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Area roundup

Perfecto for Pikula

Ryan Jensen makes a return for PHS Thursday against Mendota.
Ryan Jensen makes a return for PHS Thursday against Mendota.

Fifteen up and 15 down.

Hall pitcher Adriana Pikula recorded a perfect game in five innings, retiring all 15 Kewanee batters she faced in a 14-0 Hall victory.

The sophomore slinger struck out 11 of the 15 batters

It was the second perfect game in a week by Hall. Freshman Rene Barroso had one last week against Henry.

The Lady Devils broke the game open early with 10 runs in the first inning, including two-run singles by Abby Azarskis, Goetz and a two-run double by Rebecca Herrmann. Herrmann finished with two doubles and three RBIs and Azarskis had two hits and three RBIs. Leadoff hitter Brenna Faletti and Pikula led the Lady Devils with three hits and Kylie and Deidra Whightsil had two each.

St. Bede 7, Hall 3: Tara Kunkel had two hits, including a three-run double to lead the Lady Bruins’ offense Thursday. Morgan Knoblouch (double, RBI), Gabby Morrow (RBI) and Julia Pohar (double, RBI) added two hits each.

Brianna Lau picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Bruins, scattering eight hits with six walks.

Newark 21, LaMoille/Ohio 0: Lindsay Perry had the lone hit of the day for the Lady Lions off Shelby Hoddy in the second inning.

Orion 11-13, St. Bede 4-10: The Chargers swept a doubleheader over the Lady Bruins in Three Rivers South play Wednesday at Orion.

Orion (10-11, 5-5) broke the first game open with four runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to defeat the Lady Bruins 11-4. Both teams had 11 hits, but Orion clubbed three homers. St. Bede was led by Knoblouch with three hits and Tristin Phegley with two hits. Brianna Lau had a two-run double.

Orion cracked 17 hits in a 13-10 win in the nightcap. Emily Draper led St. Bede with three hits with Phegley and Julia Pohar (2 RBIs) adding two each.

Putnam County 8, IVC 0: Winning pitcher Shelbi Yepsen blanked the Ghosts on five hits Thursday in Granville. Taylor Pettit had three hits and two RBI and Cierra Kellar doubled and homered with four RBIs.

IVCC 11-10, Carl Sandburg 0-7 (junior college): The Lady Eagles advanced in NJCAA Division II region tournament play, sweeping the first two games in a best of three-game series on the Hilltop Thursday 11-10 and 10-7.


Hall 6, St. Bede 4: The Red Devils rallied for three in the top of the seventh inning to beat the rival Bruins 6-4 Thursday night at the Academy.

Down 4-3, Tyler Taber drew a 1-out walk and A.J. Gaeta had a two-out hit. Miguel Villarreal cleared the bases with a triple to right center to give the Red Devils a 5-4 lead. He then scored on passed ball.

St. Bede loaded the bases in the bottom of bottom of seventh, including a leadoff hit by Jarret Olsen and single by Nathan Bartley. Gaeta struck out Gabe Braboy to end the game.

Bartley had three hits and Olsen and Nick Szcepaniek two for SBA.

Hall had just four hits off two SBA pitchers.

Hall 7, Kewanee 6: Austin Schmitt struck out the final two batters with two men on base to snuff a Boilers seventh-inning rally. He pitched 2.1 innings in relief to pick up the win in relief of starter Taggart Venegas.

Miguel Villareal had two hits and two RBIs. A.J. Gaeta had two hits and Zach Urbanski had two hits for Hall (15-2, 6-1).

St. Bede 9, Putnam County 2: The Bruins cracked out 16 hits while Michael Bellino held the Panthers to seven as St. Bede made a successful trek across the river Wednesday to Granville. Olsen led the Bruins’ hit parade with a 4-4 day at the plate. George Leynaud had three hits, including two doubles and four RBIs and Bartley added three hits.

Girls track

At Spring Valley: The Hall girls threw their own party Thursday, winning four events with eight seconds to run away to victory in a six-team field at Rollie Morris Track. Hall scored 182 points to topple runner-up Putnam County (106) with ease. Also competing were Midland (103), Princeton (70), Ohio (14) and DePue (2).

Hall Brooke Keegan won the 400 (1:04.78) and placed second in the triple jump (32-2 1/2). Other Hall winners were Clarissa Gerrard in the discus (99-7 1/2), Amelia Moreno in the 800 (2:40.24) and Jenna Lusietto in the high jump (4-8).

Carlee Yuvan was runner-up in the shot put (30-4) and discus (94-0).

Princeton junior Colbi Schertz set a school record in the shot put with a winning throw of 39-0. The previous record of 38-11 was set by Amber Ruter in 2010. Schertz also placed third in the discus (81-7).

Other winners for PHS were Zoe Mead in the 1600 (5:35.2) and Sierra Storm in the pole vault (8-6), both with season bests. Ann Sims placed third in the triple jump (30-0 1/2) and 100 (13.9).

Boys track

At Geneseo: Princeton ran in Tuesday’s F/S Invite competing on separate freshmen and sophomore levels in all individual meets. PHS freshman Lucus Sisler won the high jump (5-10) and sophomores Kai Tomaszewski (400 52.7) and Lenny Mead (300 IH, 42.1) won their respective events. Mead also took second in the 110 hurdles (16.8).

Boys tennis

Mendota 4, Princeton 1: The No. 2 doubles of Brady Frank and Ian Nichols notched the lone Tiger win at PHS Thursday with a three set 4-6,6-4, 10-5 victory.

PHS won two matches at the JV level with the doubles of Aaron Sears and Luke Schultz (8-4) and Matt Butler and Tristan Franklin (8-1).

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