ROUNDUP: Herscher softball clinched ICE title with victory over Coal City |
Herscher 7, Coal City 2
The Tigers won the Illinois Central Eight Conference title with a victory over the Coalers on Thursday night. Herscher scored three runs in the first inning before never looking back to improve to 20-7 overall and 12-2 in the ICE game. Mia Ruder led the bats with a total of three hits for an RBI and a run scored. Colby McDivitt earned another victory over the mound, allowing two earned runs on six hits in five innings of work. Emma Powers, Allie Decman and Mary Kanak all had two hits each.
Wilmington 11, center 3
Abby Pitts had two homers and a triple for three RBI to lead the Wildcats home. Raena DelAngel had three points on a single and a double. Jenna Jackson posted a double and a single while Emily Mazon claimed the victory over the bump, allowing three earned runs on nine hits in seven innings of action.
Kaylee Ketcherside totaled a third of the Comets’ hits with three and one run. Alana Gray hit a home run for two RBIs and one run scored.
Peotone 10, Grant Park 3
The Blue Devils scored eight runs between the sixth and seventh inning to retire late. Austin Massat had a record three RBIs on a single and a double. Tristan Weglarz added two singles while Matthew Derkacy added a brace. Mason Kibelkis pitched five innings, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out six.
Nick Timmons led the Dragons going 2 for 3 at home plate. Clayton McKinstry threw hard in a losing effort, allowing six runs on eight hits in six innings of work.
Coal City 9, Herscher 1
Alec Lovell went 3-for-3 with two runs to lead the Coalers to home plate. Aydan Murphy, Brady Best, Trent Sandeno and Riley Ponio all had two hits apiece. Thomas Park notched the victory over the mound, allowing a win on six hits while striking out eight in seven innings of action.
Clay Schultz finished as the only Tiger with multiple hits, totaling two singles in four home plate appearances. Camden Berns and Blake Holm added singles.
Reed-Custer 8, Oakwood 3
The Comets have improved to 16-5 overall this season. Joel Hunt threw a great shot, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out four in a full play effort. Jarrett Goodwin, Jack Stellano, Corey Burch, Jake McPherson, Dylan Garrelts, Blake Bishop and Clayton Newbrough all got one shot each.
Streator 2, Manteno 1
The crossbar was no friend of the Panthers during his only loss of score against Streator. Katherine Gaffney scored Manteno’s only goal.
Herscher 7, Reed-Custer 0
The Tigers scored five goals at the half before winning by seven to end the season 15-3 on aggregate. Ally Meyers notched a hat-trick with three goals and one assist. Elise Kukuck had two more scores and Jalynn Miner and Katelyn Borschnack each have one score each. Elise Kuckuk recorded five assists, a record for the team and Rourke Zigrossi collected one save for the shutout behind the net.
Central 66, Manteno 16; Manteno 33, Herscher 6
The Panthers went 1-1 on the night against two ICE opponents despite losing four starters. Nolan Worobey (138 pounds) finished the night with a pair of wins to end as the only Panthers with two non-standard wins on the night. Wyatt Young (170) and Gabe Johnson (182) both won their matches against the Comets before taking forfeit wins from Herscher.
No individual statistics were available for Herscher.
No individual statistics were available for Central.
TRACK AND COURSE BOY
Coal City 69, Reed-Custer 47
Asa Cooper led the Coalers with individual victories in the 100 meters, triple jump and long jump. Nick Sullivan added a victory on the 400-meter scoreboard, while Colten Sztapka secured first place in the 110-meter hurdles. Christian Micetich finished first in the 300 meters hurdles, followed by Loagan Miller in discus and Ryland Megyeri in high jump.
Reed-Custer won the victories of Evan Pickard in the 200-meter, Mendi Aliu in the 800-meter, Tyler Wiyninger in the 1,600-meter race and Justin Huizenga in the 3,200-meter race. Brenden Williams claimed a victory in the shot put.
TRACK AND FIELD OF GIRLS
Coal City 44, Reed-Custer 22
Abby Payton swept the discus and shot put to lead the Coalers on the girls’ side. Angela O’Connor added two more wins in the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter. Adeline Dowling also took first place in the 800-meter and 1600-meter races.
Zoe Hasset took victory in the 100m and 200m to lead the Comets. Haylee Keymon won the 300-meter hurdles.
Madonna 10, n ° 12 Olivet 6
The Tigers fell in the NAIA Softball World Series opener after falling behind early. Margaret Landis went 2 for 2 with two runs scored to lead Olivet to home plate. Katie Marker and Haley Dobson had two hits apiece and Sara Beers had two RBIs on one stroke.