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Area roundup: Erickson tosses one-hitter; Sycamore soccer wins; NIU baseball falls

Emilee Erickson was in top form, striking out 14 as Kaneland defeated Yorkville, 1-0, Tuesday.

Erickson, who allowed one hit and did not allow a walk, was nearly matched by her counterpart in the circle for the Foxes, as Yorkville’s Lauren Howard struck out 10.

Donatela Sommesi was 2 for 3 at the plate and stole three bases for Kaneland. Rose Roach drove in Sommesi for the lone run of the game.

Hononegah thumps DeKalb: Hononegah’s bats were loud throughout a 15-3 win.
Katelyn Kolkebeck hit a solo home run for the Barbs in the loss.

Spartans edge Morris: Sycamore did just enough to claim a 5-3 win over Morris.

Faith Reynolds struck out five and earned the pitching victory. She also had a triple and drove in three runs. Mia Richards hit a double and drove in a run for the Spartans. Haley Trela produced a 3-for-4 day at the plate.

Cogs almost falter but claim win: Stillman Valley came from down 5-0 to tie Genoa-Kingston in the seventh inning, but Carly Kline’s hard-hit grounder was bobbled, allowing Sarah Taylor to score the game-winning run at home in a 6-5 Cogs win.

Oliva Simmons went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and pitched a complete game. Leyah Langley batted 3 for 4 with an RBI. Ashley Clemente was 3 for 3, and Leea Perry added two hits and two runs scored.

Hiawatha rolls: The Hawks bested Westmont, 23-7.

Royals fall to Newark: Hinckley-Big Rock lost, 4-0.

Allison Ryan had both H-BR hits and iis hitting .556 this year.


Sycamore rolls past Yorkville: The Spartans notched a 6-0 home win.

Kierah Meier, Saydie Holland and Emma Goldman scored for Sycamore (6-0 overall, 2-0 conference). Taylor Meier and Ella Shipley had assists.

DeKalb tops Woodstock: The Barbs won, 3-1, against Woodstock.


Kaneland drops wild one: Kaneland drops wild one: Morris scored seven in the first, Kaneland tied it in the third but eventually fell, 11-10, on the road.

The Knights took an 8-7 lead into the bottom of the fourth, but Morris scored three in the inning.

Kaneland tied it at 10 in the sixth on a home run by Dalton Askew, but a homer for Morris with one out in the seventh won the game.

Nik Panico had three hits and drove in two for Kaneland and Angel Acevedo had two hits and three RBIs.

Hiawatha falls to Westmont: The Hawks lost, 5-3.


Morris sweeps DeKalb: The Barbs fell, 5-0.

Zachary Kaczka and Eric Torres won the most games for the Barbs (0-7, 0-1) losing, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 3 doubles.


NIU falls to UIC: The Northern Illinois University baseball team scored 10 runs Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field but could not withstand a late UIC rally in a 15-10 loss. “I liked our energy, but we made a lot of mistakes,” said head coach Mike Kunigonis. “We battled with them, but it wasn’t our best day on the mound. A couple other timely hits, and we score more than 10 runs.”

Dylan Lonteen was 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Huskies (10-22) against the Flames (13-13). Jordan Larson had three hits and three RBIs.


IC softball tops Aurora Christian: Jesika Lowe was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and struck out nine in an 11-7 win for the Timberwolves.

Amelia Konen drove in two runs for the Timberwolves.

G-K baseball splits at Byron: The Cogs opened with a 12-2 loss but bounced back for a 9-8 win in nine innings.

The Cogs were up, 7-1, after four innings, but the Tigers tied the game at 7-7 in the seventh. The Cogs loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the inning but could not score. Vinny Giorno hit the game-winning single as part of a 3-for-5 game.

Jaxon Blank was also 3 for 5 and got the win.

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