Softball

High school sports roundup for Saturday, May 19

Prairie Ridge seniors Patrick Nasta and Daniel Lamar finished first in doubles at the Class 1A Carmel Boys Tennis Sectional on Saturday as the Wolves claimed the sectional championship in Mundelein.

Prairie Ridge won the team title with 27 points, followed by Vernon Hills (22 points) and North Shore Country Day (20). 

Devarsi Rawal and Ben Lingner, both seniors, added a third-place finish at doubles for the Wolves, and junior Max Kueller was fourth in singles.

Class 1A Lakes Sectional: At Lake Villa, Marian Central’s Ian Brzeski and Mike Dowling captured the doubles championship against Lakes’ Adam Hagman and Matthew Mercure. 

Lakes won the team title with 23 points, Grayslake North placed second with 22 points, and the Hurricanes (16 points) were third.

Johnsburg’s Brian Anderson took fourth in singles.

Class 2A Harlem Sectional: At Machesney Park, Hampshire’s Blake Snider and Abraham Hougland fell in the semifinals, but bounced back with a win in the third-place match, defeating Hononegah’s Matthew Schindler and Cole Skadeland.

Hampshire took second as a team with 19 points. Rockford Auburn placed first with 30.

SOFTBALL

Huntley 5, Lemont 1: At Joliet, the Red Raiders tied the program record for wins in a season with their 29th victory in the regular-season finale.

Paige Berkmeyer swatted a solo home run for Huntley (29-5), Sofia Tenuta drove in three runs, and Tiffany Giese went 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

Giese pitched four innings to earn the win, striking out two and allowing one run. Briana Bower didn't allow a run in three innings and fanned four.

Huntley 6, Joliet West 5 (11 inn.): At Joliet, the Raiders came out on top in an extra-inning affair in their first game of the day with Autumn Kasal providing an RBI single in the top of the 11th for the go-ahead run.

Kasal also homered and finished with four RBIs. Giese went 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base, Marley Reicher was 3 for 6 and also swiped a bag, and Kendra Mitchell went 3 for 5 with a double.

Marian Central 3, McHenry 1: At McHenry, Marian starter Jamie Gatz limited the Warriors to one run on six hits to pick up the nonconference win.

Molly Finnegan had two hits, including a double, and knocked in one run, Faith Parchutz drove in one, and Laura Black had two hits for the Hurricanes (13-9).

Tori Boysen doubled and supplied McHenry (12-16) with an RBI, and Ashley Dehmlow had two hits, including a double. Dehmlow also struck out seven and allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings.

Johnsburg 8-11, Wauconda 13-10: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks split the nonconference doubleheader.

In Game 1, Johnsburg (6-18) led 7-3 through three innings before Wauconda seized control. Leah Kottke and Sedona Pecucci each drove in two runs, and Adriana Montewska had a triple.

In Game 2, the Skyhawks erased a 10-1 deficit with 10 unaswered runs. Montewska homered and tripled as part of a 3-for-3 effort with two RBIs and four runs scored. Kate Linkletter also homered and doubled twice on her way to five RBIs. McKenna Diedrich and Tess Wright both doubled and added two hits apiece.

Marengo 8, Libertyville 6: At Libertyville, Grace Houghton doubled and launched a home run to help the Indians to a nonconference victory.

Houghton was one of three Indians (24-4) to drive in two runs, including Susie Nawrot and Haley Minogue. Nawrot finished 4 for 4 and scored three times. Christy Lee and McKenna Skow each added an RBI.

Minogue picked up the pitching win, allowing six runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings.

Richmond-Burton 9-14, Zion-Benson 4-5: At Zion, the Rockets took both ends of the nonconference doubleheader to move to 10-8 on the season.

R-B blasted three home runs in Game 1 with Peyton Bannon (2 for 3, 3 RBIs), Sophie Schwegel (2 for 3) and Rachel Baker each going deep. Bella Spittler and Jesse Klicker each had two hits and an RBI.

Klicker provided a homer in Game 2 and racked up four RBIs and three runs scored on three hits. Erica Malchin had two RBIs and scored twice, Bannon was 4 for 5 with two runs scored, Baker drove in three on two hits, Hannah Rudkin scored twice and had two RBIs, and Riley Herrick collected two hits.

BASEBALL

Huntley 10, Crystal Lake South 4: At Huntley, Matt Rodriguez belted a solo home run and drove in three runs as the Red Raiders clinched the Fox Valley Conference title outright with the win.

Michael Talesky went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored for Huntley (27-6, 19-5), Jordan Goldenstein scored twice and had an RBI on three hits, and Kamrin Hoffmann knocked in three runs. Eli Paplanus allowed two runs with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings for the win.

Kyle Hetherington was 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs for South (12-16-1, 9-14).

Harvard 9, Big Foot 3: At Walworth, Wisc., the Hornets needed only four hits to score nine runs in the nonconference game thanks to seven walks and five errors by Big Foot.

Dylan Stephens drove in three runs, and Austin Gratz, Dawson Wallner, Brett Lehman and Hunter Gratz each added an RBI.

Stephens started for Harvard (10-18), allowing three runs (zero earned) in 2 2/3 innings before giving way to Josh Peterson, who walked three and surrendered only one hit in 4 1/3 innings.

Grayslake Central 6, Woodstock North 0: At Grayslake, Brayden Klesch's double was the only hit the Thunder (9-19-1) could muster in a nonconference loss.

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