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Morris baseball bounces back to top Sycamore behind Peters' one-hitter

SYCAMORE — For the second time this season, Morris pitcher Andy Peters delivered a one-hitter Tuesday as the Redskins evened their Northern Illinois Big 12 series with Sycamore with a 13-1, five-inning victory.

Peters struck out seven and walked two in his near-perfect gem, and got plenty of offensive support a day after the Redskins (10-6, 1-1) were limited to one run.

"Andy had another good outing, and we were able to put together quality at bats up and down the lineup," Morris coach Todd Kein said. "It was a nice way to bounce back after Monday. Any win on the road in conference is a quality win. I am very proud of how our guys approached today's game."

Everyone who had an at-bat for the Redskins had at least one hit, including two each by Nathan Wantland, Danny Borgstrom, Payton Voitik, Tyler Dunne and Jared Lines. Dunne, Dylan Callahan and Michael Metesh each had two RBIs, while Metesh, Borgstrom, Kenny Graman and Jared Lines each doubled.

BASEBALL

Plano 8, Seneca 7 (8 innings): Starting pitcher Hunter Simon struck out 12 in six innings for the Irish, but had to leave the game due to pitch count. He also went 2 for 2 with a double, home run and three RBIs at the plate. Myles Mitchell and Sam Grushkin each had a hit and an RBI as well for Seneca.

Gardner-South Wilmington 20, Donovan 0 (4 innings): Connor Hays and Junior Schultz combined on a no-hitter for the Panthers in Tuesday's RIver Valley win. Each threw two innings, with Hays recording six strikeouts and Schultz four. GSW (11-7, 5-2) collected 20 hits, with Braden Marks leading the way with four. He also had a double and four RBIs. Hays added three hits.

Coal City 8, Lisle 1: Blake Harseim and Sean Micetich each had two hits Tuesday for the Coalers. Payton Hutchings delivered a bases-loaded double in the fourth inning to put the game away. Keegan Gagliardo picked up the win throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out four.

Newark 9, Crossroads Christian 8 (9 innings): Jacob Slivka's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth won it for the Norse (7-2). Slivka, Steve McGrath, Billy Gebhart and Corey Jacobson all had three hits, with McGrath slugging a pair of doubles. Cam Myre got the win on the mound in relief of Connor Christian.

SOFTBALL

Morris 21, Rochelle 0 (5 innings): Ryan Friend led Morris (17-2, 3-1) offensively Tuesday in the five-inning Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover win, going 5 for 5. Ashley Phelps added four hits, including two doubles, and five RBIs. Abby Burns (2 RBIs), Janelle Brehm (2 RBIs), and Olivia Schultz (double, 3 RBIs) added three hits each. Jasmine Cook recorded two doubles and two RBIs. Rachel Trader (2 RBIs) and Claire Gugerty (RBI) each added a hit. Bayli Doss recorded two RBIs and Melissa Benson recorded one. Burns threw the first two innings, giving up no hits while striking out five. Allison Kukman threw the last three innings, giving up two hits.

Seneca 17, Plano 3 (5 innings): Cassidy Draves hit two home runs and had six RBIs Tuesday to lead the Irish (14-4, 4-2) to the Interstate Eight win. Kylie Winsor had a 4 for 4 night with three doubles and six RBIs, while Lyda Robinson also added a three-hit night. Rachel Sangston went the distance, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out three.

Coal City 4, Lisle 3: Winning pitcher Leslie Youskevtch allowed just four hits and struck out five and went 2 for 3 with a double to pace the Coalers (5-7, 4-2) in the Interstate Eight win. Abbie Cullick added a double for Coal City, while Madison Emerson scored twice.

Newark 9, Indian Creek 6: Newark collected 14 hits Tuesday en route to the Little Ten win. Nikki Kala had three hits for the Lady Norse (5-1, 5-0), while Alyssa Gittins (home run), Alyssa Schofield, Naomi Sweeney and Meggie Scott all had two hits. Sophie Schomer allowed two earned runs and struck out three.

Gardner-South Wilmington 8, Donovan 3: Tori King was 3 for 4 Tuesday for the Panthers, while Sydney Perkins and Carson Halpin each had two hits and an RBI. Jenni Price added a double and two RBIs. Shelby Serena allowed six hits and struck out five.

BOYS TENNIS

Morris 6, Plainfield South 0: In singles play Tuesday, Brandon Carter won in two sets, 6-2, 6-0, for the Redskins (4-2), while Peter Smyk won in super tie break, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6, and Brandon Niewinski won in two sets, 6-1, 6-2. In doubles, Cole Thompson and Eli Davy won in a super tie break, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6; Nolin Robbins and Oscar Segura won in two sets, 6-4, 7-5., and Tyler Spiezio and John Wolfer won in two sets, 6-0, 6-2. 

BOYS TRACK

Plano 130, Morris 67 ,Coal City 47, Crossroads 8: Morris' Zach Chapman took home first place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:26, while Alejandro Ochoa won the 400-meter run in 52.64. Austin Hatcher captured first in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.04. The 4x800-meter relay team of Chapman, Hatcher, Ochoa and Nic Davy took first place with a time, as did the 4x800 team of Jordan Olson, Gage Eisenbeis, Bobby Lieske and Wes Diaz.

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