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NIANTIC -- The Tri-City/Sangamon Valley softball team was beaten for the first time this season as Williamsville scored nine runs in the fifth inning to win 12-1 in a non-conference meeting. 

The Tornadoes (10-1) were trying to shake off some rust caused by several cancelled games due to poor weather. 

"The biggest issue was that we have not played in a week and have played one game in 10 days. We were kind of in a lull and were not ready to play, and that showed," Tri-City coach Brad Sturdy said. 

The Bullets' bats were on fire as Maddie Roberts went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Rylie Yard went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Harleigh Gray hit for 3-for-3 with three runs scored. 

Williamsville (5-4) pitcher Maddie Murphy picked up the win with two hits allowed over five innings and six strikeouts. 

“We played terrible today. Williamsville came out ready to play and that showed. They came out and hit the ball, pitched well, and fielded well. We did not pitch the well, hit well, or field well," Sturdy said. 

BASEBALL

Argenta-Oreana 11, Cerro Gordo-Bement 3

Skyler Peterson dominated from the mound and the plate Monday as the Bombers defeated the Broncos in a Little Okaw Valley Conference meeting. 

Peterson picked up the victory, allowing five hits and two earned runs over 6.1 innings. At the plate he was 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. 

The Bombers (4-6) led 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when they lit up the scoreboard for six runs, putting the game out of reach for Cerro Gordo. 

“Big props to starting pitcher, (Skyler) came through on the mound and had some big hits offensively," Argenta-Oreana coach Eric Gebben said. "Collectively, the pitching and defense staff was trying to limit the amount of walks to less than 5 walks and we wanted to commit less than 5 errors throughout the game, and we accomplished that goal."

Argenta's Kyle Rigsby went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Ryder Sprague was 1-for-1 with a double and three RBIs. 

"Peterson and Rigsby were a big part in tonight's win due to their batting performances," Gebben said. "We continue to battle pitching wise but we are consistent defensively and hope that our bats warm up with the weather."

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