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AREA ROUNDUP: Phillis hits for cycle; Carpenter tosses no-no

WILMINGTON — It was a productive day for the Streator baseball club's offense ... especially leadoff man Peyton Phillis.

Phillis hit for the cycle and drove home seven runs as the Bulldogs earned the Interstate Eight Conference series split with the 15-10 road win over Wilmington. Both he and fellow senior John Benckendorf homered, with Benckendorf driving home two. Lucas Sharisky, Mitch Vickers and James McGurk also had two RBIs apiece, Max Starkey scored three runs, and Brett Dresbach singled once and doubled twice.

Zack Grabowski (6 2/3 IP, 10 ER, 2 K) earned the pitching win and helped his cause with two hits and two RBIs for SHS (9-9 overall, 7-5 in the I-8).

Lisle 14, Seneca 3

At Lisle, the visiting Fighting Irish managed just five hits — including a Sam Grushkin double — in the I-8 loss. Cody Altman, Myles Mitchell and Ashton Harty drove home Seneca runs, with Gage Cryder (3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 2 K) suffering the pitching defeat.

Sandwich 7, Plano 6

At Sandwich, the host Indians scored twice in the bottom of the sixth and reliever and winning pitcher Sean Smith (2 IP, 0 R, 2 K) made it stand up for the I-8 triumph. Smith came on for starter Jake Pfaff (5 IP, 6 ER, 8 K).

Wyatt Murphy homered, Christopher Schiera was 3-for-3, and Austin Salemi drove home two for Sandwich.

E-L-PP 11, Serena 8

At Leland, the Huskers scored a lot early, but not as much as Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw — especially in an eight-run bottom of the second as the Red Raiders defeated visiting Serena on Tuesday in Little Ten Conference baseball play.

Brennan Sweeney (three singles, three RBIs), Grant Campbell (4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored) and Davis Sweeney (single, two RBIs) led the E-L-PP attack, with Sweeney (4 IP, 0 R, 2 K) also notching the pitching victory in relief.

For Serena — which scored all eight of its runs over the opening three innings — Connor Baker had two hits and four RBIs, with Trace Berggren and Greg Breese both singling, doubling and driving home a run. Breese (2 IP, 6 ER, 0 K) suffered the pitching loss.

Somonauk 13, Newark 3 (5 inn.)

At Newark, the Bobcats (15-0-1 overall, 12-0 LTC) kept their unbeaten season going behind a two-run homer from Brady Kreiter, a single, double and three RBIs from Drew Westbrook, and two-RBI days from both Steven Kenyon and Dalton Armour. Sam Brooks (5 IP, 3 ER, 4 K) pitched the win.

For the Norsemen, Dalton Reibel (3 IP, 11 ER, 2 K) was dealt the pitching loss. Dustin Wilkinson drove in two runs, while Connor Swanson tripled.

El Paso-Gridley 18, WFC 7 (5 inn.)

At El Paso, Collin Hjerpe slammed three home runs and drove home a half dozen runs, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors (7-8) were handed the road loss.

Hjerpe also took the pitching loss. Kyle Voytko doubled.

Marquette 7, Midland 0

In a game scheduled to take place in rural Varna, Marquette picked up a forfeit victory.

Tremont 8, Fieldcrest 1

At Wenona, the host Knights tied it after one frame but didn't score again in taking the HOIC loss.

Derek May (7 IP, 4 ER, 2 K) went the distance on the bump but took the loss. Michael Morse slammed a solo homer for Fieldcrest's lone tally.

Softball

Marquette 16, Midland 2 (5 inn.)

At rural Varna, the Lady Crusaders scored in each of their turns at bat and got the pitching win from reliever Mallory Marini (3 IP, 0 ER, 2 K).

Allie Snook doubled, homered, singled twice and drove home five for Marquette. Makenna Tkach tripled, singled twice and scored thrice. Paige Cottinham had two hits and two RBIs, Abbey Owens drove home three runs, and Makena McConnaughhay added two hits and an RBI.

WFC 17, El Paso-Gridley 2 (5 inn.)

At El Paso, the visiting Warriors received a grand slam from Morgan Schwan and an additional home run from Emily Friese (three hits, three RBIs) in the win over their old Midstate Conference rivals.

Audrey Jenkins (three hits, RBI), Sydnee Plesko (two hits, three runs) and winning pitcher August Gillman (two hits, two RBIs; 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 K) also led the Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell attack.

Seneca 10, Lisle 0

At Lisle, Maggie Carpenter recorded a no-hitter in a complete-game shutout as the Lady Irish improved to 22-1 overall, 11-0 in the I-8 ahead of a Thursday showdown at Manteno. Carpenter walked three and struck out 13.

Taylor Bushman was 3-for-3 with a double, Lyda Robinson had two hits, and both Cassidy Draves and Claudia Morris reached in every plate appearance for Seneca.

Sandwich 11, Plano 1 (6 inn.)

At Sandwich, Megan Schwartz homered and drove home two, Grace Schmidt drove in four runs, Bri Avery went 3-for-5 with four runs scored, and Lixy Lopez drove home two as the Lady Indians picked up the rivalry win.

Tara Bohnstedt (6 IP, 0 ER, 3 K) earned the pitching victory.

Streator 10, Wilmington 5

At Wilmington, the Lady Bulldogs earned the I-8 split behind the offense of Aubrey Durdan (home run, two singles, five RBIs) and Ellie Magana (two singles, two doubles, three runs, two RBIs) as well as the pitching of Anna Yanek (7 IP, 0 ER, 8 K).

Grace Schmitz singled, doubled, tripled and drove home two for SHS, with Maddie Barichello adding a pair of singles and a run batted in.

