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Prep roundup: Sycamore baseball beats Rochelle

Sycamore baseball broke open a tie game late with four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings for a 10-2 win over Rochelle on Thursday.

Colin Eggleson pitched six innings and gave up two runs to get the win while striking out seven.

Davey Scholz was 4 for 5 and Nathan Haacker was 3 for 5 with two doubles. Alec Kozak had three RBIs and Michael Swanberg scored three runs.

The Spartans (13-4, 6-1 NI Big 12 East) play Rochelle at 4:30 p.m. today at home.

Barbs fall to Morris: DeKalb lost, 9-4, to Morris at home.

Pat Aves was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Jake Kuykendall was 1 for 3 with a home run.

DeKalb falls to 6-10, including 1-5 in the NI Big 12 East.

T’wolves rally: Indian Creek came back from a late deficit for a 11-7 win over Newark.

Dylan Martenson was 2 for 4 with an RBI while Chris Pickwell went 2 for 3. David Boehne threw five innings and gave up two earned runs. David Emmanuel got the save with two scoreless innings for Indian Creek (6-6-1, 5-5-1 Little Ten).

“We did a nice job of bouncing back from a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said.


Sycamore downs Rochelle: The Spartans’ balanced offensive attack buoyed Sycamore to a 12-2 win over Rochelle in five innings.

McKenna Marcinkowski allowed only three hits and struck out four in five innings. Jordyn Shultz was 2 for 4 with a double and five RBIs while Brittany Huber was 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs. Lyndsey Coddington was 1 for 2 with a triple and an RBI and both Tristyn Criswell and Marcinkowski had one hit and an RBI.

Sycamore (6-11, 2-5 NI Big 12 East) plays at Jacobs in a doubleheader Saturday.

Cogs dominate: Genoa-Kingston downed Rockford Christian, 24-0, on the road.

Megan McConnell had a grand slam while Paige Keegan was 4 for 4 with a triple and two doubles.

Kate Thurlby got the win, allowing zero hits and striking out 2 batters.


Royals take down Princeton: Despite having only 12 players dressed, Hinckley-Big Rock scored two goals in the final 10 minutes for a 3-1 victory over Princeton.

Andrea Binkley scored in the first half, assisted by Jacqueline Madden, and Anne Klein’s game-winner went into the side netting with 9:15 remaining in the second half. Madden scored less than three minutes later to clinch the win.

H-BR (7-5-2) plays at Aurora Central Catholic at 4:30 p.m. today in a preview of the top two seeds in the H-BR Regional.

Cogs shut out Marengo: Genoa-Kingston bounced back for a 4-0 win over Marengo at home.

Shannon Schumacher opened the scoring with a penalty kick eight minutes in and Viviana Beltra scored two unassisted goals in the first half.

Abbey Rasmussen assisted Nicole Hebel’s goal in the second half to cap the scoring for G-K (4-9, 2-5 Big Northern Conference East).


DeKalb beats Rochelle: The Barbs won its second consecutive dual meet with a 4-1 win over Rochelle.

Matt Kulma and Phil Henrickson scored straight-set wins in the singles spots.

Nick Sablich and Ben Hart won a tough two-setter at No. 2 doubles while Nick Seldal and Logan Parsons combined to win at No. 3 doubles.


Weissinger doubles up: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Bill Weissinger won the high jump (6-0) and 400 meters (53.31) at Seneca’s six-team meet. Jared Madden won 300 hurdles (43.84) while Christian Johnsen won the long jump (19-41/2) and tied for second in high jump.

Mack Carls won the discus (138-8) and took second in the shot put while T.J. Gavin won the110 hurdles (18.77) and was third in 300 hurdles. Zach McNanna placed second in both the 110 and 300 hurdles, and tied for second in the high jump.


Hoffman wins hurdles: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Katie Hoffman won the 300-meter hurdles (57.06 seconds) and took third in the 100 hurdles at Seneca’s six-team meet.

Kristen Clark took second in the 1600 and third in the 800.



DeKalb downs Belvidere: The Barbs defeated Belvidere, 4-1, behind a sweep from its two singles players.

No. 1 singles player Matt Kulma won, 6-1, 6-0, while Phil Henrickson won, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles.

Chuck White and Zhouri Ni won in three sets at No. 2 doubles while Nick Seldal and Logan Parsons won in straight sets at No. 3 doubles.

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