The Rock Falls baseball team scored a first-half run, then held on to defeat Rockford Christian 1-0 in the Big Northern Conference road game on Monday afternoon.
Brady Richards split five hits in a penalty kick for the Rockets, hitting eight without a picnic. He only needed 90 pitches in the full game effort.
He also scored the only half of the match led by Timmy Heald. Richards, Heald, and Cooper Hewitt had the only three hits of Rock Falls.
East Dubuque 3, Newman 2: The Comets dropped a game without conferences at Lumberkings Stadium in Clinton, Iowa, even though two bowlers combined to give up only six hits.
Ethan Van Landuet allowed three runs (two got), five hits in six innings, six write-offs and walk fours. Nolan Brett relinquished his injury and went on strike in a round of goalless rest.
Brett and Jason Jones both had doubles and an RBI, as did Van Landwit, Kyle Wolfe and Grant Corner for Newman. Brennen Cook and Trenton Hicks scored runs.
Lena Winslow 6, Milledgeville 2: The Panthers built a 3-1 lead after two rounds, then advanced three more in the fifth to break away from the Rockets.
Isaac Toms Smith and Ashton Nobis drove one round each for Milledgeville, and Connor Nye went 2 for 3. Nye lost, playing 5 1/3 innings and allowing six hits and one on the run, walk three and hit three.
Ethan Fay had a full game win, striking out 10, not walking at all, receiving five hits and hitting one goal. Rowen Schulz went 2-4 with the RBI to lead Le-Win.
Durand-Pecatonica 13, Polo 1, 5 inn: Rivermen accumulated nine runs in the first half and rolled into a NUIC crossover victory over Marcus.
Scott Robertson, Noah Dewey and Devin Rucker each got one hit each to lead Polo on the board, and Rucker had an RBI. Gus Mumford allowed one hit and zero runs, hitting three times over two polo rounds.
Trenton Taylor and Will Koehler both got two hits and two RBIs to lead the Du-Pec.
Forston 11, Warren Stockton 10: The Cardinal fell into a 8-0 hole in the first half, but they fought back and scored twice in the seventh inning to claim a comeback win.
Dylan Greenfield went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Owen Greenfield went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Forreston hitters. Owen Greenfield gave five runs to win, surrendered three hits, twice (one got) and did not walk a zero, while making three.
Alex Marsden went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Warhawks on the board. Drew Mensendyk took the loss, allowing three strokes and two runs over 1 2/3 of the rounds, with two strokes.
Aquin 15, Ashton Franklin Center 7: Evan Cobb went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Jordan Harris went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but that wasn’t enough because the Raiders lost the NUIC crossover competition.
Harris took the loss on the hill, hitting nine and allowing three hits and four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Cade Gelkin went 3 for 3 with three RBIs to lead Aquin to the plate.
Oregon 17, Rockford Christian 1, 4 hostels: Liz Mois went 3 for 3 with six RBIs, and Ava Hackman pitched a one-hitter six-stroke to lead the Hawks to a Big Northern win at Oregon Park West.
Bella Kuertner went 3-for-3 and scored four runs, and Lena Tramble went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Oregon.
Rockridge 9, Newman 0: The Comets couldn’t keep up with the Three Rivers roadcross game against the top-ranked team in Class 2A.
The Rockets 24-0, and now won 54 straight games back to their semi-final loss at the Class 2A State Championships in 2019.
Genoa – Kingston 7, Foreston 3: The Cogs built a 4-0 lead through two rounds and went on to win without a conference over the Cardinals.
Rylee Broshous went 2-4 with RBI, while Alaina Miller and Breanna Kloster added one RBI for Forreston. Aubrey Sanders suffered the loss, allowing seven hits, seven runs and four walks, while hitting five over six innings.
Reagan Tomlinson took the win, scoring five times and allowing two strokes, one run and three walks over five runs.
1A Princeton Regional
Genoa – Kingston 5, Oregon 4: Hadley Lutz scored a hat-trick in the 1A Regional Semi-Final, but it wasn’t enough because the Hawks’ season ended on penalties.
Cogs’ Modesto scored well with 49 searches remaining in regulation to tie the game 4-4 and impose overtime. After two additional 10-minute goalless periods, sixth-seeded GK won 3-0 in the PKs to defeat second-seeded Oregon.
Alyssa Morey scored a goal for the Hawks, and Teegan Chambly and Sophie Stender managed to assist each other. And Taylor Rover saved six times in the goal.
Samantha Wendt scored twice in the gear slate, and Adeline Valenti added one. Wendt, Yulisa Fuentes and Setali Serna B.K. scored. , while JK goalkeeper Alahna Siegworth blocked three Oregon kicks, sailing the fourth over the goal.