Moline 12, Alleman 8: The battle of two premier Western Big 6 Conference teams went to the Moline Maroons, who avenged an earlier league sweep by the Pioneers in a nonconference game that featured mid-week pitchers. Evan Smith took the win on the hill. Alleman third baseman John Tracey had a three-hit and three-RBI game as he had two doubles and a triple. Mitch and Drew Owens collected three hits for the Maroons with Drew driving in three runs.
Morrison 10, Riverdale 6: Danny Willis's three-hit, five-RBI day powered the Mustangs to the Three Rivers Conference victory over their arch rivals. Morrison's Bill Lee Greul was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Willis had a double and a triple.
Amboy 10, Fulton 3: Matt Dail did all he could to help the Steamers, but it wasn't enough as Amboy's five-run third inning spurred the victory.
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Peoria Richwoods 7, Moline 2: The Maroons managed to win two matches, both in doubles play where the duos of Jed Wood-Pranav Puri and Justin Rumley-Rommy Khalafallah were victorious. Wood-Puri won 7-6, 6-4 and the Rumley-Khalafallah team won 6-4, 7-6.
UT 8, Rock Island 1: Stephen Golden dropped from his usual No. 1 singles spot for UTHS to play No. 2 and came away with a 6-0, 6-0 decision over AJ Clay. Golden teamed up with Taylor Mack, a 6-1, 6-2 singles victor, in doubles to win a 6-1, 6-1 match.UT's Ryan Cahalan won 6-0, 6-2 in singles.Lindsy Sutter logged the Rocks' only victory, taking a 6-4, 3-2, retired win.
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Augustana 9, Grinnell 2: The Augustana Vikings moved their record to 27-8 as they pounded out 13 hits in the nonconference victory at the Swanson/Brunner complex. Danny Fifer, Kurt Schmidt, Grant Stewart, Nick Tenerelli, and Mark VanNatta each had two hits for the Vikings. Stewart drove in three runs and Schmidt two. VanNatta had two doubles as Stewart and Tenerelli also laced two-baggers. Jared McIntosh (6-3) went six innings, scattering seven hits. Brandon Bollman (save, 1) pitched three inning of one-hit ball, striking out three and walking none.
SAU advances: Nothing has come easily for the St. Ambrose University baseball team this spring and that was indeed the case in the Fighting Bees' second-round Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament game. The 4th-seeded Bees needed 10 innings to dispatch sixth-seeded Mount Mercy, 3-1 to stay alive.
SAU (14-25) out-hit the Mustangs (12-33-1) 9-5 and scored twice in the 10th to take the lead. The Bees had to hold on as the Mustangs put runners at second and third with two outs before winning pitcher Brandon Duplessis (3-6) enticed a game-ending ground ball. Duplessis pitched all 10 innings, allowing five hits and the one earned run while walking two and fanning five.
SAU scored all three of its runs without recording an RBI as all three scored on throwing errors. The top three batters in SAU's lineup – Adonis Brown, Jake Fields and Matt Rosenberger, along with Matt Page, all had two hits.
The Bees face top-seeded William Penn today at 3:30 in an elimination game at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.
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