Indians rout Harlem, stay perfect in NIC-10

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LOVES PARK, Ill. - Hononegah's softball team beat the rain and blasted another NIC-10 opponent Wednesday.

The Indians' Kendall Johnson and Cayla Cavanagh hit home runs to spice a 15-hit attack as they routed host Harlem, 17-5, at the Harlem Community Center Wentland Family Sports Complex.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead after the first inning, added nine runs in the second and then ended the game after six innings by scoring three times in both the fifth and sixth.

Carrie Anderson was 4-for-4 for Hononegah (24-3, 14-0 NIC-10), scoring twice and knocking in four runs. Hannah Haefner was 3-for-3 and Cavanagh was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBIs and her homer.

Ashton Melaas was the winning pitcher, scattering six hits.

• BASEBALL: HONONEGAH 14, ROCKFORD AUBURN 1: The Indians rebounded from their first NIC-10 loss, 4-3 to Harlem Tuesday, by thumping host Auburn Wednesday.

Brayden Sayles collected the victory on the mound as the Indians outhit the Knights, 9-3, and played errorless ball while Auburn had three miscues.

Hononegah's Payton Mather was 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and three runs scored. The Indians' Bryce Goodwine was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored, giving him five hits in his last seven trips to the plate.

The Indians improved to 13-1 in NIC-10 play and 18-7 overall.

• GOLF: BIG EIGHT QUAD: Middleton ran away with Wednesday's Big Eight quadrangular meet, finishing with a total of 306, 59 strokes better than second-place Janesville Craig.

Three Cardinals shot in the 70's, led by medalist Kip Sullivan's 74.

Beloit Memorial was led by Griffin Oberneder's 87. Alex Hoey shot a 99 while Corey Brown had a 102 and Aidan Wright added a 115.

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