High school baseball
Ottawa held on to win on the road at St. Bede 5-4. Pitching for the Pirates were Jack Olson going 3 innings with 4 strikeouts, Conner Price came in for relief, throwing 3 innings allowing 4 runs and 2 strikeouts. Aiden Mucci came in the 7th and finished the game by striking out two batters for the win.
The Seneca Fighting Irish won at home over Serena 3-0. Matt Cruise threw 7 innings with 8 strikeouts for the Irish.
Today in high school baseball, The Ottawa Pirates will take on Serena and The Streator Bulldogs will face Plainfield South.
High School Softball
Ottawa lost a tough one at home to St Bede 1-0. Pitcher for the Lady Pirates McKenzie Oslanzi went 4 innings allowing 1 earned run and 12 strikeouts.
Streator lost at home to LP 3-0. For the Lady Cavaliers Evin Becker pitched over 6 innings with no earned runs and 2 strikeouts. The Lady Bulldogs Emma Augustine went 7 innings with 1 earned run and 3 strikeouts in the loss.
Newark were winners at Woodland 5-1. For the Lady Norseman Taylor Kruser pitched 7 innings with 9 strikeouts in the win.
Earlville won at South Beloit 12-7.
Today in Softball, Ottawa versus Serena, Streator will host IVCH and LP travels to Princeton.
In girls high school soccer, Streator won big at home in their season opener over Mendota 8-1. Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs was Bridget McGurk scoring 2 goals.
The Ottawa Boys Tennis team competed at the Metamora Invitational. Winners for the Pirates were Sebastian Cabrera in singles and the team of Will Goetz and Ethan Krafft in doubles.
Results in round two of the NCAA Women Basketball Tournament.
NC State won at home over Kansa State, Villanova lost at Michigan, Belmont won on the road at Tennessee, Notre Dame dominated Oklahoma, Ohio State were winners at LSU, Indiana won a close one at home over Princeton, UCF lost at UCon and Arizona lost at home to North Carolina. The round of the sweet sixteen begins Friday.
The Cubs and White Sox both won yesterday in Cactus League action. The Cubs edged the Reds 3-2 in Mesa and the White Sox topped the Dodgers 8-6 in Phoenix. Today, the Cubs play the Mariners on the road and the South Siders play the Brewers in Phoenix.
DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine each scored 26 points in the Bulls’ 113-99 win over the Raptors in Chicago. Nikola Vucevic finished with 19 points and 13 boards and Ayo Dosunmu added 11 points off the bench. The Bulls play the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight.
The Bulls Lonzo Ball continues to recover from meniscus surgery. Head coach Billy Donovan said yesterday that Ball won’t do any sort of running for at least 10 days. The 24-year-old Ball has not played since mid-January.
In NHL News
The Minnesota Wild traded a conditional second round pick to the Blackhawks in exchange for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The pick will become a first round selection if the Wild make the conference finals and Fleury wins four games in the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hawks acquired the 37-year-old in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights back in July.
The Blackhawks play the Anaheim Ducks on the road tomorrow night.
Over in the NFL
The Atlanta Falcons are trading quarterback Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts. The former Super Bowl starting quarterback will be heading to Indianapolis for a third round pick in this year’s draft. This comes as the Colts traded quarterback Carson Wentz earlier this month to Washington.
NFL broadcaster Al Michaels is expected to sign on to lead Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football broadcast team. ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit will be his partner in the broadcast booth. Michaels is expected to still call a couple of games for NBC this season and Herbstreit will continue to be a part of ESPN’s “College GameDay” and Saturday college games.