The Putnam County baseball team went 3-0 over the weekend to win the Mid-State Challenge hosted by Midland.
In the opener, the Panthers beat Galena 9-1.
Harold Fay earned the win as he allowed three hits, struck out nine batters and walked two in six innings.
Xavier Warren led the way offensively by going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs.
In the second game, Austin Plestch had a double and two RBIs to help PC to an 11-6 victory over LeRoy.
Warren went 1-for-2 with an RBI, while Austin Biagini earned the win by pitching three innings. He allowed two runs on three hits.
Tyler Williams tossed a shut out in the third game as the Panthers topped the host Timberwolves 6-0.
Williams allowed three hits while striking out nine and walking a pair.
Warren had another solid offensive game, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, while Cody Ballerini was 2-4 for with an RBI.
La Salle-Peru 8, Rochelle 7, 10 inn.
Sophomore Elliot Lewis smacked a three-run homer Saturday in Rochelle as the Cavaliers pulled out a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference crossover victory in extra innings.
Bret Storm went 2-for-4 with a home run and a triple, while Adam Happ was 3-for-5. Kyle Jenkins was the winning pitcher.
St. Bede 9-17, Seneca 2-5
The Bruins swept a non-conference doubleheader Saturday at the Academy.
In a 9-2 victory in the opener, Brad Groleau had two hits, including a triple and two RBIs, while Logan Bima had a triple and an RBI.
Damin Smith earned the win by tossing a complete game.
Bima had a huge performance at the plate in St. Bede’s 17-5, five-inning win in the second game as he had a home run, triple and single to drive in six runs.
Austin Schwab had a triple, double and three RBIs, and Jake Postula and Michael Bellino each had two RBIs.
Groleau earned the win on the mound for the Bruins (5-0).
Hall 6-10, Fieldcrest 4-3
Pete Mautino earned a save and a win Saturday as the Red Devils swept the Knights in Wenona.
In Hall’s 6-4 win in the opener, Mautino allowed no runs and struck out two in 2/3 of an inning to pick up the save. Danny Nolasco pitched the first 6 1/3 to earn the victory.
Blake Moreno went 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Brett Fanning was 2-for-4 with a double.
Brandon Holst took the loss in one inning of relief.
Mautino allowed three earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in four innings to earn the victory in Hall’s 10-3 win in the second game.
Fanning was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Taggart Venegas went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and Nolasco was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Ryan Barth took the loss for Fieldcrest.
The Crusaders split a pair of games Saturday.
Marquette fell 11-10 to Aurora Christian in the first game before topping Westminster Christian 10-4 in the second game.
In the first game, Logan Sparks went 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, two runs and five RBIs, but Aurora Christian scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Marquette.
Elliot Kowalski also belted a home run, while Andrew Allen took the loss on the mound.
Sparks had another big game against Westminster Christian as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Crusaders to a 10-4 victory.
Patrick Killelea threw five innings to earn the win for Marquette (8-3).
Illini Bluffs 17-20, Henry 5-1
The Mallards fell 17-5 and 20-1 in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday in Henry.
IVCC 6-10, Sauk Valley 11-4
The Eagles split an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Saturday in Oglesby.
In an 11-6 loss in the first game, St. Bede graduate Nick Passini went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and an RBI, while Hall alumnus Scott Coutts belted a home run and finished with two RBIs.
Fieldcrest graduate Anthony Rankin took the loss as he allowed seven runs (three earned) on three hits with three strikeouts and five walks in two innings.
In a 10-4 victory in the second game, Rodrigo Almeraz went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs and two RBIs, while Passini was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.
La Salle-Peru alumnus Levi Ericson earned the win in relief. He allowed four unearned runs on three hits with a strikeout and a walk.
IVCC 8, Oakton 1
The Eagles swept the singles matches and won two of three doubles matches to earn a non-conference victory Sunday in Glenview.
Winning in singles were Eric Bickett at No. 1, James Pellican at No. 2, Dan Johnson at No. 3, Matt Guenther at No. 4, Scott Blessman at No. 5 and Nate Adcock at No. 6.
Guenther and Adcock teamed up to win 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. IVCC also received a forfeit win at No. 3 doubles.
Ottawa scored 10 points to finish second Saturday at the Rockford Boylan Quadrangular.
Host Boylan won with 14 points.
Pirate No. 1 singles player Jackson Evensen went 2-1 on the day with victories over United Township and Streamwood.
Ottawa’s No. 2 doubles team of Kris Felty and Nolan McCorkle also went 2-1.