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Area roundup: Tornadoes rally on road to sweep season series from Saukees

Posted: Apr. 24, 2014 4:37 am Updated: May. 15, 2014 6:14 am

By HERALD-WHIG STAFF

The Griggsville-Perry baseball team scored nine runs over the final four innings to complete a two-game series sweep of Pittsfield with a a 12-10 victory Wednesday in Pittsfield, Ill.

The Tornadoes cut a 9-3 deficit to one with a five-run fourth inning. The first two runs scored on errors before Jordan Deheart scored on a sacrifice fly. Two batters later, Mitchell Main scored on Pittsfield's third error of the inning.

Kaleb Bradshaw wrapped it up by scoring on a sacrifice fly.

Griggsville took the lead for good with three runs in the top of the sixth.

Kelly earned the victory, allowing two runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings of relief. He struck out two and walked three.

Clayton Myers had three RBIs, while Kelly went 4 for 4 and Main went 4 for 5 with an RBI.

Austin Allen and Jonah Meleski had two RBIs apiece for Pittsfield. The Saukees' Dalton Butler went 3 for 5 with an RBI.

West Hancock 16, Southeastern 0: Luke Beeler's three-run double in a six-run first inning fueled the Titans' five-inning victory in Augusta, Ill.

Andrew Hardy collected three hits and three RBIs for the Titans (8-4), while Caleb Adams and Trevor Knipe had two hits and two RBIs apiece. Beeler finished with four RBIs.

Cole Fox picked up the win for West Hancock, throwing a two-hitter with seven strikeouts.

Brodie Eddington hit a double for Southeastern (1-12).

Central 8, Rushville-Industry 4: The Panthers erased a 3-1 deficit by scoring four times two outs in the bottom of the fourth to grab the lead.

Zach Foote slammed a two-run home run in the fifth to push Central's lead to 7-4.

After scoring three runs in the top of the fourth, Rushville had only two batters reach base the rest of the game.

Zach Aden earned the win for Central, allowing four runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked two.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

John Wood 5-3, Lewis & Clark 4-1: The Trail Blazers extended their win streak to seven games with a MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep in Godfrey, Ill.

In the opener, JWCC (31-10, 18-6) fell behind 3-0 through six innings. The Blazers closed the gap with two runs in the sixth inning. They took the lead an inning later with three runs as Aldo Adamus drew a bases loaded walk and Tyler Johnson scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.

Sal Martorano earned the win in Game 1, allowing three runs on three hits in eight innings. Justin Landewee earned the save, his fourth of the season.

In the nightcap, Ladewee made his first collegiate start, tossing five shutout innings to get his fourth win of the season. He allowed just two hits while striking out three and walking one.

Johnson led off the game with a triple and scored on a Ryan Fischer single. Fischer scored on a Dalton Entwistle ground out. The Blazers extended the lead with another run in the fourth inning.

Lewis & Clark tried to rally in the sixth when its first three batters reached base. Relief pitcher Garrad Martinez induced a double play and got the following batter to fly out to right field.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Southeastern 7-3, John Wood 4-8: The Lady Blazers split a non-conference doubleheader on the road.

In the opener, Southeastern jumped in front with a two-run first inning, but JWCC tied the game at 3 with a two-run fourth inning.

Nicole Kraft hit a two-run home run for the Lady Blazers as she went 2 for 3.

Julie Schultz took the loss for JWCC, allowing seven runs on seven hits. She struck out four and walked five.

In the nightcap, the Blazers used a four-run fourth inning to pull away. Devin Gudehus' two-run home run to left field highlighted the frame.

Ashley Hollocher earned the win for the Blazers, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings. She struck out three while walking six Blackhawks.

BOYS GOLF

Palmyra Invitational: With four golfers shooting 76 or better, Palmyra shot a 302 to capture the championship of its own event at the Jackson Park Golf Course.

Blake Hobart and Noah Wilson led the Panthers with 5-over 75s

Louisiana's Justen Lenz took medalist honors by shooting a three-over par 73. The Bulldogs' Dallas Castagna also shot a 75, edging Hobart and Wilson for second place in a scorecard playoff.

-- sports@whig.com/221-3366

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