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Prep Sports

Area roundup: Joliet Central baseball team captures first SPC victory

MINOOKA – Joliet Central’s baseball team earned its first Southwest Prairie Conference victory Monday, beating Minooka, 6-1, behind sophomore Robert Farrell.

JoJo McNair went 3 for 4 with a triple, two stolen bases and three runs scored. Ryan King went 2 for 4 and Ricky Malmfeldt chipped in two RBIs for the Steelmen (6-8-2, 1-3). Farrell went six innings, fanning six and allowing one run.

Hayden Laczynski, Deston Martin and Nick Airola had two hits for Minooka (8-6, 2-2).


Plainfield North 10, Oswego 0: With five major-league scouts on hand to see him pitch, Brady Corrigan (5-0) tossed a six-inning one-hitter for North (11-3, 3-1), walking two and striking out eight. Greg Budig had two hits and three RBIs, and Brady Miller and Dillon McCarthy added two hits each.

Reed-Custer 8, Wilmington 3: Josh Loomis had three hits and three RBIs, while Eddie Wilkins, Mason Roach and Trevor McLaughlin added two hits for the Comets. Winner Hunter Murawski struck out eight in 52/3 innings. Will VanDuyne and Sam Jones had two hits for the Wildcats.

Coal City 2, Lisle 0: Payton Hutching threw a 100-pitch shutout to help the Coalers (11-5, 4-1) win their seventh in the last eight games. Hutchings fanned nine and allowed four hits. Austin Friddle drove in two runs.

Plainfield Central 6, Elk Grove 0: Joey Michaud went five innings, giving up five hits and no runs. Cam Cercone went 4 for 4 with an RBI. David Ascencio hit a three-run homer and Jake Shewmake added a solo shot.

Gardner-South Wilmington goes 2-1: After falling to Lexington, 10-5, Gardner topped Lexington, 8-3, and Dwight, 10-3. Austin Kavanaugh went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in the opener. In Game 2, Matthew Wepprecht had four RBIs and Braden Marks went 3 for 4. Marks and Kavanaugh had three RBIs against Dwight.

Sandburg 6, Lincoln-Way West 0: The Warriors fell to 8-7-1.


Plainfield East 9, Plainfield South 2: Hannah Kalnicky, Bianca Vozenilek (two RBIs) and Gina Followell (two RBIs) had three hits. Winner Vozenilek fanned 11 in six innings.

Joliet Catholic 6, Marquette 2: Jen Krizka had three hits, Reilly Jo Swanson two and two RBIs and Kailey Kovas allowed three hits in five innings.

Morris 10, Dwight 0: Ryan Friend (homer), Janelle Brehm and Melissa Benson (homer, two RBIs) had two hits. Ashley Phelps drove in two runs. Abby Burns tossed a three-hitter and struck out 14

Lemont 10, Shepard 3: Evie Conway went 5 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Haley Ercoli added two doubles and three RBIs for Lemont (9-7, 6-1). Jade Mardjetko earned the win, fanning three in five innings. Nina Mardjetko threw two innings.

Reed-Custer 5, Wilmington 2: Winning pitcher Kenna Wilkey went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Reed-Custer in the I-8 Small win. Wilkey fanned 12 while allowing six hits.

Coal City 2, Lisle 1: Blaire Harseim drove in both runs for the Coalers (4-7, 3-2). Alivia Phelps earned the win, fanning six in four innings. Leslie Yuskevtch struck out five in three innings.

Munster 1, Providence 0: Jessica Miklos and Shannon Smith both hits and Kailey Zych (3-2) took the loss for the Celtics (8-5).

Marist 5, Lincoln-Way Central 4: The Knights are 9-3.


Lincoln-Way Central 25-25, Providence 19-21: Andy Stevens dished out 16 assists for Central (15-3). Matt von Holst had five kills and blocks, and Mason Davis added six kills and two aces.


Plainfield South places first: The Cougars took first overall with 154 points, while Minooka placed second with 144, followed by Oswego East with 132. South’s Dylan Wyland won No. 1 singles, while Donnie Kraz won No. 2 singles. Mason Meister and Dominic Vescovi placed second at first doubles.


University of St. Francis 5, Purdue Northwest 4: St. Francis (4-1 CCAC) secured a spot in the tough CCAC playoffs. Winners for the Saints were Miguel Rayos Del Sol, Mike Hasler, Anders Sandberg, Lucas Randall, David Kohler and Fritz Ticala, who clinched the match with his victory.

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