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High School/Local College Sports Roundup for May 24, 2014

Updated: June 26, 2014 6:27AM



Baseball

Lockport 6, Montini 2: Russ Hoh’s two-run double capped a five-run third inning for host Lockport (19-16). Lorenzo Blazekovich added two runs for the Porters to support Austin Moralis (51/3 innings), who allowed two unearned runs and struck out nine. The victory was the 100th for Lockport coach Andy Satunas, who’s in his fourth season at the helm.

Stagg 5, Oak Forest 3: Three runs in the fifth inning – highlighted by C.J. Casey’s two-run single – carried host Stagg (14-18). Peter Angelos (3-for-3, RBI) and Brett Stratinsky (1-for-2) added two runs each for the Chargers. Joe Funkhouser (2-for-3) contributed one run and one RBI for Oak Forest (24-10).

Homewood-Flossmoor 7, Bloom 0: Darryl Bogard scored three runs and Parker Coleman hit a solo homer to spark host Homewood-Flossmoor (23-6). Six pitchers combined on a two-hitter for the Vikings, with Jameson Lamb notching the victory.

Lincoln-Way West 7, Crete-Monee 0: Luke Morgan pitched six innings of one-hit ball and struck out five to key visiting Lincoln-Way West (28-5). Ryan Hastings (1-for-4) put up two RBI for the Warriors and Dan Brokop (1-for-3, RBI) scored two runs. Brandon Hannigan posted a second-inning single for Crete-Monee (19-12).

Sandburg 5, Downers Grove South 2: Alec Martinez (3-for-4, 2 RBI) and Jim Landgraf (1-for-3) each contributed a solo homer and two runs to boost visiting Sandburg (22-8).

Oak Lawn 2, Leyden 1: Justin Swatek’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh lifted Oak Lawn (12-22). Matt Dunne tossed five scoreless innings for the Spartans.

Lincoln-Way Central 3, Bremen 0: Joe Schuman surrendered four hits and struck out five in hurling a complete game for visiting Lincoln-Way Central (19-12). Ryan Earll (2-for-3) smacked a two-run double for the Knights and Tony Kestel (2-for-3) scored twice. Sean Grant, Tyler Banovich, David Strom and Nick Strache had one hit each for Bremen (21-14).

Richards 9, Bolingbrook 2: Shane Mills’ three-run double in the fifth inning culminated a game-changing four-run spree for host Richards (25-8). Charlie Zeschke (2-for-3, RBI) tacked on two runs for the Bulldogs, who used seven pitchers in allowing five hits and striking out seven.

Lincoln-Way East 4, De La Salle 0: Kyle Keuch ripped a three-run double to pave the way for Lincoln-Way East (17-16) at Benedictine University. Winning pitcher Grant Leonard lasted five innings, giving up three hits and striking out four. Glenn Kubek, Trevino Rodriguez, Jalen Davis and James Baren had hits for De La Salle (20-12).

Morris 10, Andrew 2: Jeff Szubert went 2-for-3 with an RBI double to aid visiting Andrew (13-18).

Marist 2-1, Carmel 1-4: Tom Finwall’s single in the bottom of the 10th scored Matt McKenzie with the winning run for Marist (19-14, 10-6) in Game 1 of the East Suburban Catholic doubleheader. Ryan Kairis (8 innings) allowed one run on seven hits for the RedHawks before giving way to Pat Meehan, who fanned two in notching the victory. Blake Bieniek posted an RBI groundout for Marist in the nightcap.

Shepard 5-9, Manteno 3-4: Ken Gorski (3-for-4, 4 RBI) put up a two-run single and a two-run double to help visiting Shepard (15-16) complete the sweep. Mark Albrecht (1-for-2) generated an RBI single and scored twice to ignite Shepard in the opener. Brendan Hermann (51/3 innings) gave up three earned runs on five hits in gaining the victory.

Do It Stevie’s Way Classic

St. Rita 10, Providence 4: A.J. Fuller blasted a two-run double and C.J. Santoyo (4-hitter) struck out 10 in 6⅓ shutout innings as St. Rita (31-4) captured third place at Standard Bank Stadium. Danny Gleaves and Nick Goldsmith each went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for the Mustangs. Dylan Rosa (2-for-4) contributed a two-run double for Providence (21-14).

