The Golden Warriors took advantage of four errors by the Pirates in a 10-2 NIB-12 West win at Gartner Park on Thursday afternoon.
Sterling scored seven runs in the third inning to break things open. Tyler Willman had two doubles, a single and an RBI to lead the Warriors’ offense. Turner Morse added a double that drove in three runs, and Jake Alston had a two-RBI single.
Nolan Sullivan picked up the win for Sterling, going six innings and allowing just four hits and two unearned runs.
Rock Falls 17, Rockford Lutheran 9: A home run by Cayden Roberts and a pair of doubles by Travis Bohm helped the Rockets to a road win.
Bohm drove in four runs. Logan Pillars, Kody Velazquez, Jared Rasmussen and Roberts all drove in two runs.
Stillman Valley 10, Oregon 8: The Hawks scored three runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth, but the rally fell short in the loss to the Cardinals.
Jared Pottorff and Savian Hernandez each drove in a pair of runs for Oregon. Chase Prehn doubled and tripled.
Newman 13, Kewanee 3, 5 inn.: Four runs in the first and seven more in the second helped
Newman to a win over the Boilermakers at Ashford University Field in
Luke Olson struck out 10 to pick up the win. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in two runs. Chase Graham had a triple. Ryan Rude drove in three runs.
Fulton 9, Orion 4: The Steamers had three hits each from Austin Schroeder and Seth Sikkema in the TRAC West home win.
Hunter Collachia pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run to get the win. Cody Sanderson recorded the final four outs in scoreless relief.
Bureau Valley 7, Erie-Prophetstown 2: The Storm beat the Panthers in a Three Rivers crossover contest at Ashford University Field.
Spencer Marquez scatted nine hits while striking out seven in a complete-game win.
Robert Rouse had two hits and three RBIs to pace the BV offense, and Matt Paup had a two-RBI double.
Justice Cole took the loss for E-P, despite allowing just four earned runs and striking out ten. Travis Coleman had three hits and the lone RBI for the Panthers.
Milledgeville 15, AFC 3, 5 innings: The Missiles put up four runs in the top of the first and four more in the second in a win over the Raiders.
Matthew Biller had four RBIs, Dylan Alexander had three, and Cayde Gusloff and Carson Boyer each drove in two runs for Milledgeville.
Tyon Davis went 2-for-2
for the Raiders, and
Stephen Brooke was 2-for-3 with a double. Levi Meurer doubled and drove in a run.
Eastland 7, River Ridge-Scales Mound 6: The
Cougars scored an un-earned run in the bottom of the seventh to escape the Wildcats’ upset bid. RRSM had four errors in the game.
Payton Clouse had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Eastland attack. Kaden Henze and Brett Swalve both had two hits and an RBI.
Brighton Haverland picked up the win in relief, going 1 1/3 innings without giving up a hit.
West Carroll 7, Galena 6,
8 innings: Devon Murray’s walk-off home run against Eli Lemery in the eighth inning gave the Thunder an NUIC West win in Thomson.
Galena owned a 6-2 lead before the Thunder scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, highlighted by a Kody Plattenberger home run, to get within one. Kaleb Plattenberger’s
single in the seventh inning tied the game.
Mitch Glazier picked up the win in relief, throwing four innings and allowing
one hit, striking out three. Cory Simpson, who started for the Thunder, had two hits, and the Plattenberger twins each had two RBIs.