By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Peyton Porter doubled home two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Illini West baseball team opened its season with a 2-0 victory Friday over Pearl City at Jacob Burling Field in Carthage, Ill.
Tucker Anderson singled to lead off the fifth, and one out later, Dusty Waddell reached base when pitcher Khyle Brubaker mishandled his bunt. That advanced Anderson to third.
After another out, Porter doubled to right field.
Anderson finished 2 for 2 for the Chargers, who had five hits. Alex Rhodes, who relieved starter Daniel Harrell in the fourth, earned the victory by striking out four and scattering two hits during the final four innings.
Brown County 10, Western 6: The Hornets took advantage of eight walks and eight errors to win a non-conference game at Kinderhook.
Brown County, which had only six hits, scored six runs in the top of the second inning. The key hit of the inning came when Michael Scoggan hit a two-run double. Brady Long's two-run triple in the third put the Hornets ahead 9-3.
Alec Boylen had two hits for Brown County, while Blake Law earned the victory. Long entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh and forced a game-ending popup.
Izack Hively had two hits for Western (0-1), while Austin Ward suffered the loss, despite striking out six and allowing just three hits.
Quincy Notre Dame 10, Macomb 0: The Lady Raiders scored 23 seconds into the game and built a 9-0 led by halftime in their season-opening victory at QU's Legends Stadium.
Freshman forward McKenzie Foley finished an assist from Hannah Cobb for the first goal before her older sister, all-state forward Cassidy Foley, scored twice in the span of 1:17. QND scored five goals in the first 13 minutes.
McKenzie Foley finished with four goals and two assists, while Cassidy Foley had three goals and an assist.
Kerigan McDonald, Hannah Thomas and Lucy Stella also scored for QND, while Cobb had three assists and McDonald and Sarah Lewis each had one.
Quincy High School 8, Troy Triad 1: The Blue Devils' Ben Oakley and Jacob Smith outlasted the Warriors' Brendan Grigg and Jake Parsons at No. 3 doubles, winning 3-6, 7-6, 13-11 to help Quincy sweep the doubles and cement a season-opening victory.
Quincy took the top five singles matches with No. 1 Andrew Fauble, No. 2 Collin Adams and No. 3 Tom O'Connor winning in straight sets.
Central 21, Pleasant Hill 0: Freshman hurler Brey Genenbacher allowed a single to the first batter she faced and then delivered four scoreless innings as the Lady Panthers opened the season with a road victory.
Genenbacher struck out five in her varsity debut.
Central's Brianna Hildebrand went 4 for 4 with a single, two doubles and a triple, while Amanda Ihrig went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple.
QND 23, Southeastern 1: The Lady Raiders scored 11 runs in the first inning and nine more in the second during their season opener at The Backyard.
The first 11 batters of the game reached base for QND, which had eight hits in the first inning. Ashley Wensing and Kendra Gengenbacher had three hits apiece for the Lady Raiders, while Hannah Brecht and Makenna Veith hit triples. Wensing struck out five batters, walked none and allowed only one hit.
Randallynn Smith had the only hit for Southeastern (0-2) -- a two-out double in the second. She scored when Brittany Twidwell reached on an error.
Brown County 6, Western 3: Evan Colston was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a double, and Jessica Grammer was 2 for 4 with a triple and two runs scored but the Wildcats couldn't counteract a three-run first inning by Brown County.
Carlee Hively took the loss for Western, striking out seven and giving up seven hits.
Leah Rohrer got the win for Brown County and also finished 1 for 3 with two RBIs.