Youth leagues still going strong
Results from local youth sports programs:
CCDL Rockets Elite 14, Minooka Rivercats 10-U 6: In the semifinals of the Romeoville Rumble for the Rings tournament, Minooka took an early 4-1 lead on a two-run double by Ivan Dahlberg and an RBI hit by Anthony Lizzio. But, the eventual tournament champion Rockets came from behind to win. Zac Monnett added three hits for Minooka.
Minooka Rivercats 10-U 17, Lockport Vipers 6: Caleb Parker led the Minooka offense, going 4 for 4, including a double. Matthew Dailey, Anthony Lizzio and Ethan Hocking each added two hits for Minooka.
Bridgeport Bombers Elite 6, Minooka Rivercats 10-U 0: Ivan Dahlberg started, pitched two innings with six strikouts and led the Minooka offense with three hits, including a double off the right-center field fence.
Minooka Rivercats 10-U 7, Ottawa Titans Gold 5: Zac Monnett started and pitched three shutout innings. Ethan Hocking, Matthew Dailey and Frankie Hummel each had two hits for the victorious Rivercats. Ivan Dahlberg's fence rattling RBI double in the fifth inning gave Minooka the lead. Ryan Norman pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit while striking out three Titans.
Minooka Rivercats 10-U 6, Shorewood Swarm 2: Minooka improves to 8-1 in league play and 24-11 overall. Logan Crowther started and pitched three innings with six strikeouts. Frankie Hummel's clutch two-out RBI double tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning, while Ryan Norman's RBI single in the fifth gave Minooka the lead. Caleb Parker added a two-run double, and Logan Crowther hit a two-run home run to add to the Minooka lead in the fifth. Ivan Dahlberg pitched the final inning, allowing only one hit while striking out three.
DUPAGE RIVER BRONCO
Fat Boyz Pizza 16, FLP 4: Julian Reyes pitched two innings with four strikeouts. Bryce Barnes pitched the next two innings, performing his fifth third-base pick-off of the season. Max Streibich came in to pitch the final inning and sealing the win. Bryce Barnes and Ian Ban both went 2 for 3 at the plate. Jacob Love and Pablo Pardo both hit triples and Bryce Harris had a double. Also having hits were Jack Kennedy, Pedro Pardo, Tre Sangiacomo and Devon Kaiser.
MINOOKA PINTO SOFTBALL
Morris Hospital & Healthcare 14, Minooka Pharmacy 10: For Morris Hospital, Brooklyn Carroll and Claire Olsen had outstanding catches in the first inning, and Sofie Dziuba had a catch in the second. Gracie Anderson pitched a solid game. For Minooka Pharmacy, Taylor Lopina made a double play in the fourth inning. Kayla Conner, Gigi Vallera and Noelle Brunke all had a hit down the third base line.
Morris Hospital & Healthcare 14, Minooka Ace Hardware 7: For Morris Hospital, Gracie Anderson had an outstanding catch at shortstop and Sofia Dziuba hit a hard shot to left field on the fly. Carlie Farrar, Carly Berta, Karli McMillin and Abby Haake pitched a solid game. For Minooka Ace Hardware, Addison Petrinos and McKenna Cimino had hits. Rylee Anderson made an awesome catch on the field, and Mia Cisneros pitched a great game.
Morris Hospital & Healthcare 20, Private Bank 14: For Morris Hospital, Claire Olsen played tough defense in the third inning, making all three outs at first base. Taylor Mackin and Carlie Farrar teamed up in the fourth for two defensive plays at home for outs. Raygen Pilon and Dakota Wilkins pitched a great game. For Private Bank, Maize Petrusich pitched a quality game, Paige Borton had a great catch in the field, and Leah Pena had three solid hits.
Morris Chiefs camps: The Morris Chiefs will be holding youth football summer camps today, June 21 and June 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at Shabbona Middle School. The camp is free and open to the public. Camp T-shirts will be available to purchase for $10. Campers should bring something to drink for the camp. Also, registration forms for football players and cheerleaders will be available during the camp, as well. Contact Eric Melby at 815-530-9125 or Linda Melby at 815-530-9163 with any questions or information.