Forreston/Polo’s Ketarah DeVries bounded back from a two run loss to Morrison on Monday afternoon, hurling a pair of one hitters as the Lady Cardinals swept a pair from Du/Pec. Devries fanned eleven in the first game and teammate Meg Cullor went three for three at the plate with a pair of runs batted in. She struck out nine in game two and teammates Alina Llanas and Olivia Patterson provided her with plenty of offense. Llanas went three for four and Patterson was two for four with two runs batted in.
Morrison 10 Sterling Newman 0 (5 Inn.)
The Fillies Morgan Ammon and Allie Wiersema combined to limit the Lady Comets to just three hits as Morrison took the ten run five inning game. Kaitlyn and Shannon Finneran provided the pitchers with offense, both having two hits and two runs batted in.
Le-Win 12 Orangeville 7
West Carroll 7 Stockton/Warren 1
The Lady Thunder scored in all but two innings and hammered out fourteen hits enroute to the six run victory on Tuesday at Stockton. West Carroll took a two to one lead on the second and added one run in the third, one in the fourth, two in the sixth and a final run in the seventh. Kim Durward allowed just a single first inning run as she pitched the complete game win, giving up six hits while walking two and striking out eight. Jessica Zink took the pitching loss for Stockton/Warren. Allison Thulen was four for five with her bat, knocking in a pair of runs for the Lady Thunder. “After the first inning Kim pitched a very good game,” said West Carroll coach Mathey, “Our defense also played very well behind her.”
Milledgeville 12 Freeport Aquin 3
The Lady Missiles pushed across five first inning runs to take the nine run win from the Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon. Aquin responded in their half of the third, scoring three but Milledgeville came right back in the bottom half of the inning, plating another five runs. The Lady Missiles added their final two runs in the bottom half of the fourth. Milledgeville pounded out eleven hits, led by Taylor Grenoble who went two for two with a pair of runs scored, Kelsey Hayen went two for three with two runs scored and one batted in. Emily Bush picked up the pitching win, allowing six hits while walking two and striking out ten Aquin batters. Kendahl Schlueter took the loss for the Lady Bulldogs, giving up all twelve runs, six earned, walking three and striking out four.
Forreston/Polo 2 Dakota 1 (15 Inn.)
Dakota pushed a single run across the plate in the top half of the first inning and from there it was a pitchers duel until Forreston/Polo was able to score two runs in the bottom of the fifteenth to claim the narrow, hard fought victory. The Lady Cardinals managed to load the bases in the fifteenth and freshman Hailey Ingram singled to send the tying and winning runs across. Starting pitcher Ketarah DeVries took the win, allowing five hits and walking one while fanning thirteen hitters. Dakota’s Callina Rockey was equally impressive, also striking out thirteen Forreston/Polo hitters but walking nine.The victory improves the Lady Cardinals record to 19-5, 7-0 while Dakota falls to 8-6, 2-4.
Milledgeville 8 Sterling Newman 0
Milledgeville took a one to nothing first inning lead and tacked on six more runs in the third and a final run in the bottom of the fifth to earn the shut out win. Lady Missiles Emily Bush and Jolee Parks combined to hurl a three hitter while walking one and striking out a combined twelve Lady Comet batters. The Lady Missiles offense garnered ten hits, led by Kaleigh Leddy who went two for two with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in. Teammate Courtney Swalve had a two base hit and Jestine Imel belted a three base hit.
East Dubuque 4 West Carroll 3
The Lady Thunder held a three to nothing first inning lead before the Lady Warriors responded with four runs in the top half of the sixth inning. Allison Thulen took the pitching loss as she went five and a third innings giving up four runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out six. “The key to the game was East Dubuque’s team hitting,” said Lady Thunder coach Mathey, “We held them off as long as we could. It was two pretty even teams playing tonight.
West Carroll 24 Eastland 6 (5 Inn.)
West Carroll’s Kim Durward fires a pitch to an Eastland hitter during Thursday afternoon softball action in Thomson. Kim pitched five innings, allowing six runs on six hits while walking one and striking out one in the Lady Thunder 24-6 victory.
Lady Cougar Ashley Nepean takes a cut at a pitch during Thursday’s game against West Carroll. Ashley and the Lady Cougars couldn’t make the comeback as West Carroll took the eighteen run, five inning win.
