Updated: June 16, 2013 6:10AM
No. 1 Lincoln-Way North 9, Lincoln-Way West 3: Josh Handzik (2-for-4) belted two two-run homers to spark visiting Lincoln-Way North (29-1-1, 14-0) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Ryan Kopp (2-for-4) had two RBI for Lincoln-Way West (19-10, 8-6).
Downers Grove South 8, No. 2 St. Laurence 3: Mike Miller (double) and Mike Kornacker (single) posted RBI for host St. Laurence (22-7). Brad Wood added two hits and a run for the Vikings.
Marist 6, No. 3 Mount Carmel 2: Cody Bohanek (3 RBI) hit a two-run single and Bryan Polak added a two-run double to highlight a five-run fifth inning for host Marist (11-16). Ryan Kairis (2-1) went the distance for the RedHawks, allowing seven hits and striking out four. Ako Thomas contributed an RBI single for Mount Carmel (25-7) and Jason Gasser added a sacrifice fly.
No. 4 Lockport 11, Joliet Central 0: Derek Bangert’s three-run homer in the top of the first was the catalyst for a 10-run outburst that propelled Lockport (23-7, 10-3) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Eric Duzan tossed a two-hitter and struck out six for the Porters in the five-inning tilt.
No. 5 Lemont 10, Hillcrest 0: Matt Kaminski (3-for-4, triple) doubled twice and totaled five RBI to pace host Lemont (19-4, 17-1) in the five-inning South Suburban Blue game. Cody Caballero (8-1) and Nick Harbut struck out 10 in combining on a three-hitter for the Indians.
No. 7 Sandburg 10, Homewood-Flossmoor 1: Sean Leland fired a one-hitter and struck out six for visiting Sandburg (21-7, 9-4) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Austin Cangelosi (2-for-4) hit two two-run homers for the Eagles, who also received two runs and two RBI from David Cronin (2-for-3). Jesse Forestell had an RBI for Homewood-Flossmoor (13-13, 6-7).
No. 8 Rich Central 17, Rich East 0: Jake McCabe starred on the mound (4-hitter, 5 strikeouts) and at the plate (2-for-4, run, 2 RBI) for host Rich Central (23-4, 13-1) in the five-inning Southland game. Nolan Bullock (3-for-3) tacked on three runs and four RBI for the Olympians.
Crete-Monee 3, Rich South 2: General McArthur scored the decisive run on a second-inning error to lift host Crete-Monee (20-5, 13-1) in the Southland. Kyle Bumpass hit an RBI single for the Warriors and Craig Quick added a run-scoring double. The beneficiary was Chris Cockle (6-hitter), who fanned eight in going the distance. Zach Arriaga went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Rich South (8-17, 3-11).
Stagg 12, Thornwood 2: Peter Angelos (1-for-4, 3 runs) and Brett Stratinsky (1-for-3) had three RBI apiece for visiting Stagg (15-17, 9-4) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Mike Farnan (1-for-4) tacked on three runs and two RBI for the Chargers in backing Jeff Goral (6 innings), who surrendered two earned runs on four hits and struck out eight.
Lincoln-Way Central 1, Lincoln-Way East 0: Pat Michalak scored on a double-play grounder in the bottom of the third to aid host Lincoln-Way Central (13-12, 7-6) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Matt Mikolajczak (4-3) spun a four-hitter and struck out six for the Knights. Brandon Nathan also gave up four hits in going the route for Lincoln-Way East (16-11, 5-8). Chad Prieto chipped in a double for the Griffins.
Oak Forest 17, T.F. North 1: Austin Davis (2-for-3, 2 runs) homered and knocked in four runs to spur host Oak Forest (16-12, 12-4) in the five-inning South Suburban Blue affair.
Evergreen Park 3, Shepard 2: Mark Martin hit a two-run inside-the-park homer and also scored the winning run in the sixth inning to propel visiting Evergreen Park (14-13, 10-8) in the South Suburban Red.
