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Red Devils bring out big bats against Fieldcrest

Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 10:19 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 10:29 p.m. CST

The Hall Red Devils brought out some big bats in the first game and threw steady pitching in both games to sweep the Fieldcrest Knights Saturday at Kirby Park in Spring Valley.

Brian Kruse and Brett Fanning each had three hits and Matt Boucher added two hits and two RBIs in the first game. Danny Nolasco pitched all five innings to pick up a 14-2 decision in a game called by the 10-run rule thanks to the Red Devils’ 13-run outburst in the third inning.

Boucher had two doubles and a RBI and Miguel Villareal and Blake Moreno added two hits including a double and a RBI to power the Red Devils to an 8-5 win in Game 2. Winning pitcher Austin Schmitt went six innings with Villareal pitching a scoreless seventh inning to notch the save.

Fulton 12, Bureau Valley 6: Bryce Hansen (2 RBI), Ethan Ringle and Ryan Carlson each had two hits for the Storm in Monday’s road loss. McKinkley Kruger had one hit and a RBI.

Princeton 14, Henry 4: The Tigers struck for 11 runs in the first inning to set the tone in Monday’s nonconference tilt at Prather Field. Matt Hayes had three hits and three RBI and J.J. Vaccaro and Kyle Arnett had two hits apiece for the Tigers. Nick Rolando was the winning pitcher.

Putnam County 4-6, IVC 0-7: Josh Tonozzi struck out 13 Ghosts in a 4-0 shutout victory in Game 1 Saturday in Chillicothe. Tonozzi and Cody Ballerini each had two hits. Justin Pettitt had two hits in Game 2 which saw the Panthers fall 7-0.

Princeton 5-6, Bureau Valley 9-1 (F/S): Zach Friel struck out 11 batters over six innings to pitch Princeton to a split of Saturday’s doubleheader in Manlius with a 6-1 win in the nightcap. Friel and Vlad Stephanov (double, RBI) each had two hits. Doug Frazier and Nate Duffy each hit safely for the Kittens in a 9-5 Game 1 loss to the Storm.

Princeton 24, Henry 8 (F/S): Jacob Estrada had six hits and C.J. Hillard had five hits, including a homer to power the Kittens on the road Monday. Trevor Bickett also homered for the Kittens.

Softball

Fieldcrest 14, Hall 10: The Knights outslugged the Lady Devils Saturday in a game which they combined for 37 hits. Hall collected 18 hits, paced by losing pitcher Johnna Schultz, who went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple and three RBI. Abbey Azarskis clubbed two homers to drive in six runs.

Mendota 12, Princeton 8: Jess Martell had three hits for the Tigresses, who had the tables turned on them Saturday after shutting out the Lady Trojans Thursday.

Fulton 5, Bureau Valley 2: Both teams had six hits in Monday’s Three Rivers play at Fulton, but the Steamers pushed across three more runs. Bailey Roberts hit a solo homer in the top of third inning to give the Storm a 2-1 lead. Brooklyn McMahan added a double.

Princeton 20, Annawan/Wethersfield 18: The Tigresses outlasted the Titans in marathon game Monday at Annawan.

Girls’ track

At Mendota: Princeton returned to Mendota two days after the Don Gooden Invite to defeat the Lady Trojans 70-64 in a dual meet Monday. C.J. Rhodes paced the Tigresses with firsts in the high jump (4-10), 800m (3:04.2) and 100 hurdles (18.94).

Phoenix Smallwood popped a personal best triple jump of 35-11 1/2 to rank as the No. 2 all-time mark at PHS. She also won the long jump (16-9). Also for PHS, Kara Birch won the 400m (1:12.44) and 200m (30.16) and Zoe Mead won the 1600m (6:41.6).

The Tigresses claimed the 4x800 with Birch, Taylor Smith, Sierra Storm and Ann Sims clocking a 13:49.9, the 4x200 with Frances Bowman, Sims, Smith and Mead running a 2:18.33 and the 4x400 on the legs of Smith, Emma Makransky, Storm and Mead in 5:09.91.

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