The Genoa-Kingston softball team got its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Belvidere North on Thursday afternoon on in Belvidere.
Danielle Engel (1-0) pitched seven innings and struck out seven batters while allowing only one unearned run to get the win for the Cogs (1-1).
Paige Keegan was 2 for 3 with a double, triple and two RBIs while Engel went 2 for 4. Baylie Ullmark was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI as well.
“It was a nice bounce back. We had a tough one last night,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “Danielle threw very well. For this early in the year, she looked in mid-season form.”
G-K hosts Plano at home today.
Barbs win again: DeKalb won its seventh consecutive game to start the season with a 6-1 win over Morris.
Freshman Morgan Newport picked up her fourth victory on the season, striking out eight while giving up only five hits and one earned run.
The Barbs (7-0, 1-0 Northern Illinois Big 12) scored five runs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Hannah Walter had a base hit with the bases loaded to score two, and Newport also had two RBIs.
DeKalb plays Hinsdale today at home.
Knights down Rochelle: Kaneland defeated Rochelle, 10-4, on the road. Sarah Grams had three hits and four RBIs for the Knights.
Sycamore falls to Yorkville: Sycamore lost to Yorkville, 10-0, to fall to 2-3 on the season. Abby Foulk was 2 for 3 while Becca Schroeder was 1 for 2 for Sycamore.
T’wolves lose at Somonauk: Indian Creek lost at Somonauk, 12-2, in six innings
Barbs lose at home: DeKalb lost to Belvidere North, 9-5. Shaun Johnson pitched five innings for the Barbs. Corey Nelson was 3 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs for DeKalb (3-5).
The Barbs play Streator on Saturday at home in a doubleheader.
T’wolves fall: Indian Creek lost to Somonauk, 11-1, on the road. Drew Headley was 1 for 2 on the day.
Kaneland shut out: Kaneland lost to Hononegah, 4-0, on the road.
Barbs top Yorkville: DeKalb defeated Yorkville, 85.5-60.5, in a dual meet.
The Barbs swept the sprint relays, winning the 4x100-, 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays. Danielle Dlabal won the 800 run in 2 minutes, 25 seconds while Jasmine Brown took first in the long jump and triple jump.
Janay Wright took first in the shot put with a mark of 33 feet, 8 inches, and freshman Savannah Long won the 100 hurdles and the pole vault. Aslim Nachman took first in the 100 and 200.
G-K takes 4th: Genoa-Kingston finished fourth out of eight teams at the Stillman Valley Invitational.
Danielle Neisendorf took first in the high jump while Katy Foulker was second.
Brianna Kramer took second in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles while Jessica Drendal ran a personal-best time in the 100 hurdles to take fifth.
Vanessa Garza hit a personal best at 31-41/2 to take second in the triple jump.
The Cogs’ 4x100 relay team of Garza, Andrea Strohmaier, Kramer and Neisendorf took third in 55.48.
H-BR’s Klein wins high jump: Beth Klein tied for the first in the high jump (4-6) in a quadrangular meet with Lisle, Rosary and Sandwich.
H-BR’s Bridgette Edmeier was second in the shot put while Emily Clark took second in the 1,600. The 4x800 relay team of Katie Hoffman, Lexi Seierstad, Emily Clark and Kristen Clark also finished as runner-up.
Royals sweep jumps: Hinckley-Big Rock got first-place finishes in the triple jump, long jump and high jump in a triangular meet with Lisle and Sandwich.
Michael Bayler won the triple jump (39-7), Christian Johnsen took first in the long jump (19-41/2), and Billy Weissinger was first in the high jump (5-10).
The Royals’ 4x400 relay of Bayler, Johnsen, Weissinger and Jared Madden also won in 3:45.71.
WEDNESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
G-K falls: Genoa-Kingston lost to Johnsburg, 4-2, at home in its second game of the season. Brady Huffman pitched 42/3 innings and struck out three batters while allowing one earned run for the Cogs (0-2).
Ben Rabe was 2 for 2 with two stolen bases and a walk while Mason Lucca went 1 for 3 with a stolen base and run scored.
Ottawa edges G-K: The Cogs lost to Ottawa, 5-4. Baylie Ullmark struck out 10 batters while walking only one. Rachel Joos went 2 for 2 at the plate with two singles.