WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Softball sweeps WFC to earn share of Tri-County title

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Softball sweeps WFC to earn share of Tri-County title


Marquette takes two from WFC to share Tri-County crown

OTTAWA – Marquette needed two wins Wednesday to earn a share of the Tri-County Conference championship, and they got them with a 2-0 win over Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell in the opener, and a 3-0 triumph to conclude the doubleheader.

Hannah Cowie hit a two-run single in the third for the only runs of Game 1, one of Marquette’s two hits for the game. Makenna Tkach allowed four hits but no runs, and struck out 14 in the complete game win.

Tkach (16-3) hit an RBI double in the nightcap, and struck out 11 more in another four-hit shutout. Mallory Martini had a single and a double in Game 2 for the Lady Crusaders (17-3, 13-1).

Seneca holds off Wilmington

SENECA – The Lady Irish scored a run in the third inning and four more in the fourth of a 5-3 win over their former Interstate 8 Conference rivals.

Anne Krull (14-4) pitched a complete game three-hitter, striking out five and allowing four unearned runs. She also drove in two runs at the plate.

Kylie Winsor added an RBI triple for the Lady Irish (28-5).

Serena drops two at Newark

NEWARK – The Lady Huskers lost Wednesday’s opener in six innings, 10-0, before losing the second game by an 8-1 margin.

Katie Baker and Susan Tuftie had Serena’s only hits in Game 1. Emma Holdiman, who drove in a run, and Kallie Cantlin each tallied two hits in the nightcap for Serena (5-19, 4-9).


Marquette sweeps WFC

OTTAWA – Marquette earned a pair of 10-run rule victories against Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell on Wednesday, winning the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 11-0 to finish Tri-County Conference play unbeaten.

Nate Melvin went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, and Logan Komater drove in three for the Crusaders in the first game. Shane Reynolds added two hits and two RBIs, and Max Mitchell (4-0) tossed four innings of one-run ball to get the pitching win.

Luke Couch was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Komater drove in three more runs with a couple of hits in the nightcap. Hunter McAlpine (4-0) fanned five batters and allowed two hits over four innings for the conference champion Crusaders (25-1, 14-0), who have won nine straight games.

Serena loses two at Newark

NEWARK – The Huskers dropped Wednesday’s opener, 7-1, before a 13-2 five-inning defeat in Game 2.

Connor Holdiman and Dylan Cartwright each had two hits in Game 1, and Jack Rogers doubled in Serena’s only run.

Alex Watts hit a two-run single, and Riley McNelis tallied two hits in the nightcap for the Huskers (8-15, 6-7).


Streator’s Krohe qualifies for State shot put

LA SALLE – Streator sophomore Lana Krohe qualified for the IHSA Class 2A State Championships in the shot put, throwing 35 feet, 7 inches to finish second at the La Salle-Peru Sectional.

Lyniah Anderson and Leticia Cruz also medaled for Streator but did not reach a State qualifying mark. Anderson was fifth in the 100-meter dash (17.71 seconds) and Cruz was fifth in the 300 hurdles (49.41). The Streator 3,200-meter relay finished sixth (12:06.15).

Streator finished 12th of 15 teams overall with 13 points. Geneseo tallied 113 points to win the overall scoring.

Class 2A State preliminaries will be held Friday, May 16 at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston, with finals the following day.