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Prep Roundup: Sycamore cruises past Rochelle

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Sycamore baseball dominated Rochelle with an 18-0 victory Wednesday at home.

Mark Skelley was 3 for 4 with five RBIs while Alec Kozak had two hits. Kozak, Mitchell Jordan, Cooper Vinz and Alex Keller each had two RBIs for Sycamore (12-4, 5-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East).

“We played really well as a team,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We played great defense. We had quite a few extra-base hits and we took advantage of some errors and some timely bloopers that broke it open.”

Scott Nelson threw four scoreless innings and Mark Barron closed out the fifth inning.

Cogs stop Burlington Central: Genoa-Kingston shut out Burlington Central, 3-0, at home for its third win of the season.

Bobby Treadwell threw a complete game, allowing only four hits while striking out nine batters for his first win of the season.

Brady Huffman was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Ben Graff finished 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Ben Rabe was 2 for 4 with a run and stolen base for the Cogs (3-10, 2-2 Big Northern Conference).

“Our pitching staff has been outstanding this year,” G-K coach Anson Ellis said.

The Cogs play Rockford Christian today at home.

Barbs lose to Morris: DeKalb was shut out by Morris, 8-0.

John Crosby pitched four innings and had three strikeouts before leaving the game with an injury. Garrett Johnson and Patrick Aves had hits for DeKalb (6-9, 1-4 NI Big 12 East).

The Barbs host Morris today.

Indian Creek salvages tie: Hiawatha defeated Indian Creek, 5-2, in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Timberwolves rallied for a 1-1 tie in the nightcap.

Drew Headley was 1 for 2 with a walk in the first game. Chris Pickwell pitched six innings on the day and allowed only one hit with seven strikeouts. Dylan Martenson got the game-tying hit in the fifth inning of the second game.

“I thought we battled hard. In the first game, their first four guys scored to start the game,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “After a rocky start, we did a nice job of finishing up, allowing two runs the rest of the day.”

Mike Mercado got the win for Hiawatha, giving up one hit while striking out five.

Nick Doolittle went 2 for 3 with a double, run and an RBI. Donald Giebel was 1 for 2 with a run while Tyler Burger was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI in the first game.

Hiawatha is 7-1-1 in Little Ten play.

Kaneland falls to Yorkville: The Knights were shutout by Yorkville, 4-0, on the road. Ty Carlson had the Knights’ lone hit.

Blake Sowell pitched 51/3 innings and gave up no earned runs while striking out five batters for Kaneland (5-7, 2-1 NI Big 12 East).

Kaneland hosts Yorkville at 4:30 p.m. today.

SOFTBALL

DeKalb shuts out Dixon: The Barbs defeated Dixon, 10-0, as Morgan Newport pitched five innings and got the win. The freshman struck out five and walked none while giving up only two hits, improving her record to 9-2.

Sabrinna Killeen, Lindsay Costliow and Newport each had two hits.

The Barbs (13-3) host Kaneland at 4:30 p.m. today.

Sycamore defeats Ottawa: Sycamore defeated Ottawa, 6-0, behind a strong pitching effort from McKenna Marcinkowski, who gave up no runs on three hits and struck out three.

Jordyn Shultz was 3 for 4 with an RBI while Taylor Jones was 2 for 3 with a double. Jasmyne Taylor had a home run and two RBIs.

“McKenna did a great job of letting her defense work behind her,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “Brit Huber made a couple of big saves at firstst base and our outfield play was good.  Offensively we strung a few hits together which was nice to see.  We had a big third inning and then tacked on a couple more in the fourth to give us some real breathing room.”

Sycamore is 5-11 and plays Rochelle today.

Burlington downs Cogs: G-K lost, 7-1, at home to Burlington Central.

Danielle Engel threw three innings and gave up only one earned run with two strikeouts. Baylie Ullmark pitched the final four innings, allowing only one earned run.

“The game was so much closer than that,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “We had four errors in the seventh inning and they got five runs. it was just a bad inning.”

Engel was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple while Paige Keegan was 2 for 4 with a double. Ullmark went 2 for 3 at the plate for the Cogs (7-3, 2-2 BNC).

Hawks claim DH sweep: Hiawatha swept a doubleheader with Indian Creek, winning, 5-3 and, 24-3.

Ashley Tamraz was the winning pitcher in Game 1, giving up no earned runs in a five-inning complete-game effort. Tamraz went 1 for 1 with a walk and an RBI at the plate, while Abby Turner was 1 for 3 with a double.

Dani Clark got the win in Game 2, and went 3 for 5 at the plate with a homer and a triple. Alanna Sterling had two doubles and an RBI for the Hawks, while Lauren Watson and Haley Melendez were each 2 for 4.

The Hawks are now 5-6 and 5-5 in Little Ten play.

Kaneland beats Morris: Kaneland beat Morris, 9-6, on the road.

SOCCER

Cogs fall to Mendota: G-K lost to Mendota, 2-1, at home. Viviana Beltran scored to cut Mendota’s lead to 2-1, but the Cogs couldn’t get the equalizer in the second half.

The Cogs are 3-9, including 1-5 in the Big Northern Conference.

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