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Prep Roundup: Morris baseball loses to Kaneland

The Morris baseball team dropped the second game of its Northern Illinois Big 12 East contest against Kaneland on Wednesday, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Knights.

Preston Miracle was the tough-luck losing pitcher. He went six innings allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Morris scored its lone run of the game on consecutive singles by Kevin Wendling, Ryan Borgstrom and Kenny Milosovic and RBI goundouts by Jake Ruettiger and Miracle. Ruettiger and Milosovic each had two hits for Morris and Ryan Ties had a double.

"Earlier in the season, our bats were getting the job done but we were having trouble in other areas," Morris coach Todd Kein said. "Now things seem to have flip-flopped. Our pitching has been outstanding. Preston pitched well enough to win, he just didn't get support."

Morris is 14-15 overall and 6-8 in league play.

At the sophomore level, Morris beat Kaneland 12-3.

Eric Robinson got the complete-game victory on the mound while Trevor Lines was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, Grant Schluntz was 3 for 3 and Geno Persico was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

At the freshmen level, Morris lost 3-2.

Kendall Enger was the losing pitcher while Thomas Cheshareck, Cody Niewinski and Jake McDonald all had hits for Morris. Niewinski had a double, run scored and an RBI.

Coal City 6,

Seneca 5

The Coalers pushed across three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the rivalry game.

Austin McLuckie was the winning pitcher. He allowed five runs on five hits while striking out seven.

At the plate for the Coalers, Cody Onsen had two hits and two RBI, McLuckie scored three runs and Dan Darling was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning and eventually scored the winning run on a passed ball.

In the sophomore contest, Coal City won 11-9.

Ricky Collins was the winning pitcher in relief of Thomas Youskevtch. Alex Wills also pitched and got the save.

At the plate for Coal City, Nate Chapman was 4 for 5 with three doubles and four RBI, Lane Cowherd was 2 for 6 with a double and two RBI and Jack Scerine was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

GSW 8,

Tri-Point 0

Kwynn Rury was the winning pitcher, getting a complete-game three-hitter Wednesday. He walked four and fanned nine.

At the plate, Luke Jett was 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI and Ben Marks was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

"This was a great game all around. It was senior night, so I started all the seniors. They did a great job," GSW coach Jon Posing said. "I was really pleased with the atmosphere."

Dwight 7, 6

Reed-Custer 3, 2

Alec Frazier was the winning pitcher for the Trojans, striking out 14 in a complete-game performance.

Ryan Kodat was 2 for 2 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI. Ben Trainor had an RBI triple, Jake Wardell an RBI single and Austin Ganzert had a sacrifice fly.

In the second game, Jake Thomas took the pitching loss. At the plate, Kiefer Kious had two hits for the Trojans.


Kaneland 8,

Morris 2

Nick Evola was the losing pitcher, going five innings for the Redskins. Ricky Pelnarsh pitched the final two frames.

At the plate, Matt Bernickus, Austin Conrod, Brock Kukman and Eric Robinson were each 1 for 3.

Minooka 5,

Plainfield North 4

Mark Harkey was the winning pitcher with relief help from Jesse Troyner.

Brenna Polcyn had a double and a single at the plate and Troyner added a double and two RBI.

Coal City 23,

Seneca 5, 5 innings

Zach Mellen was the winning pitcher for the Coalers. He went all five innings allowing six hits and two walks while striking out six.

At the plate, Joey Quinn had three doubles, Nate Chapman had a double and three RBI, Nick Sirovy had a hit and two RBI and Jeremy Drehr had a double and two RBI.


Morris 5,

Kaneland 0

Cody Niewinski was the winning pitcher, twirling the complete game. He also homered in the contest.

On the mound, Niewinski went seven innings allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four.

Thomas Cheshareck hit a grand-slam homer and Jake Wantland was 2 for 2 with a run scored and two RBI.


Seneca 8,

Coal City 5

Seneca used a seven-run second, highlighted by a grand slam from Sarah Radtke. Allison Coughlin also was 4 for 4 at the plate and Nicole Pihl homered.

For Coal City, Mady Bunton was 3 for 4 with an RBI, Gabby Bonic was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Hannah Boresi had two RBI.

Emily Aichele was the losing pitcher.


Plainfield Central 7,

Minooka 0

The Indians were swept in the Southwest Prairie Conference contest on Wednesday.

At No. 1 singles, Ian Buell beat Dakota Collofello 6-0, 6-0; at No. 2 singles Julian Dibernardo beat Alec Shannon 6-3, 6-0; at No. 3 singles Mike Fisher beat Shane McNamee 6-0, 6-0; at No. 1 doubles Fritz Treala and Eric Twait beat Scott Hohenwater and Matt Heckler; at No. 2 doubles Tyler Eicholtz and Brian Matejcak beat Chris Schwellenbach and Caleb Froidcoeur 6-0, 6-3; at No. 3 doubles Anthony Hannes and Connor Starkman beat Andrew Juhnke and Austin Jansen 6-0, 6-4 and at No. 4 doubles Neal Madarang and Andrew Judes beat Cody Bresnahan and David Kohler 6-4, 7-5.


Morris win Dwight Invite

The Redskins' boys team finished with 86 points, which topped the field in Dwight. Coal City was second with 79 points, Dwight was sixth with 60 and Reed-Custer seventh with 34.

For Morris, Heath Hougas won the 3200 with a time of 10:32.41 and the 4x200 relay team of Reese Sobol, Jeff Perry, Zach Cinnamon and Seth Terrando were second with a time of 1:36.99.

Additionally, Jake Reed was third in the 300 hurdles, the 4x100 relay team of Sobol, Perry, Cinnamon and Terando was third, Cinnamon was third in the 100, Reed was third in the triple jump and Josh Lincoln was third in the long jump.

Lane Hoffman of Dwight was first in the 1600 (4:40.78); Tommy Fatigante was second for Coal City in the 110 hurdles (:17.85); Dwight's Austin Walsh was second in the 300 hurdles (:42.53); Coal City's 4x100 relay team was second (:46.39); Dwight's 4x400 relay team won (3:31) and Coal City was second (3:39.46) in the same event; Dwight was second in the 4x800 relay (9:04.05) and Gus Rieke of Dwight was second in the shot put (45-0).


Coal City 75,

Wilmington 52,

Peotone 4

Coal City had seven firsts on the day at the eighth grade level.

That included: Jonah Englert in the hurdles; Riley Kauzlaric in both the 100 and high jump; the 4x100 relay team of Kauzlaric, Englert, Chad Kelly and Nick Micetich; Chad Kelly in the 200; Joe Scholtes in the 800 and the 4x400 relay team of Ryan Horrie, Richie Cavanaugh, Kelly and Mike Steffes. Also, Levi Isham in the discus.

In the seventh grade meet, Coal City won with 80 points.

First place performances were turned in by: Kyle Cowherd in the hurdles and the 100; the 4x200 relay team of Jake Brnca, Nick Hayden, Clayton Cash and Sean Grabowski; the 4x800 relay team of Junior Arias, Blake Harseim, Christian Johnson and Kaleb Spreitzer; the 4x100 relay team of Cowherd, Nick Clavin, Nick Zuppa and David Barker; Austin Friddle in the 200; Sean Grabowski in the 800 and Nick Hayden in the long jump.

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