Baseball

High school sports roundup for Thursday, April 12

Crystal Lake Central beat Lockport, 2-1, in the PepsiCo Showdown semifinals on Thursday in Lockport.

With the win, the Tigers (7-1-1) advance to the U.S. Navy Bracket finals at Olympic Park in Schaumburg on Saturday. Central trailed, 1-0, before getting two goals from Emma Bolanowski and Madie Rokos in the first half. Rokos and Ellie Montford tallied assists.

Jacobs 1, Wheaton North 0: At the PepsciCo Showdown in Algonquin, the Golden Eagles shut out the Falcons to advance to the U.S. Marine Corps Bracket finals.

Huntley 1, Maine West 0: At the PepsiCo Showdown consolation bracket in Huntley, Alyssa Xanos scored with an assist from Avery Fitzgerald for the Red Raiders. Jenna Franklin and Ashley Lovins each had three saves for Huntley (4-4-1).

Eisenhower 4, Crystal Lake South 2: At the PepsiCo Showdown U.S. Marine Corps Bracket semifinals in Blue Island, the Cardinals scored twice in the second half to break a 2-2 tie and pull away for the victory against the Gators (3-4). Jillian Brokhof and Cam Sengstock scored for South, while Marissa Fetters made six saves in the loss.

Warren 4, Dundee-Crown 3: At the PepsiCo Showdown consolation bracket in Gurnee, Katelyn Skibinski scored twice and Della Griffin added a goal for the Chargers (5-5). Anna Kieltyka had an assist, and Diana Santillan had seven saves.

Cary-Grove 6, McHenry 0: At McHenry, Maggie Mason scored twice to lead the Trojans (2-2-2, 1-1 FVC) in an FVC win. Kelly Stayart had a goal and an assist, and Katelyn Glowinski had a goal and two assists. Kailyn Sheehan and Jenna Stayart both scored. Lauren Passaglia had two saves.

Prairie Ridge 9, Hampshire 0: At Crystal Lake, Nikki Anderson had two goals and two assists for the Wolves (7-0, 2-0 FVC) in the Fox Valley Conference win. Emilee Covers and Jena Berkland each scored twice. Emily Perhats had a goal and an assist and Lucy Klimkowski had two assists. Madeline McGuire made two saves.

Marian Central 3, Rosary 1: At Aurora, Addie Fortin, Emma Balduf and Zoe Villont all scored for the Hurricanes (6-3) in the win. Megan Lingle made four saves.

BASEBALL

Dundee-Crown 4, Crystal Lake South 2: At Crystal Lake, the Chargers (3-7, 2-2 FVC) scored four runs in the third to beat the Gators in FVC play. Jack Waldron drove in two runs for D-C, Evan Wenc went 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI, and Erik Hedmark was 2 for 4.

Joey Marczyk went six innings for the win, allowing an earned run. He struck out four and walked five. For South (3-5-1, 0-3), Kyle Lang struck out 13 over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed an earned run on five hits and walked one.

South Elgin 10, Marian Central 0 (5 inn.): At Elgin, the Hurricanes were shut out by the Storm. Josh Arejola, Isaac Kaufmann and Jonathan McKenna had the only three hits for Marian (5-4).

Jacobs 11, Hampshire 5: At Hampshire, the Eagles (4-2-1, 2-0 FVC) trailed 4-1 after three innings and scored four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings in the FVC win.

Liam Oreskovich had a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored for Jacobs, Spencer Foulks was 2 for 4 with two doubles, and Dan Murray drove in two. Austin Asplen picked up the win with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.

Trevor Laffin was 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Whip-Purs (7-6, 1-4), Zach Golden had two RBIs, and Nick Sladek had three runs and two steals.

Cary-Grove 7, Crystal Lake Central 3: At Cary, Matt Breig drove in two with a double for the Trojans (8-2-1, 3-2 FVC) in an FVC win against the Tigers. Ryan Ignoffo was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and Tristan Atkins had a double, two runs and an RBI.

Brandon Meinke earned the win, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. Ben Belgrave tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the save with two strikeouts. For Central (6-6, 0-3), Reece Mensching had a double and two RBIs, and Camden Nisenson was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Alden-Hebron 13, Christian Life 4: At Rockford, Tyler Oman went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run for the Giants (5-4, 3-0 NAC) in Northeastern Athletic Conference play. Oman pitched six innings, giving up no earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts.

Tommy McCallion was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Justin Strand drove in two, and Cody Kurcab was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.

Richmond-Burton 9, Harvard 8: At Richmond, Jake Rosing was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs for the the Rockets (6-7, 3-1 KRC) in KRC play. Jacob Poppe allowed three runs in four innings for the win. Robbie Copenharve, Matt Eskuri and Luke Uhwat all went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Dylan Stephens was 2 for 4 with a double and three runs for Harvard (4-6, 1-3 KRC), and Josh Peterson and Shawn Bough each had two RBIs.

Woodstock North 5-10, Marengo 4-9: At Woodstock, the Thunder beat the Indians twice in KRC play. The first game was the completion of Wednesday's game, with North winning in the 10th inning on a Brayden Klesch single.

In the second game, the Thunder needed extra innings to beat Marengo again, winning with three runs in the top of the ninth. Jacob Laha, Aaron Montgomery, Matt Stevens and Cade Darling each drove in two runs for North (5-5-1, 3-1 KRC).

