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Area Roundup: Morris baseball beats Kaneland

The Morris baseball team knocked off Kaneland in eight innings on Monday behind the pitching effort of Preston Miracle. He went all eight innings allowing four hits and one walk while striking out 11.

“Preston was nothing short of outstanding for us tonight. He battled a tough zone and came through with big pitch after big pitch from inning to inning.”

Offensively, Grant Schluntz was 2-for-4 with the deciding hit in the eighth inning. Austin Conrod, Jake Capko, Trevor Lines and Miracle also had two hits each.

“At the plate, we hung in there and were able to string some hits together late in the game,” Kein said. “Grant had one of the biggest hits of the season. It certainly came at just the right time.”

It’s the 20th win of the season for the Redskins to six losses. Morris is 8-5 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East.

In the sophomore game, Morris lost 1-0 in nine innings. Christian Niewinski lost despite pitching all nine innings and allowing one hit. He fanned six.

At the plate, Gabe Sajnaj had two hits and Justin McTague was also 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

Minooka 6,

Oswego East 0

Trevor Maly got the complete- game victory for the Indians. In seven innings he allowed six hits and walked two while striking out four.

At the plate, Max Brozovich and Nick Bell each had two hits. Bell had three RBI and Brozovich one.

Coal City 3,

Wilmington 2, 9 innings

Alex Wills was the winning pitcher going all nine innings in the victory. Wills allowed six hits and three walks while striking out three. One of the  runs he allowed was earned.

At the plate, D.J. Budde was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Brad Littleton had a double and Nate natyshok, Dylan Hakey and Joe Quinn had a hit and a run scored each.

“This was a great game today by both teams,” Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. “We came out today and did a tremendous job in the field at up to bat.”

GSW 2-8,

Reed-Custer 1-13

BRAIDWOOD — Mike Goodwin (6-3) pitched all 9 innings Saturday for GSW in the doubleheader opener, allowing 1 earned run on 9 hits and striking out 4. Goodwin added 2 hits, including a double, and Anthony Garrett homered for the Panthers.

Chris Lardi had 3 hits and 4 RBI in the second game for GSW, which got 2 hits from Goodwin, Cody Harvey and Jeremy Kunz. Brendan Elens (1-1) pitched 4 innings and took the loss.

GSW 4,

Momence 3

GARDNER — Goodwin got the win Friday in relief of Kaiden Hibler, who worked 6 innings and struck out 7. JJ Medders walked 4 times and stole 2 bases, and Brendan Elens had a hit that scored 2 runs.

Dwight 9,

Plano 8

PLANO — Jacob Wardell had 3 hits in the I-8 Friday for Dwight, which got 2 from Colton Fieldman, Austin Gantzert and Karsen Kopmann. Chris Peck pitched 6 2/3 innings.

Wilmington 11,

Dwight 4

DWIGHT — Kiefer Kious was the losing pitcher for Dwight last Tuesday. At the plate, Ryan Kodat, Carson Banks and Gantzert had two hits each.

Newark 9,

Serena 4

Tyler Mulligan was the winning pitcher and Wyatt Williamson got the save for the Norse.

At the plate, Mitch Schmidt had one hit and two RBI, Noah Boon was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and Kevin Klock was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Dwight 6,

Peotone 3

Ryan Gaston was the winning pitcher and Ryan Kodat had two hits.


Coal City 2,

Herscher 1

Jared Skubic was the winning pitcher for the younger Coalers abd Ricky Collins had three hits at the plate. Jack Scerine and Zach Spesia had two hits each.

Coal City 12,

Plano 6

Nick Micetich was the winning pitcher and Shawn Greiner, Matt Gubelman and Spesia had three hits each for the Coalers.

Morris 7-5,

Sandwich 2-8

SANDWICH — Kendall Enger struck out 8 in pitching for the game 1 win Saturday. Thomas Cheshareck went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Redskins.

Gabe Sajnaj went 3-for-4 and fanned 8 in 6 innings pitched in the second game.

Morris 11,

Rochelle 0

Cody Niewinski and Jake McDonald combined for the pitching victory Thursday at Morris in the NIB12 East. At the plate, Robbie Meucci had 2 hits and an RBI.

Minooka 6,

Oswego 3

MINOOKA — Joe Butler was the winning pitcher and Brandon Stang got the save for the Indians Thursday in the SPC. Sean Bell, Gavin Pfieffer and Jon Vesper had 2 hits.

Coal City 7,

Westmont 5, 8 innings

WESTMONT — Jared Skubic was the winning pitcher and had 2 hits in the I-8 last Tuesday.


Minooka 11,

Herscher 1

MINOOKA —Jacob Doster (double), Zach Earls, Ben Jaworski and Brandon Rossiter had 2 hits each Saturday for Minooka. Brad VanAsdlen struck out 10 in pitching 5 innings for the win.


Minooka 11,

Herscher 1, 5 innings

Brad Van Asdlen was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 in five innings of work.

At the plate, Zach Coles, Brandon Rossiter, Jacob Dasler and ben Jaworski had two hits each.


Ron Gummerson

Cougar Classic

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Minooka finished first for a third consecutive year in the 39th annual meet at Conant Friday, recording 245 points to easily out-do Prospect’s 140.

Minooka swept the 100 dash, with Devin Ingram winning in Class A (10.8), Jake Smith winning in Class B (10.8) and Ethan Cane winning in Class C (11.2). Alex Pierce was the Class A 800 run champ with a state-best time of 1:55.4.

Other Class A winners for the Indians were Cane in the long jump (21-1.5), Trevor Rogers in the discus (144-1) and Joey Santillo in the 3,200 run (9:37.0). Class B winners included Peter Andreano in the high jump (6-1), Shabari Bailey in the 110 high hurdles (14.8) and Ingram in the 200 dash (22.0).

