Marian Central's Ellen Sharp knocked out two home runs in Game 1 of an East Suburban Catholic Conference softball doubleheader sweep against Nazareth Academy on Saturday in Woodstock.
Sharp drove in four runs and scored two as Marian beat the Roadrunners, 6-5, in Game 1. Marian (9-4, 4-2 ESCC) beat Nazareth, 17-5, in five innings in Game 2, collecting 18 hits.
Maggie Finnegan was 2 for 3, and Jenna Golembiewski added a double in Game 1. Jamie Gatz pitched 6 1/3 innings for the win. Faith Parchutz had a one-out save, striking out the final batter with the tying run at second base.
In Game 2, Molly Finnegan went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Molly Fitzgerald had three RBIs, Maggie Finnegan went 3 for 4 with three runs scored, Kaeti Miller was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Megan Bokowy went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI.
Alden-Hebron 7-13, Westminster Christian 6-7: At Hebron, the Giants won both games of the Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader. Zoe Deeringer had 18 strikeouts in 14 innings, winning both games. Katie Rosio was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs in Game 1 for A-H (5-11, 4-1 NAC), Anna Webber was 2 for 2 with a double and four runs scored, and Taylor Horton and Kylee Winter each went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
In Game 2, Webber was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and four RBIs, Winter was 2 for 3 with two triples, three runs scored and two RBIs, Abby Wanderer was 2 for 4 with a double and triple, and Rachel Pahl knocked in two.
McHenry 5-9, Grayslake Central 4-8: At Grayslake, McHenry trailed, 4-1, in Game 1 and scored four runs in the sixth in the win. Ashley Dehmlow was 3 for 4, and Jocelyn Currie hit a home run and scored twice. Tori Boysen added a double.
Kate Funk, Mannon Amelio and Alyssa Pearson each drove in a run. Pearson picked up the win in relief, allowing a hit in 2 1/3 innings. In Game 2, the Warriors (3-9) scored twice in the top of the seventh to break a 7-7 tie on a two-run, two-out hit by Madison Drake.
Currie, Boysen, Julia Druml and Lauren Schmitz all had a homer. Currie drove in two.
Marengo 7, Metamora 3: At the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, Susie Nawrot was 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Indians. Anna Walsweer was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI, Mariana MacCarron was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Lauren Aubry and Hannah Ritter drove in one.
Riley Connell earned the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. She struck out five and walked one.
Peoria Notre Dame 4, Marengo 3: At Peoria, MacCarron, Grace Houghton, and Haley Minogue each drove in a run in the loss for the Indians (13-3).
Grayslake North 15-13, Johnsburg 9-1: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks dropped the nonconference doubleheader. Johnsburg lost Game 1 despite collecting 18 hits. Adriana Montewska hit two homers, going 3 for 5, with two RBIs and three runs scored. Kate Linkletter was 4 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Leah Kottke went 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Megan Patterson (3 for 5) and Tori Mulvihill each drove in one. Haley Erickson went 3 for 4.
In Game 2, Kottke had a double and a run scored as Johnsburg (3-10) was held to only three hits.
Johnsburg 11-9, Harvard 1-3: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks completed the season-series sweep against Harvard with a pair of wins against the Hornets. In Game 1, Nico LoDolce was 3 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, Adam Jayko was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI, Eli Alanis was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Trevor Wotring was 3 for 3 with two runs scored. Ryan Linkletter struck out six in four innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits with a walk.
In Game 2, Josh Notriano had a double, two runs and four RBIs for Johnsburg (11-7, 6-3 KRC), Aidan Stark drove in two, Linkletter was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Jayko struck out four in two innings for the victory.
Andrew Cooke drove in a run for Harvard (6-11, 3-6 KRC) in the Game 2 loss. Josh Peterson allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits over four innings. Cooke added a double in Game 1.
Mundelein 7, Crystal Lake Central 6: At Mundelein, the Tigers' attempted comeback with three runs in the top of the sixth fell just short against the Mustangs. Alec Bolanowski went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Dean Mlaka was 2 for 4, and Will Welder added a double and an RBI for Central (10-10).
Jack Updike started and allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Rockford East 9, Marengo 6: At Marengo, the E-Rabs scored five runs in the first inning in the nonconference win over the Indians. Josh Streu and Jake LaSota each hit a two-run homer for Marengo (5-10), and Nick Wascher and Aiden Smith both drove in one. Matt Meranda gave up two earned runs on eight hits over five innings.
Grant 3, McHenry 1: At Fox Lake, the Warriors fell to 13-6 with the loss to the Bulldogs. Joe Kaminski had a hit and a run scored, and Owen Patzin and Nolan Shannon each picked up one hit. Shannon took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Marian Catholic 10, Marian Central 0 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, the Hurricanes (5-9 ESCC, 0-5) were held to only two hits in the ESCC loss. A.J. Golembiewski had a double.
Alden-Hebron 21-13, Harvest Christian 1-4: At Elgin, the Giants lost both games of a NAC doubleheader. Josh Rolnicki went 1 for 2 with an RBI in Game 1, and David Reiter added a run. In Game 2, Brad Judson was 1 for 2 with a triple and two runs, Cody Kurcab drove in one, Kyle Judson was 2 for 3 with a run, and Mike Ellison had an RBI.
Richmond-Burton 3, Harvard 2: At Richmond, Taylor Webb scored twice for the Rockets in a KRC win. Victoria Rockwell also scored for R-B (6-6, 6-4 KRC), while Darci Retherford, Aspen Wells and Charlotte Holas had assists. Lindsy Restis had four saves.
Alexia Torres and Maria Mercado both scored for Harvard, and Shaila Ortiz and Bianca Ramirez had assists. Mercado made 10 saves for Harvard, and Gaby Hernandez had two.
BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK
Palmyra Invite: At Palmyra, Wisconsin, the Richmond-Burton boys track and field team placed first with 145 points, 30 points ahead of Lake County Lutheran (Wisc.). For R-B, Mike Kaufman won the 100 meter-dash (11.8 second), Reed Marshall won the triple jump (43-2.5), Kevin Powers won the long jump (18-10.25), and Nick Legaioli won the 300 hurdles (44.71).
The Rockets girls team was third with 96 points. Rachel Myland won the long jump (14-9.5) and was second in the 300 hurdles (53.83). Sierra Satkiewicz took second in the 400 (1:06.66).
Harlem Invite: At Machesney Park, Huntley placed first overall, going 3-0. The Raiders beat Harlem, 4-0, DeKalb, 3-1, and United Township, 3-1. Thomas Patel (No. 1 singles) and Danny Dharmaratne (No. 2 singles) each went 3-0 for Huntley.
Huntley Quad: At Huntley, the Raiders defeated Johnsburg, 5-0, and Rockford Guilford, 4-1, and lost to Batavia, 5-0. Saarav Desai (No. 1 singles), Justin Schee (No. 2 singles), Jack Adams and Brady Michel (No. 2 doubles), and Abhilash Parath and Ben Saiz (No. 3 doubles) all went 2-1 for Huntley.
Marian Central 8, Brother Rice 4: At George Harding Field in Woodstock, Kevin Blaz had four goals and two assists for the Hurricanes, snapping an eight-game losing streak. Riley Lambert scored three goals with an assist, and Joey Savage added a goal and an assist.
Pat Brunken, Jason Kleberg and Jake Potthoff each had an assist. The Hurricanes next play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Huntley.