By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Brown County and Central baseball teams decided it was a great day to play two.
The Hornets certainly felt that way.
With impending storms making the chance of playing later in the week questionable, the teams turned Tuesday's matchup into a doubleheader, and Brown County rode strong performances from Brady Long and Nathan Mekdara to a 1-0 and 8-3 victories.
In the opener, Long threw a complete game as he struck out nine and walked three.
Long also figured into the lone scoring play, laying down a squeeze bunt in the sixth inning to score Jared Fry.
In the nightcap, Mekdara struck out nine and walked three. Alec Boylen went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and two RBIs for the Hornets.
QHS 5, Illini West 2: Three runs in the fourth inning propelled the Blue Devils to the victory on the road.
Quincy led 2-1 before Kyle Kahs' sacrifice fly and run-scoring singles from Mason Fairley and Andrew Eilers extended the lead to 5-1. Tucker Anderson hit a solo home run for the Chargers in the fifth, but that was the end of their rally.
Eilers and Jacob Jobe had two hits each for Quincy (4-6).
Kahs picked up the victory for the Blue Devils, allowing two runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four. Colton Mellinger suffered the loss for the Chargers, giving up six hits and striking out four over 3 2/3 innings.
Peyton Porter and Nolan Ard had two hits apiece for Illini West (5-5).
Pittsfield 14, Southeastern 0: Dylan Reel pitched a one-hitter and went 4 for 4 for the Saukees.
The Saukees used two big innings to put the game away. Ethan Borrowman's three-run double highlighted a six-run second. Reel's two-run double was part of an eight-run third inning.
Western 8, Payson Seymour 3: Izack Hively went 2 for 4 with two RBIs as the Wildcats picked up the victory in Kinderhook, Ill.
Hively also tossed a complete game, striking out 13 to improve to 3-1. Tanner Stout went 2 for 3 for the Indians and suffered the loss.
Griggsville-Perry 10, Rushville-Industry 0: Kaleb Bradshaw pitched a four-hitter, had three RBIs and belted a solo home run for the Tornadoes.
Jordan Dehart had three RBIs, scored three runs and stole four bases for Griggsville-Perry (7-3).
Mark Twain 7, Canton 3: Trailing 3-1 going into the sixth, Mark Twain rallied to earn the victory on the road.
Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Mark Twain before Paxton Hill delivered a two-run double. Mark Twain added two run-scoring groundouts in the inning.
In the seventh, Ethan Anderson doubled to drive home one run, and Dylan Thomure stole home to finish off Canton.
Hill finished 3 for 4, while Thomure, Anderson and Logan Epperson each had two hits.
Reece Carmichael went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a double for Canton.