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Area Roundup: Minooka baseball loses to Sandburg

The Minooka baseball team lost to Sandburg on Saturday by a 5-2 score, one day after beating Andrew 6-4.

In the game against Sandburg, Neal Tyrell had two hits and an RBI while Mitch Malone and Mitch Vogrin shared the pitching duties.

Against Andrew, Trevor Maly, Matt Figora and Mark Harkey shared the pitching duties.

At the plate, Nick Bell and Steve Wittkamp had two singles each and Brennan Polcyn had a double and a single. Joe carnage also doubled and Chris Costa singled.

In Friday’s sophomore game, Minooka beat Bishop McNamara 5-3 behind the pitching of Brandon Stang and Austin Thompson. Andrew Spreitzer had two singles at the plate.

The freshmen tied against Providence 7-7 on Friday. Larry Roberts had a single, walk and two runs scored for the Indians.

The Minooka freshmen also beat Sandburg on Saturday, winning 15-7. Joe Butler was the winning pitcher while Nick Clemmons had a triple and a single at the plate and Matt Brozovich had three hits.


Watseka 8,

GSW  4

GSW trailed 8-0 after four innings before having a late rally fall short.

“The team has lost a couple of games in a row now, but the guys are playing hard until the end of the game,” GSW coach Todd Grieff said. 

Cody Harvey was the losing pitcher. He went the first four innings before giving way to Goodwin.

At the plate Goodwin led the Panthers at the plate by hitting a single and a double.


Ottawa 17,

Seneca 1, 5 innings

Brian Bergeson was the losing pitcher while logan Pifer and Brian Bergeson were the leading hitters for the Fighting Irish. Bregeson’s hit was a homer.



Reed-Custer 4,

Seneca 3

Brent Bergeson was the losing pitcher for Seneca. He went six innings allowing no earned runs on two hits. He walked four and struck out four.

At the plate for Seneca, Logan Pifer was 2-for-4 with a home run and Ryan Schuetz was 2-for-3 with a double.



Sandwich 17, 11

Newark 8, 9

Wyatt Williamson was the losing pitcher as Sandwich scored nine unanswered runs in the seventh inning.

At the plate, Matt Eike was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Justin Ayers was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.

In the second game, Kevin Klock was the losing pitcher while Joe Hughes was 3-for-4 at the plate.



Morris 10, 3

Geneseo 0, 10

In the first game, Matt Walker went five innings to earn the pitching victory, allowing one hit while striking out seven. At the plate, Tyler Bordner was 3-for-3 with three runs scored while Walker and Emmet Chouinard were each 2-for-2 with a run scored.

In the second game, Morris lost despite two hits from Gabe Sajnaj and Thomas Dabney. Josh Lawson had a hit and an RBI.


Coal City 14,

Dwight 0

Brad Littleton and Ricky Collins combined to throw a one-hitter for the Coalers while striking out nine in the five-inning game.

At the plate, Littleton was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, Zach Spesia was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, Jared Skubic was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI and Jack Scerine was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI.



Morris 12,

Wilmington 1

The Redskins got their first win of the season behind a 15-hit offensive attack and the pitching of Erica Gualandi.

Gualandi went six innings, walking one and striking out three.

At the plate, Maddy Feeney was 3-for-4, Gualandi was 3-for-4 with three RBI, Lauren Severson was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, Leah Lines was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Alex Kjellesvik was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI.


Coal City 7,

Dwight 6

Emily Aichele was the winning pitcher for Coal City going all seven innings. She allowed seven hits and four earned runs while walking six and striking out two.

At the plate, Mady Bunton was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI while gaby Bonic homered and M. Emerson was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double. 


GSW 14,

Watseka 5

Emily Foley was the winning pitcher, going all seven innings. She allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four. She was pitching in relief of Abby Horrie.

“Emily came in and pitched real well in relief,” GSW coach Jon Posing said. “Picking up your teammates is what it’s all about, and I think that’s one reason why this team will be successful. They don’t care who gets the credit.”

At the plate for the Panthers, Emily Hopwood was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI; Foley was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, Becca Bernardy was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Maranda Residori was 2-for-4.


Seneca 3,

Reed-Custer 0

In the Interstate Eight Conference opener, the Irish collected the victory behind the shutout pitching by Nicole Pihl. She allowed just two hits and walked three while striking out 12.

At the plate, Seneca had just four hits, including singles by Sarah Radtke, Lexi Trompeter, Erin Hovious and Mallory Wilson. Radtke, Hovious and Wilson had RBI.

“On a cold and windy day, our bats were not sharp tonight,” Stecken said. “We executed some small ball and it was nice to win a tight game.”


Dwight 11, 17

Ridgeview 0, 1

Hannah Trainor was the winning pitcher. She went all five innings allowing three hits while walking none and striking out five.

Offensively, Jamie Stanton was 3-for-4 with four RBI and Alyssa Brownlee was also 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

In the second game, Ashley Fox was the winning pitcher. She went all five innings allowing three hits and a walk while striking out four.

Offensively with two hits apiece were: Jessie Butterfield, Dezi Leonard, Stanton and haley Hansen.


Newark 9,

St, Francis 7

Kristine Zitt was the winning pitcher for Newark. In seven innings she allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out two.

At the plate, Lauren Tollefson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, Megan Malone was 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI and Megan DiClementi was 2-for-4.

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