Junior Cooper Marrs continues to shine as a hitter and pitcher for the Riverside-Brookfield High School boys baseball team.
On April 24, Marrs was among the Bulldogs’ offensive standouts as they won their sixth straight by beating Elmwood Park 9-2.
Ryan Novak had two doubles and Marrs and Luke Yachnin doubled. Novak, Jake Tyler, Sam Didio and Joey Garvey had two hits each. Winning pitcher Wyatt Murphy fanned seven in 4.2 innings.
Marrs now is hitting .520 with two home runs and 17 RBIs. As a pitcher, Marrs improved to 2-2 by throwing a five-hit shutout against Aurora Central Catholic on April 18 with eight strikeouts and no walks. Tyler homered and doubled and Yachnin and Jaden Despe also doubled.
Against St. Edward, an 11-1 win on April 21, Marrs was 4 for 4 with a home run, triple and four runs batted in and four runs scored. Yachnin was 3 for 4 with a triple and five RBIs and Rex Dockendorf had two hits, including a double. Jaime Izaguirre (7 strikeouts in 4 innings) and Ben Wilkowski combined on a two-hitter.
Wes Deason homered and Didio, Marrs and Yachnin doubled during a 14-3 win over Bishop McNamara on April 20. Kevin Cronin pitched a five-hitter.
Novak threw a three-hitter against Morton on April 19 with five strikeouts. The Bulldogs (10-7, 3-2) won that game 5-1.
The Bulldogs (10-5, 3-2 in MSC) edged Bishop McNamara 4-3 on April 24 in eight innings to avenge their 12-5 loss April 3.
With the game tied 2-2 entering the eighth, Ellie Megall and Zoe Levine (RBI) hit back-to-back doubles and Luna Lloyd followed with a run-scoring single. Ella Jurgens also doubled and Trinity Stevenson (7 hits, 2 strikeouts) was the winning pitcher.
At the South Side Softball Showcase on April 22 at Evergreen Park, RBHS defeated Mother McAuley 5-4 after being edged by St. Laurence 8-7.
Against McAuley, Organ was named Player of the Game by the tournament after hitting a home run. Megall had two RBIs. Stevenson threw a three-hitter with four strikeouts.
Megall and Jurgens homered against St. Laurence. Organ, Megall and Ellary Hastings had two hits each.
RBHS lost to Elmwood Park 11-2 on April 18.
Junior Katie DeJesus has a 14-7 record at No. 1 singles for the Bulldogs (6-16), who are wrapping up their regular season heading into next week’s sectionals.
Sophomore Luna McNally was second at No. 3 singles at the Glenbard South Invite on April 15.
RBHS water polo
The RBHS girls (2-12-1) went 0-3 at the York Invite on April 15 following a 6-2 home victory over Latin on April 11.
Lorelei Leimberer had three goals against Latin. Claire Cervi, Priscilla Gil and Isabella Gonzalez scored once. Gil now has 28 goals and Cervi 12.
The RBHS boys (3-14) lost to Warren 15-4 on April 17.
RBHS boys volleyball
The Bulldogs (14-9) moved to 3-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference by defeating Chicago Christian 25-18, 25-21 on April 18.
Sebastian Ciszewski (7 kills), Landon Harazin (17 assists, 6 digs), Garrett Angshed (2 aces, 5 digs) and Liam Reilley (14 service receptions) paced RBHS.
The Bulldogs went 3-0 in the third-place bracket at the Brother Rice Invitational on April 22, beating Fenwick, Eisenhower and Providence all in two sets, after losing to Jones and York in two sets each in Friday’s pool play.
Ciszewski was named to the all-tournament team.