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Sports

Area roundup: Haring's home run helps lead DeKalb softball in win

Skylar Haring started the Barbs off with a three-run home run in the first inning as the DeKalb softball team cruised to a 10-2 home win against Rochelle on Tuesday.

Ashley Nelson picked up the win. Torrie Newport was 2 for 2, and Haring finished the game with five RBIs.

The Barbs (8-12 overall, 4-5 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) head to Yorkville for a game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kaneland tops Morris: The Knights jumped out early and held on in a 5-3 win.

Lexi Roach had a two-run tripe in the first, and Morgan Weber added a homer in the second inning.

Aly Jesionowski picked up the win, pitching six shutout innings and allowing three hits. She struck out six. Lexi Abruzzo was 2 for 4 at the plate for the Knights.

PREP BASEBALL

Kaneland wins in extras: The Knights scored in the top of the eighth to win, 4-3, at Morris in extra innings.

Josh Pollastrini got the win, pitching 2 1/3 hitless innings with a strikeout and a walk. Tim Rosko had two RBIs, Josh Norman had an RBI and Joey Brandonisio added an RBI, while Robert Dudinsko went 2 for 3 with a run.

PREP GIRLS SOCCER

Indian Creek wins at H-BR: The Royals got seven shots on goal in the first half but allowed two second-half goals in a 2-0 loss to Indian Creek.

PREP RUGBY

Sycamore tops Marist: The Spartans won, 33-21, after trailing by nine at halftime.

Sycamore didn't allow any points in the second half. Cody Lee, Finley Callahan, Mark Hill and Tim Riley scored for the Spartans (3-2).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

NIU loses at Valpo: The Huskies lost, 8-2, at Valparaiso.

The Huskies (14-29) committed four errors and managed just six hits against Valpo (18-25). Their pitcher combined to walk 11 batters.

“Today was a rough day all around,” NIU coach Mike Kunigonis said. “We need to learn from these games and continue to gain experience as individuals, as a group and as a program.”

The Huskies jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Valparaiso starter Michael Mommersteeg walked the first four batters of the game.

Former Huskie moved up to Triple A: Former Northern Illinois pitcher Alex Klonowski was called up to the Salt Lake City Bees, the Triple-A farm team of the Los Angeles Angels.

Klonowski, who was drafted by the Angels in 2014, had a strong showing with the Mobile BayBears (Double A) this season. He's 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in four games – including two starts – and has 11 strikeouts and five walks in 15 1/3 innings of work. Opposing batters are hitting just .175 off him.

He's the first former Huskie to reach Triple A since Trevor Feeney in 2011.

PREP TENNIS

DeKalb wins against Hononegah: The Barbs picked up a 3-2 win.

Genco Akacik won, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 1 singles, while Andrue Heather was a 6-2, 6-4 winner at No. 2 singles.

Justin Le and Chris Hartness won 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles for the Barbs (2-15 overall).

LATE TUESDAY

PREP SOFTBALL

Yorkville takes down Sycamore: Haley Trela had two hits to lead the Spartans in a 10-2 loss.

Ally Versluys took the loss, allowing three hits and three earned runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

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