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Rockets knock off Dukes

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:51 p.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:16 p.m. CST
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Rock Falls' Noah Junis fields a ground ball to short Saturday against Dixon.
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Rock Falls' Austin Donoho makes contact Saturday against Dixon.
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Dixon's Riley Mehrens tags out Rock Falls' Dustin Huycke as he slides into second base during Saturday's game in Rock Falls. The Rockets beat the Dukes 9-6.
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Dixon's Cody Mighell catches a fly ball in center field Saturday against Rock Falls.

Jacob Mammosser drove in a total of six runs to lead the Rock Falls Rockets to a 9-6 victory over Dixon and a 11-0 win over Belvidere North on Saturday in Rock Falls.

Mammosser had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs against Dixon (8-20). Dallas Jones added two hits and an RBI for the Rockets (17-9).

Austin Donoho (3-3) pitched seven innings for the win, allowing five runs and eight hits, while striking out eight and walking two.

Angelo Valdes (1-1) took the loss, allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. Riley Mehrens drove in two runs for the Dukes.

In the win over Belvidere North, Mammosser had a home run, a double and three more RBIs. Cayden Erickson (7-2), who earned the win on the mound, hit a home run and a double.

Dixon beat Belvidere North 9-6, behind a strong performance by A.J. Murdock (7 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 SO, 2 BB). Cal Jarrett hit a home run, and Ryan Dixon drove in three runs. Mehrens added two more RBIs.

Warriors split with Bulldogs: After a disastrous end to Game 1, Sterling rallied in Game 2 to earn a split with Streator in a NIB-12 West doubleheader at Gartner Park.

The Bulldogs scored four runs in the top of the seventh to sneak out a win in Game 1. Turner Morse took the loss for Sterling, allowing six runs, eight hits with five strikeouts and five walks in six-plus innings. Stephen Geiger recorded the last three outs, but not before Streator took a 7-5 lead.

Bryant Lilly drove in two runs, and Brandon Dennis had two hits and scored twice.

Brady Siegmund was his own best friend in Sterling's 7-4 win in the nightcap. Siegmund was a home run short of a cycle, and he drove in a run. He also scattered eight hits across seven innings, striking out six and walking one.

Hawks swept at Harvard: Oregon lost to the Hornets 15-5 and 11-0 in a pair of five-inning nonconference games.

Mason Smith and Tyler Blume each had a pair of hits and an RBI in the first game. Taylor Brubaker took the loss, allowing nine earned runs in two innings.

The Hawks were held to three hits in the second game. Smith and Dominic Marchetti both had a double. Sawyer Reynolds allowed nine earned runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Byron 14, Amboy 3, 5 inn.: The Tigers led 8-3 after two innings and never looked back in a nonconference game in Amboy.

Tim Clark had an RBI for the Clippers, and Dallas Appleman, Canaan Ross, and Will Crownhart each scored a run.

Forreston-Polo 4, Rochelle 2, 9 inn.: The Cardinals scored three runs in the top of the ninth to break up a 1-1 tie and held on for a nonconference win in Rochelle.

The Hubs scored a run against Karl Prerost in the bottom of the inning, but Prerost shut them down the rest of the way for the win in one frame of work.

Nathan Schneiderman, who had three innings of one-hit, no-run relief, also had double and two RBIs for Forreston-Polo (17-11).

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