Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 11:25 pm
Q-C Sports Shorts, 4-24
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Rock Island 1, UT 0: Junior Michael Peters hurled a no-hitter and struck out 10 Panthers to earn his first career varsity win for Rock Island. The Rocks gave Peters a lead in the fifth inning of the nonconference affair when an errant throw to third on a steal attempt by Matt Erickson sailed into left, allowing Erickson to score. Cullen George continued his strong season with three hits.
Orion 12, Annawan-Wethersfield 2 (6): Katie Conway earned the victory in the circle and collected two hits at the plate in the run-rule-shortened nonconference game. Mackenzie Smith had three hits, including a double. Orion jumped out a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
Alleman 12, Rock Island 5: Avery Nelson earned her seventh pitching victory and Chasney Jenkins was a home run short of the cycle as the Pioneers romped in the nonconference affair behind 17 hits. Jenkins had three hits and two RBIs as Anna Wetherell and Lexi Ferrari had three hits as well. Abby Thompson and Lexi VandeMoortel each had had two hits for the winners. Hailey Feldhahn and Brianna Hart each had two hits for Rocky.
Prep boys tennis
Moline 9, Rock Island 0: Justin Rumley and Jed Wood led the Maroons to a dominant win over the Rocks in the dual between Western Big 6 Conference rivals. "They were pretty focused and aggressive throughout the meet," Moline coach Jason Jones said. "They showed some toughness." Rumley won his singles matchup 6-0, 6-2 and Wood was just a little better with a pair of 6-0 sets. Pranav Puri was just as good with a 6-0, 6-1 singles victory.
United Township 6, Galesburg 3: The UTHS Panthers won four of their six singles matches en route to the dual meet victory. Diego Ulloa, Stephan Golden, Remy Halen, and Ryan Cahalan were all singles winners. Ulloa went three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 13-11 before he was able to defeat Chris Willis. Ulloa teamed up with Bryce Verliden to win in doubles play as well, 6-0, 6-2. Cahalan-Halen also won their doubles match.
Q-C college baseball
BHC sweeps: The Black Hawk Braves outscored Highland 23-1 in the Arrowhead Conference sweep, winning by scores of 9-0 and 14-1.United Township product John Dokolas hurled a complete-game shutout in the opener, allowing three hits with five strikeouts. Kendall Patrick, Dave Yancy and Erie-Prophetstown standout Eann Cox all tallied two hits in the opener. Yancy had three RBIs and Cox had two.In the nightcap, Blake Moe accounted for five of BHC's 18 hits including two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. Jake Johnson had three hits to lead the Braves as Moline graduate Emilio Alonso, Bryson Jibben and Tommy Argo all had two hits.
WIU 8, SAU 1: The St. Ambrose Fighting Bees could only muster six hits in their nonconference setback to NCAA Div. I Western Illinois at Alfred Boyer Stadium. Connor Kretz had two hits to pace the Bees (11-24) and Mac Coffey drove in the lone run.
Augustana 19, Cornell 10: The Augustana Vikings out-scored Cornell at the Swanson-Brunner complex as three Augie pitchers failed to check Cornell before Chris Sauer came out of the bullpen to save the day. Sauer pitched the final six innings, giving up three hits and no runs with eight strikeouts. David Balzer hit a home run for Augie. Grant Stewart was 3-for-6 with five RBIs.
QC college softball
Augie sweeps Monmouth: The hosting Augustana Vikings took a 2-0 decision in the opener of the nonconference twinbill before having to work extras for the sweep. Augie lost leads of 3-0 and 5-2 before pulling out the 6-5 victory in 10 inning in the nightcap.The extra-inning highlights were Christie Wiersema's 1-out single in the 10th and Chelsea Lavin's two-out RBI single that scored pinch-runner Miranda Hiemer. Lavin had the hot bat from the No. 9 spot in the order, going a combined 5-for-8 with two runs and two RBIs in leading the 23-11 Vikings. Laura Behnke was 4-for-7 with a run and an RBI from the leadoff spot and Cheyenne Burnett was 3-for-8 with an RBI.
SAU sweeps: St. Ambrose swept Ashford 5-2 and 12-2 in nonconference play. Payton Geeting, aUnited Township product and Ashford left fielder, hit a home run. For Kristen Paulson had a team-high two hits in Game 1. The Queen Bees trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth before scoring five-times.In Game 2, Stephanie Hebison was 3-for-3 with an RBI and Kaitlyn Reiser was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Paulson drove in three runs in the blowout.
Sandburg sweeps BHC: The Black Hawk Braves lost in heart-breaking fashion not once, but twice, dropping a pair of 4-3 Arrowhead Conference decisions to Carl Sandburg. In Game 1Taylor Ambrozi and Jenna Winthurst had two hits a piece. Winthurst had two RBIs in the game and Kassi Anderson had a home run.It was a different game, but the same result in the nightcap. Black Hawk managed just four hits and watched as former Rockridge standout Kaylee Moseley drove in the game-winning run with a 2-out single in the sixth inning.
Q-C college womens Lacrosse
Six-pack of honors for Augie: Six Lady Vikings earn All-Midwest Lacrosse conference honors. Three were on the first team and the remaining three were on the second team. The six individual's have help Augustana to a season record of 12-3 and 7-0 in the conference.
Kendall Maduro, a freshman, earned Rookie of the Year honors. She was also first team all-conference. Maduro was joined by sophomores Christina Letmanski and Emily Pavlik.Maduro was selected as a midfielder, Letmanski on attack and Pavlik as a defender. Maduro leads Augie in caused turnovers and is second with 30 ground balls and 24 draw controls. Letmanski led the team in goals with 41 and points with 62. Pavlik leads the Augustana defense that has given up an average of 4.71 goals per game.
Second team honors consist of sophomore Anna Kyllo and two freshmen, attacker Emily Handrahan and midfielder Kaylee Nolan. Handrahan has 26 goals scored, which is good second-best on the team. Nolan leads the Vikings with 36 ground balls and ranks fourth in the conference in draw controls with an average of 3.29. Kyllo has 15 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers on the year.
Nolan nabs MWLC weekly honors: Augustana freshman Kaylee Nolan (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) has been named the "Defensive Player of the Week" in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference. She played a key role in Augie victories over North Central (9-8) and Aurora (23-1).
Against North Central, Nolan was an integral part of Augustana's 15-4 draw control advantage as she won four draw controls while also causing four turnovers as the Vikings handed the Cardinals their first conference loss. Against AU, Nolan won two draw controls, caused three turnovers and added two goals.
Nolan has started all 16 games for the 13-3 Vikings who wrapped up the MWLC title with an 8-0 mark. She has scored 21 points this season with 16 goals and five assists. Nolan also leads the Vikings in draw controls with 71.
Q-C college women's tennis
Augie's MacDonald nabs tennis nod: Augustana College tennis player Aileen MacDonald shared CCIW women's tennis Players of the Week honors with Bari Reynolds, a Carthage College junior from Sterling.
MacDonald (Fr., Mundelein H.S.), won both her No. 4 singles match and No. 1 doubles match in a dual-meet victory over Luther. In doubles, she teamed with Kim Sawyer for an 8-5 victory over former Moline High School standout Maggie Helms and Elise Allen.