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Morris softball, soccer garner non-conference wins

The Morris softball team maintained its winning ways Monday on the road at LaSalle-Peru, knocking off the Lady Cavaliers by a 9-0 score.

At the plate, Lauren Severson and Emily Moore were each 3-for-4. One of Moore’s hits was a double. Kelly Kolotka and Taya Torkelson were also 2-for-4 with one of Torkelson’s hits being a double.

Abby Burns was the winning pitcher. She allowed just two hits in seven innings while striking out nine. In the junior-varsity game, Morris lost, 13-7, to the Cavs. Janelle Brehm, Ryan Friend and Taylor Waters each had two hits.

Waters was the losing pitcher with Karil Guistat throwing three innings in relief.

Seneca 12, Newark 4: A six-run second proved to be the difference as the Fighting Irish won the non-conference game against Newark.

Rachel Sangston was the winning pitcher for Seneca, while Kristine Zitt was the losing hurler.

At the plate, Sarah Radtke was the leading hitter for the winning team. She was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. As a team Seneca had eight hits, including a Taylor Vandenberg bases-loaded triple. For Newark, Megan Malone was 3-for-4, including a home run and two runs scored.


Morris 5, Wilmington 0: The Morris soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Monday, knocking off Wilmington by a 5-0 score.

Amanda Grant had a hat trick in the win by the Redskins while Summer Shaw and Alexa Rain added the other two tallies. Shaw also garnered three assists.

Manteno 6, Coal City 1: Coal City got the first goal of the match on a breakaway by senior midfielder Brittany Jezik and the scored stayed at 1-0 until the 25th minute. The game was tied at 1-1 at halftime.

Britta Spelde was the losing keeper. She made 14 saves.


Coal City 11, Pontiac 7: Trailing 6-4 after three innings, the Coalers came back to claim the non-conference win over the Indians.

Jared Skubic was the winning pitcher with relief help from Nate Chapman.

Offensively, Morris was led at the plate with two hits each from Dillon Siejka and Brad Littleton. Lane Cowherd had a bases-loaded triple in the seventh to cement the win.

“We are playing pretty well right now,” Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. “We are getting quality at-bats up and down the lineup.”

In the frosh-soph contest, Coal City defeated Pontiac, 11-8, with Jake Piper getting the win and Ryan Horrie the save.

Matt Gubelman had two hits, including a double, and Dean Moir also added two hits. Each had two runs scored.

Fieldcrest 9, Dwight 8: Aaron Wyllie had two hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning, but the Trojans came up one run shy in the non-conference contest. Owen Pulver was the losing pitcher. He went 4 2/3 innings before yielding to Chance Carlson who finished. At the plate, Wylie actually had two hits, as did Jace Kennedy, Pulver and Ryan Gaston. Karsen Koppman topped them all with three hits.

Peotone 11, GSW 3: Freshman Connor Hays was the losing pitcher for the Panthers. At the plate, Brendan Elens and Jeremy Kunz had two hits each for the locals.

Ottawa Marquette 18, Newark 2: Kevin Klock, Cameron Myre and Austin Pagel shared the mound duties in the loss by the Norsemen. At the plate, Newark was led by Matt Eike’s two hits.


Morris 8,

Plainfield Central 8

Trailing 8-1 after five innings, the Morris sophomores rallied to salvage a tie.

At the plate, Jordan Miracle had a double and two RBI. Matt Walker was 2-for-3 with a double, and Luke Bardash was 2-for-2.

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