The Putnam County softball team won the battle of Tri-County Conference unbeatens Monday in Granville.
Annie Miller went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs and Taylor Pettit was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Lady Panthers to a 10-4 victory over Woodland.
The Lady Panthers (13-5, 4-0 TCC) exploded for six runs in the second inning.
“Today was a great example of these girls’ capabilities,” PC coach Chris Walker said. “We knew that facing a very good pitcher in Katie Starkey was going to be difficult. I’m very proud of the way the girls buckled down and got the job done.”
Alleman 6, La Salle-Peru 2
Taylor Naumann went 2-for-3 with an RBI Monday as the Lady Cavaliers dropped a non-conference game on the road.
Brianna Zeman took the loss in the circle as she allowed six runs (three earned) on nine hits with a strikeout and a walk in six innings.
St. Bede 13, Mendota 1
Logan Bima went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs Monday as the Bruins won a non-conference game in Mendota.
Damin Smith allowed one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in a complete game.
Trae Blumhorst went 2-for-3 and drove in the only run for Mendota (5-12). Garrett Zinke took the loss.
TRACK & FIELD
The Princeton girls track and field team won four events Monday en route to 52 points and a fourth-place finish at the nine-team Geneseo Invitational.
La Salle-Peru (48) placed fifth and Ottawa (41) took sixth. The host Lady Maple Leafs won with 171 points.
Phoenix Smallwood led the Tigresses as she won the triple jump and long jump. Smallwood leapt 37 feet, 1/2 inch to break the PHS school record. The senior jumper also tied the meet record in the long jump with a 17-8 1/2.
Princeton also received wins from Zoe Mead in the 800 (2:26.1) and Colbi Schertz in the shot put (36-6).
Megan Krolak led L-P by winning the 3,200 in 12:17.06 and placing third in the 1,600 in 5:54.10.
Haley Harsted paced the Lady Pirates by finishing second in the 100 (12.5 seconds) and the 200 (27.39).
The Henry-Midland girls squad scored 89 points to win a triangular Monday against Putnam County (56) and Lowpoint-Washburn/Roanoke-Benson (25).
Emma Cluskey leapt 13, feet, 1 inch to win the long jump and 29-5 to claim the triple jump.
For Putnam County, Claire Griffith won the 100 in 14.2 seconds, while Paige Griffith claimed the 300 hurdles in 50 seconds.
Henry-Midland also won the boys meet.
The Timberducks scored 69 points to beat Lowpoint-Washburn/Roanoke-Benson (55) and Putnam County (36).
H-M received victories from Trevor Wiley in the 3,200 (12:14), Austin Wright in the 110 hurdles (17.8) and Alex Pettis in the 1,600 (4:58.3).
PC’s Jarred Clark won the 400 (57.8) and Jacob Levy won the 300 hurdles (48.5).
Ottawa 4, Plano 0
Briggitte Flowers provided all the offense for the Lady Pirates (8-4) in a non-conference victory Monday in Ottawa.
La Salle-Peru 3, Dixon 2
L-P’s Reo Hammers won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles as the Cavaliers won a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match Monday in Dixon.
In doubles, Jake and Trent Lipka won 5-7, 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1, while Justin Burks and Drake Bruhns earned a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory at No. 2.
Ottawa 3, DeKalb 2
David Dobrose was a 7-6, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles for Ottawa as the Pirates won a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference victory Monday in Ottawa.
In doubles, Clayton Conness and Tyler Lindemann picked up a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 victory at No. 1, while Alec Lindemann and Tyler Lukkari won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3.
Geneseo 4, Princeton 1
The No. 2 doubles team of Brady Frank and Ian Nichols provided the Tigers’ lone win Monday in a non-conference match in Princeton.
Oakton 10-20, IVCC 4-7
The Eagles were swept Monday in a non-conference doubleheader on the road.
St. Bede graduate Nick Passini went 4-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, four runs and three RBIs.