SANDWICH — The Sandwich Indians had a trio of pitchers combine for a no-hitter while pinging out 16 hits of their own during their 22-0 rout of the Hinckley-Big Royals in a nonconference game shortened to four innings on Saturday morning.
Sandwich (11-11) put 18 runs up on the scoreboard during the second inning.
Christopher Schiera (double, four runs batted in), Andrew Gipe (2-for-3), Hayden Isham, Austin Salemi (2-for-2, double, two RBIs), Zach Hix (2-for-2, home run, double, six RBIs), Sean Smith and Jackson Murphy (2-for-2, two RBIs) all had a pair of hits for the Indians. Wyatt Murphy had three RBIs. Jake Pfaff drove in two runs and scored four more.
Salemi (2 IP, 2 BB, 4 K) got the win on the mound. He was relieved by Smith (1 IP, 0 BB, 2 K) and Wyatt Murphy (1 IP, 0 BB, 1 K).
Plano 11, E-L-PP 10
At Plano, both teams scored nine times over the final three innings with the Reapers plating a trio in the home half of the seventh to edge Earlville-Leland/Paw Paw in a back-and-forth, high-scoring nonconference affair.
Grant Campbell and Tim McNally (two runs batted in) both went 3-for-4 at the plate for Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw (10-7-1). Brennan Sweeney (two RBIs) had a pair of hits. Jared Pickert drove in three runs. Jake Pickert had two RBIs.
Metamora 8, Fieldcrest 4
At Dozer Park in Peoria, the Knights were defeated by the Redbirds in a nonconference game.
Derek May had a triple for Fieldcrest (7-9). McKoy Allen (3 IP, 6 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K) suffered the pitching loss.
Newark 14, Paw Paw 4 (6 inn.)
Newark 14, Paw Paw 4 (5 inn.)
At Newark, the Lady Norsemen (14-5, 10-3) swept a Little Ten Conference doubleheader with the Lady Bulldogs by identical scores
Newark took the opener 14-4 in six innings. Jocelyn Mitchell (2-for-2, two runs batted in, three runs scored), Cassidy Adams (2-for-3) and Kaitlyn Hatteberg (2-for-2, double) all had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Norsemen offense. Riane Tomsa drove in three runs. Nikki Kala, Sophie Schomer and Emily Schofield all had two RBIs. Schomer (6 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 9 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Newark won the second game 14-4 in five innings. Alyssa Schofield (3-for-4, double, three RBIs, three runs), Tomsa (3-for-4, home run four RBIs) and Skyler Chavoen (3-for-3) had three hits apiece to lead the Lady Norsemen offense. Becca Sweeney added a pair of hits. Adams (5 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 11 K) recorded the win.
Pirates second at Hill Invitational
At Normal, the Pirates won three matches and finished second to Bloomington High School at Normal U-High's Hill Invitational on Saturday.
Jack Marvel won one of his three matches at No. 1 singles, defeating BHS' Adam Hanson 8-4, while Nate Meyer claimed his opener at No. 2 singles over Nick Banser of Normal West, 8-1. Those two Pirates teamed up to topple Pekin's Brendan Guenther and Peyton Swearingen, 8-0.
Frosh/soph boys tennis
Corsairs compete in NIB 12 meet
A quartet of Ottawa Corsairs medaled in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet at Rochelle.
Vadim Cheli was runner-up at No. 1 singles, defeating Rochelle's Sean Flanagan (6-3, 7-6 2) and Morris' Cody Spiezio (6-2, 6-2) before losing to Yorkville's Jake DeVol (6-3, 6-4).
Sam Walker placed third at No. 2 singles, getting a forfeit win over Yorkville's Nick Keane, losing to La Salle-Peru's Joey Barroso (6-4, 6-2) and beating DeKalb's Dan Le (6-2, 6-1).
Sam Barron and Regan Linde finished fifth at No. 1 doubles, losing to Morris' Ben Doss and Patrick McPherson (7-5, 6-7 3, 10-5) before beating DeKalb's Bobby Ray and Matthew Jerousek (6-1, 6-3) and Sterling's Jonas Hicks and Kyle Turley (6-3, 6-2).
Team standings are still to be determined.
Marquette 19, Earlville-Leland 2 (5 inn.)
Marquette 20, Earlville-Leland 2 (5 inn.)
At Masinelli Field in Ottawa, Luke Couch and Steven Jackson combined for 12 strikeouts in the Game 1 no-hitter, backed by 17 hits, four of them by Shane Reynolds. Jalen Flavel (two RBIs), Jake Thomas (double, 3 RBIs) each chipped in three hits and Nick Melvin, John Thompson and Carter Spears each added two for MA.
In Game 2, Melvin had three hits, Thompson and Thomas a single and double each and winning pitcher Grant Waldron two singles. Waldron fanned 11 and in relief, Flavel struck out two for the Cru (15-1).