Genoa-Kingston softball got off to a quick start and the Cogs’ offense never relented in a 11-1 victory over Richmond-Burton on Monday.
Paige Keegan went 4 for 4 with a home run and a double and three RBIs and Tori Hensley was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two doubles.
Kailyn Cygan went 3 for 3 with two doubles while Natalie Klein finished 3 for 3 and scored four runs.
“It was a nice tune-up for [today against Marengo] and hoping to keep the bats warm,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “They got out of the gates hot and kept on going.”
Danielle Engel pitched the first three innings for the win and Baylie Ullmark finished the last two innings in the circle for the Cogs (11-3, 3-2 Big Northern Conference East), who play Marengo today at home.
Hiawatha crushes LaMoille: The Hawks defeated LaMoille, 15-0, on the road.
Ashley Tamraz pitched three innings and struck out seven batters to get the win. Dani Clark hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and recorded seven RBIs.
Tamraz was also 3 for 3 with a home run and five RBIs for Hiawatha (7-5, 7-4 Little Ten).
Serena downs Indian Creek: The Timberwolves lost to Serena, 10-0, in five innings.
Sycamore downs Kaneland: The Spartans defeated Kaneland, 7-3, in Maple Park.
Mitchell Jordan had two hits, Nathan Haacker recorded a double and two RBIs and Michael Swanberg had three RBIs.
Cole Nelson pitched a complete game, allowing only one earned run and striking out seven for Sycamore (16-5, 7-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East).
Cogs fall: Genoa-Kingston fell to Richmond-Burton, 4-0, at home.
Tommy Hansen, Ben Rabe and Bobby Treadwell each recorded hits for G-K while Adam Price threw a complete game, allowing three earned runs and striking out eight.
The Cogs (4-13, 2-4 BNC East) play today at Marengo.
Serena tops Indian Creek: The Timberwolves lost, 5-1, on the road to Serena.
Chris Pickwell pitched six innings and gave up no earned runs while striking out six in the loss for the Timberwolves.
Cogs’ rally falls short: Genoa-Kingston couldn’t come back from a two-goal deficit and lost, 4-2, at home to Sterling.
Shannon Schumacher made a tough-angle shot from the right side to put G-K up, 1-0, but Sterling rallied for three goals to close the first half.
Nicole Hebel hit a shot from 20 yards out to close the scoring for the Cogs (6-10).
“We had a nice start and played well for the first 18 minutes,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “Then we made a couple mistakes and Sterling capitalized for two quick goals.”
G-K plays North Boone at home today.