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Saturday's prep roundup: BC softball keeps cruising

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:33 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:08 p.m. CDT

BURLINGTON – Burlington Central thumped Rockford Lutheran, 21-0, in a Big Northern Conference crossover softball game Saturday.

While Rockets coach Wade Maisto wasn't about to stretch to add extra significance to the five-inning affair, he did deem the game more competitive than the team's recent blowouts.

Emily Kisch and Courtni Neubauer combined on a perfect game for the Rockets, with Neubauer pitching the final four innings to get her first victory.

"It was pretty brisk. A quick game," Maisto said. "We were able to play some ball and had some plays to make. It wasn't like we had an overwhelming strikeout total."

Central (18-1) scored 11 first-inning runs. Bekah Harnish finished 5 for 5 with a double, triple and three RBIs to spark an 18-hit attack.

Immaculate Conception Catholic 5, Wheaton Academy 1: At Plunkett Park in Elmhurst, Marissa Gagliano scored on Jess Bosse's first-inning squeeze, but Wheaton Academy (4-9, 4-6 Suburban Christian Conference Gold) surrendered five unanswered runs after that.

BASEBALL
Kaneland 4, Rochelle 2:
At Rochelle, Kaneland (10-11, 7-5 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) inched closer to .500 behind a strong outing from Blake Sowell, who spaced two runs, eight hits, six strikeouts and a walk in six innings. Tyler Carlson and Matt Limbrunner both drove in runs for the Knights, who were out-hit, 9-5.

Aurora Christian 6, Guerin 2: At Aurora, Ian Livingston went 4 for 4 and scored three runs for ACS (10-13, 4-8 SCC Blue). Freshman R.D. Lutze struck out five and allowed a run in four innings.

BOYS TRACK
Mooseheart relays:
At Mooseheart, Aurora Christian's Jonah Walker won the shot put (46-9) and discus (140-6.5), while Mooseheart's Oumaru Abdulahi was a double-winner in the long jump (21-0.5) and high jump (6-4). The Red Ramblers' Wal Khat also was a double-winner, taking the 800 and 1,600 meter titles as Mooseheart won eight of 15 events.

GIRLS TRACK
Mooseheart relays:
At Mooseheart, Chronicle-area winners included Aurora Christian's Natasha Brown (long jump) and Rosary's Andrea Perez (400). Aurora Central Catholic captured the 4x800 relay title.

BOYS TENNIS
Marmion wins pair:
At Batavia, Marmion topped the host Bulldogs, 5-2, before topping Rockton Hononegah, 7-0, to improve to 13-0. Jackson Rettig won at No. 2 singles in the Batavia match, then teamed with Dave Demoll for a win at No. 1 doubles against Hononegah. Ryan Sterling won at No. 1 singles for Batavia in the Marmion match, while the top doubles tandem of Jeff Lorden and Adam Maris also was victorious.

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