The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 5, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: McKenzie continues RBI streak


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Danville Area Community College sophomore Tyler McKenzie extended his RBI streak to five games on Tuesday.

McKenzie, a former standout at Bismarck-Henning, went 0-for-2 in the Jaguars 7-2 win over St. Clair Community College of Michigan ending his four-game hitting streak.

But McKenzie’s run-scoring groundout in the sixth gives him 8 RBIs in DACC’s first five games of the season.

Another area standout, Alec Neal from Schlarman, picked up the save on Tuesday with three shutout innings of relief.

Neal, a freshman for DACC, allowed just two hits while walking none and striking out two.

Cam Clark got the victory for the Jaguars, who improve to 4-1 on their season-opening eight-game trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

DACC got all the offense it would need with a 5-run fourth. Center field Mike Walker had a key 2-run single in the inning.

Mark Keller and Caleb Etchison each had a pair of hits as the Jaguars finished with nine hits and Pete Strommen had the game’s only extra-base hit with a double in the fourth inning.

DACC is off today, but they will play Lansing Community College of Michigan and Owens Community College of Ohio on Thursday.


Schlarman 7th graders to play at state

DANVILLE — The Schlarman Academy seventh grade volleyball team advanced to the IESA Class 2A state meet with a 25-20, 25-15 win over Mansfield Blue Ridge in a sectional title game at Paris.

With the win, the Hilltoppers will take on Mount Pulaski in Saturday’s first round at 11:15 a.m. at Heyworth.

If Schlarman wins, they will advance to semifinal action at 1 p.m. on Saturday