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AREA ROUNDUP: WFC splits pair of thrillers with Putnam County

RURAL STREATOR — The Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell Warriors were edged 1-0 in eight innings by the Putnam County Panthers in a Tri-County Conference contest on Tuesday afternoon.

WFC (8-10 overall, 5-6 T-CC) had a runner thrown out at the plate in the seventh before Putnam County pushed across the deciding tally in the top of the eighth inning.

Mason Ewing had a double for the Warriors. Kyle Voytko (1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 K) took the pitching loss in relief of Collin Hjerpe (7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 7 K).

Sandwich 16, Seneca 3

At Seneca, the Indians beat the Fighting Irish in an Interstate Eight Conference game.

Wyatt Murphy (four runs batted in, three runs scored) and Jake Pfaff (two RBIs) both went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double apiece to lead the Sandwich (13-11, 9-5) offense. Andrew Gipe (three RBIs, three runs) and Jackson Murphy (2-for-3, double) each added a pair of hits. Hayden Isham doubled and drove in three runs.

Pfaff got the win on the mound. He allowed two earned runs and four hits with four walks and three strikeouts in four innings pitched.

Peotone 7, Streator 2

At the SHS Athletic Fields, the host Bulldogs fell Tuesday to split their I-8 series with the Blue Devils, with Peotone putting it away with a four-run top of the seventh.

Peyton Phillis and Joey Byers each popped two hits for Streator, with Byers and Zack Grabowski driving home runs. Vern McKinley (6+ IP, 4 ER, 3 K) suffered the pitching loss.

The previous night in Peotone, Hunter Telford hit the go-ahead home run to cap off a five-run seventh as Streator knocked off Peotone 10-8. Byers provided two hits and two RBIs and also earned the pitching win in relief of starter Grabowski (3 2/3 IP, 3 ER) and Telford (2 1/3 IP, 0 R).

E-L-PP 11, Newark 6

At Leland, the Raiders defeated the Norsemen in a Little Ten Conference game.

Grant Campbell (2-for-3, three runs scored), Justin Shannon and Tim McNally (2-for-3, double) all had a pair of hits to lead the Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw (12-7-1, 10-2-1) offense. Portsr Wesson drove in four runs. Davis Sweeney had two runs batted in.

McNally got the win on the mound. He allowed six runs (five earned) and five hits with five walks and six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings pitched.

Corey Jacobson had two RBIs for Newark (3-12, 3-10).

Indian Creek 13, Serena 3 (6 inn.)

At Shabbona, the Huskers fell to the Timberwolves in six innings in an LTC game.

Preston Duffy had a home run for Serena (9-9, 6-6). Trace Berggren had a double. Ivan Stafford (3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, 11 H, 3 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.

Softball

Kaneland 5, Ottawa 2

At Maple Park, the ICA Class 3A No. 2 state-ranked Lady Pirates fell to the Knights in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference crossover game.

Ottawa (20-3 overall, 9-2 NIB 12) tallied the initial run during the opening frame before Kaneland plated a trio of runs in the bottom half.

Jenna Nink had a home run for the Lady Pirates. Sloan Gayan and Cassie Claus each had a double. Molly Harris had the other run batted in. Gayan (6 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 10 K) took the pitching loss.

Despite the defeat, Ottawa remained tied atop the NIB 12 West standings, as Sterling lost to Sycamore.

Peotone 10, Streator 4

At the SHS Athletic Fields, the Lady Bulldogs committed nine errors during their Interstate Eight Conference loss to the Blue Devils.

Grace Schmitz (triple, double, two runs batted in) and Aubrey Durdan were both 2-for-3 at the plate for Streator. Ellie Magana (7 IP, 10 R, 4 ER, 13 H, 0 BB, 5 K) took the pitching loss.

WFC 2, Putnam County 1

At rural Streator, the Warriors scored the game-winning run in the home half of the seventh on an error to edge the Lady Panthers in a Tri-County Conference contest.

Emily Friese and Kylie Kindermann (triple) both went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell (13-9, 8-4) offense.

Shea Moritz went the distance in the circle to record the win. She allowed an earned run and five hits with one walk and no strikeouts.

On Monday in Granville, the Warriors were edged 4-3 by Putnam County, as the Lady Panthers pushed across the deciding tally in the home half of the seventh. Friese, who was dealt the pitching loss (6 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K), went 3-for-3 with a double. Sydnee Plesko had a double and a run batted in.

Seneca 16, Sandwich 6 (6 inn.)

