OTTAWA - Two opponents, two 4-1 team victories Wednesday for the Ottawa Pirates boys tennis team, which defeated both Streator and Mendota by identical scores.
Streator’s Davey Rashid won the No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-1, but the Pirates took the rest vs. the Bulldogs including Adam Gross at No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1) and a sweep of doubles play — Sam Walker and Regan Linde over Max Baker and Cooper Wahl in the meet’s best match at No. 1 doubles (4-6, 6-1, 10-4), Will Goetz and Tanner Ditchfield at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0) and Logan Goetsch and Daniel Reinhardt at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1).
The Pirates won the same matches versus Mendota — Gross at No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-0), Walker and Linde at No. 1 doubles (6-2, 7-5), Goetz and Ditchfield at No. doubles (6-4, 6-1) and Reinhardt and Goetsch at No. 3 (6-0, 6-2).
Mendota 3, Ottawa 0: At Mendota, Daisy Arteaga, Perla Lopez and Isabella Tolentino each scored goals to lead Mendota to victory.
Eli Avila had six saves in goal to earn the shutout.
Plano 3, Sandwich 1: At Plano, the visiting Indians fell behind by two runs in the opening inning and never caught up against their archrivals.
Gabe Prado scored the lone run for Sandwich, which was limited to three singles by Alex Velazquez (7 IP, 0 ER, 11 K. Andrew Golinski (3 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) suffered the pitching loss, splitting innings with Hunter Pavia (3 IP, 0 ER, 1 K).
St. Bede 3, Serena 2: At Peru, the visiting Huskers took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning just to see the Bedans recapture the advantage with the tying and winning runs in the bottom half.
Todd Smith (2 IP, 2 ER, 2 K) suffered the pitching loss in relief of Carson Baker (4 IP, 0 ER, 2 K), who at the plate singled, doubled and drove home a run. Tanner Faivre had two hits as well for Serena (4-8).
Ottawa 5, Kaneland 4: At Maple Park, the visiting Pirates improved to 7-1 on the season and 5-0 in the I-8, scoring the winning run in the top of the seventh after trailing by as many as three early.
Jace Addis (7 IP, 4 ER, 7 K) earned the pitching victory, with run support coming courtesy of Adam Weitzel’s three runs scored, Luke Cushing’s double and run scored, Jake Serby’s double and RBI, and two hits and a run batted in courtesy of Addis helping his own cause.
Earlville 1, Somonauk 0; Somonauk 3, Earlville 1: At Somonauk, the Bobcats opened their season with a home split against the Red Raiders.
Brendan Roberts (4 IP, 0 ER, 8 K) was the hard-luck loser in the opener for Somonauk, outdueled by the Red Raiders’ Davis Sweeney (5 IP, 0 R, 12 K) and his one-hit shutout. Noah Lemke drove home Griffin Cook for the game’s only run.
In the second dip Somonauk scored all three of its runs in the third led by Broc Slais’ two RBIs. Griffin Cook drove in the Raiders’ lone run in the nightcap with a hit in the fifth against winning pitcher Slais (5 IP, 1 ER, 9 K). Lemke (2/3 IP, 2 ER, 0 K) suffered the loss.
Sandwich 19, Plano 3 (5 inn.): At Plano the visiting Indians secured their first win of the season with three big, crooked-number innings including a five-run first.
Alexis Sexton (three hits, two RBIs, four runs scored), Grace Donahue (three hits, RBI), Emily Gomez (two hits, three RBIs), Alyssa Cassie (two hits, three runs), Breanna Sexton (two hits, four RBIs) and Lily Geltz (two RBIs) led the Indians attack. Maggie Knepper (4 IP, 3 ER, 7 K) earned the pitching win.
Ottawa 3, Kaneland 0: At Maple Park, the visiting Pirates improved to 9-1 behind another dominant circle effort from Abby Bukantis (7 IP, 0 R, 9 K), who allowed just two hits in the shutout.
Ottawa scored single runs in the second, third and sixth frames, with Emma Haage doubling and providing an RBI. Zoe Harris also doubled, with McKenzie Oslanzi picking up an RBI.
Girls track and field
Seneca 1st, Ottawa 2nd at OHS: On Tuesday, Seneca (194) topped runner-up Ottawa (69) and fifth-place Marquette (4), led by first-place finishes by Teegan Johnson (4.33 meters in long jump), Brooklyn Giertz (3.05 in pole vault; :17.40 in 100 hurdles), Carly Greve (1.34 in high jump), Faith Deering (32.65 in discus), the 1600 relay team (4:41.82), the 800 relay team (1:56.24), the 400 relay team (:53.49), Caitlyn O’Boyle (:55.47 in 300 hurdles), Delany Walsh (13:47.57 in 3200), Amber Vroman (5:51.45 in 1600; 2:31.17 in 800) and Emma Smith (1:06.12 in 400; :29.57 in 200).
The host Pirates received an event win from Krisee Clark (9.87 in shot put).
Boys track and field
Seneca 1st, Ottawa 4th at OHS: On Tuesday, the Irish (92.5) were tops in a five-team field which saw Ottawa (79) place fourth and Marquette (16) place fifth.
Marquette’s Lucas Hoffman (:54.17 in 400; 10:23.44 in 3200); Seneca’s Given Siegel (:17.53 in 110 hurdles) and Carson Collet (:43.08 in 300 hurdles; 3.35 meters in pole vault); and Ottawa’s DJ White (1.82 in high jump) all scored first-place finishes.
Frosh/soph boys tennis
Ottawa 5, Streator 0; Ottawa 5, Mendota 0: At Ottawa, the host Corsairs (4-0) swept action with two wins apiece coming courtesy of Sebastian Cabrera at No. 1 singles, Karcin Hagi at No. 2 singles, Ethan Hancock and Zander Houk at No. 1 doubles, Taegeon Eom and Ethan Cela at No. 2 doubles, Rylan Salas and Landen Thorsen at No. 3 doubles, and Owen Phillips and Alan Sifuentes at No. 4 doubles.
JUCO men’s golf
IVCC runners-up at Black Hawk Meet: At TPD Deere Run in Silvis, the Illinois Valley Community College men’s golf team placed second of five schools at 22 above par — two strokes behind winner Black Hawk.
The Eagles scorecard was led by Ben Cyr’s runner-up, even-par 71, Ian Roach’s 73, Clay Wells’ 78 and Nick Mariotti’s 82, all in the top 12 of the 27-man field.