The Warriors took one off the Redskins via a walk-off down the seventh inning on a Ty Berry RBI brace. Berry went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Watseka’s high scoring affair. Conner Bell, Conner Curry and Ashton Bowling all added singles. Curry also took the victory over the hump, allowing two wins on six hits in 4.2 innings of action.
CJ Wiechec finished as the Redskins’ lone hitter with several hits, scoring two singles in four home plate appearances. Aiden Wood and Brandon Lynch each copied a single. Sam Peterson added one of the team’s three stolen bases in the evening.
Beecher 17, Grace Christian 1 (4 innings)
The Bobcats improved to 13-5 on aggregate with a dominant victory over Grace Christian. Bryce Stout and Ethan Turney had two hits each to lead Beecher to home plate. Cameron Paulmeier notched the victory over the mound, allowing a victory on two hits in four innings of action. Nick Noles had a brace.
Braden Dandurand and Zach McGuirt totaled all of the Crusaders’ successes with just one apiece. Dandurand also pitched two innings, allowing seven wins on five hits.
Reed-Custer 11, Peotone 2
The Comets improved to 12-5 overall and to 8-4 in the Illinois Central Eight Conference after edging Peotone by nine points. Jack Stellano earned another victory over the mound, allowing a win on two hits while fanning eight. Corey Burch led the way on offense with a 2-for-2 performance for four RBIs including a homerun. Jarrett Goodwin, Robbie Fordonski, Connor Esparza, Blake Bishop and Ryan Jarchow all added hits.
The Blue Devils totaled three hits on the night. Austin Massat totaled a single and a double with a stolen base to lead Peotone to home plate. Matthew Derkacy played a single.
The Wildcats held a lead throughout the seven innings of play against Lisle. Justin Walinski went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead Wilmington home. Kaden Humphries hit a homerun and totaled five RBIs, while Dom Dingillo and Ryan Banas added two hits each. Humphries also secured the victory over the mound, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings of action.
Grant Park 5, Gardner-South Wilmington 0 (5 innings due to rain)
Clayton McKinstry took the victory over the mound, allowing zero runs on a hit in four innings of work with seven strikeouts. Ethan Damler and Keaton Lacer led the Dragons with two hits apiece. Travis Fick added a scoreless round of rescue action.
The Panthers fall to 11-6 this season with a shutout loss. Brandon States collected the team’s only shot with a single.
The Coalers got the ball rolling against Herscher in a low-scoring case. Alec Lovell led the way with a brace in four home plate appearances. Caden Kuder took the victory over the rubber, allowing zero runs on a hit while suppressing 13 in 5.2 innings of work. Aydan Murphy crashed into two stolen bases.
The Tigers’ offense was limited to a single hit during the day. It comes from a single by Camden Berns.
Trinity 8, Portage Christian 8 (6 rounds)
The Eagles ended things in a tie after six innings of action. Gage Fann and Aaron Kendregan both scored a brace apiece to lead Trinity with the sticks. Caleb Kendregan added a single for an RBI.
The Bearcats couldn’t be tamed as they exploded for 14 hits in the evening. Abby Tovey, Anna McEwen, Abby Storm and Brynlee Wright all led Milford with two hits each. McEwen led three RBIs while Tovey added two more RBIs. Kirstyn Lucht took the victory over the mound, allowing one run on two hits in four innings of action.
An 11-point fifth inning helped Momence get past Watseka late. The Redskins were led by Emilie Lindgren who went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs. She also picked up the win to move to 4-1 over the hump. Laynee Metz added a homerun for three RBIs and Kaitlyn Piekarczyk added three hits with a double to lead in two runs.
Briana Denault went 3-for-5 with one run and two RBIs to lead the Warriors offensively. Sydney McTaggart had two runs on two hits and Teagan Cawthon added a single, two runs scored and two runs batted in.
The Tigers have improved to 14-5 overall this season. Colby McDivitt notched another victory over the mound, allowing five runs on nine hits in a full play effort. Rylie Hartman led home with three hits. Mia Ruder added two more for an RBI and three runs scored.
Jadyn Shaw went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple to lead the Coalers Bats that night with four RBIs. Makayla Henline had two hits, including a double.