At Seneca, the ICA Class 2A ninth-ranked Lady Irish built a 10-0 advantage through three innings of play to propel them to the I-8 win over the Lady Indians in six innings.

Taylor Bushman had four hits to lead the Seneca (26-3, 14-1) offense. Maggie Carpenter and Gillian Culbreth (double) added three hits apiece. Cassidy Draves (two-run homer to put the 10-run rule into effect and end the game), Lyda Robinson, Hayley Wilson and Kylie Winsor all had a pair of hits.

Anne Krull (3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the win in the circle.

Brianna Avery had a triple and a run batted in for Sandwich (10-9-1, 8-6). Josie Gonzalez (2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 0 K) took the pitching loss.

Somonauk 11, Paw Paw 0 (5 inn.)

At Somonauk, the ICA Class 1A No. 3 state-ranked Lady Bobcats put up seven runs during the opening inning of their Little Ten Conference win over the Lady Bulldogs in five innings.

Jessica Christiansen (2-for-2, triple), Claire Lamb (2-for-3) and Alicia Hendron (2-for-2, double) all had a pair of hits to lead the Somonauk offense. Tayler Fall doubled and had two runs batted in.

Mary Seville pitched a three-hit shutout, walking none and striking out three.

Trysta Foster was 2-for-2 at the plate for Paw Paw. Jodie Penman (4 IP, 11 R, 10 ER, 11 H, 3 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.

Earlville-Leland 7, Newark 2

At Leland, the Raiders scored four runs during the opening inning to propel them to the LTC win over the Lady Norsemen.

Haley Michael went 3-for-3 at the plate with a two-run homer, a double and three runs batted in to lead the Earlville-Leland (15-7, 11-4) offense. Jadyn Pickert and Taylor Weymouth (two RBIs) were both 2-for-3.

Michael recorded the win in the circle. She allowed an earned run and four hits with one walk and three strikeouts in five innings pitched.

Naomi Sweeney was 3-for-3 with a double for Newark (15-6, 11-4). Becca Sweeney was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Alyssa Schofield also had a double. Sophie Schomer (6 IP, 7 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K) took the pitching loss.

Indian Creek 7, Serena 4

At Shabbona, the Lady Huskers stranded 11 runners and struck out 10 times during their LTC loss to the Timberwolves.

Maddie Holdiman (2-for-3, two runs scored), Malachi Staton (two runs batted in) and Brianna Engel all had a pair of hits for Serena (12-10, 10-5). Engel (6 IP, 7 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 9 K) took the pitching loss.

Sophomore baseball

Peotone 14, Streator 13

At Peotone, Drew Schmitt had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and three runs batted in for Streator during its I-8 loss to Peotone. Ben Hagi had a pair of hits and three RBIs. Logan Williamson had a double and two RBIs. Tony Rath (4 IP, 7 R, 3 ER, 3 K) took the pitching loss.

JV softball

Ottawa 5, Kaneland 4 (8 inn.)

At Maple Park, Kylie Zoran went the distance in the circle to record the win for the Lady Corsairs.

Frosh/soph boys tennis

Ottawa 5, Mendota 0

Ottawa 4, Streator 0

At Ottawa, the Corsairs concluded their season by blanking both Mendota and Streator in a triangular meet.

Ottawa beat Mendota 5-0. Posting singles wins were Sam Walker at No. 1 (8-0 over Justin Donavan) and Noah Mansour (forfeit). Notching doubles victories were Vadim Cheli and Regan Linde at No. 1 (8-2 over Parker Manning and Sean Dullard), Sam Barron and Tanner Ditchfield at No. 2 (8-3 over Aaron Reddin and Trent Stamberger) and Micah Hortega and Charlie Messino at No. 3 (8-2 over Johnathon Schmidt and Oziel Arteaga).

Ottawa defeated Streator 4-0. Posting singles wins were Cheli at No. 1 (8-0 over Derek Williamson) and Nicolas Taylor (forfeit). Notching doubles victories were Barron and Linde at No. 1 (8-0 over Ethan Darrow and Alessandro Deleon) and Ditchfield and Walker at No. 2 (8-2 over Devin Stratton and Tyler Mast).

Freshman baseball

Ottawa 10, La Salle-Peru 9

At Veterans Park in Peru, Ethan Regan went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Vikings' offense during their win over L-P. Adam Weitzel (double, two runs batted in, three runs scored), Matt Ahearn (two RBIs), Briar Naggs (triple) and Michael Bruner (double) all added a pair of hits.

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