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Roundup: Cook’s 3 RBIs lead Morris to win against Sycamore

Morris defeated Sycamore, 7-5, on Thursday on the road in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East varsity softball action.

Alex Cook (three RBIs), Maddy Feeney and Lauren Severson (RBI) had two hits each for Morris. The Redskins also got hits from Abby Burns, Kelly Kolotka (RBI), Leah Lines and Emily Moore (two RBIs). Burns pitched all seven innings for the win, striking out five.

Morris won, 10-3, at the sophomore level behind 2-for-4 efforts from Janelle Brehm, Jasmine Cook and Taylor Waters. Waters was the winning pitcher.

GSW 4, Seneca 1: Winning pitcher Emily Foley (9-4) pitched a four-hitter Thursday, allowing one earned run. Emily Hopwood, Lexi Posing and Maranda Residori all were 2 for 3, with Residori hitting a three-run home run and Posing doubling and scoring twice for Gardner-South Wilmington (9-4).

Lexi Trompeter tripled and scored for the Irish. Becca Towne gave up three unearned runs while taking the loss.

Beecher 9, GSW 0: Kylie King and Sydney Perkins each went 2 for 3 Wednesday for GSW (3-2 River Valley Conference). Foley took the loss.

Newark 8, Earlville 6: Caroline Erickson hit a walk-off, three-run home run Thursday for Newark (6-5, 6-2 Little Ten Conference). Shelby Hoddy also homered and pitched for the win.


Seneca 14, GSW 0: Austin Applebee (2-3) pitched the complete-game shutout Thursday, striking out 12 against four walks and three hits. For the Fighting Irish offense, Hunter Simon was 3 for 4 with three runs. Brant Baudino (double) and Lars Pihl (three RBIs) were 2 for 3. Applebee (double) and Matt Houchin (two RBIs) were 2 for 5.

Plano 14, Seneca 6: Brant Baudino (two doubles) and Matt Houchin (three RBIs) had three hits each Tuesday for the Fighting Irish (6-13, 1-5 Interstate Eight), and Austin Applebee was 2 for 3 with a double. The losing pitcher was Hunter Simon.

Coal City 14, Illiana Christian 1, (5 inn.): Joe Quinn was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs. Lane Cowherd hit a bases-loaded double, and Alex Wills had two RBIs and two runs Thursday for the Coalers.

Coal City 7, Lisle 5: DJ Budde and Nate Chapman each had two hits, an RBI and a run. Nick Micetich drove in three Tuesday for the Coalers. Brad Littleton (5-2) went five innings, striking out seven for the win.

Lisle 8, Coal City 4: Ricky Collins, Zach Spesia and Tom Youskevtch had two hits each for the Coalers in Monday’s series opener. Chapman (1-2) took the loss.

Minooka 3, Plainfield South 0: Mitch Vogrin pitched a three-hitter for the win Tuesday, walking one and striking out seven. Neal Tyrell doubled, and Tyler Desmarais and Cristian Sanchez both singled for the Indians.

Reed-Custer 6, Wilmington 3: Brent Headrick (5-1) got the win in the resumption of a suspended game, striking out 11 for Reed-Custer.

Dwight 5, McNamara 4, 8 inn.: Chris Peck doubled, singled and had two RBIs for the Trojans on Thursday, and Jace Kennedy had a triple and an RBI. Ryan Gaston got the win in relief.

Manteno 13, Dwight 6, (5 inn.): Gaston and Karsen Kopmann each doubled and singled, and Chris Peck homered Tuesday for Dwight. Owen Pulver (0-5) took the loss.

Manteno 12, Dwight 6: Ryan Folkers, Gaston and losing pitcher Peter Hansen (1-1) all singled Monday for the Trojans.

Newark 13, Earlville 3: Austin Pagel homered, singled and had six RBIs Thursday for Newark (6-7, 4-5 Little Ten), which got two hits each from Matt Eike and Steve McGrath. Conner Christian pitched six innings, striking out five, for the win.

Plano 2, Newark 0: Tyler Mulligan struck out four and allowed no earned runs in six innings for Newark on Wednesday. Mitch Schmidt (double), and Zack Ward had hits.

Somonauk 9, Newark 0: Kendall Endres went 2 for 2 on Monday for Newark. Kevin Klock was the losing pitcher.

Sycamore 7, Morris 3:

Tim Smyk (2-3) took the loss Thursday, giving up three earned runs and striking out seven in six innings. Morris got hits from Matt Bernickus (RBI), Tyler Bordner (two RBIs), Tom Cheshareck (double, two runs), Austin Conrod, Kyle Hill (double), Trevor Lines and Grant Schluntz (run).

Beecher 13, GSW 3:

Jack Davidson went 2 for 3 with a run. Mike Wise was 1-for-2 with two runs, and Brendan Elens was 1 for 3 with two RBIs on Wednesday for GSW. Blake Marks took the loss.

Illinois Lutheran 7, FOFCA 6:

Josiah Blan went 2 for 4 with two runs. Cody Blan and Sonjia Shelly had two RBIs each, and Joshua Martisek scored three runs on Tuesday for Families of Faith Christian Academy.

Sycamore 12, Morris 2:

Anthony Mare hit safely twice and scored. Shane McTague doubled on Monday for the Redskins.

Minooka 9, Plainfield South 3:

Pete DeBartolo went 3 for 3 with a double. Logan O’Brien had four RBIs, and John Wheaton was the winning pitcher Thursday for Minooka (10-2, 8-1 Southwest Prairie Conference).

Coal City 5, Plano 0:

Britta Spelde played goalie for one half and scored two goals in the other on Thursday for the Coalers, 5-1, 4-1 Interstate Eight Conference). They got goals from Kristen Pearcy, Shari Moore and Gabby Sander and assists from Brittany Jezik, Tori Knutson, Ashley Jezik and Natalie Norris.

Coal City 1, Wilmington 0:

Brittany Jezik scored the only goal on Tuesday, her team-high third on the season, for Coal City (4-1, 3-1 Interstate Eight). Britta Spelde made five saves in net.

Minooka 7, Plainfield East 0:

Singles winners from Minooka (8-3, 4-0 Southwest Prairie Conference) on Thursday were David Kohler at No. 1, 6-0, 5-7, 6-0, Ryan Bozue at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, and Andrew Zurawski at No. 3, 6-1, 6-1. Its winning doubles teams consisted of Caleb Froidoeur and Dane Christensen at No. 1, 6-0, 6-2, Alec Shannon and Chris Schwellenbach at No. 2, 6-4, 6-0, Michael Cappel and Cody Bresnahan at No. 3, 6-0, 6-0, and Josh Sutton and Nick Miller at No. 4, by forfeit.

Minooka 6, Plainfield North 1:

Minooka swept singles play Tuesday, getting wins from Kohler at No. 1, 1-6, 6-0, 6-3, Bozue at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0, and Zurawski at No. 3, 6-1, 6-1. Winning doubles tandems consisted of Froidoeur and Christensen at No. 1, 6-1, 6-4, Bresnahan and Cappel at No. 3, 6-0, 6-4, and Sutton and Miller at No. 4, 6-2, 6-3.

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