Richards 11, Argo 3: Eric Hall (3-for-4, 3 runs) hit a solo homer, doubled twice and finished with three RBI to catapult host Richards (14-17, 11-7) in the South Suburban Red. Harley Miller (2-for-4) added two runs and an RBI for the Bulldogs. Dustin Krob (2-for-3, 2 runs) clubbed a solo homer for Argo.
Bloom 13, Kankakee 11: Josiah Dailey (4-for-5) had three runs and three RBI in pacing visiting Bloom (7-15, 6-8) in the eight-inning Southland contest. Kyle Wolak (2-for-4, run) added four RBI for the Blazing Trojans.
T.F. South 8, Bremen 7: Peyton Padjen had the game-winning hit in the top of the seventh for T.F. South (15-10, 11-7) in the South Suburban Blue. Steve Stubitsch (3-for-3) added three runs for the Rebels.
Reavis 22, Eisenhower 0: Jose Romero doubled and knocked in three runs for host Reavis (17-13, 11-7) in the five-inning South Suburban Red game.
Public League Playoffs
Morgan Park 5, Kennedy 1: James Davison and Reginal Rogers each went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Morgan Park (22-5) in the second-round game.
No. 2 Marist 13, Oak Forest 5: Haley Richy (2-for-4) hit a three-run homer and Katie Caulfield (4-for-4, 2 RBI) scored three times to ignite host Marist (20-9). Erica Nagel (3-for-5) added two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases for the RedHawks. Shannon Coyle (2-for-3, 2 runs) homered and had three RBI to lead Oak Forest (20-12).
No. 3 Mother McAuley 5, Marian Catholic 0: Kelly O’Donnell hit a two-run homer and Jessica Alberts (6-hitter) threw a complete game for Mother McAuley (16-5) in Chicago Heights. Carlee Wisniewski went 3-for-3 to lead Marian Catholic (14-15).
No. 4 Lincoln-Way West 18, Thornton 0: Winning pitcher Amanda Ruskowsky went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI for host Lincoln-Way West (24-4, 12-1) in the five-inning SouthWest Suburban Red match-up.
No. 5 Andrew 16, No. 8 Lincoln-Way North 6: Megan Ricketts provided a solo homer and three RBI for visiting Andrew (24-6, 11-2) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Kelly Christner (4-for-5, RBI) doubled twice and scored three times for the Thunderbolts. Kayla O’Brien swatted a two-run homer for Lincoln-Way North (18-7, 11-2).
Sandburg 9, No. 7 Lincoln-Way East 7: Kathleen Steffensen’s two-run single in the top of the eighth capped a three-run burst for Sandburg (17-13, 8-5) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Candice Koch (3-for-5, 3 runs) hit two homers — including a two-run shot — and chalked up four RBI to pace the Eagles. Blake Ruiz (3-for-4, 4 RBI) drilled a three-run homer for Lincoln-Way East (16-6, 9-4) and Nikki Jarrell added a two-run blast.
No. 9 Lemont 11, Bremen 2: Lauren May (2 doubles, triple) went 4-for-4 with five RBI to power host Lemont (20-5, 16-2) in the South Suburban Blue. Carly Jaworski tossed a five-hitter and struck out nine for the Indians.
No. 10 Tinley Park 10, T.F. South 0: Alyssa Gunther (2-for-4) had three runs, three RBI and four stolen bases in paving the way for host Tinley Park (18-7, 15-3) in the six-inning South Suburban Blue contest.
Argo 8, Eisenhower 3: Brooke Dodson went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead host Argo (5-17) in the South Suburban Red.
Richards 5, Evergreen Park 1: Emily Wetzel (2-for-4) hit a two-run double and Sarah Tobin scored three times to boost visiting Richards (18-6, 18-2) in the South Suburban Red. Stephanie Waller gave up four hits and struck out eight in pitching a complete game for the Bulldogs.
