EDWARDSVILLE 7, QUINCY NOTRE DAME 0; EDWARDSVILLE 5, PEORIA NOTRE DAME 4 — With a pair of Friday wins at the District 7 Sports Complex the Tigers improved to 18-3 on the season.
Against QND they got homers from Rachel Anderson and Jordan Corby to spark the offense. Both hitters had a pair of RBIs. Anderson had three total hits.
Jordan Garella logged the victory in the circle, scattering three hits, fanning one and walking two in the complete-game shutout.
EHS had a tighter game vs. PND. The Tigers led 2-0 after one inning, but PND tied it 2-2 in the top of third before two more Edwardsville runs in the home-half of the third made it 4-2. Another run in the fifth gave the Tigers insurance and staved off two more runs in the sixth by PND.
Anderson had two hits and a RBI to pace the offense. Jordyn Henricks earned the win in the circle, while Jennifer Kocevar was credited with the save.
PEORIA NOTRE DAME 13, MARQUETTE 0, FIVE INNINGS; QUINCY NOTRE DAME 10, MARQUETTE 0, FIVE INNINGS — The Explorers suffered through a tough Friday, dropping a pair of short-game losses at home and losing starting pitcher Tess Eberlin for the remainder of the season. They are now 4-13 on the season and have lost four straight.
Eberlin suffered the loss vs. Peoria Notre Dame and then lasted just 0.1 innings vs. Quincy Notre Dame. Eberlin was struck by a line drive and tore a ligament in her pitching hand. She finishes the season with a 5-10 mark and a 5.07 ERA in 102.1 innings pitched.
Cayli Shinstock relieved her and took the loss against QND. She will move up to Marquette's No. 1 pitcher for the rest of the season.
Against PND, the Explorers mustered three hits led by two from Grace Frost, including a double. Emma Taylor had the other hit. In the second game vs. QND, Marquette was no-hit. Katelyn Fitzgerald and Katie Williams were hit by pitches to reach base for the Explorers.
GBNL 22, MELHS 18; MELHS 9, MILWAUKEE LUTHERAN 8, EIGHT INNINGS; MARTIN LUTHER 4, MELHS 3 — A weekend trip to Wisconsin saw the Knights return home with a 1-2 record. On the season MELHS is now 4-15.
Metro opened with a huge offensive game vs. Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran on Friday, unfortunately ending in a loss. Claire Cunningham and Kastilla Maine each had 4 hits to lead the Knights, which had 23 hits in the game. Cierra Frields, Cunningham and Maddie Stewart all had 3 RBIs.
Frields absorbed the loss in the circle against GBNL.
Against Milwaukee Lutheran on Saturday the Knights prevailed in eight innings. Frields rebounded to get the win in the circle.
Offensively, MELHS was directed by Sami Kasting who had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two.
The Knights wrapped up the Wisconsin trip with a tight loss to Martin Luther. The contributed three hits as a team, with Frields, Maine and Emma Eberhart each supplying a hit. Frields came via a solo home run. Amber Keplar had the other RBI for Metro.
Frields took the loss in the circle.
SOUTHWESTERN 8, ROXANA 2 — The Shells sank to 9-16 overall and 3-4 in the South Central Conference with Friday's loss.
Roxana led 2-1 after two innings, but watched the Piasa Birds score two in third, three in the fourth and one each in the fifth and sixth to cruise to the win.
ALTON 13, VALMEYER 7; ALTON 12, VALMEYER 2, FIVE INNINGS — A pair of non-conference wins in a doubleheader sweep of Valmeyer on Saturday improved the Redbirds to 17-7 on the season.
In the first game Gary Volz picked up the win on the hill, fanning six in four innings of work.
Noah Rathgeb and Robbie Taul each had two hits to pace a 10-hit attack for the Birds. Steven Nguyen supplied four RBIs and drew three walks to complement them in the triumph.
The short-game victory in the second game of the doubleheader was highlighted by Taul getting the win on the mound. He struck out six and walked two in four innings.
Offensively, Taul, Aaron Bonnell, Steve Pattan and Derrick Allen all had two hits. Pattan and Taul both had triples and two RBIs also.
EDWARDSVILLE 17, EAST ST. LOUIS 0, FIVE INNINGS — The Tigers moved to 19-4 overall and 7-2 in the Southwestern Conference in Friday's win. It was a rain out makeup.
