Prep roundup: DeKalb baseball improves to 4-1

The DeKalb baseball team improved to 4-1 with a 12-0, six-inning win over Rockford Guilford on Tuesday.

John Crosby threw a complete game for the Barbs, allowing one hit and striking out seven.

Logan Haring went 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs for DeKalb. Patrick Aves was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Noah Baert finished 2-for-3.

“John pitched great. He threw a ton of strikes,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “Offensively we scored a couple runs every inning, everybody up and down the lineup got their swings in.”

Spartans suffer first loss: Rockton Hononegah defeated Sycamore, 8-4. Cooper Vinz went 2-for-3 with a double and two-run homer for Sycamore, while Michael Swanberg was 3-for-3.

Today was a tough matchup. We got a kid (Donovin Sims) who NIU has signed. He was a hard-throwing right-hander who is a Division I college hitter, and it was a tough matchup for us," Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. "We just need to find a way to cut down on the strikeouts and get a little more action at the plate."

The Spartans fall to 3-1 and will play at Hampshire today.

T’wolves top Norsemen: David Boehne struck out six hitters in 62/3 innings as Indian Creek got a 9-4 victory over Newark. Chris Pickwell finished 2-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs for the Timberwolves, while Trevor Guerra was 3-for-3 with a double.

Hawks fall: Serena beat Hiawatha, 10-4. Mike Mercado finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Hawks, while Nick Doolittle was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Will Corn was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.

Knights fall: West Aurora beat Kaneland 7-2. Joe Panico went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for the Knights, who fell to 1-3.

SOFTBALL

Burlington edges G-K: Genoa-Kingston lost to Burlington Central, 1-0, as the Cogs gave up just one unearned run in the fifth inning.

Baylie Ullmark went all seven innings, striking out five and scattering five hits. Katie Thurlby was 2-for-3 with two singles and Ullmark was 1-for-3 with a double. Lexi Howie was 1-for-3 with a double. 

“Good effort by the kids. It was 1-0 game and we had chances to tie it,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “Baylie threw really well. We had 12 strikeouts and it’s hard to score runs when that happens.”

The Cogs (6-1, 1-1 BNC) play at Ottawa today.

Newark tops Indian Creek: Lizzy Cursio and Olivia Elliot had the only two hits for Indian Creek in a 15-0 loss to Newark.

The Timberwolves are now 1-2 and 0-2 in conference.

GIRLS SOCCER

Royals win big: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Plano, 7-0, behind four goals from Jacqueline Madden, who also had an assist. Lauren Paver added two goals and two assists for the Royals. Andrea Binckley added a goal, while Anne Klein and Lexi Gonzalez each had an assist.

Jordan Bullard recorded the shutout in goal for H-BR.

The Royals are now 2-1-1 and will play Indian Creek today.

Cogs get win: Genoa-Kingston topped Mendota, 2-1. Ashley Grimm and Nicole Hebel had the goals for the Cogs, while Maggie Boque and Viviana Beltran recorded the assists.

Knights earn shutout over Auburn: Kaneland beat Rockford Auburn, 4-0, behind goals from Courtney Diddell, Madi Jurcenko, Jessica Coia and Michelle Ortiz.

Diddell, Jurcenko, Brittany Olson and Holly Collingbourne had the assists.

Kaneland is now 2-1.

BOYS TENNIS

DeKalb wins: DeKalb defeated Dixon, 4-1, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 matchup. Josh Harvey earned a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 win at No. 1 singles for the Barbs, while the team of Micah Fagerstrom and Ravi Patel won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. The Barbs’ Nate Newman and Daniel Gluhovski earned a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles, while the team of Justin Peele and Sean Connors won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.

GIRLS TRACK

Kramer, Olson and Fisher earn wins for Cogs: Genoa-Kingston took third at its own triangular with a score of 50. Marengo won the meet with 79 points while Richmond-Burton was third with 56.

Brianna Kramer won both the 100-meter dash (13.17) and 300-meter low hurdles (51.90) for G-K, while Fisher had a mark of 33-04.25 to win the shot put. Olson had a personal-best 32-09 to win the triple jump.

Knights win triangular: Kaneland won a triangular with Oregon and Burlington Central. The Knights finished with 111 points. Lauren Zick won the long jump (17-4) and 200-meter dash (25.94) for Kaneland.

MONDAY’S LATE RESULTS

BASEBALL

Royals cruise: Hinckley-Big Rock dominated Leland-Earlville, 19-6, in six innings to win its Little Ten Conference opener on the road Monday.

Senior Jake Ryan pitched six innings and struck out nine to earn the complete-game victory for the Royals (1-3, 1-0 L10).

Dutch Schneeman was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Jacob Morsch was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run while Taylor Ruh went 1-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.

SOFTBALL

Royals drop conference game: Earlville-Leland defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 17-2, in five innings in a Little Ten Conference game.

BOY TRACK

Relay team takes first: At the Rockford Christian Life meet, the Indian Creek 4x800-meter relay team won in 9:25.67.

GIRLS TRACK

Timberwolves win three events: At the Rockford Christian Life meet, the Indian Creek girls’ team picked up three wins. Chantel Kyler won the high jump while Alexis VanWyhe won the 100 and 300 hurdles.