Peotone 11, Reed-Custer 10
The Blue Devils have avoided a late winning attempt by the Comets to move up to 4-8 this season. Taylor Thweatt went 2 for 2 with a homerun to lead Peotone to home plate. Emma Herder had three hits, one more than her teammate Evelyn Gorecki. Herder also took the victory over the mound, allowing 10 wins on 14 hits while striking out seven in seven innings of work.
Grace Cavanaugh had three hits, including a double for two RBIs to lead Reed-Custer with the sticks. Naomi Gomez, Halie LaGrange, Sylvia Crater and Grace Moyers all scored two hits each.
Trinity 27, Hammond Tech 4 (5 rounds)
Trinity’s offensive could not be tamed on Tuesday night. Anna Simmons and Kierstin Moody totaled four hits each to lead the Eagles’ offense with a high scoring score. Alex Altmyer, Chloe Brands and Kendall Jackson added three hits each as Simmons took the victory over the mound.
Streator 6, Manteno 5 (8 rounds)
The Panthers lost in a heartbreaking start at the bottom of the eighth inning. Karlie Wenzel totaled a third of Manteno’s 12 hits with a 4 for 5 performance at home plate. Alyssa Dralle added three hits, one more than teammates Reygan Carlile and Dayli Dwyer.
Wilmington 24, Lisle 3 (4 innings)
Jessica Castle won the Wildcats with a record six RBI on three hits, including a homer in the second inning. Jenna Jackson went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and runs batted in. Grace Burke had three more hits, including a double, and Emily Mason notched the victory over the rubber, allowing two wins on five hits in three innings of action.
Gardner-South Wilmington 13, Grant Park 12
The Panthers took it through a run thanks to a walk-off down the seventh. Avery Lenzie and Aspen Lardi led the way for GSW with two singles and three RBIs each. Jayden Buchanan went the distance on the bump, allowing 11 wins on 12 hits to clinch the win in seven innings of action.
Molly Markland went 4-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Dragons home. Delaney Malkowski added two hits including a brace meanwhile Brooke Veldhuizen scored a triple.
St. Anne 23, Illinois Lutheran 7
The Cardinals were disciplined at the plateau by pulling 11 steps at the plateau. Sophia Torres won another victory in the circle. Taylor DeYoung totaled a single and a walk, while Emma Told added two singles.
Savanah Baeza scored five points, four more than teammates Midori Dotson and Kira Grisham to help lead the Panthers over the Comets. Dotson added four assists while Nicole Stevens, Hannah Smith and Lyndsey Greenquist all collected an assist.
No individual statistics were available for Reed-Custer.
The Blue Devils covered the distance before overtaking the Tigers on penalties. Chloe Grotenhuis scored Peotone’s two regulation goals, one being unassisted and the other thanks to an assist from Danielle Piper. Madison Schroeder, Ashley Renwick, Piper and Carsen Hessler all scored goals from penalties.
No individual statistics were available for Herscher.
The Coalers took a 1-0 halftime lead before never looking back to improve to 2-9 overall. Audrey Cooper scored two goals, one more than her teammate Lynzie Norris.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda totaled 67 team points to secure first place over Central who finished second with 48 points. Watseka finished third with 46 points, 11 more than fourth place Milford-Cissna Park.
Central’s Michael Alberts finished first in the shot put, while teammate Brock Spponer added a win to the discus. Caden Perry has two victories in the 100 meters and 400 meters. Hunter Davis secured a first place in the 1600-meter race.
Watseka’s best individual result came from Jordan Schroeder, who finished second in the 100 meters.
Milford-Cissna Park won an individual victory for Brad Stock who finished first in the 110-meter hurdles. Spencer Wells added another victory in the 300-meter hurdles.
Watseka took the victory over Central and Milford-Cissna Park in a triple home encounter, scoring 81 points. Central finished in second distance with 53 points, followed by Milford-Cissna Park with 35 points.
Kenzie Parsons swept the shot put and discus parts of the event to lead Watseka. Raegan Gooding notched a victory in the long jump, followed by Kourtney Kincade in the high jump. Taylor Stillman took first place in the 100-meter hurdles and Briana Dominguez took the victory in the 1600-meter race.
Central won individual victories from Alexis Ward (3,200-meter race) and Luscentia Smolinski (800-meter race).
Milford-Cissna Park was led by Hannah Osborn, who won first place in four events including the triple jump, the 100m and 200m dashes and the 300m hurdles. Jasmin Cullom took victory in the 400 meters.