Matthew Meranda was 4 for 5 with a double for the Indians (2-8, 0-4). Jake LaSota, Smith, Nick Wascher and Danny Schenk each had two hits and an RBI.

SOFTBALL

Marengo 17, Johnsburg 5 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Grace Houghton hit two homers and drove in five and Lauren Aubry (4 for 4) hit a homer with three RBIs for the Indians (7-1, 2-0 KRC) in the KRC win. Houghton and Aubry each scored three runs. Hannah Ritter had two doubles, Susie Nawrot had a double, three runs and two RBIs, and Anna Walsweer drove in two.

Mariana MacCarron was 3 for 3 with two runs and an RBI. Haley Minogue earned the win, allowing three earned runs in five innings with four strikeouts. Haley Erickson had a double and two RBIs for Johnsburg (1-4, 0-2), and Tess Wright was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Woodstock North 10, Woodstock 0 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, Ellie Thurow threw a five-inning shutout with 10 strikeouts for the host Thunder (8-1, 2-1 KRC) in KRC action. Thurow, who had a triple and drove in one, allowed only two hits with no walks.

Chloe Vermett was 3 for 3 with two doubles, two steals and three runs, Amaya Saldana was 2 for 3 with a double an an RBI, and Piper Benedict had two RBIs and a run. Nichole Piquette and Jocelyn Eisenmenger each had hit for Woodstock (1-2, 0-1).

Hampshire 5, Jacobs 4: At Hampshire, the Whips (3-3, 1-1 FVC) earned their first FVC win of the season. Miki Snider, Gwen Malecke and Katie Del Re all had RBIs. Del Re earned the win, allowing two runs on eight hits in three innings.

Delaney Garden was 3 for 4 with a triple, two runs and drove in one run for Jacobs (4-3-1, 1-1), Katie Armstrong was 2 for 3 with two steals and an RBI, and Sarah Lynch was 2 for 3 with two steals.

Prairie Ridge 7, McHenry 1: At McHenry, Emmie Farnam had a triple and two RBIs for the Wolves (3-2, 2-1 FVC) in the FVC win against the Warriors (0-3, 0-2). Nichole Kiddy was 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI, Haley Barnes had a double and two RBIs, and Maddie O'Brien was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Barnes earned the win, striking out 11 over seven innings.

For McHenry, Tori Boysen was 2 for 3 with a double and Lindsey Ciesla drove in one.

Lockport 10, Huntley 0 (5 inn.): At Lockport, the Raiders (9-2) suffered their second loss of the year to the Porters. Teagan O'Rilley had the only hit for Huntley. Tiffany Giese (8-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts.

Sycamore 6, Marian Central 2: At Sycamore, Kaeti Miller was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Hurricanes (5-2). Laura Black had an RBI while Jamie Gatz took the loss, allowing no earned runs on seven hits in six innings with three strikeouts.

BOYS TENNIS

Huntley 7, South Elgin 0: At Huntley, the Raiders (4-0) swept the Storm. Saarav Desai (No. 1 singles), Justin Schee (No. 2) and Thomas Patel (No. 3) all won without dropping a game, as did the No. 4 doubles team of Drake Southwell and Andrew Burkey.

Jack Soderwall and Julian Collins won at No. 1 doubles, Jack Adams and Brady Michel won at No. 2 doubles, and Abhilash Parath and Ben Saiz won at No. 3 doubles.

Cary-Grove 6, Crystal Lake Central 1: At Cary, Daniel Sowa and Matt Poole beat Josh Marcus and Maverick Edwards, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, at No. 1 doubles for C-G in an FVC victory. John Wallace defeated Mike Ptaszek, 6-3, 7-6 (7) for the Tigers (3-3, 0-2 FVC).

Also winning for C-G (3-1, 2-1) were Thomas Conneen (No. 2 singles), Michael Greenwald (No. 3 singles), Isaac Rands and Teddy Conneen (No. 2 doubles), Colin Enstrom and Teddy Price (No. 3 doubles), and Joe Stanley and Pat Miller (No. 4 doubles).

Prairie Ridge 7, McHenry 0: At McHenry, the Wolves (5-3, 3-0 FVC) didn't drop a set in three singles matches in an FVC win over the Warriors (0-4, 0-3). Patrick Nasta won at No. 1 singles, Daniel Lamar won at No. 2 singles, and James Lasak won at No. 3 singles.

Winning at doubles were Devarsi Rawal and Ben Lingner (No. 1 doubles), Jakub Rugala and Mason Kueller (No. 2), Hunter Fredrick and Jared Arkell (No. 3), and Jonathan Robinson and Ohm Patel (No. 4).

Jacobs 5, Hampshire 2: At Hampshire, Kevin Burton (No. 1 singles) and John Kaiser (No. 3 singles) each won to lead the Eagles to the FVC win. Also winning for Jacobs were Kerwin Chong and Jacob Bielawski (No. 1 doubles), Kyle Burton and Christopher Kastritis (No. 2 doubles), and Ethan Schmidt and Alex Luy (No. 3 doubles).

Hampshire got wins from John McCann at No. 2 singles and Chad Sia and Josh Milan at No. 4 doubles.

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