks to a road win over the Crusaders.

Alli Henson doubled and drove in two runs for Oregon.

Orion 21, Bureau Valley 5: Bureau Valley allowed all 21 runs in the first three innings in the road loss.

Darcy Kepner had three hits for the Storm, including two doubles.

Eastland wins two: Pitcher Bubby Doubler earned two wins as the Cougars won both games on the road. They took the first game 6-4, and edged out a 10-9 win in Game 2.

Eastland improves to 7-9 on the season.

Wednesday's stars

Joey Brackemyer, Morrison baseball, 2-hitter, 11 Ks

Tylor Grenoble, Milledgeville softball, 3 RBI

Emily McDonald, Sterling softball, 3-run HR

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