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Warriors walk off against Leafs

Jake Alston had a walk-off single to lift the Sterling baseball team to a 4-3 win in nine innings against Geneseo on Wednesday at Gartner Park.

Bryce Campos earned the win in relief, going three innings and striking out two while allowing no runs, three hits and a walk. He also had a double.

Dylan Bryant’s start lasted six innings, in which he gave up three runs (two earned), six hits and two walks, while striking out six.

Reilly Hay went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases, Trey Morse had an RBI double, and Brayden Wolf picked up an RBI for the Golden Warriors.

Rock Island 6, Rock Falls 5: The Rockets led 4-0 after 2½ innings, but were unable to hang on against the Rocks in Rock Island.

Jay Schueler and Zac McKinzie had the lone hits for Rock Falls (6-4). Noah Schueler was the losing pitcher.

Lutheran 12, Oregon 0, 6 inn.: The Hawks had just three hits and came up empty against the Crusaders in a Big Northern home game.

Pearl City 10, AFC 1: The Raiders tied their NUIC crossover road game at 1 after an RBI single by Jeremy Etes in the top of the fifth, but the Wolves answered with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Etes had the lone hit for AFC. Garrett Drew took the loss, going 4 1/3 and allowing five earned runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

Drake Musser earned the win for Pearl City with a line of 6 2/3 innings, one earned run, one hit, nine strikeouts, one walk and one hit batsman.

Polo 9, Orangeville 8: Joey Bardell’s squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning sent the Marcos to an NUIC East win at home.

Justin Young had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs, and Reid Taylor had two hits and three RBIs.

Softball

Sterling 3, Alleman 1: Jayme Eilers tossed a five-hitter to lead the Golden Warriors to a nonconference road win against the Pioneers. She struck out 13 batters and walked just one.

Gretchen Gould, Emilie Powers and Cara Alexander had RBIs for Sterling.

Erie-Prophetstown 6, ROWVA 5,
8 inn.: Calisa Steel collected three hits and was the winning pitcher as the Panthers edged the Tigers in
Prophetstown.

Steel and Erica Thulen each knocked in two runs for E-P.

Eastland 22, River Ridge-Scales Mound 2, 5 inn.: Jenna Green homered twice, doubled, and drove in four runs as the Cougars cruised to an NUIC West home win.

Emma Norton also knocked in four runs, and was the winning pitcher for Eastland.

Polo 5, Warren-Stockton 4: The Marcos scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for an NUIC crossover win at home.

Galena 15, West Carroll 10: Madison Magill had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in five runs for the Thunder in an NUIC West road loss to the Pirates.

Boys tennis

Mendota 4, Newman 1: Isaac Blaney won at No. 1 singles for the Comets’ lone point against the Trojans at Sauk Valley Community College.

Wednesday’s stars

Jake Alston, Sterling baseball, walk-off RBI single

Jenna Green, Eastland softball, 2 HRs, 4 RBI

Madison Magill, West Carroll softball, 4 hits, 5 RBI

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