Roundup: GSW softball team breaks through against Grant Park
The Gardner-South Wilmington softball team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, knocking off Grant Park by six runs.
GSW 10, Grant Park 4: GSW finally broke into the win column by defeating the Dragons at home.
Emily Foley was the winning pitcher. She went all seven innings allowing four earned runs on six hits, walking three and striking out four.
At the plate, Lexi Posing was 3-for-4, including a grand slam home run, a triple and six RBIs. Additionally, Sydney Perkins was 3-for-4, Emily Hopwood 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Sophie Barna was 2-for-3.
Yorkville 5, Coal City 1: Emily Aichele allowed just one earned run while striking out three in taking the loss.
At the plate, Makenna Emerson had a double and a run scored, Nicole Borgetti was 2-for-3 with a double and Abby Olsen also had a double and an RBI.
Bishop McNamara 12, Coal City 11: Coal City scored 11 runs on 12 hits, including hitting four home runs, but lost to the Fightin’ Irish on Monday.
Makenna Emerson (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) had a double and a home run. Mady Bunton (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit a home run. Emily Aichele (2-for-4) hit a home run, and Leah Campos (2 runs) hit a home run for the Coalers.
Additionally, Taylor Meents was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Nicole Borgetti had a triple and two RBI.
Emily Aichele took the pitching loss allowing nine earned runs on 14 hits.
Morris 12, Sandwich 9: Taylor Waters earned the nonconference pitching win for the Redskins going the first five innings before giving way to Allison Kukman. Kukman earned the save.
At the plate, Janelle Brehm was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, and Corrinne Day, Amanda Jenkins, Ryan Friend and Karil Guistat had two hits each. One of Friend’s hits was a home run.
Seneca 8, St. Bede 3: Austin Applebee was the winning pitcher and teammate Hunter Simon got the save. Applebee went the first 5 1⁄3 innings allowing one earned run on six hits and three walks. He fanned three.
At the plate for Seneca, Simon had a double, Applebee was 2-for-3, Lars Pihl was 2-for-4 with a homer and Cale Walsh was 2-for-4. Also, Branden Viken was 2-for-3 with a double.
Yorkville 9, Coal City 2: Yorkville jumped on pitchers Joe Quinn and Rick Collins to secure the nonconference win.
Joe Quinn, Lane Cowherd and Alex Wills had one hit each for the Coalers.
“A very strong Yorkville squad,” Coal City Coal Jerry McDowell said. “They are not going to lose many games the way they play the game.”
Grant Park 3, GSW 1: Brenden Elens was the hard-luck loser for the Panthers despite his complete-game effort.
Jack Davidson, Kyle Robison, Jeremy Kunz, Nate Seabert and Connor Hayes had hits at the plate for GSW.
Fieldcrest 9, Dwight 8: Aaron Wyllie had two hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning, but the Trojans came up one run shy in the non-conference contest.
Owen Pulver was the losing pitcher. He went 4 2/3 innings before yielding to Chance Carlson who finished the game.
At the plate, Wylie actually had two hits, as did Jace Kennedy, Pulver and Ryan Gaston. Karsen Koppman topped them all with three hits.
Peotone 11, GSW 3: Freshman Connor Hays was the losing pitcher for the Panthers.
At the plate, Brendan Elens and Jeremy Kunz had two hits each for the locals.
Ottawa Marquette 18, Newark 2: Kevin Klock, Cameron Myre and Austin Pagel shared the mound duties in the loss by the Norsemen.
At the plate, Newark was led by Matt Eike’s two hits.
Beecher 4, Reed-Custer 3: Beecher’s Dallas Sadler hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to secure the non-conference victory to make hand pitcher Travis Schoonover the loss.
Schoonover, Jon Costain and Jordan Walden each had two hits for the Comets, including a double apiece.
Dwight 5, Lexington 3: Ryan Gaston was the winning pitcher with Connor Ganzert earning the save for the Trojans.
Aaron Wyllie had two hits, including a double, and Jace Kennedy also had a pair of knocks.
Minooka 12, Morris 2: Matt Walker was 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate for the Redskins while Lucas Bledsoe and Ben Larson had a hit each.
Morris 8, Plainfield Central 8: Trailing 8-1 after five innings, the Morris sophomores rallied to salvage a tie.
At the plate, Jordan Miracle had a double and two RBIs. Matt Walker was 2-for-3 with a double, and Luke Bardash was 2-for-2.