Down three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Earlville-Leland softball team rallied for a 12-11 Little Ten Conference victory Wednesday in Earlville.
Kristina Morsovillo and Tarin Duffey each walked with two outs to get things going. Julie Musich followed with a two-run double before Emily Grace blasted a walk-off two-run homer.
Grace finished 2-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs.
Morsovillo earned the win in relief. She allowed four runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and one walk for the Lady Red Raiders (6-4, 6-1 LTC).
Mendota 8, Oregon 5
Brooke Carroll went 3-for-3 with a double, two stolen bases, an RBI and a pair of runs Wednesday to help the Lady Trojans to a Big Northern Conference West Division victory in Oregon.
Ashlyn Kennedy earned the win in the circle. She allowed five runs (one earned) on six hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Kennedy also went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs for Mendota (7-5, 4-1 BNCW).
Fieldcrest 11, Flanagan-Woodland 1, 6 inn.
The Knights exploded for nine runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to their first victory of the season Wednesday in Streator.
Brady Sanders went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Drew Barth, Ryan Barth and William Moline each drove in a pair of runs.
Jordan Cochran earned the win for Fieldcrest (1-12, 1-3 Heart of Illinois Conference) as he allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
Hinckley-Big Rock 10, Earlville-Leland 2
Brock Kreiter went 1-for-1 with a double, a sacrifice fly, a hit by pitch and two RBIs Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Raiders fell in a Little Ten Conference game in Leland.
La Salle-Peru 5, Streator 0
The Cavaliers swept Streator in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match Wednesday at Hegeler Park in La Salle.
Reo Hammers earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, while Zach Giovanne picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
In doubles action, Jake and Trent Lipka were 6-2, 6-2 winners at No. 1, Justin Burks and Drake Bruhns won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 and Cody O’Brien and Jon Sydlowski earned a 3-6, 7-5, 10-5 victory at No. 3.
TRACK & FIELD
The Fieldcrest girls racked up points on field events Wednesday en route to a second-place finish at a quadrangular.
The Lady Knights scored 100 points to finish just one point behind Deer Creek-Mackinaw.
Tessa Holland (5 feet), Kaitlyn Petersen (4-6) and Aleksa Ladd (4-6) finished 1-2-3 in the high jump, while Holland (16-2) and Abbie Fuller (14-5) placed 1-2 in the long jump.
Fieldcrest also received a first-place finish from Jayla Gensler in the shot put with a toss of 30-10 ½.
On the track, Holland claimed the 400-meter dash in 1:00.49, Maria Baldwin won the 1,600 in 5:54.16 and Brittany Goodrich took first in the 100 hurdles in 18.14 seconds.
Holland, Fuller, Petersen and Annette Baldwin set a school record in the 400 relay with a second-place time of 54.8.
In the boys meet, the Knights placed third among five teams with 77 points. Deer Creek-Mackinaw won with 93.
Sprinters Chris Leigh and Mario Revelo led the way as they placed 1-2 in the 100 and 200. Leigh ran an 11.8 in the 100 and a 23.8 in the 200, while Revelo ran an 11.9 in the 100 and a 23.99 in the 200.
The pair also helped Fieldcrest’s 400 relay to victory in 46.66 seconds along with Dawson White and Tyler Railey.
White also won the 110 hurdles in 16.67 seconds, while Brandon Pongracz gave the Knights a win in the 800 in 2:13.6.
At La Salle
IVCC placed third at the first Arrowhead Conference tournament of the spring Wednesday at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course.
The Eagles scored a 349. Black Hawk won with a 310 behind a medalist finish of 75 from Matt Schlueter.
Tanner Galyen led IVCC with an 82. La Salle-Peru graduate Jake Stiel had an 85, while Michael Walker and St. Bede alumnus Tyler Dobrich each had a 91.
Highland 6-7, IVCC 2-2
The Lady Eagles were swept in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader Wednesday in Freeport.
In IVCC’s 6-2 loss in the opener, La Salle-Peru graduate T.J. Chapman had a triple and a run. Katie Nauman took the loss in the circle as she allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits with no strikeouts and a walk in 5 1/3 innings.
In the second game — a 7-2 loss — Chapman was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while fellow L-P alumna Taylor Schmidt was 2-for-4 with a double.
Paige Hill took the loss as she allowed seven runs (three earned) on 11 hits with five strikeouts and a walk in six innings.
The Lady Eagles are 15-13 overall and 11-7 in the conference.