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Morris tennis team has successful weekend

The Morris boys tennis team boasted some successes at the St. Bede Tournament this past weekend. Mark Kijowski was second overall in singles action, and the doubles team of Matt Borgstrom and Chris Chaidez were third.

At the South Elgin Junior Varsity Tournament, the Morris duo of Hernan Gueteirez and Cole Thomas were first in doubles play, while Josh Mikula and Brian Halderson were third. In singles play, Ryan Ascherman was second.


Plainfield East 4, Morris 1: The Redskins were limited to three hits in absorbing their first loss of the season on Saturday. Taya Torkelson, Alex Cook and Kellen Bernickus had the hits for Morris.

Abby Burns was the losing pitcher allowing one earned run in seven innings.

At the frosh-soph/junior varsity level, Morris beat Wilmington, 9-3, behind the pitching of Melissa Benson, and on Saturday, the Redskins defeated East, 15-5, behind the pitching of Taylor Waters.

Against Wilmington, Janelle Brehm had two hits, including a double and Amanda Jenkins added two hits and a double, as well.

Against East, Brehm and Benson and Ryan Friend had three hits each. Corrine day, Jenkins, Waters and Amy Waldron had two hits each.

In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Morris won, 11-7, behind the pitching of Benson with relief help from Karil Guistat and Allison Kukman. Day, Jenkins and Friend had three hits each for the younger Redskins.

Minooka 5, Providence 4: In the consolation finals of the Providence Invitational, Marissa Burns was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Indians with two RBIs. Alyssa Hajduk also had two hits and two RBI.

Alexa Zito was the winning pitcher allowed six hits.

In an earlier game, Minooka beat JCA, 6-5, in eight innings with Megan Quirk getting the pitching victory. At the plate for the Indians, Geri Westerhoff was 3-for-4 and Lauryn Lewis was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.


Seneca 7, Hinckley-Big Rock 1: Hunter Simon threw six strong innings for the Fighting Irish, and the Seneca offense collected seven hits in the nonconference win on Saturday.

Simon went six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits, and he walked three. Simon fanned eight. Branden Viken pitched a scoreless seventh to finish up for Seneca.

At the plate, C.J. Pasdertz had a two-out, two-RBI single. Lars Pihl was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Viken had a double, and Matt Houchin had two doubles and two RBIs.

GSW 2, Wilmington 1: Wilmington pitcher Trevor Delehally was throwing a no-hitter in the seventh inning but led, 1-0 because of the pitching of GSW’s Blake Marks.

In the seventh inning, Jack Davidson got the first hit for the Panthers, and after a walk, Jeremy Kunz had an RBI double. Scott Horrie then got the game-winning RBI.

Marks went all seven innings, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out five.

“Blake had great focus today and pitched his game by hitting location time after time and making Wilmington hit his pitches,”  GSW coach Todd Grief said.

In the second game, GSW lost, 12-2.

Clifton Central 7, Coal City 6: Coal City made six errors in absorbing the non-conference loss with Alex Wills and Zach Mellen combining for the mound time.

At the plate, Joe Quinn and Lane Cowherd had two hits each.

On Saturday against Plainfield East, Coal City lost, 3-1.


Minooka 22, Joliet Central 0: Jon Wheaton and Tyler Talbot combined for the pitching victory, while A.J. Wojtowicz and Talbot had three hits each for the Indians.

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