Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 11:30 pm
Q-C Sports briefs
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Prep boys track and field
Joliet West Invitational: The Maroons' Marquez Ryan won the high jump with a jump of six feet four inches. Ryan would finish sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.77. Moline's Jake Barr finished the 800 meter dash in 2:11.24, and Kyle Moore was fourth in the fourth place (10--00) in the pole vault. Carl Sandburg won with a commanding 156 points, and Moline finished seventh (24) out of nine teams in the field.
Q-C college baseball
Augustana 6, Brandeis 0: The Vikings moved to 3-0 on the season hammering the ball for 10 hits. Jacob Van Duyne came through for four hits two RBIs and a pair of doubles to drive the Augustana offense. Ben Heaton picked up his first win of the season on the mound.
Q-C college softball
Augustana sweeps Ave Maria: The Vikings cleaned up in the first game winning 6-1, and kept the momentum going with a 8-3 win. In the first game, the Vikings' Sarah Hintz held Ave Maria in check pitching six scoreless innings with one hit and one walk. Jenna Nelson broke it open for Augustana with a three run triple in the fourth inning. Augustana took command in the second game in the second inning scoring four runs on Lavin's two run triple. Chelsea Rehmert picked up her first win of the season in the circle for Augie.
Queen Bees win three at Softball in the Snow Tournament: Played inside of the Ambrose Dome, St. Ambrose got the season started on the right foot with a 8-3 win against Waldorf, a 12-2 win against Culver-Stockton, and a 7-3 win against Graceland. In the first game. Against Waldorf, Niki Green singled up the middle in the fourth inning to score two runs and before the inning was over SAU was leading 6-2. Jenna Harshbarger picked up her first win in the circle for the Queen Bees. St. Ambrose bats were on fire against Culver-Stockton scoring 12 runs on 16 hits. Graceland took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, but Ambrose would rally back behind Nichole Garland three run triple in the fourth inning vaulted the Bees back into the game. Erin O'Donnell run scoring single gave SAU the lead for good in the fifth.