Class C wins were added by Kyle Bailey in the discus (128-9), Nolan Barajas in the high jump (5-9), Erik Brick in the 800 run (2:02.1) Bobby Kaluza in the 110 high hurdles (14.9), Mitch Miller in the 200 dash (22.4), Santillo in the 1,600 run (4:29.9), Kyle Shelton in the 400 dash (53.20) and Luke St. Paul in the long jump (18-8.5).


Seneca 13-16,

Somonauk 1-4

SOMONAUK — Kayla Haines (2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Sarah Radtke (double, 3 RBI, 2 runs) each went 3-for-3 in game 1 Saturday for the Lady Irish, and Nicole Pihl was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, 2 RBI and 4 runs. Haines pitched all 5 innings fo the win, allowing the 1 earned run.

Pihl went 4-for-5 with 2 homers, 3 RBI, 4 runs and pitched 3 innings for the win in the second game. Erin Hovious went 3-for-3 with 2 runs and Chelsie McCormick added a home run for the Lady Irish.

Seneca 9,

Sandwich 4

Nicole Pihl was the winning pitcher. She struck out 13 in seven innings.

At the plate, Pihl had three hits and four RBI while Sarah Radtke had three hits and three RBI. Chelsie McCormick and Erin Hovious had two hits each.

Manteno 4,

Seneca 3

SENECA — Phl worked all 7 innings in defeat Friday in the I-8 for Seneca, allowing just 1 earned run. A Sammie Stuedemann triple served as an offensive highlight for the Lady Irish, who had just 3 hits.

GSW 6,

Momence 5, 8 innings

SOUTH WILMINGTON — Emily Hopwood went 2-for-4 with an RBI and drove in the winning run for Gardner-South Wilmington (14-5, 8-2) Friday in the River Valley Conference. Maranda Residori was 3-for-4 wtih an RBI and a run and Becca Bernardy was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and a run. Emily Foley (7-3) pitched all 8 innings for the win.

Newark 8,

Earlville 7

NEWARK — Lauren Tollefson went 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Megan Malone went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI as Newark won Saturday on senior day and in the Little 10 Conference. Kristine Zitt was the winning pitcher.

Serena 7,

Newark 6

Zitt was the losing pitcher and Melissa Schmidt had a hit and two runs scored on offense.

Dwight 13,

Plano 2

PLANO — Hannah Trainor hit for the cycle, had 8 RBI and was the winning pitcher for Dwight Thursday in the I-8.


Morris 4,

Sycamore 1

Laurel Harper was the winning pitcher, striking out 12. At the plate, Emma Thomas was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Harper was 2-for-4 and Brista Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.


Minooka 6,

Oswego East 0

MINOOKA — Trevor Maly pitched all 7 innings of the Southwest Prairie Conference win Friday for Minooka (16-7, 12-3), allowing 6 hits and 2 walks and fanning 4. Nick Bell went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI and Max Brozovich was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Wilmington 5,

Coal City 1

COAL CITY — Nate Chapman pitched 4 innings in defeat Saturday for the Coalers, with Brennan Shetina relieving him for the final 2 in the I-8 loss. Coal City was held to 6 singles and stranded 12 runners.

Herscher 11,

Coal City 0, 5 innings

COAL CITY — Tanner Hanley and Nate Natyshok singles accounted for the Coal City offense in Friday’s I-8 loss.

Coal City won 2-1 at the sophomore level as Jared Skubic (5-1) pitched all 7 innings and Ricky Collins went 3-for-4 with an RBI.


Morris 4,

Streator 1

STREATOR — Morris got a win from Brian Bernier at singles by a 6-3, 6-2 score and then took three doubles matches to secure the Northern Illinois Big 12 win Wednesday. The duo of Zach Harper and Sean Phillips won 6-3, 6-4; Noah Doss and Mark Kijowski won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and the combo of Tim Gile and Drake Dryfhout won 6-1, 6-4.

The Morris sophomore team also won with Matt Borgstrom getting the win in singles by an 8-3 score. In doubles, Jon Smyk and Jorge Gutierrez won 8-6 and the duo of Ryan Asherman and Shain Hennessey also won.

Oswego East 5,

Minooka 2

MINOOKA — The Indians’ doubles team of Dakota Collofello and Caleb Froidcoeur won 7-5, 6-4 and the duo of David Koehler and Dane Christensen won 7-5, 6-1 Wednesday in the SPC.

Minooka 5,

Plainfield South 2

PLAINFIELD — In SPC singles play last Tuesday, Ryan Bozue won 6-3, 6-2 and Andrew Juhnke won 6-1, 6-0 for the Indians. The doubles teams of David Kohler and Dane Christensen won (6-0, 6-1) and Nick Miller and Josh Sutton won (6-3, 7-6) while Shane McNamee and Kevin Murphy won by forfeit.


Morris 4,

Yorkville 0

YORKVILLE — Emily Burling had a goal and an assist for the Redskins Friday in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East win. Alexa Rain, Kristen Galloway and Amanda Grant also scored. Stephenie Wiekert had 9 saves, and Katherine Gallick contributed to the shutout by defending the leading Yorkville scorer.

Katherine Gallick contributed to the shutout by defending the leading Yorkville scorer.


Minooka def. Romeoville,

25-12, 25-14

ROMEOVILLE — Phil Hannon had 21 assists, a block, a kill and three aces for the Indians latst Tuesday in the SPC while Matt Svetlecich added six kills, two aces and a dig. Maalik Walker had four kills and a block, Mitch Perinar five kills, an ace and two assists, Adam Holstine five digs and Luis Guerrero two kills and two blocks.

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