St. Laurence 4, Lemont 0: Mike Kornacker pitched a complete game (3-hitter, 8 strikeouts) and also delivered an RBI single to show the way for St. Laurence (29-5) in the fifth-place contest. Brad Wood and Mike Miller added two runs apiece for the Vikings. Ryan Folliard, Mike Papierski and Mike Gralla rang up hits for Lemont (28-5).

Brother Rice 8, Peoria Notre Dame 3: Jake Barry (2-for-3) clubbed a three-run homer and Joe Crowley tacked on a two-run single to propel Brother Rice (25-10) in the seventh-place game.

Mount Carmel 6, Marian Catholic 2: Nick Wheeler slammed a two-run triple and Jeremy Houston (1-for-2) scored two runs to lift Mount Carmel (27-7). Dave Dobrinich (2 unearned runs) scattered four hits over six innings for the Caravan at Wheaton College. Patrick Schmidt and Kellen Williams each went 1-for-3 with a run for Marian Catholic (15-19).

Class 1 A Grant Park Regional

Illinois Lutheran 9, Grant Park 1: Grant Farmer (8-0) spun a two-hitter and struck out 11 to spur Illinois Lutheran (23-2) in the final. Sam Geraci (2-for-2, 3 runs) piled up a double, home run and four RBI for the Chargers.

Class 2A Bishop McNamara Regional

Bishop McNamara 11, Beecher 1: L.J. Kurek’s two-run single and Kobe Shutter’s two-run double – both in the top of the seventh – were part of a 10-run outburst for Bishop McNamara (15-18) in the final. Chase Wyatt belted a sixth-inning home run for Beecher (18-11).

Softball

Providence 5, Lincoln-Way West 0: Kendal Judge tossed a one-hitter and struck out 13 to guide host Providence (20-13). Jessica Cothern (2-for-3) led the offense with a solo homer and two-run double. Rachel Andrade hit a third-inning single for Lincoln-Way West (30-2).

Mother McAuley 5, Shepard 1: Amy Balich (2-for-4) stroked a two-run double and Dara Sanders pitched a complete game (4-hitter, 9 strikeouts) to pace visiting Mother McAuley (21-4). Melissa Kelly homered for Shepard (18-9).

Marist 13-6, Carmel 2-8: Zariya Gonzalez starred on the mound (5-hitter) and at the plate (3-for-4, 2 runs) for host Marist (25-8-1, 13-5) in the opener of the East Suburban Catholic twin-bill. Madison Naujokas (3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBI) added a two-run double and a solo homer for the RedHawks in the six-inning contest. Vanessa Villasenor (1-for-3, 3 RBI) rapped a two-run single to drive Marist in the finale.

Joliet West triangular

Marian Catholic 4, Oswego 1: Allison Spence (1-for-3) had two RBI and Haley Earl tossed a complete game (5-hitter, 5 strikeouts) to pace Marian Catholic (15-15).

Marian Catholic 6, Huntley 4: Allison Spence knocked in two runs for Marian Catholic in the eight-inning opener. Alexis Wallace was touched for four hits in going the route for the Spartans.

Stone City Jamboree

Lincoln-Way Central 12, Plainfield North 2: Jackie Farbak (3-for-4) swatted a two-run double and finished with four RBI to steer Lincoln-Way Central (16-15) at Stone City Fields in Minooka. Courtney Kinney (2-for-2) chipped in two runs and two RBI for the Knights in the six-inning tilt. Hannah Dallio surrendered two hits and struck out five in going the route for the winners.

Lincoln-Way North 4, Belleville East 1: Sam Pietruszynski swatted a three-run double and Taylor Bowman contributed an RBI single to vault Lincoln-Way North (17-11). Anna Wheatley (5-4) yielded one unearned run on four hits in pitching a complete game for the Phoenix.

Lincoln-Way East 7, St. Charles East 4: Jenny Van Geertry (2-for-4) connected for a two-run double and Olivia Prieto (2-for-4, RBI) scored twice to lead Lincoln-Way East (22-10).

Lockport 5, Belleville East 4: Kelly Pattison’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth completed a comeback from a 4-1 deficit for Lockport (25-8-1).

Sandburg 4, Barrington 3: Madeline Hanley’s home run in the 13th inning made the difference for Sandburg (18-15). Winning pitcher Emily Griskell tossed nine shutout innings in relief, allowing five hits and striking out six.