(PA photso/Craig Lang)
Eastland struck first scoring two runs in the top of the first inning on a two run blast by Lady Cougar first baseman Delanie Giedd and from there it was pretty much all West Carroll as the Lady Thunder hammered out the five inning eighteen run win. West Carroll sent fourteen players across the plate in the bottom of the opening inning to open up a lead that Eastland couldn’t overcome. Starting pitcher Marissa Harris was relieved after one third of an inning after surrendering twelve runs on eight hits and left the dugout after the bottom half of the first inning. She was replaced by Monica Walters and Eastland had to complete the contest with only eight players. The Lady Cougars scored four more runs in the top half of the second and the Lady Thunder promptly responded with a pair of runs to take a sixteen to six lead. West Carroll sent eight more runs across the plate in the bottom of the fourth. Kim Durward improved her pitching record to four and seven, giving up six hits while walking one and striking out one. West Carroll hammered out seventeen hits, led by Tygan Cole who went four for five with two runs batted in. Audrey Francke went three for five with five runs batted in. Delanie Gieddd and Haley Miller were both two for three for the Lady Cougars.
Pearl City 12 Scales Mound/River Ridge 2
The Lady Wolves jumped out to a six to nothing third inning lead and added two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and three more in the seventh to blow the game open. SM/RR scored single runs in the bottom of the third and sixth innings. Halle Fransen took the pitching victory for Pearl City, going the distance, giving up two hit while walking six and striking out nine. At the plate, the Lady Wolves were paced by Meghan Stichter who went three for six with a run scored and three RBI’s.
Pearl City 5 West Carroll 4 (9 Inn.)
Pearl City improved their record to 15-7, 8-1 with the narrow one run nine inning win. West Carroll took a one to nothing lead in the second inning and built that lead to three to nothing in the top of the fifth before the Lady Wolves came back to score one run in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the bottom of the sixth. The Lady Thunder tied the game in the top of the seventh and held the Pearl City squad scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings. Pearl City’s Meghan Stichter had the game winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth and also picked up the pitching win, walking six and striking out two. Halle Fransen went three for five with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Jenna Canon was three for four with a run scored and a pair of RBI’s. West Carroll’s Kim Durward took the pitching loss for West Carroll, going four innings. Durward was three for four at the plate with a pair of two base hits. West Carroll coach Mathey said, “First of all, it was a very well played softball game by both teams. Pearl City just got that break that they were able to take advantage of and we couldn’t.”
Eastland 11 Scales Mound/River Ridge 9
Eastland 16 Scales Mound/River Ridge 10
The Lady Cougars took a pair of games from the Lady Wildcats on Saturday in Hanover. In game one, Eastland pushed three runs across in the top of the first and SM/RR responded with a run in the bottom half. The Lady Cougars sent two more runs across in the top of the third and the Lady Wildcats put five runs of their own on the board to take a six to five lead. Both teams scored two runs in the fifth and SM/RR added a run in the bottom of the sixth to take a nine to seven lead. Eastland pushed four runs across in the seventh and held the Lady Wildcats to take the first game victory. Monica Walters earned the pitching victory, allowing ten hits and six walks while fanning seven. Walters was also three for four with her bat, belting a round tripper and driving in three. Teammate Delanie Giedd added a three base hit and two RBI’s.
The second game saw SM/RR take a six to three third inning lead before Eastland responded with four in the fourth, six in the fifth and three more runs in the sixth. SM/RR scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Lady Cougars Delanie Giedd went three for five with another three base hit and six runs batted in. Haley Miller was three for four with two RBI’s. Ashley Nepean took the pitching win, allowing four hits while walking three and striking out seven.
West Carroll 15 Forreston/Polo 6
The Thunder took a twelve to nothing lead after three innings and added three more in the bottom of the sixth to claim the nine run victory in Thomson on Monday. The Cardinals cracked the scoreboard with four runs in the fourth and added two runs in the fifth. West Carroll starting pitcher held Forreston/Polo scoreless through three innings, giving up four runs in the fourth before being relieved by Tyler Westerman in the fifth. On offense, the Thunder was led by Brian Gilbert who went four for five with five runs batted in. Sullivan was two for three with a pair of walks and teammate Nick Hughes was two for five with three runs scored. Skylar Hayunga was three for four for the Cardinals with four stolen bases and Chris Sander belted a home run for Forreston/Polo. “It was almost like watching a different team today than I’ve been watching all season,” commented Thunder coach Kamper, “Our bats came alive, our pitching was solid and our defense was not as bad as it has been. The boys deserve the credit for this win as they kept their heads high and went out and earned this win.”
