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Softball Roundup: Soltow fans 11; Highbarger powers Amboy

Comets get past Kewanee

A 3-for-3 day at the plate for Madison Craft, including a three-run double to the fence, and a 10-strikeout performance in the circle by Lakyn Waldschmidt lifted the Newman Comets past Kewanee 8-1 on Thursday.

Trinity Martinez, Kate Bonnell and Lauren
Wilson also had two hits each. Bonnell and
Kassidy Heffelfinger hit doubles, Bonnell drove in two runs.

Rock Falls 22, Rockford Lutheran 1, 4 innings: Rockets pitcher Natalie Soltow was one out from back-to-back perfect games, having struck out the first 11 batters she faced before allowing a single with two outs in the fourth which led to an unearned run.

Addison Seidel hit a home run and drove in three runs in the game for the Rockets. Bailee Reynolds also homered.

Amboy 19, Dakota 9: Kylie Highbarger hit two home runs, doubled and drove in six in the Clippers’ win in Dakota.

Emma Lindenmeyer went 5-for-5, and Karlee Doege was 4-for-4.

Amboy trailed 6-5 before scoring 12 runs in the fifth.

Erie-Prophetstown 20, Bureau Valley 0, 4 innings: The Panthers scored seven in the first, five in the second, and eight in the third to beat the Storm in a TRAC game in Prophetstown.

Calisa Steel went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs. Dena Johnson hit a home run and had three RBIs. Jessica Woodworth also had three RBIs.

Steel allowed two hits and struck out six in the circle.

West Carroll 18, Galena 8: The Thunder scored in every inning of a win in Thomson.

McKenna Sullivan, Shelby Skiles and Jaycie
VanKampen all hit
triples for West Carroll. Riley Sullivan drove in four runs, with Emma Aljets and Emily Suiter each driving in three.

Riley Sullivan earned the win, striking out six.

North Boone 13, Dixon 6: In a game with a combined 30 hits, the Vikings out-slugged the Duchesses at Reynolds Park.

Brooke Scheidegger had two singles, a double and a triple for the Duchesses. Leigha Grove had two singles, a triple and three RBIs. Taryn Munroe had a two-run single.

North Boone’s Bailey Becker had three singles, a triple and three RBIs. Anna McMillan had a two-run home run.

Genoa-Kingston 7, Oregon 2: The Hawks dropped a Big Northern road game against the Cogs. 

Olivia Simmons picked up the win for the Cogs. 

Milledgeville 16, AFC 1, 5 inn.: Jade Grenoble had three hits and four RBIs, and the Missiles broke open a 1-1 tie with 10 runs in the third and five more in the fourth to win an NUIC East game in Ashton.

Jocelyn Folkers had two hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs for Milledgeville, while Allison Fossett added two hits and two RBIs. Ciara Miller and Alli Schmidt each had two hits and an RBI, and Miller struck out 14 with just two walks in five innings.

Lexi Meurer singled, doubled and drove in the lone run for AFC. Laci Meurer took the loss, but only two of the 11 runs she allowed were earned.

Eastland 9, River Ridge-Scales Mound 5: Emma Norton struck out five and walked two for the win in the circle, and she helped her own cause with a home run and two RBIs in the Cougars’ NUIC West win in Lanark.

Erica Dambman also homered and drove in two runs, and Erin Henze had a double and two RBIs for Eastland. Makenzie Fink also drove in a pair of runs, and Jordan Miller had a double and an RBI. Meredith Janssen singled, doubled and scored twice for the Cougars.

Erin Winter and Brittney Brown hit solo home runs for River Ridge-Scales Mound.

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