BELOIT - The Turner Trojans have shown they can win baseball games in blowout fashion.
Thursday afternoon in Beloit, they showed the ability to eek out a close one as well. The Trojans scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and went on to beat Brodhead-Juda 3-2 to remain undefeated this season.
The Trojans (8-0)played small-ball in the sixth to take the lead. Kenny Draeving led off with a walk, got around to third on a pair of bunts and scored on a grounder by Cory Walker to make it 3-2.
The Cardinals put a pair of runners on in the seventh before Drew Ries, who earned the win by pitching the final three innings, closed the door with a strikeout.
The Cardinals out-hit the Trojans 9-5, with Jacob Miller and Marco Bueno each finishing with three hits.
Andrew Brockwell pitched five innings and allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five Trojans.
Cory Walker pitched the first four innings for Turner, allowing two runs (one earned ) on six hits.
• MADISON EAST 7, BELOIT MEMORIAL 6: Just two days after being shut out by the Purgolders at home, the Purple Knights traveled to Madison and gave East all they could handle before falling by a run.
Corbin Ovist scored three runs and had two hits, while Matthew Locke had a pair of hits and Jake Raisbeck finished with two RBI's to pace the Beloit offense.
The Knights carried a 6-4 lead into the seventh before the Purgolders rallied for three runs against Knights reliever JD Dixon, who failed to record an out in the seventh.
Ovist started and allowed two earned runs in 5 1-3 innings for the Knights.
• SOFTBALL: BELOIT TURNER 11, CLINTON 7 (8 INNINGS): The Trojans escaped Clinton with a win after scoring four runs in the top of the seventh Thursday.
The Cougars were trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth before rallying for four runs to take a 7-6 lead into the seventh.
Turner tied the game in the seventh after Kenzy Conkle got a one-out hit and came around to score.
Three of the first four hitters for Turner reached in the seventh, with all later coming around to score to secure the win.
• BRODHEAD 21, BIG FOOT 15: The Cardinals scored six runs in the sixth inning to blow open a wild game in Walworth.
Katie Goecks had three hits, while Brooke Teubert led the Cardinals with six RBI.
Madisyn Kail struck out seven Chiefs to record the victory. Riley Summers drove in five runs to lead Big Foot.
• SOUTH BELOIT 8, ALDEN-HEBRON 1: Madison Carlson had four hits at the plate while pitching a complete-game one-hitter and striking out 15 to lead the SoBos over Alden-Hebron.
Emily Torres added three hits for South Beloit.
• HONONEGAH 14, BELVIDERE NORTH 1: Carrie Anderson hit two homer runs, scored three times and knocked in four more as the Indians improved to 14-2 overall and 6-0 in the NIC-10.
Cayla Cavanaugh was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs while Ashton Melaas, Brooke Wintlend and Renee Laird each had two hits. Emma Schroeder was the winning pitcher.