In area baseball action in recent days, Coal City defeated Seneca by a 12-5 score.
Coal City 12,
Coal City broke the game open with a six-run sixth inning to win the Interstate Eight Conference game.
"The bottom line is that it was a very close, well-played game through five innings. Then in the sixth inning we gave them six runs to break the game open," Seneca coach Kirk Houchin said. "We really shot ourselves in the foot tonight."
Austin McLuckie was the winning pitcher for the Coalers. He allowed four hits and four earned runs.
At the plate, Nate Natyshok had four hits for Coal City, including a double and three RBI and both D.J. Budde and Joe Micetich had two singles and two runs scored each. Tanner Hanley also had an RBI single.
"We played pretty well today," Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. "We had a lot of good two-strike hitting and also some good baserunning."
Brent Bergeson was the losing pitcher. He went five innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five.
At the plate for Seneca, Trent Nugent, Ryan Schuetz and Brian Bergeson had a hit and an RBI each.
In the frosh-soph game, Coal City won 11-0 behind the one-hit pitching of Ricky Collins. At the plate, Dillon Siejka was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and four RBI and both Zach Spesia and Jared Skubic had two hits and two runs scored each. Shawn Greiner had a double and two RBI.
Plainfield South 5,
The Indians dropped to 5-3 on the season with the Southwest Prairie loss to South on Monday.
Mitch Vogrin was the losing pitcher. He went the first three innings before yielding to Steve Szymanski, Dominick Matrisciano and Trevor Maly in relief.
At the plate, Neal Tyrell and Steve Wittkamp had two hits each.
At the sophomore level, Minooka won 8-5 with Austin Thompson getting the pitching win. Greg Morin and Christian Sanchez also pitched in relief with Sanchez recording the save.
At the plate, Jon Vesper had three singles, Andrew Spreitzer had d double and a single and Cole Thompson had two singles.
In the freshman game, Minooka won 12-10 in a slugfest.
At the plate, Nick Clemmons and Bradon Rossiter had two doubles each and Alex Moretti had two singles.
Nick Stallion was the winning pitcher.
Mike Goodwin was the losing pitcher. He went all seven innings for the Panthers, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out five. One of the five runs he allowed was earned.
Brendon Elens had the lone hit for GSW.
"Mike took the loss but pitched a great game," GSW coach Todd Grieff said. "We fell apart on Mike in the fifth inning with some costly errors."
Matt Eike and Kenny Hume each had a hit in the loss for Newark.
Normal Community 8,
Laney Torkelson was 2-for-3 with a double and a single for Morris while Taya Torkelson, Erica Gualandi and Kellen Bernickus had a single each.
Gualandi was the losing pitcher, walking none and striking out one.
GSW 2, 5 innings
Abby Horrie was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI and she also was the starting and losing pitcher for GSW. Emily Foley pitched four innings in relief.
Lexi Posing and Becca Bernardy also had hits for the Panthers.
"It was a tough game against an excellent team," GSW coach Jon Posing said. "You have to play perfect to stay in a game against a team like Beecher."
Reed-Custer 7, 7
Dwight 3, 4
In the first game for Dwight, Lauren Seanard and Jessie Butterfield had two hits each and Hannah Trainor was the losing pitcher.
Dezi Leonard was the losing pitcher in the second game as six different girls for the Trojans had a hit each.
Thomas Cheshareck was the winning pitcher for the Redskins, allowing one hit and striking out 13.
At the plate, Matt Walker was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Cheshareck was 2-for-4 with a solo homerun and Chase Hansen was 2-for-2 with a double.
Plainfield Central 1
Three different Indians scored in the Southwest Prairie Conference win.
Hannah Rieker, Deaven Hudson and Jill Hetfliesch scored for Minooka and Sydney Arlis and Mallory Schade added assists.
In goal, Lily Benig (3) and Schade (2) had saves in goal.
In the frosh-soph game, Central won 2-1.
Nettle Creek 25,
Gunter Nusbaumer had 11 points and Connor Greve 10 in the win.