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PREP ROUNDUP: Sycamore softball downs Hampshire

Sycamore softball rebounded from a loss to rival DeKalb with a 6-2 victory over Hampshire on Friday afternoon.

Taylor Zak got the win for Sycamore, surrendering only four hits and striking out five batters. Abby Foulk and Zak each homered in the win while Brit Huber and Jasmyne Taylor each had RBI doubles.

“I thought the kids did a great job of battling through some tough playing conditions today,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “Taylor did a nice job going right at their hitters and letting her defense do the work behind her.”

Sycamore (4-6) plays at Stillman Valley today in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.


H-BR downs Earlville: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Earlville-Leland, 16-6, in six innings at home.

Austin Scott got the win, throwing three scoreless innings of relief. Bailey McQueen was 2 for 3 with three stolen bases and four runs. Dylan Youhanaie and Luke Winkle each had an RBI double for the Royals (7-3, 6-1 Little Ten Conference).

H-BR plays Newark at home at 4:30 p.m. Monday.



Kaneland 5, Rochelle 0: At Maple Park, a four-goal outburst after intermission lifted Kaneland (3-2-1, 2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Heather Ortiz scored twice for the Knights, while Madi Jurcenko and Kiandra Powell had a goal and an assist each.

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