Bradley-Bourbonnais 7, Bolingbrook 1
The Boilers continued their impressive week with their first South West Suburban Conference win of the season Thursday.
Days after his big home run against Bishop McNamara, Alex Rodriguez showed he is a more-than-capable pitcher as well, allowing no runs on five hits and no walks while striking out eight over 5.2 innings.
Hunter Glassford enjoyed a 3-for-4, two RBI game, and Kade Cyr went 2-4 with a run and also drove in a pair. Dalton Boswell went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Jackson Jasmin was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.
Bishop McNamara 12, William Blount (Tenn.) 8
The Irish pounded 16 hits and scored 11 of the game’s first 12 runs to kick their Tennessee road trip off in style.
Owen Jackson was a monster at the dish, going 3-4 with a pair of home runs, a double, three runs and five RBIs. Tyler Hiller, Connor Johnson, Dom Koziol, Broghan O’Connor, Max O’Connor and Preston Goodman all doubled. Payton Gerberding, Hiller, Goodman, Broghan O’Connor and Caleb Magruder all had an RBI apiece.
Koziol earned the victory on the rubber after allowing a pair of earned runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Manteno 13, Kankakee 1 (5 innings)
The Panthers bursted out for eight runs in the third inning to easily manage the Kays in what was an otherwise close ballgame.
Luke Trepanier went 2-for-3 with a triple, a run and two RBIs for the Panthers. Anthony Lopez had a two-run double and scored twice. Darien Bechard went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, and Alex Juranich also had a pair of hits and scored twice. Camen Rodriguez went 1-2 with two RBIs.
Jason Moore went 2-2 and scored the Kays’ lone run. E.J. Robertson went 1-2 with an RBI. Ethan McNeely went 1-2 with a double.
Central 6, Watseka 1
The Comets bested their Sangamon Valley Conference rival for the second time in the early part of the season, thanks to the dominance of Jacob Shoven on the mound.
Shoven threw a complete game and allowed just one unearned run on three hits and five walks, while also adding six strikeouts.
Offensively, Tyler Pelehowski went 2-4 with an RBI. Matt Gifford went 1-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Canyon Burrow also went 1-3 and drove in a run. Shoven, Garrett Graham and Jay Lemenager all scored a pair of runs each.
For the Warriors, Ben Lyznicki went 2-3 with a pair of stolen bases. Mason Gibson walked and scored when he was driven in by Shane McDivitt.
Nick Albright was the pitcher of record for Watseka, allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits and a walk in four innings.
Reed-Custer 7, Prairie Central 4
The Comets won their fourth straight game behind the arm of Josh Loomis, who didn’t allow any earned runs and struck out six batters in five innings.
Loomis, Trevor McLaughlin and Jack Stellano all had a pair of hits, while Max Lepper, Nate Smith, Noah Curl and Joel Hunt each had a hit.
Iroquois West 15, Momence 1 (six innings)
The Raiders scored at least once in all six innings and scored three or more runs in three different frames, including a five-run sixth.
Auston Miller went 2-3 with a pair of doubles and three runs from the leadoff spot. Ryan Tilstra went 3-3 with three runs and three RBIs. Kaleb Pheifer also picked up three hits and three RBIs. Josiah Harkins joined the three RBI club and had a pair of hits.
Ethan Martinez struck out three and allowed two hits, two walks and an unearned run in four innings of work.
Jackson Franc went 1-2 and scored Momence’s lone run. Bryce Harrison also had a hit.
Cissna Park 7, Dwight 3
The Timberwolves scored three runs to start the game and never looked back on their way to a nonconference victory.
Gavin Speirs tossed six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks to earn the win.
The Timberwolves scored their seven runs on just four hits, thanks to patience at the plate that led to 13 walks and a pair of hit batters.
Ian Rogers went 1-2 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Rudy King went 1-1 with a run, an RBI and three walks. Bailey Sluis also drew three walks and scored a run. Dawson Savaree went 1-3 with two RBIs.
For the Trojans, Dakota Wahl went 2-4 and scored a run. Carson Crouch and Mason Tjelle each had a hit and a run. Jimmy Harkenrider and Camden Beier each had an RBI.
Marist 13, Manteno 2 (five innings)
The Panthers fell behind 11-0 after the first two innings and never could recover against America’s second-ranked team, according to Max Preps.
Lexi Bowdish’s two-run double that plated Kaycie Wenzel and Sierra Cureton was all the offense the Panthers could muster up.
Kori Fricke hung in on the mound after the rough start, pitching all five innings. She allowed 13 runs (eight earned) on 17 hits and two walks.
Trinity 11, Illinois Lutheran 9
The Eagles busted out a big-time rally in the top of the seventh when they scored five runs for the come-from-behind victory.
Leah Lindsey improved her streak of reaching base to nine consecutive plate appearances after going 3-3 with two walks and two RBIs. Emma Marcukaitis and Jaycie McLean each had a pair of hits, while the former added four RBIs and the latter added a pair of RBIs.
Colby McDivitt threw all seven innings, allowing four earned runs, striking out four and walking one in the process.
Coal City 26, Rich East 1 (four innings)
The Coalers were as patient as can be in their first game of the season, as they drew an unbelievable 20 walks.
Cheyenne Lestina went 3-3 with a double, four runs and three RBIs. Abbie Cullock went 2-2 with a double, four runs and two RBIs. Sydney Singleton and Madelaine Ragain each scored three times and drove in a pair. Natalie Teague went 2-2 with a triple, four RBIs and a run. Nine different Coalers scored at least twice.
On the rubber, Maci Baldauf three four no-hit innings and allowed one unearned run on six walks.
Central 3, Watseka 2
Kaylee Ketcherside hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth to give the Comets a late-inning victory against their SVC foes at home.
Ketcherside finished the evening with a pair of hits and a pair of runs. Maci Romero went 1-3 with a run and an RBI.
Ella White went the distance for the Comets, allowing a pair of earned runs on four hits and a walk in what was a classic pitcher’s duel.
On the Warriors’ side, Magan Harris also threw a complete game, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and four walks, while adding seven strikeouts.
Kennedy Bauer went 2-2 with a double and a solo homerun. Natalie Schroeder tripled and scored, while Mallory Drake also had a hit.
Beecher 13, Wilmington 0 (five innings)
Kayla Hon was nearly unhittable on Thursday, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks while fanning nine Wildcats in a complete game.
And offensively, the Bobcats enjoyed a bit of a power surge, as Ellie Lee and Alyssa Oldenburg each slugged three-run homeruns, with Oldenburg later adding an RBI single.
Margaret Landis had a pair of hits, scored twice and drove in a run. A.J. Picicco went 2-2 with an RBI, as 11 different Bobcats scored at least once.
Bishop McNamara 2, Beecher 1
The Irish were able to break a 1-1 tie with a second half goal, but no McNamara stats were reported.
Aniya Killis scored the Bobcats’ lone goal, which was assisted by Katelyn Berkley. Hailey Leschkies had 18 saves for the Bobcats.
Joliet Junior College 12, KCC 11
JJC was able to break an 11-all tie in the top of the eighth and the Cavaliers couldn’t push a run across over the final two innings in the heartbreaking defeat.
Dylan Post went 2-5 with a triple, a run and three RBIs to lead the Cavaliers offensively. Wade Rankin went 2-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Michael Machnic also had a pair of RBIs and went 3-6 with a pair of runs. Nick Anderson went 1-5 with a run and a pair of RBIs.