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Baseball

Baseball Roundup: Panthers win wild one over St. Bede

Dukes rout Rockford Christian; Eastland able to get past Milledgeville

Travis Coleman – Erie-Prophetstown baseball
Travis Coleman – Erie-Prophetstown baseball

Erie-Prophetstown fell behind early, tied the game, fell behind again, then rallied to beat St. Bede 13-12 on Monday in Peru.

The Bruins struck first with a three-run bottom of the first before the Panthers answered with three runs in the second. St. Bede scored eight runs in the fifth to take an 11-4 lead, but E-P came back with six in the sixth and three in the seventh, then held the Bruins scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.

Bryce Rosenow drove in four runs, going 3-for-5 at the plate. Jacob Ryan, Travis Coleman and Clayton Johnson all came through with doubles. Coleman and Ryan each had two RBIs.

Coleman earned the win in relief, pitching three innings and striking out four while allowing four runs – two of them earned. Johnson started and pitched four innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on five hits while striking out three.

Dixon 11, Rockford Christian 1, 6 inn.: The Dukes picked up a Big Northern victory at home against the Royal Lions.

Dixon scored three runs in the first inning, five in the fifth and three in the sixth to reach the run rule. Payton Lawrence struck out 10 over five innings. Tucker Cole had two hits and three RBIs for the Dukes.

Mendota 10, Oregon 4: The Hawks tied it up at 4 with three runs in the top of the fourth, but the Trojans rallied for four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth in a Big Northern home win.

Dalton Hermes and Breccan Berns each went 1-for-3 with a double for Oregon.

Princeton 8, Bureau Valley 2: The Storm couldn’t keep pace with the rival Tigers in a TRAC East road loss.

Eastland 9, Milledgeville 6: Kaden Henze was 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in a run in the Cougars’ home win over the Missiles.

Carson Heckman and Braydin Preston each added a pair of hits for Eastland. Bryson Sturtevant pitched three innings and struck out five for the win.

Blayne Kappes had seven strikeouts for the Missiles. Treyton Selman went 3-for-3 at the plate. Christian Toms-Smith and Cayde Gusloff each had a pair of hits.

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