10 years ago
May 10, 2011
The Streator baseball team rolled to a 22-3, five-inning victory over Dixon to clinch the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division championship. The Bulldogs were led by four hits each from Eric Phillips (three home runs, seven RBIs, five runs scored) and Josh Eplin (three doubles, home run, five runs), as well as Ryan Nagle (two homers, four RBIs), Mike Renner (two singles, double, three RBIs, winning pitcher, 5 K) and Brandon Urbance (two singles, two RBIs).
The Seneca softball squad defeated Coal City, 8-2. The Fighting Irish were led by Alanna Viken (double, triple, three RBIs), Nicole Pihl (double, four RBIs, winning pitcher, 5 IP, 3 K), Coley Baker (single, home run), Jaclyn Andreatta (two singles) and Chelsie McCormick (two singles).
The Sandwich baseball club topped Lisle, 5-2. Matthew Daly had three hits for the Indians, with P.J. Crotty and Justin Wegener posting two hits each. Jake Roehn was the winning pitcher with Matt Anthenat earning the save.
20 years ago
May 10, 2001
The Streator softball team scored six times in the first inning on the way to a 10-2 win over Dixon to finish off an undefeated (11-0) North Central Illinois Conference ledger. JoMarie Halko, Sarah Straughn (two RBIs), Lauren Missel (double, two RBIs) and Ashley Grako each had two hits, Hillary Swartz a two-run double and Wendy Niebuhr (3 H, 13 K) earned the win in the circle for the Bulldogs.
The Marquette baseball team scored four times in the fifth and exploded for 12 tallies in the sixth to roll past host Putnam County, 16-2. The Crusaders were led by Ryan McGinnis (single, double, triple, four RBIs), Mike Martin (two hits, two RBIs), Mike Hall (two hits, two RBIs) and winning pitcher John Calkins (two hits, three RBIs).
60 years ago
May 10, 1961
The Streator baseball squad romped past Lostant 18-0 in five innings in district tournament play. Bulldogs’ pitcher Craig Roberts spun a no-hitter with four strikeouts, while Ted Schmitz and Bill Ahearn had three hits each. Also for SHS, Harry Redd homered, Otto Giesholt tripled, and Dan Drapp, Randy Moore and Loney Augustine doubled.