Jordan Yenne got the win on the mound, fanning seven, while walking no one and surrendering no hits over four innings of work.
Cole Cimarolli and Tyler Stamer each had two hits and four RBIs to pace the offense. Each of Cimarolli's hits were doubles. Nathan French also contributed two hits to go with three RBIs and Reid Hendrickson had two hits — both doubles — and one RBI.
CHATHAM GLENWOOD 5, GRANITE CITY 0; CHATHAM GLENWOOD 8, GRANITE CITY 7, EIGHT INNINGS — The Warriors were swept in a doubleheader on the road Friday, falling to 4-21 overall on the season.
In the first game Sam Watson was tagged with the loss on the mound, while Watson and Ryan Houston supplied the only two hits for the offense.
For the second game GCHS faired better, losing in extra innings. Austin Bonvicino had two of Granite City's eight hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Jordan James had two RBIs in the loss.
Tyler Wheatley suffered the loss on the hill.
SOUTHWESTERN 3, ROXANA 1 — The Shells dipped to 10-15 on the season with Friday's loss on the road. It was a non-conference game, as Roxana and Southwestern already met in their South Central Conference matchup.
Trace Gentry steered the offense with two hits, while Tanner Davis had the only RBI for the Shells in the loss. Chance Foss scored the lone run in the second inning, which staked Roxana to a 1-0 lead at the time.
The Shells collected eight steals in the defeat, too. Gentry and Foss each swiped three bags.
Davis suffered the loss on the mound, striking out five, walking one, scattering six hits and giving up three runs, but only one earned.
CARLYLE 4, EA-WR 0 — EA-WR slipped to 10-15 with Friday's loss to Carlyle.
Zach Wells was hit with the loss on the hill, fanning four and allowing only two earned runs in his outing.
Blake Marks, Cody Blacklock and Zaide Wilson all had hits for the Oilers in the defeat.
FATHER MCGIVNEY 2, OLNEY 0 — The Griffins improved to 4-10 with Friday's shutout victory in Centralia.
They scored once in each half to get the win. Alana Giacoletto and Megan Schilly both scored unassisted goals. Nina Rodriguez logged the shutout win in goal for Father McGivney. Rodriguez corralled five saves.
GRANITE CITY 3, AMES 0; SUSSEX HAMILTON 2, GRANITE CITY 1, OT — A trip to Burlington, Iowa for Granite City saw the Warriors earn a split and return home with a 6-5-3 mark.
On Friday, GCHS earned a shutout win over Ames, Iowa. All three goals came in the first half. Bailey Barrington, Lexi Grote and Rian Hutson all scored for the Warriors. Grote and Grace Neidhardt dished out one assist apiece.
Neeley Wiehardt earned the win in goal, making three saves.
Against Sussex Hamilton of Iowa on Saturday, GCHS fell in overtime.
Grote had the lone goal for the Warriors, while Viktoria Johnson took the loss in goal.
TRACK AND FIELD
GRANITE CITY RELAYS — The Granite City boys' corralled the boys' title at the Granite City Relays on Friday.
The Warriors gathered 148 points to win. Alton (124) was third and Marquette Catholic (6) was fifth on the boys' side.
O'Fallon won the girls' crown with 128 points. The Warriors (78) were fourth, while the Explorers (13) were seventh. The Alton girls didn't compete at the Granite City Relays.
Andrew O'Keefe of GCHS won the 1,600-meter run in 4:50.56, while Alton's Tony Dobbins prevailed in the 100-meter dash in 10.96 seconds.
Kori Nesbit of Granite City won the girls' 1,600 meters in 5:53.16, while fellow Warrior Andrea Hyde secured the title in the 100 meters in 11.76 seconds.
COLLSINVILLE INVITATIONAL — The Alton and Edwardsville girls competed in Collinsville on Friday, finishing second and third respectively.
O'Fallon won the invite with 154 points, while Alton was second with 104.5 points and EHS took third with 103.5 points.
LaJarvia Brown of the Redbirds won three events, the triple jump (39-10), the 100-meter hurdles (14.46) and the 200-meter dash (25.45). Freshman Cri'shonna Hickman also won the high jump for Alton with a leap of 5-4.
The Tigers prevailed in the 4X8-meter relay with a time of 9:37.95.