Somonauk 6, Newark 0

At Newark, all the game's runs were scored in the first three innings, with the Lady Bobcats plating them all for the Little Ten Conference win.

Tayler Fall (7 IP, 0 R, 3 K) walked none and scattered two hits in the complete-game shutout, also singling, doubling and driving home a run. Jessica Christiansen (single, double, triple, two RBIs), Lauren Kawall (two singles) and Marta Salgado (two RBIs) also led the Somonauk offense.

Alyssa Schofield and Naomi Sweeney had the lone hits for Newark, with Sophie Schomer (7 IP, 2 ER, 3 K) dealt the pitching loss.

Serena 13, Earlville-Leland 9

At Leland, the visiting Lady Huskers pounded out 18 hits overall — Susan Tuftie (two RBIs, three runs scored), Emily Hook (home run, six RBIs) and Brianna Engel (double) with three apiece — and scored five in the seventh in the Little Ten win.

Malachi Staton also homered and had two RBIs, with MacKenzie Harris singling and doubling. Engel (7 IP, 5 ER, 8 K) earned the pitching win.

For E-L (12-6, 9-3), Kennedy Meloy (single, triple), Emily Cook (4-for-5), Jadyn Pickert (double, two singles, two RBIs) and Julia Niles (single, double) led the attack. Cook (3 IP, 6 ER, 1 K) took the pitching loss.

Ottawa 11, Rochelle 0 (6 inn.)

At Rochelle, the Lady Pirates rolled to 16-2 overall (7-1 NIB 12) on the spring behind a complete-game, one-hit shutout from Abby Bukantis (6 IP, 0 R, 8 K) and a two-homer, five-RBI day from Molly Harris.

Jazzy Bowman went 3-for-4, Sloan Gayan doubled twice and drove home two, Michaella Battistelli notched two RBIs, and both Bailey Simpson and Cassie Claus (double) knocked two hits for victorious Ottawa.

Girls soccer

Ottawa 9, Plano 1

On Monday, the Lady Pirates received four goals courtesy of Kaitlyn Falaney plus one goal apiece from Abby Falaney, Skylar VanMill, Reagan Shea and Amariea Ross in the win. Assists came from VanMill, Katie McGraw, Ross, Abby Falaney and Shelbi Walsh.

Boys tennis

Morris 4, Streator 1

At Morris, the Bulldogs received a victory at No. 1 singles from Greg Rashid, 7-6(3), 7-5 over Peter Smyk. Rashid is now 13-2 on the season.

The No. 1 doubles team of Caleb Hawthorne and Jason Houch picked up the next-most games for Streator, falling 6-3, 6-1.

Ottawa 6, Pontiac 3

At Pontiac, the Pirates received a doubles wins from Jack Marvel and Nate Meyer (6-1, 6-3) at No. 1 plus singles triumphs at No. 1 from Marvel (7-5, 6-1), No. 3 from Logan Olszewski (6-1, 6-4), No. 4 from Andrew Hancock (6-2, 6-2), No. 5 from Max Vargas (6-1, 1-6, 10-7) and No. 6 courtesy of Jonah Sharp ((6-7(6), 6-2, 10-3)).

JV/sophomore softball

Ottawa 13, Rochelle 3

At Rochelle, Kylie Zoran earned the pitching win, with Lauren Carslon going 4-for-5 for the Lady Corsairs.

JV/sophomore baseball

Streator 17, Wilmington 14

At Streator, the Bulldogs (15-3, 10-2) won a shootout. Logan Williamson had three hits and three RBIs, Payton Benning doubled, and Mason Telford, Christian Bedecker and Drew Schmitt tagged two hits apiece. Tyler Halgren (2 IP, 5 R) earned the pitching win in relief of Bedecker (4 IP, 8 ER, 6 K), with Schmitt (1 IP, 3K) notching the save.

Ottawa 2, Geneseo 1

At Ottawa, John Vandervort (5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 K) pitched the win, while Noah Hardy (1/ 1/3 IP, 0 R) notched the save. Evan Evola drove in a run, Keegan Sarver had two hits, and Noah Hardy was 3-for-3 for the Corsairs (13-9 overall, 7-1 NIB 12).

At Geneseo on Monday, the Corsairs held on 12-11 with Evan Evola (1 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 3 K) earning the win in relief of Jace Addis (5 IP, 6 ER, 8 K) and Ty Trovero (1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 K) recording the save. Evola doubled twice and had four RBIs, T.J. McDonnell singled, doubled and drove home two, Bryr McMichael singled and tripled, and Anthony Cooper also had two hits for OHS.

Frosh/soph boys tennis

Ottawa 7, Pontiac 2

At Pontiac, Vadim Cheli (8-2), Regan Linde (8-6), Sam Walker (8-4), Sam Barron (8-1) and Micah Hortega (8-1) all earned OHS singles wins, with Linde and Walker (8-3) and Barron and Tanner Ditchfield (8-1) scoring doubles victories.

Freshman baseball

Ottawa 10, Geneseo 0 (6 inn.)

At Geneseo, the Vikings received a home run and three RBIs at the plate and a complete-game, one-hit shutout on the mound from Briar Naggs (6 IP, 0 R, 12 K).

Levi Sholders (4-for-4, triple), Adam Weitzel (3-for-4) and Matt Ahearn (3-for-4) also led OHS.

JUCO men's golf

IVCC 3rd at Lake Bracken

At Lake Bracken Country Club, the IVCC men's golf team placed third in an Arrowhead Conference Tournament with Carter Piercy scoring an 84 and Connor Soenksen an 88.

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