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Girls Roundup: Dixon softball beats Byron

Rockets rally for win; Eilers strikes out 17 to beat Freeport

Elle Jarrett – Dixon softball
Elle Jarrett – Dixon softball

The Dixon softball team scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the third, and held on for a 3-2 win over Byron on Monday for their first win of the season and first since 2017.

Kara Gaither and Sam Tourtillot each had a pair of hits, with Tourtillot hitting a double and Gaither a triple.

Tourtillot and Elle Jarrett drove in runs.

Tourtillot pitched five innings for the win, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

Sterling 3, Freeport 2: The Golden Warriors got a 17-strikeout, zero-walk performance from Jayme Eilers in the circle as she limited the defending NIC-10 champs to four hits in the road win.

Hannah Jacoby, Genea Garza, Riley Dittmar, Amayia Hernandez and Jordan Thormeyer recorded hits for Sterling.

Rock Falls 8, Mendota 4: Rock Falls rallied in the late innings to win a Big Northern Conference matchup at home.

The Trojans led 1-0 after the top of the first before the Rockets scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to jump ahead. Mendota added two runs in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead, but Rock Falls scored a run in the bottom of the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Karli Fischbach and Kylie Fischbach each had two hits and drove in two runs. Payton Yanes struck out 11 in the complete-game win.

Erie-Prophetstown 4, St. Bede 3: The Panthers edged the Bruins in Prophetstown, with Calisa Steel going 3-for-4 at the plate and striking out five in a complete-game performance in the circle.

Erica Thulen drove in two runs, with Steel and Ady Scott also picking up RBIs.

E-P scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth before St. Bede tied the game with three runs in the sixth. The Panthers then won it in the bottom of the seventh.

Rockridge 15, Morrison 0, 4 inn.: Freshman pitcher Lexi Hines tossed a no-hitter for the defending Class 2A champions in a TRAC West home win over the Fillies.

Eastland 12, Milledgeville 1, 5 inn.: Jenna Green homered twice, Emma Norton added a homer of her own, and Meredith Janssen doubled and tripled in a home win for the Cougars.

Eastland scored four runs in the first and five in the second to jump out to an early lead.

Addie Burkholder allowed five hits and struck out four in the circle for Eastland.

Mady Hicks allowed 10 runs on eight hits in the circle for the Missiles, striking out four.

Alexis Janssen’s solo home run in the fourth provided the Missiles with their run.

Alleman 11, West Carroll 3: The Thunder couldn’t keep up with the Pioneers in a nonconference home loss.

Soccer

Orion-Sherrard 6, Sterling 1: The Golden Warriors were unable to earn a road win against the O-S co-op.

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