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Roundup: Morris softball beats Sterling on the road

The Morris softball team pushed across one run in the seventh inning at Sterling and that held up in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game.

The lone run came in the top of the inning, when Emily Moore and Leah Lines each doubled with Lines getting the RBI.

Abby Burns was the winning pitcher for the Redskins. She allowed four hits while striking out six in seven innings.

Coal City 8, Illiana-Christian 0: Emily Aichele got the shutout in the circle for the Coalers after yielding only three hits and striking out five.

At the plate, Carly Pavlis was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, Makenna Emerson was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, and Taylor Meents was 2 for 3. Abbey Spesia had three RBIs, and both Mady Bunton (two runs) and Abby Olsen had a double each.

Seneca 11, Spring Valley Hall 6: Sarah Radtke led the charge at the plate for the Irish in a nonconference win. She belted a double and a home run amongst her three hits, while driving in seven.

Jenni Nugent, Lexi Trompeter and Taylor Vandenberg also added two hits each.

Rachel Sangston was the winning pitcher.

GSW 16, St. Anne 6, 5 inn.: GSW collected 12 hits in the five-inning victory.

Lexi Posing (three runs), Emily Foley (two RBIs) and Kylie King (two runs) had two hits each in the win. Emily Hopwood had three RBIs, and Maranda Residori had three runs and two RBIs. Also, Paige Lardi had two RBIs.

“It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of games, but a win is a win,” GSW coach Jon Posing said.

Foley was the winning pitcher. She went all five innings, allowing five hits and two walks in giving up five earned runs. She struck out seven.


GSW 17, St. Anne 3: The GSW offense had 14 hits and enjoyed 10 walks in the win, and four pitchers combined for the victory for the Panthers.

Heyworth 14, Dwight 4: Ryan Gaston had two hits, including a two-run home run for the Trojans in the nonconference loss. Chris Peck and Drew Jensen also had two hits.

Owen Pulver was the losing pitcher. Karsen Kopmann finished in relief.

Reed-Custer 10, Momence 0, 6 innings: Josh Bull was the winning pitcher for the Comets in throwing a one hitter. He walked three and struck out five.

At the plate, Tyler Murawski was 2 for 3 with three runs scored, and Eddie Wilkins had a double and two RBIs.


Ottawa 6, Morris 5: The Redskins lost the tight NIB12 crossover contest despite two hits each from Kenny Graman and Dylan Callahan. Graman had a run scored and a stolen base, and Callahan added a double and two runs scored.

Colton Akre and Matt Shaw were the defensive standouts for the Redskins.

The day before, Morris defeated Plano, 14-1, in five innings. In that game Callahan was the winning pitcher with relief help from Andy Peters and Matt Walker.

At the plate, Walker had three hits and two RBIs, Callahan was 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Graman was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Minooka 9, Plainfield Central 2: Brad Van Asdlen was the winning pitcher with relief help from Brandon Rossiter in the win by the Indians.

At the plate, Nick Clemmons collected two doubles, a single and four RBIs, and Rossiter had a triple, single and an RBI.


Minooka 3, Plainfield Central 2: Devin Smith was the winning pitcher for the Indians. He went five innings, walking two and striking out seven.

At the plate, Peter DeBertolo had a double, and Logan O’Brien had a hit and two RBIs.


Coal City 1, Yorkville 0: The Coalers won their first match of the season.

The lone goal of the match came from Brittany Jezik, after forward Gabby Sander challenged the Yorkville keeper for possession, thus forcing a turnover.

Britta Spelde was the winning keeper.

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