La Salle-Peru graduate T.J. Chapman went 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBIs and two runs Thursday to lead the IVCC softball team to a 5-3 non-conference victory over Waubonsee on the road.
Fellow L-P alumna Micky Fassino was 3-for-4 with a double.
Paige Hill earned the win in the circle as she allowed one run on one hit with four strikeouts and no walks in four innings.
La Salle-Peru 3, Dixon 1
Abby Turczyn belted a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning Thursday to lift the Lady Cavaliers to a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory in Dixon.
Hall 16, Henry 0
Deidra Whightsil and Abbey Azarskis each drove in three runs Thursday as the Lady Red Devils cruised to a Tri-County Conference win in Spring Valley.
Putnam County 7, IVC 4
Lauren Colby went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs Thursday to help the Lady Panthers to a non-conference victory in Chillicothe.
Annie Miller had two doubles and drove in a run, while Taylor Pettit also had two hits and an RBI for PC (11-5).
Shelby Yepsen struck out 11 and walked none to earn the pitching win.
Oregon 7, Mendota 6
Ashlyn Kennedy smacked three doubles, drove in a run and scored twice, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Lady Trojans dropped a Big Northern Conference West Division game in Mendota.
Kennedy took the loss in the circle, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits while striking out six and walking one for MHS (7-6, 4-2 BNC West).
Earlville-Leland 4, Somonauk 3
Emily Grace went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and a run Thursday to help lift the Lady Red Raiders to a one-run victory over Somonauk in a Little Ten Conference game for the second day in a row.
Jasmine Kerley allowed three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks to earn the win for E-L (7-4, 7-1 LTC).
Hall 5, Henry 2
Blake Moreno went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Red Devils to a Tri-County Conference victory Thursday in Spring Valley.
Colten Zibert was 1-for-1 and drove in a run for Hall (12-3, 4-0 TCC).
Brett Fanning earned the win on the mound as he struck out nine and walked one in four innings. Taggart Venegas picked up the save.
Mendota 2, Oregon 0
Trae Blumhorst threw a 100-pitch, one-hit shutout Thursday to lead the Trojans to a Big Northern Conference West Division victory in Oregon. Blumhorst struck out nine batters and walked none.
Brett Becker doubled and drove in a run for Mendota (4-9, 2-3 BNC West).
Seneca 7, Marquette 5
Curtiss Johnson was 2-for-4 and belted a home run Thursday, but the Crusaders fell in a non-conference road game.
Patrick Killelea, Austin McDonnell and Evan Snyder each had two hits for Marquette (13-5). Andrew Allen took the pitching loss.
Somonauk 11, Earlville-Leland 2
The Red Raiders slipped to 1-11 overall and 1-7 in the Little Ten Conference with a loss Thursday in Earlville.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
At Spring Valley
Henry-Midland won eight events Thursday en route to victory in a six-team meet at Hall.
The Lady Timberducks scored 150 points to beat Hall (125), Princeton (110), Putnam County (85), Ohio (12) and DePue (7).
Lauren Sendelbach swept the hurdles for H-M, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 17.38 seconds and claiming the 300 hurdles in 50.12 seconds.
She also ran on H-M’s winning 400 relay (53.96) along with Melanie Yanke, Emma Cluskey and Amanda Kereta.
The host Lady Red Devils did not win an event, but got second-place finishes from Brooke Keegan in the 100 (13.4), 400 (1:04.77) and the long jump (15 feet, 1 ¼ inches).
Zoe Mead and Phoenix Smallwood each claimed a pair of events for Princeton.
Mead won the 200 (28.09) and the 400 (1:00.77), while Smallwood took the triple jump (35-10) and the long jump (17-0).
Kirsten Davis paced the Lady Panthers by winning the high jump (5-0). PC also won the 800 and 3,200 relays.
Fieldcrest cruised to victory Thursday in the Ridgeview Invitational, scoring 140 points to easily beat second-place Fisher (72).
Tessa Holland won the high jump (5-foot-6) and the 300-meter hurdles (48.5 seconds) and placed second in the long jump (15-10) while also helping the 1,600 relay (4:22.24) to victory along with Annette Baldwin, Makenzie White and Caitlin Pongracz.
Abbie Fuller won the 100 (13.09) and the 200 (27.32) for the Lady Knights.
Ottawa 4, Sterling 1
Briggitte Flowers scored three goals Thursday to lead the Lady Pirates to their first Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference victory of the season.
Sophie Snyder had two assists and scored on a direct free kick for OTHS (7-4, 1-3 NIB 12).
Hinckley-Big Rock 3, Princeton 1
Michelle Kelly scored the Tigresses’ lone goal on a direct kick in the 36th minute as PHS fell in a non-conference game in Hinckley.
Schmidt made seven saves for PHS (4-4).
Mendota 4, Princeton 1
The Trojans took one singles match and all three doubles matches Thursday to beat the Tigers in a non-conference match in Mendota.
Mendota’s Cody Phalen beat Garrett Kostello 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 at No. 1 singles.
In double action, Mendota received victories from James Carroll and Mark Prescott at No. 1, Jon Hohertz and Nick Phalen at No. 2 and Ben Foley and James Bruno at No. 3.
Zach Hicks beat Joey Meyer 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2 singles for Princeton’s lone win.
Ottawa 5, Streator 0
The Pirates swept a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match Thursday in Streator.
Jackson Evensen won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while David Dobrose won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
In doubles, Clayton Conness and Tyler Lindemann picked up a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1, Kris Felty and Nolan McCorkle were 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 winners at No. 2 and Alec Lindemann and Tyler Lukkari earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 3.
Yorkville 3, La Salle-Peru 2
L-P’s Reo Hammers won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Jake and Trent Lipka won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, but the Cavaliers dropped a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match Thursday in Yorkville.
Elgin 6-13, IVCC 0-8
The Eagles were swept Thursday in a non-conference doubleheader in Elgin.