The St. Bede softball team went 2-0 over the weekend at a round robin in Morris.
The Lady Bruins opened with an 8-0 victory over Earlville-Leland.
Lydia Stariha went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs and Lainie Schweickert was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.
In the circle, Emmi Christensen earned the win by allowing one hit while striking out 11 and walking one.
In the second game, St. Bede topped the host Lady Redskins 4-2.
The Lady Bruins scored three runs in the third inning.
Stariha reached on an error and Barbi Prokup followed with a double. Christensen then singled to bring home Stariha and Prokup. Christensen scored on a single by Abbey Nowakowski.
Schweickert earned the win in the circle as she gave up one earned run on six hits with 13 strikeouts and two walks.
Putnam County went 1-2 Saturday at the Maroa-Forsyth Invitational.
The Lady Panthers beat Meridian 6-4 in the opener.
Nikki Mertel earned the pitching win as she struck out two and walked three in 5 1/3 innings. Shelby Yepsen picked up the save by pitching the final 1 2/3 innings. She struck out three and walked two.
Taylor Pettit went 2-for-3 for the Lady Panthers, who scored all six runs in the fifth inning.
PC then fell 6-1 to Argenta-Oreana. Mertel went 2-for-3 and took the pitching loss. She struck out five and walked two.
The Lady Panthers capped their day with a 4-0 lost to the hosts.
Yepsen struck out six and walked two as she took the loss in the circle. Lauren Colby was 1-for-3.
Genoa-Kingston 7-9, Mendota 5-0
The Lady Trojans were swept in a Big Northern Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday in Mendota.
In Mendota’s 7-5 loss in the opener, Ashlyn Kennedy went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run while also taking the loss in the circle. She allowed four earned runs on 10 hits while striking out nine and walking six in a complete game.
The Lady Trojans managed just three hits in a 9-0 loss in the second game. Taylor Browder took the loss.
Fieldcrest went 2-0 Saturday at the Clinton Tournament.
The Lady Knights beat LeRoy 5-2 and topped the hosts 4-2.
Against LeRoy, Madison Tjaden went 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Lauren Tjaden allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk to earn the pitching win.
Alysa White and Jaclyn Kalkwarf each blasted home runs and finished with two RBIs against Clinton. Tiffany Lindsay earned the win as she allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
St. Bede 17-12, Serena 0-0
The Bruins improved to 9-0 with a two routs of Serena on Saturday at the Academy.
In St. Bede’s 17-0, five-inning win in the first game, Brad Groleau had a double, a single and four RBIs, while Logan Bima and Sam Lucas each drove in three runs. Damin Smith earned the pitching win.
Michael Bellino and Brandon Pietrowski each had a single, a double and four RBIs in the second game as the Bruins won 12-0. Groleau picked up the win on the mound.
IVCC 2-5, Kishwaukee 3-1
The Eagles split an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Saturday in Oglesby.
IVCC dropped the first game 3-2. St. Bede graduate Austin Duffell went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Princeton alumnus Michael Murray took the pitching loss.
Hall graduate Scott Coutts went 2-for-3 with a run to help the Eagles to a 5-1 victory in the second game.
La Salle-Peru alumnus Levi Ericson allowed one unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts and four walks in five innings to earn the win on the mound.
Carl Sandburg 8-7, IVCC 3-5
The Lady Eagles were swept in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Saturday in Oglesby.
In the first game, Carl Sandburg scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to win 8-3.
Katie Nauman allowed eight runs (one earned) on 17 hits with four strikeouts and one walk in 9 2/3 innings to take the loss. She also was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for the Lady Eagles, who committed seven errors.
In the second game, the Lady Eagles scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game only to lose in nine innings.
Paige Hill pitched a complete game, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and a walk to take the loss in the circle.
La Salle-Peru graduate T.J. Chapman was 2-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice, a walk and two RBIs, while Olivia Harcar was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run.
Mendota went 1-1 and Hall went 0-2 Saturday at DeKalb’s Barbfest.
The Lady Trojans lost their first game 3-1 to Mendota. Jasmine Arteaga scored Mendota’s lone goal on a corner kick she curved into the net.
Mendota bounced back with a 7-0 victory over the Lady Red Devils.
Abby Bromenschenkel scored the team’s first three goals, while Marissa Bonnell had two more goals before halftime.
Hall also lost 7-0 to Rochelle.
TRACK & FIELD
The Mendota boys placed fifth among 10 teams with 75.5 points Saturday at the Plano Invitational. Westmont won with 144 points.
Bryce Otterbach led the Trojans by placing second in the 300-meter hurdles.
The Lady Trojans finished sixth among 11 teams with 58.5 points. Aurora Christian won with 128 points.
Throwers led Mendota as Kaitlyn Horn and Elizabeth Willis finished first and second, respectively, in the discus. Horn threw the discus 108 feet, 5 inches, while Willis recorded a 105-6.
Willis also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 34-8 ¾.
The Lady Trojans placed second in the 800 relay in 1:59.84 and took third in the 400 relay in 56.77 seconds.
Ottawa placed fifth among six teams at the Ottawa Invitational, which was moved to DeKalb due to flooding.
The Pirates lost 5-0 to Boylan, beat Rockford Lutheran 4-1 and lost 4-1 to Rock Island Alleman.