Bryce Helms strikes out 11 in Bureau Valley win: Friday’s Sauk Valley Media Roundup

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Bureau Valley 2, Orion 1: At Manlius, Bryce Helms went six innings, striking out 11 while allowing just two hits, to lead the Storm to the win. Elijah Endress and Landen Birdsley had RBI singles for BV (2-5).

Newman Central Catholic 12, Rockridge 7: At Sterling, Notre Dame-bound senior Brendan Tunink homered and drove in two for the Comets but he was outdone by his teammate Chase Decker. Decker also homered and drove in five as Newman improved to 5-0-1 on the season.

Polo 5-8, Milledgeville 0-10: At Milledgeville, the Marcos and Missiles split their NUIC South doubleheader.

Polo’s Nolan Hahn pitched a complete-game shutout with no hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts for the Game 1 win.

Dawson Foster had two hits and an RBI to lead the Marcos in Game 1.

Bryson Wiersema pitched three shutout innings for the Missiles in the first game, allowing two hits while striking out five with one walk.

Karter Livengood went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead Milledgeville in Game 2.

Hahn, Foster and Gus Mumford led the Marcos with two hits apiece in Game 2.

Forreston 11, Amboy 0 (5 inn.): At Forreston, the Cardinals scored four runs in the first two innings en route to a 10-run rule win over the Clippers.

Brendan Greenfield drove in four run runs and pitched a complete-game one-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk for the win on the mound. Kendall Erdmann totaled three hits, while Alec Schoonhoven and Carson Akins chipped in two hits each for Forreston.

Carson Barlow had the only hit for Amboy.

Paxton-Buckley Loda 8, Eastland 5: At Eastland, Zy Haverland had two hits and Cole and Camron Huber had RBIs for the Cougars in a nonconference game. Eastland fell to 3-3 on the season.

Stillman Valley 1, Oregon 0: At Oregon, the Hawks lost a defensive slugfest against the Cardinals.

Jack Washburn took the loss in a complete game, allowing one unearned run on four hits and striking out eight with one walk.

Washburn, Logan Weems and Jackson Messenger each recorded a hit in a three-hit effort for Oregon.

Riverdale 5, Morrison 4: At TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, the Rams edged the Mustangs in a Three Rivers West Division game.

Carson Strating went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Morrison.


Bureau Valley 5, Orion 3: At Manlius, Madison Smith went the distance in the circle for the Storm, allowing only one earned run while striking out eight. At the plate, Smith had two doubles and drove in two to lead BV (4-2). Abby Jamison and Lesleigh Maynard added RBIs for the Storm.

Winnebago 15, Forreston 1: At Forreston, the visiting Indians scored seven in the top of the seventh to break open a close nonconference contest. Bailey Sterling and an RBI for the Cardinals (2-5).

Pecatonica 4, Ashton-Franklin Center 3: At Pecatonica, the hosts scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to take the nonconference contest. Reese Pole had two hits for the Raiders and struck out five in a complete game for AFC (2-4).

Fulton 9, Galena 0: At Galena, Addison Hartman tossed 14 strikeouts against one walk in a one-hit, complete-game shutout as the Steamers claimed the win.

Zoe Kunau went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored four runs, and Brooklyn Brennan and Resse Germann each hit a home run for Fulton. Brennan had two hits and two RBIs and Germann had three RBIs.

Morrison 9, Riverdale 1: At TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, the Fillies took a one-run lead in the first inning, then pulled away with four-run innings in the third and seventh.

Bella Duncan, Kiyah Wolber, Jordan Eads and Allie Anderson each went 2 for 4 for Morrison. Duncan hit a home run and Eads hammered a double.

Duncan pitched a complete game for the win, allowing one run on five hits and striking out 11 with two walks.

Rockridge 7, Newman Central Catholic 0: At Sterling, the defending Class 2A champions blanked the Comets. Lucy Oetting and Amiya Rodriguez had singles for Newman (1-5).

Girls Track and Field

Sterling Invitational: At Sterling, the host Golden Warriors captured the team title scoring 209 points. Winners for Sterling included Kierra South in the 3,200, Anna Aulwes in the 100 hurdles, Addison Robbins in the 300 hurdles, Macie Lofgren in the high jump, Presley Winters in the pole vault and Maggie Rowzee in the triple jump. Sterling also captured the 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

Men’s college tennis

Moraine Valley 9, Sauk Valley C.C. 0: At Westwood Indoor Tennis Courts in Sterling, the Skyhawks were swept by the Cyclones.

At No. 2 singles, Elias Jensen lost a back-and-forth match against Lucas Cepronas, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.

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