The St. Bede softball team had a well-balanced effort on Thursday.
Eight Lady Bruins recorded a hit and four drove in at least one run as SBA picked up a 7-3 Three Rivers Conference South Division victory over Hall Thursday at the Academy.
Tara Kunkel led the attack atop the Lady Bruin lineup as she went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI, while Morgan Knoblach and Julia Pohar each went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Brianna Lau picked up the win in the circle for SBA (5-15, 3-11) as she allowed three earned runs on eight hits in the complete-game effort.
Putnam County 8, IVC 0
The Lady Panthers scored early and often as they rolled to the non-conference victory Thursday in Granville.
Taylor Pettit led the offense for PC (15-6) as she went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI, while Ciera Keller was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBI.
Shelby Yepsen threw a complete-game five-hit shutout.
Fieldcrest 5, Dee-Mack 0
Lauren Tjaden threw a complete-game five-hitter as the Lady Knights picked up the Heart of Illinois Conference victory Thursday in Mackinaw.
At the plate, Natalie Fortner doubled, homered and drove in two for Fieldcrest (13-2), while Hannah Peterson singled and drove in a pair.
Oregon 17, Mendota 16 (9 inn.)
The Lady Trojans dropped an extra-inning heartbreaker in Thursday’s Big Northern Conference West Division game in Oregon.
MHS led 9-0 midway through the second inning and led 15-8 entering the bottom of the seventh but allowed seven runs in the inning to tie the game at 15.
After both teams scored a run in the eighth, the Lady Hawks scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Brooke Carroll went 4-for-6 atop the MHS lineup as she scored three times and drove in two, while Mallary Phalen and Brooke Stallings both drove in four. Stallings also homered and doubled for the Lady Trojans.
Orion 5, Princeton 3
Taking a three-run lead to the seventh inning, the Tigresses allowed five runs in the top of the seventh and fell in Thursday’s Three Rivers Conference South Division game in Princeton.
PHS (6-13, 2-4 TRC South) scored single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings before it allowed the five runs — two earned — in the seventh.
Alisa Holmbeck led Princeton as she was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Mady Cain was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Mendota 4, Princeton 1
The Trojans won two singles matches and two doubles matches in Thursday’s non-conference dual in Princeton.
Cody Phalen and Joey Meyer both won singles matches for Mendota, while taking doubles matches for the Trojans were the teams of James Carroll and Mark Prescott at No. 1 doubles and Kruger Keene and Tyler Doughty at No. 3.
Princeton’s No. 2 doubles pairing of Brady Frank and Ian Nichols earned the Tigers’ lone victory.
Ottawa 4, Streator 1
The Pirates improved to 7-0 in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division play after they downed Streator Thursday in Ottawa.
Luke Winchester prevailed at No. 2 singles for Ottawa, while winning doubles matches for the Pirates were the teams of Kris Felty and Nolan McCorkle at No. 1, Tyler Lukkari and Alex Koziel at No. 2 and Josh Dale and Kyle Durango at No. 2
Fieldcrest 7, Dee-Mack 5
Drew Barth had three hits and two RBI as the Knights picked up the Heart of Illinois Conference victory Thursday in Wenona.
Jordan Cochran picked up the complete-game win on the hill as he allowed five runs — three earned — on nine hits and struck out six for Fieldcrest (7-10, 3-5 HOIC).
Oregon 7, Mendota 3
Evan Weber went 2-for-4 with three RBI atop the Trojan lineup, but MHS fell in the Big Northern Conference West Division game Thursday in Oregon.
Tied at 3 in the fifth, MHS (8-9, 3-4 BNC West) allowed two runs in the bottom of the fifth and two runs in the sixth and committed five errors overall.
Roanoke-Benson 11, Marquette 10
Taking a five-run lead to the bottom of the seventh, the Crusaders allowed six runs to drop Thursday’s Tri-County Conference game in Roanoke.
Evan Snyder was 3-for-5 with two RBI for MA (22-3, 7-1 TCC), while John Lechtenberg was 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored.
IVCC 4-7, Carl Sandburg 1-12
The Eagles earned a doubleheader split in Thursday’s Arrowhead Conference games in Oglesby.
Teke Scudder led IVCC to a 4-1 victory in Game 1 as he struck out 11 and allowed one earned run to pick up the complete-game victory.
In Game 2, the Eagles (20-21-1) allowed eight runs in the seventh inning as they fell 12-7.
Princeton 1, Hinckley-Big Rock 0
Michelle Kelly scored a second-half goal as the Tigresses earned the victory Thursday in Tiskilwa.
Kelly Schmidt recorded a shutout in goal for PHS (11-8-1), which registered its 12th shutout of the season.
Sterling 7, Ottawa 0
The Lady Pirates were shutout in Thursday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division game in Sterling.
TRACK AND FIELD
At Spring Valley
The Hall girls track and field team rolled to the victory at a six-team meet Thursday in Spring Valley.
The Lady Red Devils scored 182 points to better second-place Putnam County (106), third-place Henry-Midland (103), fourth-place Princeton (70), fifth-place Ohio (14) and sixth-place DePue (2).
Hall’s Brooke Keegan won the 400-meter dash (1:04.78), Amelia Moreno won the 800 (2:40.24), Jenna Lusietto won the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and Clarissa Gerrard won the discus (99-7 ½).
PC’s Lauren Colby won the 200 (30.32) and the long jump (14-1 ½), while Paige Griffith won the 300 hurdles (50.53). The Lady Panthers also won the 1,600 relay (4:48.82) and the 3,200 relay (12:51.15)
H-M’s Amanda Kereta won the 100 (12.75), Erin McKee won the 3,200 (12:09.67), Lauren Sendelbach won the 100 hurdles (16.67) and Emma Cluskey won the triple jump (33-9 ½). The Timberducks also won the 400 relay (52.66) and the 800 relay (1:52.46)
Princeton’s Zoe Mead won the 1,600 (5:35.12), Sierra Storm won the pole vault (8-6) and Colbi Schertz won the shot put with a school-record toss of 39-0.