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High School/Local College Sports Roundup for May 22, 2014

Updated: May 23, 2014 1:52AM



Baseball

Bloom 10, Rich South 0: Dan Vela (2-for-3) and Cesar Medrano each had two RBI to vault host Bloom (11-15, 9-5) in the Southland. Frankie Herzic (3-for-3, RBI) added three runs for the Blazing Trojans in the five-inning tilt. Josh Hojnicki and Ryan Smith combined to allow one hit and strike out seven for the winners. John Kriha posted a single for Rich South (6-15, 4-10).

Mount Carmel 12, Lake View 2: Malik Carpenter (2-for-2, 3 runs) smashed a three-run homer and an RBI single to guide host Mount Carmel (25-7). Jeremy Houston (3 runs) tacked on a two-run single for the Caravan in the five-inning game. Brad Jerantowski (earned run) allowed four hits and struck out five in going the distance for the winners.

Crete-Monee 5, Rich Central 1: Brandon Hickey (6-3) tossed a two-hitter to help Crete-Monee (18-11, 13-2) win the Southland title outright. Hickey also struck out 13, giving him a school record 126 for the season. General McArthur walloped a solo homer for the host Warriors and Logan Kent (2-for-3) hit an RBI double. Belgee Falkner contributed an RBI single for Rich Central (16-6, 11-4).

Nazareth 5, Stagg 1: Nick Gerzon singled home Drew Bolero to aid visiting Stagg (12-18).

Lincoln-Way West 8, Thornton 0: Luke Morgan (3-for-3, 2 runs) crushed a two-run double and finished with three RBI to key visiting Lincoln-Way West (27-5, 12-2) in the SouthWest Suburban Red.

Reavis 2, Oak Forest 1: Matt Kopp’s eighth-inning single scored Dave Solus with the deciding run for host Reavis (15-17, 11-8) in the South Suburban Blue. Belal Abuzir gave up one unearned run on seven hits in pitching a complete game for the Rams. Dan Hlad (4-hitter, 6 strikeouts) went the distance for Oak Forest (24-8, 15-4) and also chalked up an RBI.

Lockport 5, Lincoln-Way East 0: Cole Bellair threw a four-hitter and struck out seven as host Lockport (17-16, 12-2) captured the SouthWest Suburban Blue crown. Mike Formella scored two runs for the Porters, who received RBI from Ryan Dalton, Russ Hoh, Jake Stanton and Tyler Hair. Evan Sandmann, Kenichi Haynie and Mitch Matuszewski each put up one hit for Lincoln-Way East (16-15, 6-8).

Homewood-Flossmoor 6, Bolingbrook 0: Michael Shereyk yielded four hits and fanned nine in going the distance for visiting Homewood-Flossmoor (22-6, 10-4) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Jesse Forestell (2-for-2) had two RBI for the Vikings and Darryl Bogard scored twice.

Illiana Christian 11, Fenton 1: Lucas Miedema (2-for-3, 2 runs) homered and drove in five runs to ignite host Illiana Christian (15-15, 14-4) in the five-inning contest. Mark Pals surrendered one unearned run on four hits in hurling a complete game for the Vikings.

Andrew 8, Thornwood 0: Stefan Urosevic pitched three innings for the win and Austin Peterson scored two runs to carry visiting Andrew (13-17, 7-7) in the SouthWest Suburban Red.

Lincoln-Way North 8, Lincoln-Way Central 0: Mike Rissley had three RBI as host Lincoln-Way North (24-2, 13-1) wrapped up the SouthWest Suburban Red championship. Joe Frederickson and Matt Strzelcyk fanned eight in collaborating on a three-hitter for the Phoenix. Lincoln-Way Central dropped to 18-12, 9-5.

Evergreen Park 11, T.F. South 2: Corey Miller (3-for-4, 2 runs) had four RBI and Frank Meisl pitched a complete game to pace visiting Evergreen Park (20-10, 13-6) in the South Suburban crossover. Frank Martin (3-for-4) chipped in three runs and three RBI for the Mustangs.

Do It Stevie’s Way Classic

Andrean 8, Lemont 6: Chase Dawson and Kevin McCune had two RBI apiece for Andrean (23-3) in quarterfinal play at Benedictine University. Lemont slipped to 27-4.

