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Baseball

Prep Roundup: Kaneland baseball loses early lead against Morris

MORRIS – The first-place Kaneland baseball team saw its grip on first place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East loosen Monday as the Knights fell to Morris, 6-3.

The Knights got off to a quick start when Joe Panico drew a one-out walk in the top of the first inning before scoring two batters later when cleanup hitter Nick Stratman’s RBI single made the score, 1-0. An unearned run then gave the Knights a 2-0 jump on the Redskins.

In the second inning, Morris cut into the Kaneland lead when pitcher Tim Smyk launched a soaring solo home run deep over the fence in left field to make it a 2-1 ballgame. Morris racked up four straight two-out singles in the third inning to push across a trio of runs that gave the Redskins a 4-2 advantage.

In the top of the fifth, the Knights (14-10, 9-4) manufactured a run when Ty Carlson led off the inning with a single. Carlson moved to second on a sacrifice bunt before taking third on a passed ball and scoring on an ensuing throwing error.

Heading into the bottom of the fifth, the game was halted when a lightning strike was spotted to the west. The delay lasted about 50 minutes.

In the sixth, Morris was able to add some insurance when it pushed across a pair of runs. With a 6-3 lead heading into the seventh, Smyk ran into some trouble, loading the bases before pitching out of the jam and stranding a trio of Knights to secure the complete game victory.

Batavia-Streamwood to be resumed: Batavia's game at Streamwood was halted by lightning and will be resumed in the top of the seventh, with the Bulldogs leading, 5-3, before the teams' May 20 game in Batavia. 

SOFTBALL

Batavia 14, Streamwood 6: At Streamwood, Ryanne Rokos (3 for 5), Natalie Offutt (2 for 5, three RBIs) and Ashley McNamara (two-run double) helped spark Batavia to an Upstate Eight Conference River win.

Wheaton Academy 17, Aurora Christian 1 (5 inn.): At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy scored 17 unanswered runs after allowing a run in the top of the first. Senior shortstop Marissa Gagliano went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles for the Warriors (13-8. 8-5 SCC Gold) while winning pitcher Michelle Ridderhoff went 3 for 4 with three RBIs.

Losing pitcher Jordan Pittman went 2 for 2 with a triple and a walk for Aurora Christian (1-15 overall).

Rosary 5, Chicago Christian 0: At Palos Heights, Elayne Young tossed a shutout in the circle and Madison McDonald went 3 for 3 to pace a 14-hit offensive attack for Rosary (8-14, 6-7 SCC Blue).

BOYS TENNIS

Geneva 5, Plainfield North 2: At Plainfield, John Potts and Ryan Doeckel rolled at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-2, as Geneva won two of three singles matches and three of four in doubles.

• Ryan Wooden contributed to this report.

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