Holding a 7-4 lead entering the top of the sixth inning, the Fenwick High School softball team needed just six outs to put away Trinity. The Blazers rallied with six runs in that inning, however, to pull off an 11-8 win at the Priory on Monday.
Juliana Morini led the way with three hits and three RBIs for Trinity. Teammates Heather Shortall, Nicole Romano (three hits each) and Sammy Nelson (2 RBIs) also played well. Jessica Hoffman pitched four innings with five strikeouts, while Nelson put in three innings of work for the Blazers.
Kayley Sherwood hit a grand slam, Ava Vaccaro went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Casandra Lee was 2-for-5 with an RBI for Fenwick (7-13, 3-8 GCAC). Starting pitcher Alyssa Stramaglia struck out 13 and went 2-for-4 at the plate for the Friars.
The teams combined for 29 hits.
The Blazers and Friars will square off again at Triton College on Saturday, May 5. First pitch is at 11 a.m.
Fenwick girls track & field
Riverside’s Claire Gatermann cleared 10 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault for the Friars at the Trevian Girls Invitational at New Trier. Juniors Laura Durkin took fifth in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:27.25 and Colleen Grogan earned fifth in the 300 hurdles at 51.03.
The Friars also fared well in the distance relays, finishing third in the 3,200 (10:17.22) and sixth in the 1,600 (4:26.59).
RBHS boys volleyball
The Bulldogs (13-12) won three of five matches at the Hersey Invite. RBHS swept Conant 25-11, 25-22 and South Elgin 25-14, 25-12, and also rallied for a 19-25, 25-20, 25-15 victory against St. Viator.
In their annual nonconference match against area rival Oak Park and River Forest, the Bulldogs battled hard for three games but lost to the host Huskies 27-25, 22-25, 15-25. Senior Jason Bageanis had a team-high 11 kills and junior DJ Degand added 10 kills. Colby Campbell (8 kills), Lucas Reilley (9 digs) and Jonah Raith also played well for the Bulldogs.
Trailing York 2-0 early, the Lions responded with three runs in the second inning and two runs in the third en route to a comfortable 6-2 win.
Winning pitcher Eric Steensma continued his fine work this spring by allowing two runs and two hits with seven strikeouts.
Danny Machaj, Charlie Brizz, Thomas Remijas and Michael Martino each drove in a run to provide plenty of offense for LTHS (12-4).
Fenwick boys volleyball
The Friars picked up a pair of victories over De La Salle and Prosser. In their 25-15, 25-12 win against De La Salle, Friars’ junior outside hitter Jack Kenny had eight kills and Avyn Alairys six kills. Senior setter Kevin Johnson contributed 18 assists and five aces. Fenwick defeated Prosser 28-26, 25-9 as Kenny (23 kills) and Johnson (31 assists) had huge games.