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Baseball

Prep Roundup: Crosby leads DeKalb baseball past Sterling

John Crosby struck out eight in five innings for the DeKalb baseball team in a 10-0, six-inning win over Sterling on Monday in DeKalb.

Crosby allowed two hits and three walks. Crosby, Jared Johnson, Noah Baert, Josh Snead and Dylan Farrell each had two hits for the Barbs (13-11).

"I thought John, for the most part, pitched well," DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. "Obviously, we got contributions from pretty much the entire lineup, so that was good to see."

Richmond-Burton 5, Sycamore 4: The Rockets got all five of their runs in the fourth inning of their win over the Spartans (20-9). Michael Swanberg, Cooper Vinz and Austin Jacox each had two hits for Sycamore.

Mark Skelley took the loss, striking out five.

Batavia 10, Kaneland 1: The Knights mustered only two hits in their fifth straight loss. The hits came courtesy of Curtis Thorson and Sean Dunphy, who had an RBI single in the second inning.

SOFTBALL

DeKalb 7, Burlington Central 2: Katie Kowalski earned the win for the Barbs, striking out nine and walking none. Abby Taylor had three hits for DeKalb and Morgan Newport finished with two.

Morris 8, Sycamore 7 (13 inn.): Down by five runs in the seventh, the Spartans battled back to tie the score before falling in extra innings. Taylor Aasen had a two-run single for the Spartans in the top of seventh to tie the score. Jordyn Shultz went 2 for 6 with a double and two RBIs for Sycamore, and Bobbieann Gable had a solo homer.

McKenna Marcinkowski threw all 13 innings for the Spartans, giving up only three earned runs.

"I thought the kids played hard and never gave up. The comeback in the seventh was a testament to that," Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said." That was a big-time-pressure hit by Taylor in the seventh. McKenna was a workhorse for us tonight. Hopefully, we can keep up this intensity for the rest of the season."

Indian Creek 15, Hinckley-Big Rock 4: Kayla Kauffman finished 3 for 5 with a double, triple and six RBIs in the Timberwolves' win, while Morgan Conley was 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

Indian Creek finishes the regular season 10-15 and 8-8 in the Little Ten Conference.

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