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Baseball

Prep roundup: Sycamore baseball suffers walk-off loss

The Sycamore baseball team lost Tuesday, 9-8, at Yorkville.

The game was tied at 8 going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Foxes earned a walk-off win on a single down the right field line, which was just fair.

“When you’re going well that ball goes foul. When you’re not going good that ball lands three inches fair,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We’re just struggling to put it all together. [Tuesday], we got the offense going, scored a few runs but we weren’t able to put it down defensively.”

Austin Jacox went 2 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Michael Swanberg was 1 for 3 with a two-run homer and three RBIs.

Nate Haacker had two hits, and Cooper Vinz went 2 for 4.

The Spartans are now 20-10.

Kaneland 6, Cary-Grove 4: Nick Stratman went 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Kaneland, and earned the win in the nonconference game.

Tyler Carlson went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Rock Falls 6, Genoa-Kingston 1: At Rock Falls, Joe Murray led the offense going 2 for 2 while Griffin McNeal went 1 for 3 with an RBI in the Big Northern Conference crossover loss.

Will Crozier went four innings on the hill giving up five earned runs.

Tyler Smith pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

SOFTBALL

Newark 19, Hinckley-Big Rock 2: Kenzie Coppes hit a two-run homer for the Royals in the loss at the Class 1A Newark Regional.

GIRLS SOCCER

Kaneland 7, Rochelle 0: At Aurora, the Knights advanced to Saturday’s Class 2A Rosary Regional final with the win.

Madi Jurcenko and Courtney Diddell each had a goal and two assists for the Knights (14-3-2, 7-1-2), while Brittany Olson had two assists.

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