In area baseball action in recent days, Joliet West beat Coal City, Mendota defeated Seneca and Indian Creek defeated Newark, though Reed-Custer beat Prairie Central.
Joliet West 16, Coal City 0: “We were outplayed in every facet of the game,” Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. “Joliet has a really nice team. I was very impressed with their team speed. We need to get back to the basics with such a young team.”
Jared Skubic was the losing pitcher. In three innings of work, he allowed eight earned runs on eight hits. Zach Mellen finished up by pitching the fourth and fifth innings.
At the plate for Coal City, Dillon Siejka and Alex Wills had one hit each.
Mendota 12, Seneca 4: Brandon Pasdertz absorbed the pitching loss after going 5 1⁄3 innings and allowing two earned runs. He allowed eight hits and walked two.
“He actually pitched pretty good,” Seneca coach Kirk Houchin said. “He had a 4-3 lead going into the sixth inning but then we gave up seven unearned runs.”
Matt Houchin finished up the game on the mound in relief.
At the plate, Hunter Simon was 2-for-4 with an RBI. C.J. Pasdertz was 2-for-3 and Cale Walsh was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Indian Creek 6, Newark 4: Kendall Endres was the losing pitcher for the Norsemen. He went six innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits and five walks. He struck out five.
At the plate, Mitch Schmidt, Austin Pagel and Ty Mulligan had hits.
Reed-Custer 11, Prairie Central 2: Eddie Wilkins got the complete-game victory for the Comets. He allowed two earned runs on two hits, while walking five and striking out seven.
At the plate for R-C, Jordan Coldwell was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jordan Walden had three RBI and Jon Costain had a double and four runs scored.
GSW 9, Streator Woodland 1: Emily Foley was the winning pitcher, and she was also 2-for-3 at the plate in the nonconference win by the Panthers.
Inside the circle, Foley went all seven innings allowing one earned run on six hits, while walking three. She struck out four. One of her hits at the plate was a double and she added two RBIs.
Also at the plate for GSW, Maranda Residori was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Lexi Posing had a double and two runs scored.
“We played a pretty good all-around game,” GSW coach Jon Posing said. “Emily [Foley] pitched real well. Our defense played very good, and the offense was solid up and down the order.”
Seneca 8, Prairie Central 4: Jenni Nugent homered for the Fighting Irish, as she ended with two hits overall in the nonconference win.
Also at the plate, Paige Hacker, Lexi Trompeter and Madi Wyss also had two hits.
Rachel Sangston scattered six hits over her seven innings of work in garnering the pitching victory.
Pontiac 8, Coal City 4: Emily Aichele was the losing pitcher in the nonconference game against Pontiac. She allowed seven hits, while walking five and striking out five.
At the plate, Makenna Emerson had a double and Leah Campos had a double, home run and three RBI.
Newark 16, Indian Creek 0: In Little Ten Conference action, the Lady Norse got the win, behind the pitching of Shelby Hoody and Jasmine Mitchell.
At the plate, Lexi Zeznanski was 2-for-2 with three runs scored, Caroline Erickson was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Hoddy was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Kelsea Zitt hit a home run.
“It was nice to get a win,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “Shelby [Hoody] really played well tonight.”
Pontiac 4, Morris 1: “It was a close match,” Morris coach Keith Anderson said. “We split most sets, and many matches went into super tiebreaker in the third set.”
Morris’ lone win came from Jon Smyk. At No. 2 singles he defeated Kevin Lennis, 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.
Also for the Redskins, No. 1 player Mark Kijowski lost, 3-6, 1-6 to Tyler Ringle and the three doubles teams also got beat. At No. 1, Mike Funk and Ryan Asherman was defeated 6-0, 6-0; at No. 2 Matt Borgstrom and Chris Chaidez lost 7-2, 2-6, 8-10 and at No. 3, Trevor Allbert and David Carlos lost 6-6 (5-7) 6-6 (4-7).
“The team is coming along and showing steady growth,” Anderson said. “We are putting ourselves in positions to win this season, now we just need to take that next step and finish off our opponents when we have them down.”
Minooka got wins in all but the No. 3 singles match.
At No. 1, David Kohler was 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 and Ryan Bozue at No. 2 went 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles, Dane Christensen and Caleb Froidcoeur won, 6-3, 6-4, Alec Shannon and Chris Schwellenbach won, 6-0, 6-1 and the team of Cody Bresnahan and Mike Cappel won, 6-4, 6-2.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Plainfield South 30,
Oswego East 28
Minooka picked up a pair of Southwest Prairie Conference wins by knocking off the Cougars and Wolves on Monday.
“It was great to start the outdoor season with two quality wins,” Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. “There were a lot of highlights today; however, one that stands out is junior Alexis Pease breaking the 100 mark in her first discus attempts this season.”
Pease actually finished with a first in the discus by reaching 101-11 and that was one of 13 first turned in on the day by the Indians. In the 400 meter dash Ashleigh Wilson had a time of 1:01.3; in the 200 meter dash Janile Rogers had a time of :25.2; in the 1600 run Ashley Tutt had a time of 5:30.4; the 4x400 relay team of Bethany Bachmann, Mackenzie Callahan, Haley McNamara and Moria McAsey had a time of 4:21.6, in the pole vault Brooklyn Bachmann cleared 8-0; in the 100 meter hurdles Megan Caldwell had a time of :16.4; in the 4x100 relay the team of Caldwell, Bachmann, Latricia Dean and Rogers had a time of :51.3; in the 4x800 relay the team of Tutt, Ali Mondrella, Morgan Crouch and Caitlin Kurtz had a time of 10:13.8; in the long jump Taylor Prieboy reached a distance of 13-11; in the 3200 run Mackenzie Callahan had a time of 12:06.2; in the triple jump Rogers cleared 35-1/2 and the 4x200 relay team of Bachmann, Danyelle Meyers, Kayla Finch and Rogers had a time of 1:52.9.