GRANVILLE — The Marquette Crusaders received a no-hitter from Bryce Foster as they beat the Putnam County Panthers 11-1 in five innings in a Tri-County Conference game Tuesday afternoon.
Marquette (11-0 overall, 3-0 T-CC) built a 7-1 advantage through two innings of play to propel it to the win.
Logan Komater went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Crusaders' offense. Nate Melvin (2-for-2, four runs scored), Foster (2-for-3, double, four RBIs) and Zach Dyche (2-for-3, three RBIs) all added a pair of hits.
Foster allowed an earned run and three walks with 11 strikeouts.
Sterling 6, Ottawa 0
At Sterling, the Pirates were blanked by the Golden Warriors in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division game.
Sterling led 1-0 through four and a half innings of play before scoring three times in the fifth inning and twice more in the sixth.
Nathan Weitzel, Wyatt Hill and Jared Herzog accounted for the three Ottawa (7-7, 1-3) hits. Alex Stevenson (5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 0 K) took the pitching loss.
Seneca 4, Plano 2
At Seneca, the Fighting Irish rode the pitching of Sam Grushkin to the Interstate Eight Conference win over the Reapers.
Grushkin allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings pitched. Avery Othon came on in relief of Grushkin to record the final out.
Kenny Sangston went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Seneca offense. Grushkin doubled and had a run batted in.
Sandwich 1, Westmont 0
At Sandwich, the Indians' Christopher Schiera crossed the plate in the sixth inning with the contest's lone run.
Zach Hix doubled for Sandwich (3-8, 1-3). Jake Pfaff and Devin Carrera accounted for the other two Indian hits. Andrew Gipe (5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K) got the win on the mound. Pfaff (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) notched the save.
Somonauk 4, LaMoille-Ohio 3 (8 inn.)
At Somonauk, the Bobcats pushed across the game-deciding tally in the eighth inning to edge the Lions in a Little Ten Conference contest.
Nolan Wegener (run batted in), Clayton Morris and Drew Westbrook (RBI) all tallied a hit for Somonauk (8-0-1, 5-0). Steven Kenyon (2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) was credited with the win on the mound.
Serena 8, Hiawatha 7 (5 inn.)
At Kirkland, the Huskers score twice in the fifth inning to defeat the Hawks in an LTC contest.
Trace Berggren, Preston Duffy (two runs batted in) and A.J. Kuhn all doubled for Serena. Ivan Stafford (4 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K) got the win on the mound. Connor Baker (1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K) notched the save.
The second game of the doubleheader was suspended after four innings, with Hiawatha leading 12-5.
E-L-PP 11, H-BR 1 (6 inn.)
At Big Rock, the Red Raiders beat the Royals in six innings in an LTC game.
Tyler Bretsch was 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Earlville-Leland-Paw Paw offense. Davis Sweeney had three RBIs. Keegan Johnson (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K) got the win on the mound.
Ottawa 4, Morris 1
At Morris, the Lady Pirates used the pitching of Sloan Gayan to the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference win over the Redskins.
Gayan allowed an earned run and five hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts in her complete-game performance.
Jenna Nink homered, drove in two runs and scored a pair to lead the Ottawa (7-1, 3-1) offense. Freshman Cassie Turk, in her varsity debut, delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning.
Seneca 9, Plano 3
At Seneca, the ICA Class 2A No. 14 state-ranked Lady Irish moved to 4-0 in Interstate Eight Conference play by defeating the Lady Reapers.
Taylor Bushman and Lyda Robinson had three hits apiece to lead the Seneca (12-1 overall) offense. Cassidy Draves homered.
Grace Flatness recorded the win in the circle. She allowed an earned run and four hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.
Sandwich 22, Westmont 5 (5 inn.)
At Sandwich, the Lady Indians plated 11 runs during the opening frame en route to the five-inning, I-8 win over the Sentinels.
Ava Knepper (3-for-4, two RBIs), Brianna Bell (3-for-3, double) and Maddie Card (3-for-5, two RBIs) all had three hits apiece to pace the Sandwich (3-5, 2-2) offense. Grace Schmidt (2-for-3, two RBIs), Lixy Lopez (triple, four RBIs) and Tara Bohnstedt (2-for-2, triple, three RBIs) all added a pair of hits. Megan Schwartz doubled and had two RBIs. Brianna Avery crossed the plate three times and stole three bases.
Bohnstedt (2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win in the circle.
Somonauk 11, LaMoille-Ohio 0 (5 inn.)
Somonauk 10, LaMoille-Ohio 0 (5 inn.)
At Somonauk, the ICA Class 1A top-ranked Lady Bobcats swept a Little Ten Conference doubleheader against the Lady Lions.
Somonauk took the opener 11-0 in five innings. Sydni Frederick went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Lady Bobcats' offense. Tayler Fall doubled. Jessica Christiansen had two RBIs. Fall (3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Somonauk won the second game 10-0 in five innings. Amaya Zimmerman went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to pace the Lady Bobcats' offense. Katy Tripp was 3-for-4. Fall fired a three-hit shutout, walking none and striking out 10.
Serena 9, Hiawatha 1 (5 inn.)
Serena 4, Hiawatha 3 (5 inn.)
At Kirkland, the Lady Huskers (7-2, 6-1) swept an LTC doubleheader against the Hawks.
Serena won the opener 9-1 in five innings. Emily Hook went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and two runs batted in to lead the Lady Huskers' offense. MacKenzie Harris doubled. Kylie Shannon had two RBIs as well. Brianna Engel (5 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 12 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Serene took the second contest 4-3. Shannon (2-for-3) and Maddie Holdiman (2-for-2) each had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Huskers' offense. Malachi Staton and Susan Tuftie both doubled. Engel (3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K) got the win.
