Mercer County and Rockridge met each other in baseball and softball to open the 2017 season on Monday afternoon. At Northside Park in Aledo, the Golden Eagles shut down the Rockets 6-0. Jeff Garrett threw five innings allowing just two hits to get the win and Brandon Skovronski went 3 for 3 at the plate with 3 Rbi. At Rockridge, the Rockets rolled over the Golden Eagles 12-0 in five innings. Grace Peterson gave up just one hit and got the win as Rockridge bashed out 16 hits.
In other baseball action Orion topped Annawan-Wethersfield 7-4 and in softball Orion beat Annawan-Wethersfield 12-2, Erie-Prophetstown downed Stark County 12-1 and Galva beat Riverdale 4-1.