MARQUETTE SHUTS OUT ROXANA — The Marquette Catholic boys' tennis team played host to the Roxana Shells on Monday and picked up a 9-0 victory.
The Explorers raced through the tennis dual, not dropping a set in any match.
In singles, Nick Berkenbile won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 over Matt Meyers, Jonathan Claywell prevailed 6-0, 6-1 over Gabe Kunz at No. 2, Peter Wendle bested D.W. Pirtle 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3, Tom Morrissey won 6-2, 6-2 against Kyle DeWerff at No. 4, Nick McCune beat Alec Revelle 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 and Alex Cousley topped Trustin Dunse 6-0, 6-3 at No. 6.
In doubles action, Berkenbile and Claywell soared past Kunz and Meyers 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, Morrissey and McCune won 6-1, 6-2 vs. Revelle and DeWerff and Joe Segneri teamed with Nathan Walters at No. 3 to take down Mike Mielke and Branson Bailey 6-1, 6-1.
Marquette is back on the courts at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Jersey, while the Shells play host to Hillsboro at 4:30 p.m. today.
CM STUMBLES VS. BELLEVILLE EAST — The Civic Memorial Eagles watched the Belleville East Lancers plate five runs in the final two innings at the Bethalto Sports Complex to lose 9-5.
The Eagles fell to 1-2 with the loss, while East is now 2-6 after the win.
Kelsey Deaton was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs to pace the CM offense. Katelyn Turbyfill also went 2 for 4 and scored three runs in the loss.
Shelby Whaley took the loss in the circle, going the distance and scattering eight hits while walking one and striking out four. She surrendered nine runs, six earned in the loss.
The Eagles are back on the diamond playing host to Litchfield at 4:15 p.m. today in non-conference action. The Lancers travel to Alton to battle the Redbirds at 4:30 p.m. today in the Southwestern Conference opener for both squads.
EA-WR GETS BLANKED BY BREESE CENTRAL — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers traveled to Breese Central on Monday and ran into a buzz saw in pitcher Kaylee Schrand.
Schrand tossed a two-hitter, fanning nine and walking two as the Cougars topped the Oilers 4-0.
EA-WR ace Victoria Beachum was the tough-luck loser after working five innings, striking out 11, walking none and surrendering six hits.
Carly Campbell and Kari Westbrook accounted for the two hits for the Oilers, both with singles.
EA-WR, now 3-5 on the young season, is back in action at 4:15 p.m. today vs. Columbia.