Earlville-Leland 10, Hinckley-Big Rock 0
Earlville-Leland 22, Hinckley-Big Rock 0
At Hinckley, the Raiders (8-1, 5-0) blanked the Lady Royals during their LTC sweep.
Earlville-Leland took the opener 10-0 as Kennedy Meloy fired a no-hitter, walking none and striking out eight. Haley Michael went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs batted in to lead the Raiders' offense. Amanda Myers was 2-for-3. Jadyn Pickert tripled, while Emily Cook (two RBIs) and Taylor Weymouth doubled.
Earlville-Leland won the second game 22-0. Cook had a grand slam to pace the Raiders' offense. Kaela Hoaglund (2-for-2), Pickert (2-for-3, triple, double, three RBIs), Meloy (2-for-3, two RBIs) and Michael (2-for-3) all added a pair of hits. Michael (1 H, 3 K) recorded the win in the circle.
Indian Creek 3, Newark 0
At Newark, the Lady Norsemen were defeated by the Timberwolves in an LTC contest.
Naomi Sweeney had a double for Newark (4-2, 1-1). Becca Sweeney accounted for the other Lady Norsemen hit. Sophie Schomer (7 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K) took the pitching loss.
Track and field
Irish boys, girls win own meet
The Seneca boys and girls track and field teams won its own eight-team meet.
In the boys meet, the Fighting Irish totaled 298.5 points. The Newark Norsemen finished fifth with 44 points. The Marquette Crusaders were seventh with 18 points.
Individual first places for Seneca came from Wyatt Baldauf in the 3200 run (11 minutes, 19.82 seconds), Christopher Collet in the 800 run (2:08.05), 400 dash (55.50 seconds) and 1600 run (5:03.31), Trevor Till in the pole vault (11 feet, 6 inches) and Logan Vandenberg in the discus (120-8).
Newark's Connor Swanson took first in both the 300 hurdles (42.27 seconds) and long jump (19-7).
Marquette's Gareth Kent placed third in the 400 dash (57.75 seconds).
In the girls meet, the Lady Irish totaled 292 points. The Newark Lady Norsemen finished fifth with 52 points. The Marquette Lady Crusaders were seventh with 17 points.
Individual first places for Seneca came from Maggie Cade in the 3200 run (13 minutes, 20.49 seconds), Amber Vroman in the 800 (2:40.38) and 1600 (6:09.51), Natalie Carajohn in the 400 dash (1:06.20), Carissa Simon in the long jump (14 feet, 11 inches), Grace Alley in the triple jump (35 feet), Kenzi Empson in the pole vault (9-6), Alex Draves in the discus (110-6) and shot put (33 feet).
Newark's Evie Martin took first in the high jump (4 feet).
Marquette's Sarah Lechtenburg (14:51.14) and Sarah Smith (30-10) placed third in the 3200 and shot put, respectively.
Bulldogs, Bobcats compete at L-P meet
The Streator Bulldogs were runner-up and the Somonauk Bobcats fourth in a four-team hosted by La Salle-Peru.
Streator totaled 90 point to finish behind L-P (143) and ahead of Putnam County (26) and Somonauk (seven)
Individual first places for Streator came from Adrain Jones in the 800 run (2 minutes, 11.84 seconds), Riley McCurdy in the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches) and Tre Rathbun in both the long jump (20-9) and triple jump (43 feet).
Ottawa 3, Yorkville 2
At Ottawa, the Pirates edged the Foxes in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference dual meet.
Posting a singles win for Ottawa was Jack Marvel at No. 1 (6-2, 6-1 over Eric Naumann). Notching doubles victories were Nate Meyer and Logan Olszewski at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0 over Sam Clough and Briggs Krempski) and Jonah Sharp and Tyler Olesen at No. 3 (6-0, 4-6, 7-6,1 over Louis Alfaro and Hugo Castron).
St. Bede 4, Streator 1
At Spring Valley, the Bulldogs fell to the Bruins in a dual match. Posting Streator's lone win was Greg Rashid at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-1 over Mario Cote).
Streator 8, Plano 0
At Streator YMCA, the Lady Bulldogs blanked the Lady Reapers in an Interstate Eight Conference match.
Ashley McCurdy and Shannon Paton each scored a pair of goals to lead Streator (6-0-1, 2-0). Sam Goerne, Haylee Bruce, Millie Dean and Emma Harris all netted a goal. Taylor Hoskins notched two assists, while Alyssa Eutsey, Hannah Schmitz, Paton, McCurdy and Dean all tallied one assist.
Manteno 3, Streator 1
At Manteno, Drew Schmitt (6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 6 K) was dealt the pitching loss for Streator (7-2, 4-1) during its I-8 loss to Manteno. Mason Benning had a triple, Logan Williamson a double and Christian Bedecker an RBI infield single for Streator.
Fresh/soph boys tennis
Yorkville 3, Ottawa 2
At Ottawa, the Corsairs were edged by Yorkville in a NIB 12 dual. Posting singles wins for Ottawa were Vadim Cheli at No. 1 (6-4, 7-5 over Jake Devol) and Sam Walker at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0 over Nick Keane).
JV girls soccer
Streator 5, Plano 0
At Streator YMCA, Streator (3-1) got goals from five different players — Mia Kolodziej, Amanda Moran, Ashlynn Rogers, Carli Volkman and Regan Good — during their I-8 blanking of Plano. Makenna Tkach, Olivia Perz, Destiny Perez, Isabel Kaschke and Denise Granados all notched assists.