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Coal City’s Aichele victorious against Streator

In area softball action over the weekend, Coal City earned a split at home by defeating Streator and losing to Prairie Central, while GSW swept Lexington in nonconference action.

Coal City 9, Streator 4: Emily Aichele was the winning pitcher for the Coalers in tossing a three-hitter at Streator on Saturday. At the plate, she was 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Also for the Coalers at the plate, Taylor Meents was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Makenna Emerson was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Prairie Central 5, Coal City 2: Coal City lost to Prairie Central with Melissa Moore and Aichele splitting time in the circle.

At the plate, Leah Campos was 2 for 4 with a home run and two runs scored, and Emmerson was 2 for 4.

Lexington 1, 3, GSW 6, 9: The Panthers captured the nonconference doubleheader at home, clubbing 24 hits as a team in the twin bill.

In the first game, Emily Foley was the winning pitcher. She went all seven innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out six.

At the plate, Sydney Perkins was 3 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Sophie Barna, Emily Hopwood and Kylie King each were 2 for 3. One of Barna’s hits was a triple.

In the second game, Foley was again the winning pitcher. She went all seven innings, allowing six hits and walked four while striking out eight. Foley was 3 for 3 at the plate with a double.

Also at the plate, Barna was 2 for 3 with a double. Lexi Posing was 2 for 4, and Maranda Residori had a triple and two RBIs.

GSW 14, Grace Christian 0: Foley threw a two-hitter on Friday, while striking out 10 in the nonconference win.

GSW had 14 hits on the day including a 3 for 3 performance from Foley, which included two home runs, a double and four RBIs.

King also doubled and homered, while Residori and Barna had two hits each.


Lexington 6, 7, GSW 1, 9: The Panthers split with Lexington in nonconference action Saturday.

Brendan Elens was the losing pitcher for the Panthers in the opener, while Connor Hays and Kyle Robison had one hit each.

GSW managed four hits in the nightcap but recorded the win behind relief pitcher Blake Marks. He was in relief of starter Kody Kellogg.

Scott Horrie had two hits for the Panthers at the plate.

Westmont 6, 7, Seneca 5, 2:

Brandon Pasdertz was the losing pitcher in the opener, and Austin Applebee took the loss in the second game, though both pitched complete games. Pasdertz allowed five hits and walked five, while striking out nine. Applebee allowed six hits and walked two, while striking out nine.

At the plate in the first game, Lars Pihl, Matt Houchin and Applebee had two hits each. In the second game, C.J. Pasdertz, Applebee, Brant Baudino, Luke Sohan and Houchin had hits.

GSW 10, Grace Christian 2:

The Panthers got the win on Good Friday in the nonconference game behind a four hitter by Kellogg. He struck out 12.

At the plate, Jack Davidson had three hits for the locals.


Minooka takes two at home quad

The Minooka tennis team went 2-1 at its home quadrangular on Saturday, shutting out both T.F. South and Bolingbrook but losing to JCA.

Against South Minooka won, 5-0. At No. 1 singles, David Kohler won, 6-0, 6-2 and at No. 2 singles, Ryan Bozue won, 6-0, 6-0. At doubles, the team of Dane Christensen and Caleb Froidcoeur won, 6-0, 7-5. The team of Alec Shannon and Chris Schwellenbach won, 6-0, 6-3, and the team of Mike Cappel and Cody Bresnahan won, 6-0, 6-0.

Against Bolingbrook, Koehler won, 6-2, 6-0, and Bozue won, 6-0, 6-0. At doubles, Christensen and Froidcoeur won, 6-4, 6-1. Shannon and Schwellenbach won, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3, and Bresnahan and Cappel won 6-1, 6-0.

JCA beat Minooka, 4-1, with the Indians’ lone win coming from Koehler at No. 1 singles (7-5, 6-0).


Wheaton South 2, Minooka 0:

Lily Benig made five saves in the nonconference loss on Saturday.


Minooka wins eight team Invite

The Indians had a team score of 135 points, which was ahead of Kaneland’s 122 to claim the win on Saturday.

First place finishes for the Indians came from: the 4x100 (42.88); Shabari Bailey in the 110 hurdles (14.85); Devin Ingram in the 100 dash (10.93); the 4x200 relay team (1:29.56); Chris Wilson in the 400 (49.19) and Devin Ingram in the 200 (22.56).

Minooka’s JV team also won the event, finishing with 147 points

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