Hunter Britz went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Jimmy Amptmann allowed one run over four innings, and Sycamore held on for a 5-3 win over visiting Rochelle in Interstate 8 Conference baseball action Friday.
Keifer Tarnoki was 2 for 2 for the Spartans, and Amptmann helped himself with a triple. Tommy Townsend relieved Amptmann (seven strikeouts, three walks) and pitched three innings, striking out three, to earn the save.
Kaneland 9, Ottawa 5: At Ottawa, Zach VanCura scattered four hits over five innings, striking out four, as the Knights won the Interstate 8 game.
Tyler Conklin was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of RBIs in the seventh for Kaneland. Alex Panico was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, and Johnny Spallasso got his first varsity hit and scored two runs.
Somonauk 8, Hinckley-Big Rock 2: At Hinckley-Big Rock, Noah Badal’s two-run single in the bottom of the first inning staked the Royals to a 2-0 lead in the Little Ten Conference game, but the Bobcats scored eight unanswered runs.
LaSalle-Peru 7, Sycamore 1: At Sycamore, the Spartans spotted the Cavaliers a 4-0 lead after a half inning and never recovered in the Interstate 8 contest.
Emily Puentes and Brooklyn Snodgrass were both 2 for 3 with a double for Sycamore.
Montini 13, Kaneland 3: At Marengo, the Knights trailed, 7-1, after two innings in their opening game of the tournament.
Olivia Stoker was 2 for 3 for Kaneland. Rose Roach tripled in the loss, and Delaney Douglas had a single and two RBIs.
Kaneland 58, Burlington Central 18: At Kaneland, the Knights received wins from Cameron Phillips (106 pounds), Anthony Morales (113), Caden Grabowski (120), Dean Baldridge (126), Ade Sanni (138), Christian Duffing (145), Lane Robinson (152), Grant Baldridge (160), Carson Batts (182), Diego Serriteno (195) and Miles Ripper (220).
Kaneland 65, South Elgin 17: At Kaneland, in going 2-0 on the night, the Knights received victories from Cameron Phillips (106), Anthony Morales (113), Caden Grabowski (120), Dean Baldridge (126), Christian Duffing (145), Lane Robinson (152), Grant Baldridge (160), Jack Yore (170), Diego Serriteno (182), Jack Certa (195) and Miles Ripper (220).
Sycamore finishes second: At Sycamore, Rosary (121 points) edged the host Spartans (120) for the championship of the Gary Egler Invitational.
Hampshire and Hinckley-Big Rock finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the seven-team field.
Sycamore received first-place efforts from Lilly Baker in the 3,200-meter run, its 3,200 relay (Kylie Von Schnase, Stella Riedl, Olivia Kirby, Emma Doyle), Cecelia Jackson in the shot put, Faith Feuerbach in the discus and Karissa Clawson in the high jump.
Hinckley-Big Rock’s Ally Mills won the long jump.