After losing 5-2 to Hinsdale Central in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Lyons Township High School baseball team earned a split with a 2-1 victory over the Red Devils.
LTHS senior Tom Hickey (1-1), of Brookfield, scattered five hits and struck out 11 to pick up the win. He helped his cause by going 2-for-3 at the plate, while Charlie Harrigan also finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs knocked in.
Hinsdale Central’s Dan Teska went the distance in the opener, allowing just two hits and striking out five.
The Lions visit conference rival OPRF in an early season showdown on Saturday. The doubleheader starts at 10 a.m.
The Bulldogs lost 10-8 in eight innings to Oswego, extending their losing skid to three games. RBHS (2-3) squandered an opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the seventh with two runners in scoring position and less than two outs. The Panthers escaped the jam tied en route to their extra-inning victory.
RBHS starting pitcher Al’lon Carter didn’t allow an earned run in 3 2/3 innings. Reliever Kenny Ngo took the loss, giving up five runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Plagued by sloppy defense, RBHS yielded seven unearned runs. Connor Berek (2-for-5, 2 RBIs), Jake Surprenant (2-for-5, RBI) and Kyle Fitzgerald (2-for-5, 3 runs) led offensively.
In other games last week, the Bulldogs were blanked by Evergreen Park 4-0 and outslugged by Oak Park and River Forest 12-8. RBHS notched its lone victory against St. Joseph.
Nico Ranieri tossed a two-hitter over 5 2/3 innings as the Bulldogs cruised to an 11-1 win over the Chargers. Sparked by Bryan Kulaga’s 2-for-3 performance, including two doubles and three RBIs, RBHS pounded out 11 hits. Kyle Fitzgerald and Surprenant drove in two runs apiece.
The Friars remained unbeaten with a 10-2 over Kenwood at the Priory on Saturday. Pitcher Quinn Snarskis allowed two hits and struck out 10 in five innings to pick up the win. Mike Neill finished 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBIs for Fenwick (5-0).
Junior shortstop Anyssa Iliopoulos remained red hot with a 3-for-4 performance in the Blazers’ 19-3 win over Whitney Young at last week. Iliopoulos, who has committed to play at Rutgers, cracked a three-run homer and had six RBIs. In their second game on the same day at Rosemont Stadium, the Blazers cruised past Queen of Peace 16-1 as Jules Morini led the onslaught offensively with three hits and four RBIs. Aaliyah Gonzalez (3-for-3, RBI) also played well for the Blazers.
Trinity (5-2) closed out a busy week with a split of games at Lincoln-Way North on Saturday. The Blazers pulled out a 12-11 victory after losing the opener of the twinbill 14-4.
The Blazers host York April 8 (4:30 p.m. start) and De La Salle April 9 (11:00 a.m. start for doubleheader). Trinity plays all home games at Triton College.
RBHS boys volleyball
Visiting Reavis edged the Bulldogs 25-21, 18-25, 25-20 in a tight three-setter. Erik Hartwig and Bobby Peugh led RBHS with six and five kills, respectively, while Lukas Kulbis finished with five kills, seven digs and three blocks.
Maclean Nolan (seven blocks) and Zeke Linares (11 assists, 11 digs) also contributed for the Bulldogs who fell to 2-5 on the spring.
RBHS boys water polo
Playing short-handed with several players either sick or on vacation, the Bulldogs dropped an 18-11 decision to host Bremen. Paul Sitkiewicz paced RBHS with five goals while teammates Christian Hernandez (4 goals) and Quinn Riley (3 goals) also contributed for RBHS (4-6).
RBHS girls water polo
Hannah Flynn and Lucia Adami scored three goals apiece in a 16-8 loss against Lincoln-Way West. Elena Collis and Rena McCullough each scored a goal and freshman goalie Cheryl Longo blocked four shots.
Fenwick boys volleyball
Fenwick edged St. Joseph 25-20, 25-15 to improve to 2-0 in conference play. Earlier this season, the Friars defeated St. Laurence 25-16, 25-13 in their league opener as Pat Donahue had six kills and Pat Kenny finished with four aces.
Against St. Joseph, Fenwick pulled away late in the first game to secure an early advantage. The momentum carried over into Game 2 as the Friars raced out to a 6-0 lead en route to victory. Kenny had six kills and four aces while senior Jimmy Finan dished out 13 assists for Fenwick (2-1).
Fenwick lost its season opener against Von Steuben. Kenny (seven kills) and Finan (12 assists) paced the Friars.
Fenwick girls lacrosse
The Friars topped Trinity 13-3 with a balanced offensive attack. Senior Toni Kure led the way with two goals and two assists. Sophomore Bridget Ritten (three goals, assist) and Annie Ritten (two goals, two assists) also starred for Fenwick. Molly Hanfland, Emily Potts, Claire Sullivan, Mikayla Moreno and Kate Ryan each scored a goal and sophomore goalie Isabella Marquez had five saves