The Sycamore baseball team picked up a pair of victories Saturday against Marengo, winning 14-8 in the opener and 9-4 in the second game.
In the opener, Gage Armstrong homered as part of a 2-for-3 day with three runs and three RBIs. Austin Steele and Logan Riley also had two hits each. Kevin Rink allowed three earned in five innings for the win for Sycamore (16-4).
In the second game, Jared Grubbs was 3 for 4 with a home run and three runs, while Armstrong hit his second home run of the day. Riley had two hits. William Oczkowski pitched three shutout innings for the win.
In the first game, Angel Acevedo was 2 for 5, scoring twice. Nick Panico had three hits and RBIs, while Thomas Shaw had three hits, scored three times and drove in two runs. Dalton Askew had two hits, runs and RBIs. Bryce Stair added three hits.
Kaneland splits with Plainfield South: The Knights opened with a 14-8 win but followed with an 8-6 loss. The second game lasted five innings, with Plainfield South scoring three in the top of the fifth for the win.
Connor Collins had two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice in the loss.
In the win, Nik Panico, Thomas Shaw and Bryce Stair had three hits each.
DeKalb baseball falls at St. Francis: The Barbs lost, 13-3, in six innings.
Trey Roach had two hits, while James Keck drove in two runs for DeKalb (3-11).
IC swept by River Ridge: The Timberwolves lost, 11-3 and 7-4.
Griffin Rissman and Brennen McNally each had two hits in the second game.
Sycamore sweeps Prairie Ridge: The Spartans won, 9-2, in the first game, and 12-9, in the second game.
Haley Trela was 3 for 7 on the day, as was Amanda Swedberg. Faith Reynolds and Gracyn Gabriel were 4 for 8.
Cogs go 2-1 in tourney: Genoa-Kingston beat Rockford East, 4-1, and Ridgewood, 9-6, before falling to Antioch, 9-3.
Against the Erabs, Olivia Simmons pitched all five innings for the win. Leea Perry was 3 for 3. The Cogs trailed Edgewood, 4-1, but exploded for eight in the fourth for the win. Olivia Simmons was 2 for 3. In the loss, Carly Kline was 2 for 2 and scored twice.
Sycamore falls in Freeport title game: After beating Auburn, 12-0, the Spartans lost to the hosts, 1-0, on penalty kicks.
The loss to the Pretzels was the first of the year for Sycamore (12-1), which lost the PK session, 3-1. Against Auburn, the Spartans got two goals each from Saydie Holland, Kierah Meier and Payton Siragusa. Savannah Burns, Emma Goldman, Karli Kruizenga, Abby Krull, Ellie Lochbaum and Taylor Meier also scored.
DeKalb picks up another win: The Barbs rolled at Morris, 5-0.
Kendra Sullivan scored twice, as did Siobhan Gallagher. Olivia Olson added a goal for DeKalb (7-7).
Dixon rolls to win: Indian Creek fell at home, 8-0.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
DeKalb third at Homewood-Flossmoor: The Barbs finished with 98 points, while the hosts won with 211.5. Kathleen Walstrom was third in the 800, finishing in 2:38.09. Sarahi Porcoyo won the 1,600 in a personal-best 5:45.52, with Cassie Delask and Megan LeBlanc third and fourth. Annika Burchell was second in the 3,200 with a 12:59.74, a personal best.
Bre Barwick was second in the 100 hurdles (14.79), the third time this week she set a personal best in her first week back from an injury.
Porcoyo, Andrea Porcoyo, Inga Collin and Delask were second in the 3,200 relay in 11:03.05. Maddie Overton was second in the discus at 118 feet, 5 inches.
Barbs swept at Ottawa: The Barbs lost, 5-0, to Lake Park, 5-0, to Boylan and, 4-1, to Ottawa. Caleb Hoffman and Brendan Szostak got the lone win for DeKalb (1-11), winning, 6-0, 3-6, 10-6, at No. 1 doubles.
Huskies take two from Chips: The Northern Illinois offense pounded the ball through two games in taking down Central Michigan on Saturday, 13-6 and 9-0.
In the Game 1 victory, Kira Mickelson was 4 for 5 with three runs scored, two RBIs and three doubles. Abby Howlett added a 3-for-4 performance with two runs and two RBIs. Sam Schmidt, Jenny Van Geertry and Kara Apato added two hits apiece. Alex Frenz nabbed the pitching victory. In the latter victory, Mickelson smashed a home run and contributed two RBIs in going 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Howlett added two RBIs. Sam Schmidt went 3 for 3 with two doubles, and Anne Allen was 2 for 4. Mackenzie Bryan allowed two hits in a five-inning shutout victory.