Summaries from Tuesday, July 16:


Carlisle leads Stars over Snipes: Adam Carlisle had four hits, including a double, to lead a potent McLean County Stars offense in a 14-3 baseball victory over the Lexington Snipes on Tuesday night at Jack Horenberger Field.

Morgan DePew had three hits and a double. Jessie Heaton also doubled and added a single while Chase Hainline had a pair of hits for the Stars (9-10).

Adam Ariola and Eric Fight each had two hits for the Snipes (19-13).

Adam Seifert (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the Stars.


Milling misses cut: Bloomington High School graduate Grant Milling shot 77 Tuesday for a two-day total of 147 and failed to qualify for match play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va.

Milling, who now lives in Springfield, was 7-over-par and missed the cut. The 156-player field was trimmed to the low 64 for match play, which begins today.

University of Illinois golfer Jonathan Hauter had a 72 Tuesday, putting him at even-par 140 for the tournament to earn a spot in match play.


Stix to host tourney: The Bloomington Stix men’s major fastpitch softball team is playing host to a five-team round robin tournament Saturday and Sunday at Bloomington’s O’Neil Park.

The field includes three teams in the top 25 of the International Softball Congress rankings: No. 13 Pete’s Blues out of Mascoutah, the No. 21 Stix and No. 22 Aurora Dolan and Murphy.

The Stix’s seven Australian players include three who play for Australian national teams (James Todhunter, Jesse Taws and Nathan Dickinson). Also on the roster is former Hearts star and ASA/ISC Hall of Famer Brian Martie.

The team is coached by Chad Seeman and includes former Hearts pitcher Bobby Ginger and Eric Wince of Normal. The Stix have a 14-5 record.

Pete’s Blues (11-7) has national team pitchers Pablo Masmu (20) of Argentina and Erick Urbaneja (32) of Venezuela. Aurora has Czech Republic National Team pitcher Alex Jetmar.


Twin City Conference Meet: The Twin City Swim Conference Meet will be Saturday and Sunday at Illinois State’s Horton Pool.

Teams entered are Normal Parks, Four Seasons, General Electric, Bloomington Parks, Bloomington-Normal Swim Club, Crestwicke Country Club, Lakeside Country Club and the Marlins.

Preliminaries for swimmers 10 and under will be Saturday morning with warmups at 7:30 and swimming at 8:30. Prelims for those 11 and older will be Saturday afternoon with warm-ups at 12:30 and swimming at 1:30.

Finals for all ages are Sunday with warmups at noon and swimming at 1 p.m.

Normal Parks has won the title the past three years.


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