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TUSCOLA — Allie Dunn is on fire from the pitching circle.

One day after allowing one run over seven innings pitched against Meridian, she turned in another gem on the mound on Wednesday against Tuscola.

Dunn allowed two hits and struck out 11 and threw a complete game in a 3-0 Central Illinois Conference win against Tuscola.

But it didn't end there.

At the plate, she went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. 

"Allie had a fantastic game. She pitched a full game and she also had a two-run homer," Central A&M coach Wayne Jordan said. "We didn't make error and that always helps. The wind was blowing out for us, so that helped us as well." 

McKenna Denton also hit a home run for Central A&M (9-4) and Reeanna went 2-for-3 with a double. 

Tuscola's Kaitlyn Reifsteck struck out 13 Central A&M batters.

Tri-City/Sangamon Valley 11, New Berlin 1

NIANTIC — Kaitlynn Spain improved to a perfect 8-0 on the season as Tri-City Sangamon Valley beat New Berlin in five innings. 

Spain struck out eight and allowed two hits for the Tornadoes. 

"I thought Kaitlynn threw the ball well. She hit her spots," TCSV coach Brad Sturdy said. "She only made one mistake by giving up the home run, but other than that she did a nice job."

That New Berlin home run came in the fourth inning and was hit by opposing pitcher Malena Bixby. 

Kenzie Krider who went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIsm Ashlyn Morlock was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs and Anna Sagle went 2-for-2 with a double for TCSV.

Sturdy thought his team missed some scoring opportunities. 

"Overall, we hit the ball well but we just couldn't get those key hits leaving the bases loaded three time in the first four innings," he said. 


Mount Zion 13, Champaign Central 2

CHAMPAIGN — Mount Zion's offense is becoming a bore to deal with.

On Wednesday, Mason Lutz was 2-for-2 with a grand slam and a double and Trevor Turand was 1-for-1 and smacked a three-run home run in a non-conference win against Champaign Central.

"We have some depth where there can be a hero on any given day," Mount Zion coach Matt Smith said. "That's definitely a nice luxury to have."

Smith also got reprieve on the mound from pitcher Daniel Chausse.

After struggling in his first few games, before weather hampered a few weeks of the season, Chausse bounced back with a five-inning effort where he struck out six batters.

"He's a big piece of the puzzle for us," Smith said. "He struggled in his first couple outings which weren't very long. To see him pitch deep into the game today was big moving forward."


Monticello wins Shelbyville Open

SHELBYVILLE — The Monticello girls track track and field team ran away with a win at the Shelbyville Open.

The Sages scored 140.50 points to win the invite, ahead of second-place Clinton, which scored 92.

Mattie Lieb won the 100- and 200-meter dash for the Sages.

The 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams both won and Emelia Ness won the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

Aliyah Welter won the pole vault, followed by the Held sisters of Mount Zion, Josie and Rhiannon. Emma Helferich won the long and triple jump for Monticello.

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