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Cumberland wins, Jackley earns win 700

TOLEDO -- Cumberland's Brennyn Cutts, a sophomore, had 17 strikeouts and allowed no earned runs as the Pirates beat Villa Grove/Heritage 7-3 Friday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game.

The win was also Cumberland coach Mark Jackley's 700th of his career. Jackley is 700-276-4 and is in his 30th season. He coached at Mattoon for 29 years. He moves into 18th place all-time in number of victories in Illnois High School Association history. 

Cutts was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, a home run and two RBIs, while Justin Brown was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ross Hemmen was 3-for-4 with a double. 

Cumberland, 21-3, won the LOVC SE Division title and plays at Heyworth Saturday at 11 a.m.  in non-conference games.

Okaw Valley defeats A-L-A-H

BETHANY—Okaw Valley defeated A-L-A-H 5-0 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game. 

Eli Hagerman had 2 RBI’s for Okaw Valley, Sam Hagerman had 2 runs.

Camden Coleman pitched 5.1 innings for Okaw Valley, giving up 7 hits, and gained 6 strikeouts. Tyson Montgomery finished for Okaw Valley with 1.2 innings pitched, giving up 2 walks.

Ryan Yeakley was the losing pitcher for A-L-A-H with 4.1 innings pitched, giving up 2 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 6 walks, 5 strikeouts. Brady Borntreger closed the game with 1.2 innings pitched, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout.

A-L-A-H and Okaw Valley begin their regionals on Monday.

AOC defeats Calumet Christian

KANKAKEE—Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Calumet Christian 5-4.

AOC had less hits than Calumet, but still ended up on top in runs.

Jack Mudd had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for AOC.

Ben Jefson was the winning pitcher for AOC pitching 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

AOC will be continuing to play in the ICC tournament on Saturday at Kankakee at 11:00 a.m. 

WSS defeats Neoga

MATTOON—WSS defeated Neoga 8-2 at Grimes Field.

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This win put WSS to an overall record of 7-9 for the season.

Neoga’s record drops to a 5-19 for the season.

Hunt qualifies for state in tree events

SAINT JOSEEPH -- Tri-County's Kayleen Hunt, a sophomore qualified for the Class 1A state track meet in three events Friday at the Saint Joseph-Ogden Sectional. She was fourth in the long jump (16-4), tied for second in the high jump (5-0) and second in the triple jump (34-2 3/4). 

From Thursday

Casey-Westfield tops Hutsonville/Palestine

HUTSONVILLE -- Casey-Westfield's baseball team assured itself of a wining season with a 10-4 non-conference win over Hutsonville/Palestine Thursday.  The game was stopped due to rain after five innings. 

The 13-11 Warriors, scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to the win. Ashton Rodgers was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Alex Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs and A.J. Stepina was 1-for-2 with  a home run and two RBIs. 

Casey will play host to Martinsville Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Class 1A Regional quarterfinals. 

SOFTBALL

Martinsville falls to Villa Grove in softball

MARTINSVILLE -- In a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game Villa Grove topped Martinsville 9-0. 

Sophomroe Makayla Hammond was 2-for-3 for the Lady Bluestreaks, who fell to 8-13. 

Martinsville will play Casey-Westfield at Casey on Monday in the Effingham St. Anthony Class 1A Regional Tournament. 

Arcola defeats Blue Ridge

ARCOLA—Arcola defeated Blue Ridge 8-4 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game. 

KayLee Hohlbauch was the winning pitcher from Arcola pitching 7 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and gaining 8 strikeouts.

Ariana Warren got 4 hits for Arcola.

KayLee Hohlbauch, Ariana Warren, Hallee Gauna, and Melodee Gobert all had 2 RBI’s for Arcola.

Arcola will be starting their regionals Monday.

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