Roundup: Storm track second at Hall Invite
Warriors runnersup in Freeport: Rock Falls baseball wins two
Kane Eastwood won the 800 and anchored relays to two more wins to lead Bureau Valley to second place in the 10-team Rollie Morris Invitational on Saturday in Spring Valley.
Mendota won the meet with 135 points, while the Storm were second with 106.
Eastwood was clocked at 2 minutes, 4.84 seconds to win the 800. He teamed with Tucker Schoff, Ryan Taylor and Colton Peterson to win the 1,600 relay, and Taylor, Andrew Smith and Peterson to win the 3,200 relay (8:47.11).
Warriors 2nd at Freeport: Sterling had a trio of first-place finishers as it took second place at the Freeport Pretzel Invitational. It was an ABC meet.
Hononegah won the meet with 483 points, comfortably ahead of Sterling, which had 340. Rounding out the top five were Freeport (229), Auburn (198) and Rock Falls (170).
Winning events for Sterling were Josh Knie in the A Division shot put (46-5 1/4), Jacob Kirchoff in the A Division triple jump (41-0), and Bobby Tribble in the C Division pole vault (9-6).
Leading the way for Rock Falls was Brandon Boyer, who took the C Division high jump (5-9) and C Division triple jump (39-1). Distance aces Brayden Hamblen and Seth Williams won the A and B 3,200 with times of 10:07.98 and 10:23.08, respectively.
The Rockets also won the B Division 400 relay (52.73).
Dixon wins Rochelle Relays: The Dukes scored 122 points to win the seven-team invitational. Rochelle (100) and Harlem (96) rounded out the top three teams with area team Oregon (69) taking fifth.
Dixon won the high jump relay as Kyle LeBlanc cleared a height of 6-feet, 3 inches, while teammate LaRon Carr took second in 5-9.
The Dukes also had wins in the 3,200-meter relay, 400 relay, 1,600 medley, 1,600 relay and the distance medley.
Oregon's Ashton Rutherford (13-00) had the second-highest pole jump height. Oregon took second in the distance medley behind Dixon.
Freeport 11, Sterling 7: Brandon Dennis took the loss for the Golden Warriors (3-8) after allowing seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits in five innings. Turner Morse went 2-for-3 for Sterling, including a triple and an RBI, while teammate Rafael Sosa went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Comets sweep Orion: Newman earned two victories in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Orion, 18-8 and 8-4.. The run-rule was in effect for the Comets in the first game, and they held on to win the second after enjoying a 10-run cushion after the first three innings.
Trevor Bolin had two strong games, racking up eight hits – four in each – while teammate Shane Allen had four RBIs in Game 1 for Newman and an RBI in Game 2.
Alex Buhler was the winner on the mound in the first game. He allowed eight runs (three earned) in five innings of work, while Brandon Burke picked up the win in relief in the nightcap.
Rock Falls crushes Cards: The Rockets ventured out of conference play and picked up 10-0 and 10-1 victories against the Cardinals.
Jacob Mammosser drove in four runs, while Dustin Huycke and Dallas Jones added two each in the opener. James McFadden (2-1) tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts.
In the second game, Huycke knocked in three more runs for the Rockets (7-6). Quentin Matznick allowed one unearned run and two hits in three innings to get the win.
Richmond-Burton 11, Oregon 1, 6 inn.: Josh Cook had the lone RBI for the Hawks in a loss to the Rockets in Richmond.
Joey Rowe took the loss, allowing six earned runs, seven hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Panthers split at home: Owen McConnell homered in both games as the Panthers split a twinbill against St. Bede in Prophetstown. St. Bede won Game 1 5-3, while the Panthers won Game 2, 9-6.
McConnell finished with five RBIs, including three in the second-game win. Ken Cole drove in two runs in that game.
Ottawa Marquette 14, Amboy 2, 5 inn.: Skyelar Zimmerly went 2-for-2 to lead the Clippers in a run-rule loss at Marquette.
Skyhawks split doubleheader: Sauk Valley fell in the first game of doubleheader to Carl Sandburg 7-2, but bounced back to win the second game 8-6.
Sandburg broke the first game open in the top of the seventh with four runs off reliever Bryson Gudas. Sauk Valley starter Mario Pacheco took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out 10 and walking three.
Andy Schaver and Chad Lopez drove in runs in the Game 1.
In Game 2, Schaver hit a home run, while Lopez tripled and drove in three runs. Elvis Castillo pitched six innings to pick up the win for the Skyhawks, while Cody Dietz came in for the save.
Waubonsee 8, Sauk Valley 1: Gavin Jensen and Tanner Dir won a No. 1 doubles to account for the Skyhawks' lone point in a home loss to Waubonsee.
Kane Eastwood, BV track, 3 wins
Owen McConnell, E-P baseball, 2 HRs