COAL CITY — The Illinois Coaches Association Class 3A No. 2 state-ranked Ottawa Lady Pirates plated a trio of runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Coal City Lady Coalers 5-3 in a nonconference contest Wednesday afternoon.
Ottawa (17-2) got the go-ahead two-run single off the bat of recent freshman call-up Lauren Carlson.
Carlson and fellow ninth-grader Cassie Turk both went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Lady Pirate offense. Jenna Nink homered.
Sloan Gayan went the distance in the circle to record the win. She allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts.
Earlville-Leland 7, Sterling Newman 6
At Leland, the Raiders rallied late from a five-run deficit and pushed across the game-winning run in the home half of the seventh to defeat the Lady Comets in a nonconference contest.
Earlville-Leland (13-6), which was down 6-1 through four and a half innings of play, scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth and got a walk-off single by Amanda Myers.
Emily Cook, Jadyn Pickert (2-for-3, double, two runs batted in) and Myers all had a pair of hits to lead the Raiders' offense. Kennedy Meloy, who recorded the win in the circle in relief (5 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K), had a two-run homer. Skyler Brue and MaKenzie Farley both doubled.
Sterling Newman 6, E-L-PP 5
At Leland, the Raiders were edged by the Comets in a nonconference contest.
Grant Campbell went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in for Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw. Tyler Bretsch (triple) and Jared Pickert were both 2-for-3. Campbell (1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) was charged with the pitching loss in relief.
Track and field
Pirates, Lady Pirates compete vs. L-P
The Ottawa Pirates and Lady Pirates competed in a dual meet versus La Salle-Peru on Tuesday at the L-P Sports Complex in La Salle.
In the boys event, L-P defeated Ottawa 85.5-57.5. For Ottawa, Jojo Jackson won four events: the 100 (:11.12 seconds), 200 (:23.13), 400 (1:00.21) and the long jump (20 feet, 7 inches). Also taking firsts were Drew Klatt in the 3200 (11 minutes, 10.78 seconds), Issac Jung in the shot put (40-09) and Ethan Harsted in the pole vault (14-0).
In the girls event, L-P beat Ottawa 93-50. Lady Pirate Maddy Smith re-broke her own OHS record in the pole vault with a leap of 10-03. Sam Satterfield was a double-individual winner for Ottawa, winning both the shot put (36-2) and discus (112-4.5). Also claiming firsts were Jessiy Zebrauskas in the high jump (4-10), and the quartet of Faith Klein, Maddie Carroll, Zebrauskas and Ashleigh Sealley in the 1600 relay (4:42.31).
Indians compete in Braidwood
The Sandwich Indians finished fourth out of five schools in a meet at Reed-Custer on Tuesday.
Sandwich got first places from Jacob Heilemeier in the 110 high hurdles (20.43 seconds) and Cole Mansur in the pole vault (7 feet, 0 inches). Finishing runner-up were Sead Sedjiu in the shot put (40 feet, 10 inches), Jacob Moster in the discus (127-5) and Jacob Dallen in the high jump (5-4).
Marquette 20, WFC 10
At rural Streator, Marquette beat Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell in a high-scoring affair.
Trevor Derossett (double) and Mason Ewing (two doubles) each had two hits for WFC. Clayton Sibert took the pitching loss.
Marquette 22, Henry-Senachwine 4 (5 inn.)
At Henry last Friday, Nick Melvin (four runs batted in) and Jay Scott had three hits apiece, including a double each, to lead the Marquette offense during its win over Henry-Senachwine in five innings. John Thompson and Vic Mullen (triple) each added a pair of hits. Lenon Daniels and Steven Jackson both doubled. Grant Waldron had three RBIs.
WFC 15, Marquette 14
Molly Snook and Paige Cottingim both tripled and doubled for Marquette, which was edged by Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell.