The Putnam County softball team went 3-0 Saturday to win the Seneca Invitational.
Annie Miller blasted two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Lady Panthers to a 12-4 victory in their tournament opener.
Carly Gonet and Nikki Mertel each had a pair of RBIs and Shelby Yepsen earned the win as she struck out six and walked one.
Mary Wackerlin went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs.
In a 6-5 win over the host Lady Irish, Allison Voss was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Mertel also drove in two runs and earned the win in the circle.
The Lady Panthers (9-2) capped the tournament with a 4-2 victory over Somonauk.
Taylor Pettit and Miller each had a pair of RBIs, while Jackie Ossola earned the win.
Mendota finished the tournament 0-3 as the Lady Trojans also lost 5-1 to Somonauk and 9-2 to Seneca.
Against Somonauk, Wackerlin was 3-for-3 and scored Mendota’s lone run.
Malorie Defore was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Lady Trojans’ 9-2 loss to Seneca.
La Salle-Peru swept a non-conference doubleheader Saturday at Veterans Park, routing Rockford Guilford 18-0 and 13-3.
In the opener, Shana Puetz tossed a no-hitter while striking out eight batters and walking one. Whitney Lippert went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Samantha George and Abby Turczyn each had two runs and an RBI.
Addison Lijewski was 1-for-2 with two runs in the second game, while Macie Sarver went 2-for-2 with a run. Katie McManus allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts and no walks for L-P (7-4).
Putnam County beat Fieldcrest 10-0 and 18-5 on Saturday in a non-conference doubleheader.
In the opener, Nick DiazDeLeon was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and three RBIs, while Neal Stasell went 2-for-2 with two runs and a pair of RBIs. Harold Fay earned the win.
Lucas Rankin was 3-for-3 for the Knights, while Jordan Cochran took the loss.
Evan Kreiser went 2-for-2 with a triple, a double, three runs and three RBIs to lead PC (8-2-1) in the second game. Michael Weide was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and three driven in. Michael Glenn earned the win.
Rankin was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Jack McDonough took the loss.
Marquette cruised to a sweep in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday as the Crusaders beat Plano 11-0 and 17-5.
In the opener, C.J. Norman went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs, while Bryce Hinkelman was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs driven in. Tyler Verona earned the win.
Jacob Martini went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and four RBIs in the second game, while Jel Raikes went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Dalton Morris earned the win for Marquette (12-1).
Orion 8, Hall 7
The Chargers scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to escape with a Three Rivers Conference South Division victory in Orion.
Zach Urbanski was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Pete Mautino took the loss.
Mendota lost both games in a Big Northern Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday against Genoa-Kingston.
Spencer Evans doubled and drove in two runs as the Trojans lost the first game 4-3. Jaron Robinson took the loss.
In Mendota’s 7-5 loss in the second game, Evans doubled and had three RBIs and took the loss, while Nathanael DeLong went 3-for-4 with a double and a run.
Princeton reached the title game of its first invitational but fell in penalty kicks to Dixon. The game was scoreless after regulation and each team scored three penalty kicks in the first round. Dixon beat PHS in sudden death PKs.
To reach the final, the Tigresses beat DePue and Hall 9-0 and La Salle-Peru 5-0 in pool play before defeating Sterling 1-0 in the semifinals on a goal by Eliza Young.
La Salle-Peru lost 7-0 to Dixon in the semifinals and 5-0 to Sterling in the third-place match.
Ottawa went 1-0-1 in pool play with a 4-0 loss to Dixon and a scoreless tie against Streator.
In the first game of bracket play, the Lady Pirates routed Hall 6-0 behind a hat trick from Emma O’Dell and two goals from Maria Camacho. Maggie Lander recorded the shutout in goal.
The Lady Pirates then lost 2-1 to Streator in the final minute. Cassidy Harsted scored Ottawa’s lone goal.
Hall also lost 1-0 to DePue and 9-0 to Princeton.
IVCC 6, Waubonsee 3
IVCC won five of six singles matches and one of three doubles matches Saturday in Aurora.
Ottawa graduate David Dobrose won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, while La Salle-Peru alumnus Trent Lipka won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Dobrose and Lipka paired up for a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 1 doubles.
IVCC 8, Rock Valley 1
The Eagles rolled to victory Sunday in Rockford.
Ottawa alumnus David Dobrose won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while L-P graduate Trent Lipka earned a 7-6, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles.
Dobrose and Lipka won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.
L-P graduate Nate Adcock won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles and paired with Ottawa alumnus Matt Guenther to win 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Ottawa scored 12 points Saturday to finish second at the Boylan Quad.
The Pirates tied with Boylan and United Township, but finished second based on the second tiebreaker of number of games lost. Boylan lost 54 games, while the Pirates lost 66.
Ottawa’s Ale Lindemann won the No. 1 singles bracket, while Luke Winchester won the No. 2 singles bracket.