Morrison 7 Sterling Newman 4
The Mustangs improved their record to sixteen wins against just six losses as they claimed the three run victory. The Comets led four to nothing after two and a half innings but Morrison responded with seven unanswered runs. Andy Schaver earned the victory on the mound for Morrison, allowing six hits and two walks. Sean McCormick took the loss for the Comets. Danny Willis sparked the Mustang offense with three hits, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Warren/Stockton 5 Pearl City 4
Le-Win 14 River Ridge/Scales Mound 3 (5 Inn.)
Freeport Aquin 10 South Beloit 0 (5 Inn.)
Orangeville 11 AFC 2
Dakota 9 Milledgeville 8 (8 Inn.)
The Indians traveled to Millwheel Park on Monday and escaped with the narrow one run win in extra innings. Both teams combined for twenty five hits and each team was able to push across five first inning runs. The Missiles took a one runs lead in the second on three hits and a Dakota fielding error. The Indians took back the lead in the fourth, pushing two runs across on four hits. Milledgeville knotted the score at seven runs apiece in the bottom of the fourth. Dakota scored the eventual winning runs in the top of the eighth inning on a hit and a pair of Milledgeville fielding errors. The Indians Brandon Lizer took the pitching victory in relief and the Missiles Kyle Groen took the loss in relief of starter Jordan Harris. Groen was three for four with his bat and teammate Devin Biller was two for three with a run scored and a pair knocked in. Tyler Burs and Adam Lawson each had two hits for the Indians.
Forreston/Polo 9 Durand/Pecatonica 6
The Cardinals took a three to nothing lead in the bottom of the second inning on back to back homers by Colten Meyer and Nick Ludwig and Du/Pec tied the score at three in the fifth on a three run homer by Mike Johnson. Forreston/Polo took back the lead in the bottom half of the sixth inning on a two run shot by Adam Akins. Durand/Pec was able to reclaim the lead in the top of the seventh, pushing three runs across the plate. In the bottom of the seventh, Jake Groom led off with a base on balls, Robert Cornelius sacrificed him to second, Chris Sander drew a base on balls, Skylar Hayunga’s single scored Groom, Adam Akins fanned and Tanner Bronkema blasted a walk off three run homer to end the game. Groom took the pitching victory in relief of starter Nick Ludwig. Du/Pec’s Kyle Blassingham suffered the loss. Meyer was two for three for the Cardinals with a run scored and two batted in. The win improves Forreston/Polo’s record to 15-9, 7-2 while Du/Pec drops to 9-8, 2-4.
West Carroll 13 Fulton Unity 7
The Thunder pounded out eleven hits to take the six run victory in Thomson on Tuesday afternoon. West Carroll scored four runs in the bottom of the third, added one run in the fourth, five in the fifth and one more run in the sixth. The Knights scored four in the top of the fourth and added two more runs in the sixth. Thunder starting pitcher Marshall Benters worked two innings giving up one run on one hit while walking one and striking out two. Chris Holder pitched the next three innings for West Carroll, allowing four runs on three hits, walking three and fanning five. Brian Gilbert finished the game on the hill, giving up two runs on one hit. Joey Sullivan was one for two at the plate, with a two run homer and three RBI’s. Thunder coach Kamper said, “We gave up just one earned run today. Our hitting got us this win.”
Sterling Newman 15 Milledgeville 5
The Missiles held a five to four lead after four innings but a huge fifth inning proved to be the game winner for Sterling Newman. The Comets pushed seven runs across the plate on two hits and two errors in the top of the fifth to take control of this game. Eric Gibbs and Keegan Murray were two for three for the Missiles and teammate Jordan Harris was two for four. Gibbs also had three runs batted in. Doug Williams took the pitching loss, going one inning and allowing three runs on no hits while walking three hitters. Milledgeville committed five fielding errors.
Erie/Prophetstown 11 Forreston/Polo 8
Erie/P’town scored in every inning except two to take the narrow three run victory. E/P scored two runs in the first, one in the second, three in the fourth and five in the sixth. The Cardinals scored one in the first, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the seventh. Skylar Hayunga went three for four at the plate with a pair of runs batted in. Colten Meyer was two for three with a run scored and teammate Chris Sander went two for four with a double, an RBU and one stolen base. Jake Groom took the loss on the mound for Forreston/Polo, giving up six runs in two and a third innings pitched.