Crete-Monee 16, Rich East 7: Sarah Rizzo tossed five scoreless innings and also contributed three hits to assist host Crete-Monee (15-7, 13-1) in the Southland. GeLina Webb (2-for-4) posted a homer and five RBI for Rich East (6-17, 3-11).
Oak Lawn 3, Reavis 2: Alexa Rothman pitched a complete game and Sam Dillon notched two RBI to lead host Oak Lawn (10-13, 9-10) in the South Suburban Red.
Stagg 16, Thornridge 0: Sam Owens (2-for-4, 4 runs, RBI) and Mia Moustakas (1-for-2, double, 3 RBI) were among the standouts for visiting Stagg (6-14, 6-7) in the five-inning SouthWest Suburban Red game.
Class 1A Morgan Park Academy Regional
Morgan Park Academy 17, Hope Academy 2: Analiese Sori hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to guide Morgan Park Academy (10-3) in the five-inning semifinal.
Richards 25-25, Oak Lawn 18-18: Nick Costa and Ed Karalius had 12 kills apiece for visiting Richards (24-5, 15-0) in the South Suburban Red.
Eisenhower 25-25, T.F. United 15-13: Mahonri Saldana totaled five kills and four aces to key visiting Eisenhower (18-8) in the South Suburban crossover.
Marist 25-18-25, Notre Dame 18-25-16: Mike Schreiber dished out 33 assists to aid host Marist (19-14, 6-1) in the East Suburban Catholic. Morty Berglind added 14 kills and eight digs for the RedHawks.
Class 2A Oak Forest Regional
Oak Forest 8, Washington 0: Rachel Valente netted a hat trick and Kelly McEathron (goal) tacked on three assists to lift Oak Forest (9-8) in the semifinal.
Tinley Park 4, Illiana Christian 0: Angela Pulice and Carlye Arden each scored twice for Tinley Park (15-5).
Class 2A Providence Regional
Providence 7, Richards 0: Jamie Noonan had three goals and Alyssa Dorning tacked on two assists to lift Providence (8-11-1).
Class 2A Rich East Regional
Lincoln-Way West 9, Rich East 2: Cori Brennan’s two goals and two assists propelled Lincoln-Way West (14-6-2) into the championship.
Class 3A Argo Regional
Stagg 7, Kelly 0: Jazmin Castanon put in two goals for Stagg (9-4-3) in the semifinal.
Homewood-Flossmoor 4, Argo 0: Sammi Farkos’ hat trick led for Homewood-Flossmoor (12-7-1).
Class 3A Joliet Central Regional
Lincoln-Way Central 4, Joliet Central 1: Sara Petrone contributed one goal and one assist for Lincoln-Way Central (8-12-1).
Class 3A Sandburg Regional
Reavis 2, T.F. United 0: Naomi Guzman and Celeste Lara netted goals for Reavis (11-10) in the semifinal. Makayla Spielman stopped seven shots in recording the shutout.
Sandburg 7, Curie 0: Sam Messina, Emily Osoba and Morgan Manzke were among the goal scorers for Sandburg (14-5-3).
NJCAA Division I Championships: Prairie State’s Jeremy Horvath advanced to the quarterfinals in Flight 6 singles by defeating Peter Oppenheim, of Marion Military Institute (Ala.), 6-1, 6-1 during the second day of action in Plano, Texas. The Bulldogs other competitors were beaten, including the Flight 2 doubles tandem of Tyler Carter and Vincent Villegas, who dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision in the Round of 16 to Kyle Joseph and Christian Waldron of New York’s ASA College. In Flight 3 singles, Prairie State’s Jack Schumann lost 6-1, 6-1 to Lewis & Clark’s Patrick Logan in the Round of 32.
St. Xavier 2, Corban (Ore.) 0: Megan Nonnemacher (26-2) pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 in helping St. Xavier (48-6) advance to the opening round championship in Portland, Ore.
Contributing: Josh Krockey