Oak Park-River Forest 2, Marian Catholic 1: Chris Baker’s RBI single boosted Marian Catholic (15-17) in the contest at Wheaton College. Bryce Hennessy was touched for five hits in pitching a complete game for the Spartans.

Public League Consolation Playoffs

Ag. Science 9, Steinmetz 0: Tom Gleason hit a three-run triple and Nick Oliver (2-hitter, 6 strikeouts) pitched a complete game to put host Ag. Science (26-6) in the championship.

Softball

Lincoln-Way North 18, Thornton 0: Anna Wheatley (2-for-2, 2 runs) hit a two-run homer and a two-run double to power visiting Lincoln-Way North (15-11, 9-4) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Kristen Koviekis (4-for-4) added four runs for the Phoenix in the five-inning game.

Lockport 15, Lincoln-Way East 3: Gabby Voulgaris (3-for-3, 4 runs) clubbed two home runs and totaled six RBI to propel visiting Lockport (23-8-1, 10-3) in the six-inning tilt. Voulgaris’ sister, Zara, added a two-run homer and three RBI for the Porters in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Blake Ruiz hit a three-run homer for Lincoln-Way East (21-10, 9-5).

Oak Forest 9, Bremen 3: Taylor Sterkowitz (2-for-2, 2 runs) hit two homers and finished with four RBI to steer visiting Oak Forest (22-8, 14-4) in the South Suburban Blue.

Evergreen Park 5, Argo 4: Jenna Haase (3-for-4, 2 RBI) singled in Bethany Salazar (2 runs) in the bottom of the seventh to elevate Evergreen Park (19-12, 10-9) in the South Suburban Red.

Crete-Monee 10, Bloom 4: Savannah Kiel had three RBI for host Crete-Monee (17-7, 12-3) in the Southland.

Lemont 3, T.F. South 2: Anna Smagacz (2-for-5) delivered the winning hit in the 10th inning for host Lemont (21-10, 15-4) in the South Suburban Blue. Rylie Jay (4-for-5) tacked on one run and one RBI for the Indians.

Boys Volleyball

Andrew 25-25, Lincoln-Way Central 20-15: Sanil Thomas recorded 13 assists and six kills to boost visiting Andrew (17-16, 7-4) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Sean Yerkes added 11 assists for the Thunderbolts, who also received five kills each from Nick VanderZanden and Steve Fitzpatrick.

Oak Forest 25-25, Reavis 21-16: Jeff Sprayberry’s 16 kills led host Oak Forest (25-10, 8-0) in the South Suburban match.

Girls Track & Field

Class 1A preliminaries: Seton’s Mariah Woods qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash (12.50 seconds) at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. She also contributed to the Sting’s advancement in the 800 relay (1 minute, 47.20 seconds), along with Kalieia Ray, Amber Abogunrin and Kyla Mays. Additionally, Seton made the finals in the 400 relay (50.72) behind Persephone Cole, Ray, Abogunrin and Mays.

Men’s Track & Field

NAIA Championships: St. Francis’ Dylan Reyes finished second in the 10,000 meters (30 minutes, 45.1 seconds) during the opening day of competition in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Trinity Christian’s Andy Reidsma (30:48.44) took third in the event and St. Francis’ Mike Blaszczyk (31:11.02) came in sixth. St. Francis (11) was third in the team standings behind Oklahoma City (14) and Oregon’s Concordia (29). Trinity Christian (6) was sixth.

Women’s Track & Field

NAIA Championships: St. Francis teammates Daryll Rodriguez and Kaitlin Hoy advanced to the finals in the 400 meters. Rodriguez (1:02.13) was fifth and Hoy (38:01.20) in the preliminaries in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Trinity Christian’s Anna Bos (37:25.47)qualified for the championship in the 1,000 meters by virtue of her eighth-placing showing in the semifinal.

NCAA Division II Championships: Rebecca Priesler, of Lewis, tied for eighth in the pole vault (12 feet, 5½ inches) during the first day of competition at Grand Valley State. Chantel Stennis also starred for the Flyers, setting a school record in the preliminaries of the 400 (54.04), where she placed fourth in earning a spot in the finals.

Compiled by Josh Krockey



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