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Baseball

Area roundup: Weather messes with Wednesday games; NIU softball splits

The Kaneland and Sycamore baseball teams moved their game from Thursday to Wednesday to try to stay ahead of some projected rain.

The game got rained out anyway.

The team will attempt to make up their game at its originally scheduled time of 4;30 p.m. Thursday, but the rain the messed with games across the area on Wednesday is expected to still be around Thursday.

Indian Creek and Hinckley-Big Rock baseball played two innings of their baseball game, and will pick it up at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Kenny Field in Big Rock with the Timberwolves up 5-0 in the bottom of the second.

The Timberwolves and Royals also had to delay their soccer game until 4:30 p.m. Friday. DeKalb had a baseball game at Crystal Lake South and a home soccer game against McHenry wiped out. No make-up dates were announced for either.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

NIU softball splits at Valpo: The Huskies (19-29) dropped the first game, 5-3, before winning the nightcap, 8-4.  

“I think our defense definitely played really well in that back half of the second game,” said NIU head softball coach Christina Sutcliffe. “Harnish made a great play at second, Lamy [Katie Lamich] obviously in that last inning, snagging that ball in left, were huge plays for us.”

Abby Howlett hit a grand slam in the second game.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

NIU baseball falls to Illinois State: The Redbirds scored three in the top of the seventh for a win in the rain-shortened game.

Joe Jumonville was 2 for 2 and scored in the loss.

PREP SOFTBALL

Indian Creek tops H-BR: The teams got five innings before being shortened due to lightning, with the Timberwolves winning 12-3.

Jesika Lowe belted a three-run home run as part of a 4 for 4 game, Hailey Herrmann added a three-run blast and Ahlora Sbarbaro was also 4 for 4 and had a two-run homer.

Autumn Johanningsmeier was 4 for 4 and drove in three runs, while Lowe struck out eight in the win.

LATE TUESDAY

Cleaveland shines for H-BR: Izabella Cleaveland won the 3,200-meter run in 13:52.4 and was second in the 800 (2:45.2) for the Royals at Amboy.

Madison McKee was fourth in the discus and fifth in both the shot put and 800.

G-K soccer tops Mendota: Rachel Younker scored in the 58th minute as the Cogs won, 2-1.

Hannah Phillips had the equalizer for G-K (7-8-1, 4-5) 12 minutes into the game.

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