ROCHELLE — The Ottawa Pirates were blanked 6-0 by the Rochelle Hubs in their Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division opener Tuesday afternoon.
The contest was scoreless through four and a half innings of play before Rochelle scored four times in the fifth inning and twice more in the sixth.
Matt Mezel tallied the lone hit for Ottawa (6-5 overall, 0-1 NIB 12 West). Tyler Carson (4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 7 K) took the loss on the mound. He was relieved by Bradley Ruger (1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K).
Somonauk 9, Indian Creek 3
At Shabbona, the Bobcats broke open the game with a four-run fifth inning to defeat the Timberwolves in their Little Ten Conference opener.
Brady Kreiter (2-for-2, two doubles, four runs scored) and Clayton Morris had a pair of hits apiece to lead the Somonauk (4-0-1, 1-0) offense.
Steven Kenyon (5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K) was credited with the win on the mound in relief of starter Liam Roberts (2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 1 K).
E-L-PP 14, IMSA 3
At Aurora, the Raiders beat the Titans in a nonconference matchup.
Brennan Sweeney went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and three runs batted in to lead the Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw (2-3) offense. Grant Campbell (2-for-3, triple, three runs scored), Tyler Bretsch and Tm McNally (double, two RBIs) all added a pair of hits. Clint Eager and Carter Immel (four RBIs) both doubled.
Keegan Johnson (4 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K) got the win on the mound.
Westmont 5, Seneca 4
At Westmont, the Fighting Irish (2-2, 1-1) were edged by the Sentinels in an Interstate Eight Conference contest.
Coal City 11, Sandwich 0 (5 inn.)
At Coal City, the Indians were blanked by the Coalers in five innings in an I-8 game.
Andrew Gipe, Austin Salemi and Jake Pfaff accounted for Sandwich's three hits. Wyatt Murphy (2 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K) took the pitching loss.
Ottawa 6, Hall 5
At King Field, freshman Abi Claus' two out, run-scoring double in the home half of the seventh inning gave the Lady Pirates the nonconference win over the Lady Red Devils, who led 4-0 after the opening frame.
Sloan Gayan and Molly Harris both homered for Ottawa (5-0). Abi Claus had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in. Jazzy Bowman and Cassie Claus (2-for-3) had two hits as well.
Gayan (3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K) was credited with the win in the circle in relief of starter Abby Bukantis (4 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K).
Seneca 22, Westmont 3 (5 inn.)
At Westmont, the Lady Irish put 15 runs on the scoreboard during their initial two trips up to bat en route to the Interstate Eight Conference triumph over the Sentinels in five innings.
Kylie Winsor went 5-for-5 at the plate with a home run, three runs batted in and five runs scored to pace a Seneca (6-1, 2-0) offense that totaled 22 hits. Taylor Bushman was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Lyda Robinson (2-for-3), Cassidy Draves (homer, four RBIs), Claudia Morris (2-for-3, triple, three RBIs) and Britney Helms (2-for-3) all added a pair of hits. Gillian Culbreth doubled and plated two runs.
Maggie Carpenter — who fanned all nine batters she faced over the first three innings — recorded the win in the circle.
Sandwich 6, Coal City 4
At Coal City, the Lady Indians plated a trio of runs each in the third and fourth innings of their I-8-opening win over the Lady Coalers.
Grace Schmidt went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in to lead the Sandwich (2-3, 1-0) offense. Brianna Avery added a pair of hits, including a triple, and scored two runs.
Schmidt also went the distance in the circle to record the win. She allowed four runs (two earned) and eight hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
Serena 3, Paw Paw 0 (5 inn.)
Serena 15, Paw Paw 0 (4 inn.)
At Serena, the Lady Huskers (3-1, 2-1) swept a Little Ten Conference doubleheader from the Lady Bulldogs.
