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PREP ROUNDUP: Hawks win season opener

Hiawatha baseball won its first game of the season with a 7-0 victory over Earlville on Wednesday.

Tyler Burger picked up the win for Hiawatha, pitching six innings and striking out nine. Will Corn went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

“Our pitching was excellent,” Hiawatha coach Sean Donnelly said. “Tyler had a low pitch count and he definitely was mentally sharp all game.”

Hiawatha plays at Belvidere today.

Barbs fall: DeKalb lost at home to Harlem, 8-2. Shaun Johnson went 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Barbs (3-4) while Ryan Metzker pitched three scoreless innings in relief.

“They did a great job of really staying with at-bats and finding ways to put the ball in play, especially with two strikes,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “Offensively, we’re still giving away too many outs.”

Sycamore falls to Hampshire: Sycamore lost a home game to Hampshire, 5-4. Colin Eggleson and Michael Swanberg each went 2 for 2 with a run scored for Sycamore (2-2).

“It was just a really sloppy game. We didn’t play well enough to win,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We probably gave away 10 free bases with wild pitches and errors.”

Sycamore plays Westminster Christian on Friday.

Royals lose on road: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Marquette, 11-5, on the road. The Royals closed the deficit to 5-4, but couldn’t overtake Marquette.

Knights win second straight: Kaneland held on to win its second game in a row with a 6-5 win as Plano scored all five runs in the seventh innings.


Barbs stay undefeated: DeKalb went on the road and got its sixth win of the season in a 9-8 victory over Geneseo in eight innings.

Freshman Danika Thibault picked up her first varsity victory and Morgan Newport finished the game by picking up the save.

The Barbs (6-0) travel to Morris today.



G-K falls to Marengo: Genoa-Kingston couldn’t make an early lead stand in a 2-1 loss to Big Northern Conference rival Marengo.

Viviana Beltran scored in the first half, assisted by Katie McCluskey, to give the Cogs (0-1, 0-1 BNC East) a 1-0 lead.

“It felt good to finally get the games started for the season,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “I thought we played pretty well for the first game.”

Indian Creek ties Byron: Indian Creek played Byron to a 1-1 tie. Senior forward Christina Sommerfeld scored the Timberwolves’ only goal.

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