PERU — The ICA Class 3A third-rated Ottawa Lady Pirates beat the archrival La Salle-Peru Lady Cavaliers 11-0 in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division softball game Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Park.
Ottawa (20-6 overall, 7-4 NIB 12) — which posted its third consecutive 20-win campaign — pinged out a baker's dozen worth of hits, including a handful of extra-base knocks.
Sloan Gayan (2-for-3, homer, three runs batted in, two runs scored), Cassie Claus, Cassie Turk (double, two RBIs, two runs) and Abi Claus (two RBIs) all had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Pirates' offense. Jenna Nink homered as well and crossed the plate twice. Molly Harris and Lauren Carlson (two-run) also doubled.
From the circle, Gayan (4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K), who recorded the win, and Abby Bukantis (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K) combined on the three-hit shutout.
Streator 5, IVC 4
At Chillicothe, the Lady Bulldogs (17-8-1) edged the Lady Grey Ghosts in a nonconference contest.
Ellie Magana (2-for-3, two runs scored), Jadyn Hansen (triple, run batted in), Grace Schmitz and Maddie Barichello (RBI) all had a pair of hits to lead the Streator offense.
Schmitz (4 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Manteno 10, Sandwich 0 (5 inn.)
At Manteno, the Lady Indians (9-15, 4-9) were 10-run ruled by the Panthers in an Interstate Eight Conference game.
Jordyn Thulin and Casey Delphey accounted for the two Sandwich hits. Grace Schmidt (4 1/3 IP, 10 ER, 16 H, 0 BB, 0 K) took the pitching loss.
Newark 18, Westminster Christian 0 (4 inn.)
At Newark, the top-seeded Lady Norsemen beat the No. 8 seed Warriors by the mercy rule in the semifinals of the Newark Class 1A Regional.
Emily Schofield went 4-for-4 at the plate with two triples, five runs batted in and scored three times to lead the Newark offense. Kailey Wohead was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Naomi Sweeney tripled. Sophie Schomer doubled.
Schomer (4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 9 K) recorded the win in the circle.
The Lady Norsemen (25-5) advance to Saturday's 11 a.m. championship game, where they will face either Illinois Lutheran or Aurora Christian.
St. Bede 3, Serena 1
At Spring Valley, the No. 7 seed Lady Huskers (6-20) were defeated by the second-seeded Lady Bruins — who plated all three of their runs during the initial inning — in the semifinals of the St. Bede Class 1A Regional.
Katie Baker (run scored) and Maddie Holdiman accounted for the two Serena hits. Taylor Staton (6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K) took the pitching loss.
Sterling 9, Sandwich 2
At Sandwich, the Indians (10-14) were defeated by the Golden Warriors in a nonconference game.
Jaron Schiera was 2-for-3 at the plate for Sandwich. Andrew Gipe (4 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K) took the pitching loss.
Ottawa 3, Pontiac 2
At the OHS courts, the Pirates (10-8) concluded their regular season by edging the Indians in a nonconference dual meet on senior day.
Posting singles wins for Ottawa were Logan Olszewski at No. 1 (6-2, 6-0 over Ethan Finnegan) and Sam Walker at No. 2 (6-1, 6-3 over Kyle Kuerth).
Notching a doubles victory was Matt Jackson and Gorge Leon at No. 3 (6-7, 4-7, 6-2, 10-3 over Clay Pfeifer and Adam Jacobs.
Morris 2, Ottawa 1 (2 OT)
At the L-P Sports Complex in La Salle, the fourth-seeded Lady Pirates were edged in double-overtime by the No. 6 seed Redskins in the semifinals of the La Salle-Peru Class 2A Regional.
Rock Island 5, Streator 1
At Rock Island, the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs were beaten by the No. 5 seed Lady Rocks in the semifinals of the Rock Island Class 2A Regional.
WFC 13, Dwight 9
At Dwight on Monday, Mikey Moranville and Keegan Boldt had multiple hits for Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell during its win over Dwight. Phoeniz Cooper got the win on the mound.
At Pontiac on Saturday, WFC defeated Pontiac 3-0, as Trevor Derossett (6 IP) and Nolan Bressi (1 IP) combined on the no-hitter.
Frosh/soph boys tennis
Ottawa 5, Pontiac 0
At the OHS courts, the Corsairs ended their season by blanking Pontiac in a nonconference dual meet.
Posting singles wins for Ottawa were Jon Szewczuk at No. 1 and Logan Goetsch at No. 2.
Notching doubles victories were Tanner Ditchfield and Eddy Cheli at No. 1, Leo Volker and Anthony Miller at No. 2, and Ethan Krafft and Duncan Perry at No. 3.