Faith Reynolds had a solid game at the plate and got the win in the circle as the Sycamore softball team won, 5-3, over Richmond-Burton.
Reynolds went 3 for 4 offensively and allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out eight to get the win. Hannah Mizgalski went 3 for 3 with a double, Gracyn Gabriel went 2 for 3 with an RBI, Haley Trela went 2 for 4 with a double, Amanda Swedberg had a double and an RBI, and Ally Versluys had an RBI.
The Spartans (9-19-1) will play Stillman Valley on Tuesday.
Theobald’s big day lifts Kaneland: Hannah Theobald was perfect at the plate and drove in five runs as the Knights (20-12-2) won, 10-0, over Rock Falls in five innings.
Theobald went 3 for 3 to go along with the five RBIs. Morgan Weber went 2 for 4 with three runs score, Donatela Sommesi went 2 for 3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, and Aly Jesionowski went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Emilee Erickson pitched a complete game for the Knights, allowing four hits and five walks with five strikeouts.
Hiawatha knocked out in high-scoring game: The Hawks had their season come to an end with an 11-10 loss to Woodlands Academy.
It was a play-in game in the Class 1A Durand Regional.
Montavon homers in Sycamore win: Jarod Montavon hit a three-run home run and the Spartans won, 6-4, at Richmond-Burton.
Montavon’s homer was a part of a four-run inning for the Spartans (23-8) in the second inning. James Marcinkowski also added a critical RBI double late in the game.
Jacob Cavanaugh picked up the win, allowing two earned runs in five innings. Jack Mizgalski picked up the save, his second of the season.
Kaneland edges Sandwich: The Knights didn’t need much offense in a 3-2 win over Sandwich.
Luke Calabrese went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI, Josh Pollastrini went 2 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI, and Josh Norman added an RBI for the Knights (17-13).
Sycamore Methodist wins slugfest: There was plenty of offense as Sycamore Methodist took down Sycamore St. Mary, 16-14, over the weekend in the DeKalb County Church League.
Crossview Church piled on the runs in the final inning of a 20-3 win over Salem Lutheran, with Charlie Kazda going 3 for 6. Kevin Lindgren picked up the win for Crossview.
Immanuel Lutheran beat First Baptist, 13-5, with Ted Strack earning the win and Connor Hoyle going 2 for 4 in the victory. Christ Community I cruised to an 18-4 win over DeKalb Methodist, with Chris Powroski earning the win.
Huskies swept by Eastern Michigan: Northern Illinois lost a lopsided series finale, 14-3, at home to Eastern Michigan on Sunday as the Eagles picked up a sweep on the road.
Jordan Peterson hit three home runs for the Eagles, including two in one inning – one being a grand slam. He finished 3 for 6 with nine RBIs. The Eagles (21-31, 12-9 MAC West) scored eight runs in the third inning and five in the ninth.
The Huskies (15-34, 9-12 MAC West) were led by Roderick Bynum, who went 2 for 2 and had a triple. Mike Roberson had two RBIs in the loss. NIU closes out the regular season with a series at Miami (Ohio) beginning Friday.
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Schmelzle earns honor from MAC: After another strong showing, NIU distance runner Hope Schmelzle was named the MAC Most Outstanding Track Performer after the MAC Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Schmelzle won the 1,500-meter run Saturday, and the Huskies finished in fourth place as a team with 84.50 points.
Junior Lorena Martin won the 800-meter run, senior Kedisha Dallas was second in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash, and Chennel Palmer was tied for third in the high jump.