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Roundup: Duchesses lose two at Rochelle

Beccah Jones tossed a pair of good games in the circle, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Dixon softball team from dropping a doubleheader on Saturday at Rochelle, 4-2 in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap.

Jones allowed just three earned runs and five hits in the first game, with seven strikeouts. She also had two of Dixon's five hits.

In the second game, Jones gave up four earned runs and seven hits. She helped her own cause with a home run, a single and three runs batted in. Jade Glenn also had two hits.

Morrison 6, Erie-Prophetstown 4: Lauren Rice had two hits and allowed two runs in four innings in the circle as the Fillies (21-2, 11-1 Three Rivers North) topped the Panthers in Prophetstown.

Kylie Ackerman drove in a pair of runs for Erie-Prophetstown. She was also the losing pitcher.

Newman 9, Fulton 4: Lakyn Waldschmidt singled three times and drove in two runs to lead the Comets to a road win against the Steamers.

Mady Ferris, Mary Alice Oswalt and Sarah Trujillo also had three hits apiece for Newman (12-10, 3-5 Three Rivers North). Waldschmidt was the winning pitcher.

Chelsea Lesniewski and Faith Kennedy each homered for Fulton, whle Maddy Andresen had two hits. Lesniewski was the losing pitcher.

Harlem 12, Oregon 10, 9 inn.: The Hawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one inning, but couldn't hang on at home.

Oregon rapped out 22 hits, including four each by Sommer Rhea and Bella Holley, and three each by Bre Bicksler and Brook Logan. Holley also drove in two runs.

Leading the way for the Huskies was Jazmyne Sherwood, who went 5-for-6 with a homer, triple, double and three RBIs.

Dakota 3, Forreston-Polo 0: Jess Slater had two singles to account for the Cardinals' lone two hits in a loss to the Indians in German Valley.

Abby Peterson (11-4) took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned), eight hits and a walk in seven innings. She also struck out seven.

Thunder wins one at Aledo: Abby Maike tossed a 5-hitter to lead West Carroll to a 5-2 victory against Knoxville at the Mercer County Tournament in Aledo.

Monica Smith led the offense with a double and two RBIs.

West Carroll (10-17) opened the tourney with a 13-2 loss to Mercer County, and finished it off with a 15-5 loss to ROWVA.

Saturday's stars

Lakyn Waldschmidt, Newman, 3 1B, 2 RBI

Sommer Rhea, Bella Holley, Oregon, 4 hits apiece

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