Class 2A Beecher Regional

Beecher 14, Wilmington 1: Carson Solis (2-for-2, 2 runs) posted three RBI and Savannah Lowe (1-for-2) scored three runs to set the pace for Beecher (30-6) in the championship. Taylor Johnson (2-for-2) tacked on two runs and two RBI for the Bobcats in the five-inning game.

Girls Soccer

Class 3A Andrew Regional

Mother McAuley 2, Marist 1: Goals by Katherine Kennedy and Emily Rappold sparked Mother McAuley (5-8-3) in the championship.

Boys Tennis

Joliet West co-op Sectional: Lockport captured the doubles crown as Mike Hasler and Pat Piwoni posted a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Dominic Bertino and Nate Naal of champion Joliet Catholic (22). Runner-up Lemont (20) won both third-place matches. In singles, Nick Urban swept Romeoville’s Miguel Rayos del Sol 6-1, 6-2, while Nathaniel Burner and Joe Ziebell prevailed in doubles via a 7-6 (5), 6-3 count over Joliet Catholic’s Ryan Hippman and Dyllan Mattea. The first-place Hilltoppers also produced the second-place finisher in singles in Jack Geissler.

Lincoln-Way East Sectional: Lincoln-Way East (26) advanced both singles players and doubles teams to the state tournament in topping Bradley (13) for the team title. The champion Griffins were represented on both sides of the doubles final, where Tom Emola and Jarek Jozwik beat Colin Walsh and Connor vander Genugten 6-3, 6-2. Rohan Piska won the singles crown for Lincoln-Way East by defeating Lincoln-Way Central’s Ryan Champlin, who was forced to withdraw in the second set. Lincoln-Way North teammates Sam Knuth and Norm Palmer took third in doubles and Lincoln-Way East’s Nikhil Piska finished fourth in singles.

Sandburg Sectional: Jimmy Gradowski and Trent Sichelski won the doubles final as Sandburg (26) outscored Stagg (23) and Oak Forest (20) for first place. The Eagles twosome captured the top spot by defeating Oak Forest’s Tom Dagenais and Matt Nadeau 7-5, 7-6 (2). Stagg produced the singles winner in Brendan Wolan, who defeated Sandburg’s Jonluke Passett 6-2, 6-4 in the championship. Third-place winners were Oak Lawn’s Rami Arabi and the Stagg duo of Muzamil Ali-Khan and Warren Wudtke.

U-High Sectional: De La Salle’s Steve Hill advanced to the singles championship, where he was outlasted by Lincoln Park’s Ransom Braaten 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3. As a team, the Meteors (6) tied for fifth in the meet won by Latin (22).

Men’s Track & Field

NCAA Division II Championships: Lewis’ Andrew McLain set a personal best by finishing sixth in the 5,000-meter run (14 minutes, 4.85 seconds) in Allendale, Michigan. The Flyers (5) tied for 36th in the 56-team meet won by St. Augustine’s (102) from North Carolina.

NAIA Championships: St. Francis’ Mike Blaszczyk finished 14th in the 5,000 meters (15:45.84) in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Trevor Howard also starred for the Saints, placing 14th in the marathon (2 hours, 51 minutes, 29.90 seconds). Trinity Christian’s Andy Reidsma (2:52.53.70) was two spots behind, while teammate Chris Koutavas (3:02.48.20) came in 24th. St. Francis (11) tied for 11th in the team standings and Trinity Christian (6) earned a share of 36th. Indiana Tech (105) captured the championship among the 72 scoring teams.

Women’s Track & Field

NCAA Division II Championships: Lewis’ Chantel Stennis set a school record in the 400-meter dash (53.97), where she finished fifth in Allendale, Michigan. Stennis also took sixth in the 200 (24.10), becoming the first Flyer in 11 years to win All-America awards in two events. Amanda Farrough added a 12th-place finish showing in the marathon (16:51.57) for Lewis (11.5), which came in 22nd. Lincoln (64), from Missouri, was the champion of 67-team invitational.

NAIA Championships: St. Xavier’s Ashley Shares (3:10:15.10) finished third and St. Francis’ Althea Gatto (3:22.46.80) was 12th in the marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Daryll Rodriguez, was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.01) for St. Francis, while LaChrissa Safforld (141 feet, 8 inches) added a 12th-place showing for the Saints in the discus, two spots ahead of teammate Chelsea Rimington (137-4). Overall, St. Francis (8) tied for 26th and St. Xavier (6) earned a share of 32nd. Indiana Tech (102) won first place in the 51-team field in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Compiled by Josh Krockey



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