The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 28, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: DACC baseball breaks out of slump

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DANVILLE —  Even though rain would cut short a scheduled doubleheader, the Danville Area Community College baseball team was able to wash away a slump.

Coming off getting swept on Thursday by Parkland and 1-6 in their last Mid-West Athletic Conference games, the Jaguars defeated John Wood 4-3 in seven innings at Danville Stadium before rains shut down the action.

Aaron Kuper had three hits and two RBIs for DACC while Pete Strommen and Tyler McKenzie each had one RBI.

Zach Anderson gave up seven hits to get the win for the Jaguars, who are 21-13 and 11-10 in the MWAC and will face John Wood again in a doubleheader today at 1 p.m.

PREP BASEBALL

Bloomington 4-12

Danville 0-8


BLOOMINGTON — After getting only one hit in the first game, the Vikings got seven in the second, but could not avoid the sweep against the Purple Raiders.

Chuckie Robinson hit a solo home run in the second game for Danville, while Tristan Wolfe, Brady Watkins and Mike Vascura each had one RBI.

The Vikings are 7-9 and 2-3 in the Big 12 Conference and will host Mattoon on Tuesday.

Westville 8

Milford 5


MILFORD — Tanner Cox and Tristan Flynn each hit a home run as the Tigers defeated the Bearcats.

Kyle Brazas had three RBIs for Westville, while Flynn had two and Cox, Tyler Dicken and Jeffery Thompson each had one.

Alex Portwood and Ryley Ward each had two RBIs for Milford while Jacob Henning had one RBI.

The Tigers play Salt Fork on Monday while the Bearcats will take on Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman on Monday.

Oakwood 5

Schlarman 4


OAKWOOD — Conor Jarling drove in the winning run with the bases loaded in the ninth inning as the Comets defeated the Hilltoppers.

Jarling had two RBIs for Oakwood, who took a 3-0 lead after the third inning, while Davin Miles and Emelio Johnson each had one.

Ned O’Brien had an RBI for Schlarman, who scored one run from the fourth through seventh innings to tie things up, while losing Mason Combs and Mason Gard each had two hits.

The Comets are 10-4 and 7-2 in the Vermilion Valley Conference and will play Urbana on Monday while the Hilltoppers are 5-10 and 5-2 and will host Hoopeston Area on Monday.

Attica 10-6

N. Vermillion 5-12


CAYUGA, Ind. — The Red Ramblers had 13 hits and scored all of their runs in the third inning to win the first game, while the Falcons had 15 hits to win the second game of a doubleheader.

Lance Whorrall and JR Dunwell each had two RBIs for Attica in the first game while Justin Harmeson, Carson Davis, Brad Green, Matt Tillotson, Issac Mroczkiewicz and winning pitcher Jordan Capps each had one.

Devon Sams had two RBIs for North Vermillion while Austin Dickerson and losing pitcher James Fortner each had one.

In the second game, Davin Craft and Jordan West each had three RBIs for the Falcons while Robbie Davis had two and Jacob Earl and Kody Zumwalt each had one.

Dunwell had a home run and three RBIs for the Red Ramblers while Whorrall had two and Tillotson had one.

The Red Ramblers are 8-6 and 4-2 in the Wabash River Conference and will play Fountain Central on Tuesday.

PREP SOFTBALL

Bloomington 12-9

Danville 4-8


BLOOMINGTON — The Vikings suffered a tough loss in the second game as they were swept by the Purple Raiders.

Mackenzie King had two RBIs while Kristi Burghart and losing pitcher Tera Baxter each had one RBI for Danville. In the first game, Burghart had two RBIs.

The Vikings are 5-12 and 1-3 in the Big 12 Conference and will play Urbana on Tuesday.

Covington 2

Fountain Central 1


COVINGTON, Ind. — With defense being the theme of the game, the Trojans found just enough offense in the sixth to get the win over the Mustangs.

Mallory Ponder got a two-RBI single in the sixth and that was all Ali Holmes needed to get the win on the mound. Holmes did have some help though with two home run robbing catches by Regan Foster and Lainey Holt.

Stefany Kenworthy took the loss for Fountain Central and drove in the only run with a solo home run in the seventh.

The Trojans are 5-7 and will play Seeger on Monday.

Attica 3-10

N. Vermillion 2-10


CAYUGA, Ind. — After the Red Ramblers won a tight first game, the Falcons would win out with 10 runs in the eighth to clinch a split of a doubleheader.

Kaylynn Kirkpatrick had two RBIs in the first game for Attica, while Maci Kyger added one. Whitney McMasters drove in the only run for North Vermillion.

In the second game, Alexis Burris had three RBIs for the Red Ramblers while Ashley Mitton and Star Hurt each had two and Torrie Ward added one.

McMasters had five RBIs for the Falcons while Linzi Woodard had four and Mikayla Kinneer had two.

PREP GIRLS SOCCER

Knights win and lose


DANVILLE — First Baptist defeated Manhattan Community Baptist 7-0 but it would lose its first game of the season with a 6-5 loss to Schaumburg Christian.

Ashley Greazer had three goals against Manhattan Community while Hannah Wells and Kimmy Montgomery each had two.

Against Schaumburg, Kimmy Montgomery had three goals while Chelsea Allen and Amy Montgomery each had one.

The Knights are 4-1 and will host Calvary Christian on Tuesday.

PREP BOYS TENNIS

Danville competes at Lincoln Way invite


FRANKFORT — Tyler Ellis defeated Tinley Park’s Alec Simon 6-0, 6-0 and Lake Park’s Piotr Lada 6-1, 6-1 before losing to York’s Brendan Peterson for a 2-1 mark at No. 1 singles for the Vikings at the Lincoln Way East Invitational.

Ellis and the Vikings will return to action Tuesday against Urbana University at home.

COLLEGE GOLF

Illinois close to another Big Ten Title


FRENCH LICK, Ind. — The Illini increased their lead to seven strokes over Minnesota entering today’s final round of the Big Ten Championships with Illinois’ Thomas Pieters the only golfer under par with a -6 through the first three rounds.

The Illini, coached by Danville native Mike Small, can win their fifth straight title if they hold on today.