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AREA ROUNDUP: E-L softball, Seneca baseball pound out 'W's

RURAL STREATOR — A scoreless opening inning on a cold day didn't stop the Earlville-Leland softball team's bats from warming up Wednesday, as the Lady Raiders put up five runs in the second and scored in every frame afterward en route to a 14-3, six-inning topping of host Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell.
Skyler Brue (two singles, double, three RBIs), Kennedy Meloy (double, triple, three runs) and Haley Michael (two singles, two RBIs, three runs) led E-L's 16-hit attack, with Julia Niles adding a 4-for-4, two RBI day and Jadyn Pickert a two-hit performance. Meloy also pitched the win on her birthday, striking out four over six innings of work.
Earlville-Leland moves to 1-0. WFC is 1-1.
"I think one team showed up to play today and one team didn't, and I hate to show up on the 'not' side of the argument," said WFC coach Jordan Farris. "We didn't really challenge them a lot, didn't put a lot of pressure on them, but we'll take it as a learning opportunity going forward."
 
Dwight 6, Seneca 4
At Seneca, the Lady Irish plated a trio of runs in the bottom of the first inning, however, the Lady Trojans put up three during the top of seventh to get the nonconference win.
Lyda Robinson and Gillian Culbreth each had a triple for Seneca (2-1). Maggie Carpenter (6 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 H, 6 BB, 8 K) took the pitching loss.
 
Oswego 16, Sandwich 0 (6 inn.)
At Sandwich, Brianna Avery and Grace Schmidt both went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Indians (0-1) during their nonconference defeat to the Panthers in six innings. Schmidt (4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 5 K) suffered the pitching loss.
 
Baseball
Plainfield South 5, Ottawa 1
At Plainfield, Wyatt Hill and Logan Cheatham each had a single for the Pirates (1-2) during their nonconference defeat to the Cougars. Brandon Sauvageau took the pitching loss.
 
Seneca 15, Dwight 1 (5 inn.)
At Seneca, the Fighting Irish opened their season with the convincing win, led by Sam Grushkin's performance on the mound. Grushkin went all five innings, allowing one earned run, two hits and two walks while striking out 11.
Seneca started slowly at the plate, leading just 1-0 through three innings before notching four in the third and 10 in the fourth. Uriah Tobolski went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four runs batted in, while Ashton Harty went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Cody  Altman was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
"Sam started wild at first and didn't have his best command, but they only put four balls in play against him, and that's pretty good," said Seneca coach Kirk Houchin. "We finally gave him some run support in the middle innings."
 
Sophomore/JV baseball
Plainfield South 13, Ottawa 0 (5 inn.)
At King Field, Kadon Harth (double), Keegan Sarver and Nolen Miller accounted for the three Corsair hits during their season-opening defeat to Plainfield South in five innings. Harth (3 IP, 9 R, 5 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.
 
Marquette 13, Prophetstown 1 (5 inn.)
Jalen Flavel had a pair of hits, including a double, and two runs batted in to lead Marquette to the victory over Prophetstown in five innings. Jake Thomas (RBI), Jay Scott, Carter Spears (RBI) and Lennon Daniels (RBI) all added hits. Victor Mullen, who got the win on the mound (3 K), had two RBIs as well.
 
JV girls soccer
Streator 6, Ottawa 1
At the Streator YMCA, Mia Kolodziej and Haylee Angelico scored a pair of goals apiece to lead Streator (1-1) to the win over Ottawa. Ashlynn Rogers and Shannon Paton netted a goal each. Nadia Murphy and Paton notched two assists apiece, while Natalie Gray and Klaire Phillis tallied one each.
 
Freshman baseball
Streator 15, La Salle-Peru 7
Mason Telford (four runs batted in) and Damien Simmons (double, three RBIs) were both 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Streator (1-0) to the victory over L-P. Ben Hagi added a pair of hits. Peyton Benning (3 IP, 3 H, 7 K) got the win on the mound.
 
Freshman softball
Streator 10, Metamora 0
Jadyn Hansen fired a complete-game shutout in the circle — striking out 12 batters — to lead Streator to the win over Metamora. Jozie Cole led the offense with two hits, including a home run. Addison Price laid down a squeeze bunt.

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