Friday briefs

Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 11:43 pm
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Prep baseball
Geneseo 5, Ridgewood 0: Adam Stenzel's three-hit, two-RBI game fueled the Maple Leafs' victory. Zach Alexander pitched a two-hit complete game. Stenzel also had a double.

Annawan-Wethersfield 6, Sherrard 4: Matt Jenkins earned the pitching victory with a complete-game, three-hitter. He gave up four runs (one earned) while striking out five. Cody Phillips had two RBIs for the Titans. Austin Hildebrant had a two-hit game for Sherrard.

Riverdale 6, Bureau Valley 5 (9):Nate Rocker's walk-off single in the ninth gave the Rams the Three Rivers Conference victory. Jared Richmond came in from second on the one-out base knock. Dalton Peterson also drove in two runs for the Rams.

Mercer County 5, Orion 1: The Orion Chargers matched Mercer County's hit total at seven, but watched the Golden Eagles make more of their chances. Connor Sharp earned the Golden Eagles' pitching victory. Ryan Garrett and Tyson Nylin (two RBIs) each had a pair of hits for MC, while Drew Amador had a two-hit performance for Orion.

Prep softball
Rockridge 12, Geneseo 7: The Rockridge Rockets did most of their damage in the early innings, scoring eight runs in the first three innings of the nonconference victory. Genna Flaherty had two RBIs and Gabe Mueller had three to lead Rockridge. Geneseo's Hannah Kain hit a homer.

Riverdale 5, Bureau Valley 0: Sadie Moshier threw a complete-game, one-hitter in leading the Rams' Three Rivers Conference victory.Moshier struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter. Chloe Sullivan, Cara Keppy and Savanna Gonyier each had a pair of hits for the Rams.

Sherrard dominates twinbill:Sherrard dominated Monmouth-Roseville in West Central Conference North play, ripping the Titans 18-0 and 20-3 in a pair of 5-inning games.Sherrard exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning of Game 1. Riley Strandgard had a game-high five hits. Alex Ward had three hits and Jaryn Kinder had two. Ward and Carly Adams connected for home runs in the opener.

Ward, Strandgard and Adams all had two hits in the second contest as well. Sherrard scored 14 runs in the first three innings.

Prep boys tennis
Moline 3, Glenbrook 2: Moline didn't have any success in singles play, but turned it around in doubles. The Maroons swept doubles play after failing to win in singles. Jed Wood and Pranav Puri teamed for a 7-5, 6-3 victory. The tandem of Will Wallace-Derrick Stabler won 6-0, 6-3 while Brandon Diep and Stephen Timmer rounded it out with a 6-3, 6-2 victory to complete the comeback.

Geneseo 4, Streator 1: Shawn DePauw and Connor Vandersnick dominated the opposition in 6-0, 6-0 victories. Doubles play started out rough, losing the first match, but the Maple Leafs rebounded to win the final two matches. The tandems of Jacob Stime-Luke Verplates and Peyton DeMay-Sam Alexander were victorious for the Leafs.

QC college softball
SAU splits: The St. Ambrose Queen Bees suffered an 8-2 setback to Indiana Wesleyan in the opener of the St. Francis Spring Fling Tournament, but bounced back for a an 11-3 victory over the hosts to move to 18-7.

In the nightcap victory, SAU took advantage of three St. Francis errors to score six unearned runs. Mackenzie Snowbarger's grand slam highlighted a seven-run fifth inning as the Queen Bees closed the game with all 11 runs in their final two at-bats. Winning pitcher Kathryn Brown (7-2) also homered as Nichole Garland and Erin O'Donnell each had two of SAU's eight hits. Kaitlyn Reiser had two hits in the opener as the Queen Bees were out-hit 12-6 by Indiana Wesleyan (19-8).

QC college women's golf
Augie wins: It was a small field at the Prairie Fire Spring Invitational, but it still goes down as a victory for the Augustana women's golfers. Augie's Megan Vandersee earned medalist honors with an 83 at the par-72 Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg. That helped the Vikings' 364 team total top Monmouth College's 369 in the two-team race.

QC college men's tennis
Augie 9, North Central 0: Augustana moved to 11-6, 1-0 in CCIW play with a 9-0 win over North Central. Only one singles match went to three sets, and Lawrence Palmer at No. 1 and Jack Cullen at No. 5 only lost two games in their victories as they won one set 6-0. Kevin Bayles and Colin Arnold each won 6-1, 6-1.

QC college men's volleyball
SAU moves into title game: The St. Ambrose men's volleyball team beat Lourdes 3-2 (25-15, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-8) in a semifinal game to move into Sunday's MAMVIC East Conference Tournament title game. On Sunday, SAU will play either Cardinal Stritch or Clarke, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament. Nick DiMarco led SAU (19-9) with 17 kills and Trevor Lund had 13 putaways.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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