ROCHELLE — The Ottawa Pirates were defeated 18-13 by the Rochelle Hubs in the finale of the schools' Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division three-game set Friday afternoon.
Ottawa (8-5 overall, 1-2 NIB 12 West) held advantages of 10-1 through three and a half innings of play and 13-8 after four and a half before Rochelle — which took the series — scored 10 times over the fifth and sixth innings, including seven in the fifth.
John Bruner went 4-for-5 at the plate with two runs batted in for the Pirates. Jace Addis was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Ben Lundy (homer, three RBIs, three runs scored), Jared Herzog (2-for-3, double, three runs) and Peter Walsh each had a pair of hits.
St. Bede 11, WFC 0 (5 inn.)
At rural Streator, the Warriors (2-9) were beaten by the Bruins by the 10-run rule in a nonconference game.
Clayton Sibert and Trevor Derossett each had a double for Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell. Christian Miller took the pitching loss.
Newark 16, LaMoille-Ohio 0 (4 inn.)
At Newark, the Norsemen (7-5-1, 6-0) scored nine times during the third inning of their Little Ten Conference, mercy-rule win over the Lions.
Beau Brown was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, two runs batted in and scored twice to lead the Newark offense.
Corey Jacobson got the win on the mound. He didn't allow a hit or walk a batter while striking out four.
Somonauk 15, Earlville-Leland 2
At Earlville, the Bobcats (7-4, 6-1) put up a combined 13 runs over the fourth and seventh innings during their LTC win over the Red Raiders (4-6, 3-3).
Nolan Wegener went 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in and scored twice to lead the Somonauk offense. Liam Roberts (3-for-5, three RBIs, two runs), Drew Westbrook (3-for-4, two RBIs, two runs) and Alex Krejei (3-for-4, double, two RBIs, two runs) added three hits.
Garrett McNurlan went the distance to get the win on the mound. He allowed two earned runs and three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Davis Sweeney, Brennan Sweeney and Jake Pickert accounted for the three Earlville-Leland hits. Tyler Bretsch (6 IP, 8 R, 6 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 5 K) took the pitching loss.
Serena 6, Amboy 5
At Serena, the Huskers (4-6) pushed across the go-ahead tally in the bottom of the sixth inning to clip the Clippers in a nonconference contest.
Connor Baker (2-for-3, two runs scored) and Ivan Stafford (double, two runs batted in) each had a pair of hits to lead the Serena offense.
Brandt Faivre (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K) was credited with the win on the mound in relief.
Sandwich 16, Herscher 1 (5 inn.)
At Herscher, the Indians scored five times in the opening frame to propel them to the Interstate Eight Conference, 10-run rule win over the Tigers.
Rex Avery went 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple, three runs batted in and scored three runs to lead the Sandwich offense. Austin Ford (double) and Jaron Schiera (triple, three runs scored) each added a pair of hits. Wyatt Murphy (two RBIs, three runs) and Jack Theurer (four RBIs) both homered.
Murphy got the win on the mound. He allowed one earned run and three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
Fieldcrest 5, Dee-Mack 0
At Mackinaw, McKoy Allen fired a three-hit shutout — walking two and striking out eight — during the Knights' Heart of Illinois Conference win over the Chiefs.
Allen also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles to lead the Fieldcrest (6-3, 3-1) offense. Landon Cook added two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Andrew Perry doubled as well.
Amboy 14, Serena 1 (5 inn.)
At Serena, the Lady Huskers (3-10) were beaten by the Lady Clippers — who totaled half of their offensive output during the second inning — by the 10-run rule in a nonconference game.
Maddie Holdiman, who took the pitching loss (5 IP, 14 R, 2 ER, 12 H, 0 BB, 2 K), had a triple for Serena.
Newark 15, LaMoille-Ohio 3 (5 inn.)
At Newark, the Lady Norsemen scored 10 runs during the second inning of their Little Ten Conference, 10-run rule win over the Lady Lions.
Naomi Sweeney went 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer, double and six runs batted in to lead the Newark offense. Emily Schofield (2-for-3) and Skyler Chavoen (2-for-2, four runs scored) each added a pair of hits. Kaitlyn Hatteberg doubled and drove in a trio of runs.
Sophie Schomer (4 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Earlville-Leland 13, Somonauk 10
At Earlville, the Raiders (9-1, 6-0) defeated the Lady Bobcats in a high-scoring LTC affair.
Jadyn Pickert had four hits, including a homer and double, and drove in five runs to lead the Earlville-Leland offense. Taylor Weymouth added three hits. Skyler Brue (four runs scored), Alexis Olson, Megan Harness, Julia Niles (double) and Amanda Myers (double) all had a pair of hits. Kennedy Meloy, who recorded the win in the circle in relief (5 1/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 H, 2 K), also homered.
Katy Tripp (3-for-5) and Lauren Kawall (3-for-4, three runs batted in) each had three hits for Somonauk. Shelby Peritore, Alicia Hendron (2-for-3, double) and Mary Seville (home run, two RBIs) all had a pair of hits. Kendall Butler had a double. Seville (6 IP, 12 R, 7 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.
Herscher 10, Sandwich 0 (5 inn.)
At Herscher, the Lady Indians (4-7, 0-3) were 10-run-ruled by the Tigers in an Interstate Eight Conference game.
Bri Bell accounted for the lone Sandwich hit. Josie Gonzalez (3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.
Streator 14, Seneca 6
At the SHS Athletic Fields, the Bulldogs (6-1 overall, 2-0 in the I-8) received two doubles and a save (3 IP, 0 R, 6 K) from Payton Benning, two hits and two RBIs from both Ben Hagi and Nolan Barr, doubles from Hagi, Barr, Tony Rath and Damien Simmons, and the pitching win from Ty Halgren (3 IP, 1 R, 8 K).