Serena took opener 3-0 in five innings. Brianna Engel fired a no-hitter, striking out 12 batters and walking two. Kylie Shannon was 2-for-2 at the plate, MacKenzie Harris had two runs batted in and Cheyenne Banister doubled for the Lady Huskers.
Serena won the second game 15-0 in four innings. Shannon (two RBis, four runs scored), Emily Hook (double) and Taylor Staton (2-for-2) all had a pair of hits to lead Lady Huskers' offense. Engel, Maddie Holdiman (two RBIs) and Malachi Staton all doubled. Engel pitched the initial two innings to get the win in the circle. She didn't allow a hit and issued one base on balls while striking out four.
Somonauk 11, Indian Creek 0 (5 inn.)
At Shabbona, Tayler Fall fired a no-hitter — striking out 10 batters and walking one — and went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, triple and six runs batted in to lead the ICA Class 1A top-ranked Lady Bobcats to the LTC win over the Timberwolves in five innings.
Marta Salgado was 2-for-3. Sydni Frederick had two RBIs.
Newark 12, FFCA 2 (5 inn.)
At Newark, the Lady Norsemen scored four runs in the first inning to propel them to the win over Channahon Families of Faith Christian Academy in five innings.
Naomi Sweeney, Jocelyn Mitchell (double, three runs batted in), Nikki Kala (home run, triple, three RBIs) and Emily Schofield (double) all had a pair of hits to lead the Newark (3-1) offense. Cassidy Adams doubled. Riane Tomsa plated two runs.
Sophie Schomer recorded the win in the circle. She allowed two earned runs and two hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in four innings.
Earlville-Leland 7, IMSA 3
At Aurora, the Raiders defeated the Titans in a nonconference game.
Emily Cook went 3-for-4 at the plate with four runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Earlville-Leland offense. Skyler Brue added a pair of hits, including a home run. Jadyn Pickert plated a pair of runners.
Kennedy Meloy recorded the win in the circle. She allowed three runs (two earned) and seven hits with five walks and six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings pitched.
Highland 4, IVCC 2
Highland 6, IVCC 3
At Oglesby, the Eagles (5-9, 0-6) were swept by Highland Community College in an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader.
IVCC was defeated 4-2 in the opener. Rena Barroso, Streator High School graduate Brenna McCann (run batted in), Fieldcrest High School alumna Lauren Tjaden (RBI) and SHS product Lindsey Salata accounted for the four Eagle hits. Tjaden (7 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K) took the pitching loss.
IVCC lost the second game 6-3. Barroso had a pair of hits, including a triple. McCann (RBI) and Salata tallied a hit apiece. Marquette Academy grad Maddie Dougherty (7 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 BB, 2 K) took the loss in the circle.
Streator 9, Herscher 1
At Herscher, Christian Bedecker gave up only three hits and struck out eight batters in six innings pitched to get the win on the mound for Streator (5-1, 2-0) in its I-8 win over Herscher. Mason Benning had three hits, including a triple, double and two runs batted in to lead the offense. Mason Telford (double, two RBIs), Carter Pierce and Damien Simmons all added a pair of hits.
Morris 15, Marquette 5
On Monday, Addie McConnaughhay had three hits and two runs batted in for Marquette during its loss to Morris. Paige Cottingim had an RBI double.
Fresh/soph boys tennis
Ottawa 4, La Salle-Peru 1
At Ottawa, the Corsairs opened NIB 12 play with a win over L-P.
Posting singles wins for Ottawa were Sam Walker at No. 1 (8-2 over Gavin Jonassen) and Nicolas Taylor at No. 2 (9-8, 7-2 over Joey Barroso). Notching doubles victories were Sam Barron and Regan Linde at No. 1 (8-5 over Chris Garcia and Josh Pioch) and Tanner Ditchfield and Micah Hortega at No. 2 (9-8, 7-1 over Joel Serrano and Latrell Coulter).
Walker and Linde also teamed up to win an exhibition match.