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Vikes crush Warriors; Redbirds lose to SW
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DARLINGTON - Southwestern hit the ball hard, early and often in an 8-4 win over the Redbirds on Thursday.

Southwestern scored three runs in the first, two in the second and another in the third. Darlington scored a pair of runs in the first, but the early deficit was too much to overcome.

"They were hitting the ball well, but our errors put us in a hole," Redbirds coach Andy Sawall said. "We kicked the ball around a lot."

Darlington had four errors in the game.

Trailing 8-2 in the fifth, Taylor Wiegel hit a solo home run. Colton Hackett and Colton Carpenter had the only other hits in the game for Darlington.

Wade Black took the loss on the mound. Ronnie Rush and Wiegel each pitched in relief.

Pecatonica 18, Black Hawk 1

SOUTH WAYNE - Kaleb Feller homered and tripled and the Vikings pounded out 17 hits and five walks in a big time win over the Warriors.

Milton Kurschner got the win on the mound for Pecatonica, striking out seven hitters and holding Black Hawk to just four hits.

The Vikings plated three runners in the first, 11 in the second, and two more in both the third and the fourth innings. The Warriors scored their only run in the second.

Harley Demler had two hits for Pecatonica, Lee Vlasak was 3-for-4 with a triple and Kurschner was 4-4 with a double.

Nick Good took the loss on the hill for Black Hawk. T.J. Adams and Michael Wolff pitched in relief.

Brodhead 13, Palmyra-Eagle 12

BRODHEAD - Tyler Welch and Thomas Rear each homered and the Cardinals pounded out six total extra base hits, picking up a wild win over Palmyra Eagle.

Michael Peterson picked up the win in relief for the Cardinals. Tyler Murray started the game on the hill and was tagged for seven runs in three innings. Tyler Malcook came on in the fourth and allowed four runs in three innings of work.

Jake Covert finished 3-5 with a double, Malcook was 2-4 with a double Peterson and Parker Maveus each had two-baggers. Welch finished 2-4 and Rear was 2-3.