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Area roundup: Miller, Bates lead Plainfield North baseball past Providence

PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield North baseball team stepped away from the Southwest Prairie Conference wars Tuesday and faced Providence Catholic in a rematch of last year’s state semifinal game.

This time, the Tigers (12-3) came out on top, 7-6, as Brady Miller went 2 for 2 with a home run and drove in three runs. Keegan Bates (1-1) picked up the victory, allowing four hits, one walk and no earned runs in 41/3 innings. He struck out three.


Gardner-South Wilmington 20, Donovan 0: Braden Marks went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs to lead Gardner (11-7, 5-2). Residori went 2 for 3 with four RBIs, while Connor Hays and Dakota Watson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Austin Kavanaugh added two RBIs.

Lincoln-Way West 14, Thornwood 3: AJ Ashley went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Nick Andersen homered for West (9-7-1, 3-0).

Minooka 13, Plainfield East 4: David Salazar’s homer provided the offense for East (12-6, 2-3). 

Reed-Custer 8, Wilmington 3: Josh Loomis went 3 for 4 with three RBIs while Eddie Wilkins and Dan Fierro had two runs and an RBI for Reed-Custer. Winner Hunter Murawski threw 52/3 innings, fanning eight and allowing five hits and two runs. Dillon Tjelle drove in two for Wilmington.

Lincoln-Way Central 9, Andrew 6: The Knights (8-3, 3-0) stayed undefeated in the SouthWest Suburban Red.


Plainfield Central 7, Naperville Central 2: Sara Peterson had three hits and Tammi Newtoff drove in three runs. Jessie Fix knocked in two runs. Marie Franzen pitched a complete-game seven-hitter.

Morris 21, Rochelle 0 (5 innings): Ryan Friend went 5 for 5 while Ashley Phelps added four hits including a pair of doubles and five RBIs for Morris (17-2, 3-1). Abby Burns (two RBIs), Janelle Brehm (two RBIs), and Olivia Schultz (double, three RBIs) added three hits. Jasmine Cook had two doubles and two RBIs. Rachel Trader and Bayli Doss had two RBIs. Burns threw the first two innings and gave up no hits while striking out five. Allison Kukman pitched three innings and gave up two hits.

Lemont 11, TF North 1 (5 innings): Shannon Irwin went 5 for 5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs to lead Lemont (10-7, 7-1). Jade Mardjetko went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Winning pitcher Nina Mardjetko doubled and drove in two,. She struck out eight and allowed one hit and no runs in five innings.

Reed-Custer 8, Wilmington 4: For Reed-Custer, Hannah Fordonski went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Antionette Hill and Kenna Wilkey scored twice. Winner Mackenzie Collier struck out nine and allowed seven hits. Bella Egizio and Kiley Sowa drove in Wilmington runs.

Coal City 4, Lisle 3: Abbie Cullick, Abbey Spesia and Cali Caruso drove in runs for the Coalers (5-7, 4-2), while Leslie Youskevtch earned the win on a complete-game four-hitter with five strikeouts.

Fenwick 3, Providence 1: Teagan Sopczak scored the run for the Celtics (8-6, 5-2). Laila Summers (4-4, 2-2) had five strikeouts and allowed three hits in seven innings.


Stagg 2, Lincoln-Way West 1: Savina Filip scored for the Warriors (8-5).

Lockport 1, Lincoln-Way Central 0: The Knights fell to 8-4.


Lincoln-Way Central 5, Andrew 2: Peter Sakellaris and Brandon Langer earned a big first doubles win for the Knights (8-4, 2-1).


Lincoln-Way Central 9, Sandburg 8: Nicole McCabe scored six goals and Caroline Heathcock had five assists and four steals.


Scores: Lincoln-Way East 13, Lincoln-Way Central 1.


Trinity International 1-6, St. Francis 0-5: Visiting St. Francis (14-23, 5-14) dropped two one-run games in CCAC play. Kevin Mampe (Lincoln-Way Central) allowed one hit in six innings and Nick Fleischauer (Minooka) collected two of the Saints’ six hits in the opener.

In the nightcap, Fleischauer (RBI double) and Pat Michalak (Lincoln-Way Central) each had three hits and Mampe had two RBIs. Austin Mendell took the loss, allowing two runs in two-thirds of an inning.

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