Eastland 6 West Carroll 2
The Thunder pushed across two runs in the top of the first inning and the Cougars countered with one in the first, two in the second, two in the third and one more in the bottom of the fourth. Tyler Giedd and Ty Hartman combined the pitching duties to limit West Carroll to four hits while the Cougars hammered out a dozen hits. The Thunder’s Jordan Barr took the loss, allowing six runs on ten hits in four innings pitched. “We have come a long way since we last played these guys and got ten runned,” said Thunder coach Kamper, “Our defense was the best it has been all season. Giedd is one of the best pitchers in the area and I am not upset at the outcome of this game. We left nine runners on base and one or two key hits could have made things a lot more interesting.”
Forreston/Polo 13 South Beloit 2 (5 Inn.)
The Cardinals led five to one after two innings and added five fourth inning runs and another three runs in the top of the fifth to take the eleven run, five inning victory. Forreston/Polo pounded out ten hits, led by Skylar Hayunga who went three for three with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Adam Akins took the pitching victory going four innings and allowing two runs on six hits. The win improves the Cardinals record to 16-10, 8-2.
River Ridge/Scales Mound 9 Pearl City 2
The Wildcats took a six to nothing lead after four innings and plated one more run in the fifth and two in the seventh to take the seven run victory. Pearl City pushed across two runs in the fifth. RR/SM also took advantage of five Pearl City fielding errors. Austin Ertmer took the win on the hill for the Wildcats and Pearl City’s Colton Bastian suffered the loss. “We are having trouble hitting the ball with runners in scoring position,” said Wolves coach Bill Johnson, ‘Too many errors tonight but we will get better.”
West Carroll 8 Galena 3
The Thunder and Pirates were tied at one run each after one inning of play but the Thunder plated one in the third and three more runs in the fourth and added another three in the sixth to take the five run victory. Galena responded with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth but could get no closer. West Carroll pitcher Joey Sullivan went the distance to improve his record on the season to 2-1, giving up six hits while walking two and striking out four Galena hitters. Sullivan was also two for four at the plate with a double, a solo home run and two runs batted in. Teammate Josh Sullivan went three for five with three singles. “We had a close game with Galena a couple weeks ago,” said Thunder coach Kamper, “We knew if we played as well as we have of late that we had a chance at this game. Our pitching, hitting and defense all came together. We also took advantage of the mistakes they made.”
Warren/Stockton 15 Pearl City 0 (5 Inn.)
Warren/Stockton took a seven to nothing second inning lead and added four in the third, one in the fourth and three more runs in the fifth to take the fifteen run, five inning win. Jared Hess hurled a one hitter and Warren/Stockton capitalized on five Pearl City errors to run away with the victory. The Wolves Keagan Blasing took the pitching loss. Warren/Stockton blasted five round trippers in the contest.
Varsity Baseball & Softball Schedule
(BB) Forreston/Polo at Freeport Aquin
(SB) Orangeville at Milledgeville
(SB) Eastland at Galena
(BB) West Carroll at Warren/Stockton
(BB) Pearl City at East Dubuque
(SB) Stockton/Warren at Pearl City
(BB) Amboy at Morrison
(SB) Amboy at Morrison
(SB) Forreston/Polo at Freeport Aquin
(BB) AFC vs. Forreston/Polo @ Polo
(BB) Durand/Pecatonica at Milledgeville
(BB) Pearl City at West Carroll
(SB) West Carroll at Aledo Tourney
(BB) Eastland at Freeport
(SB) Stockton/Warren at Eastland
(BB) West Carroll at Morrison Tourney
(SB) Forreston/Polo at Winnebago (DH)
(BB) Le-Win vs. Forreston/Polo @ Forreston
(SB) Eastland at Milledgeville
(BB) Eastland at Pearl City
(BB) West Carroll at Le-Win
(SB) West Carroll at East Dubuque
(SB) Pearl City at Durand/Pecatonica
(BB) Erie/Prophetstown at Morrison
(SB) Erie/Prophetstown at Morrison
(SB) Milledgeville vs. Forreston/Polo @ Polo (DH)
(BB) Milledgeville at Dakota
(SB) Eastland at Stockton/Warren
(BB) Forreston/Polo at Durand/Pecatonica
Track & Field Results
April 23 at Milledgeville (Girls)
1-Milledgeville/Eastland – 90
2-Polo/Forreston – 86
3-Stockton/Warren – 61
4-AFC – 11
Quadrangular at Bureau Valley (Girls)
1-Bureau Valley – 77
2-West Carroll – 54
3-Cambridge – 44
New school record set by West Carroll in the 4 X 100M Relay: 55.67