TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Wild comeback for Ottawa Baseball; Jones fires perfect game for Marquette

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Wild comeback for Ottawa Baseball; Jones fires perfect game for Marquette


Ottawa 11, Rochelle 10

OTTAWA – The Pirates trailed 10-2 through 5 1/2 innings, but scored seven runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh—including the winning run on a walk-off errant pickoff throw—to even the NIB12 West series.

Kadon Harth had a double among his two hits and three RBIs for Ottawa (8-4, 1-1). Wyatt Hill (RBI) and Alex Stevenson each recorded two hits. Stevenson earned the win with 2 2/3 inning of relief.

Ottawa allowed six runs in the fifth inning and three more in the top of the sixth before mounting a comeback.

Marquette 12, Henry-Senachwine 0 (5 innings)

HENRY – Bryce Jones recorded a perfect game for the Crusaders (12-0, 5-0), tallying 11 strikeouts in a brilliant pitching performance.

Jack Snook powered the offense with three hits, including a double, and four RBIs. Nate Melvin added a triple and two RBIs.

Seneca 12, Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell 7 

SENECA – Sam Grushkin was terrific for the Fighting Irish (7-4, 4-0), striking out 12 over 5 2/3 innings and pitching around three errors that led to seven earned runs. The senior also launched two homers and finished with three RBIs.

Brody Baudino added four hits and five RBIs, including a double for Seneca. Cole  Underhill finished 2 for 3 with four RBIs in the win.

Serena 3, Somonauk 2 (8 innings)

SERENA – Connor Baker tied the game with a run-scoring single and Ivan Stafford drove in Baker with a walk-off RBI single to give the Huskers (3-6, 3-2) a Little 10 victory.

Baker finished with three hits, and tossed 5 1/3 innings of four-hit ball with five strikeouts. Jack Rogers earned the win with 2 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen.

Streator dominates in road win


Ottawa 12, Hall 0 (5 innings)

SPRING VALLEY – Molly Harris and Cassie Turk (double) each finished with two hits and two RBIs for the undefeated Lady Pirates (8-0-1), and Jenna Nink added a two-run triple in the victory.

Sloan Gayan (3 IP, 0 H, 8 K) and Abby Bukantis (2 IP, 3 K) combined on a one-hit shutout.

Marquette 6, Henry-Senachwine 0

HENRY – It was a pitchers’ duel until the Lady Crusaders (8-2, 4-0) pushed across four runs in the sixth inning to take control.

Ellen Wheatland delivered a two-run single in the big sixth inning, and Aubrey McCallum finished with three hits and two RBIs, including an RBI triple in the seventh.

Makenna Tkach fired six innings of shutout relief for the win, striking out seven while allowing just one hit and one walk.

Seneca 7, Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell 1

SENECA – Cassidy Draves hit a lead-off home run and the Lady Irish (10-2, 5-0) never looked back, scoring five times in the opening inning including a two-run double from Zoe Hougas.

Kylie Winsor went 4 for 4, and Grace Flatness added three hits and an RBI in the victory. Anne Krull earned the complete game win and finished with nine strikeouts.

Streator 5, Herscher 4

HERSCHER – Anna Yanek’s RBI single in the seventh inning, her second hit the day, ended up providing the winning margin for the Lady Bulldogs (7-4, 1-1). Maddie Barichello (sac fly), Grace Schmitz (double), Jadyn Hansen (single) and Anna Hoffmeyer (single) also drove in runs for Streator.

Hansen struck out three batters in a complete game victory.

Somonauk 9, Serena 4

SERENA – Katie Baker slugged a two-run inside-the-park home run for the Lady Huskers (3-9, 2-3), and finished with three hits on the day. Elly Kuhn added a double and an RBI single in the loss.

Freshman Kallie Cantlin allowed six runs, only one earned, and struck out three over three innings in a tough-luck loss.


Ottawa 4, La Salle-Peru 1

LA SALLE – Logan Olszewski won his match at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-2) and the Pirates swept doubles play behind wins from Andrew Hancock and Tyler Olesen (6-2, 3-6, 6-3), Sam Barron and Regan Linde (7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2), and the duo of Ryan Durango and Gorge Leon (6-4, 3-6, 6-2).


Ottawa 0-0 Morris

HENRY – Tanlee Eich made 11 saves for the Lady Pirates (5-1-3, 2-0-1).

Streator cruises


Ottawa girls win three-team meet

The Ottawa boys’ team also competed at Morris, placing fourth of four teams.

Seneca throws, jumps, runs away with six-team meet

Streator sweeps triangulars

STREATOR – The Bulldog boys tallied 129.82 points (Wilmington 32.16, Marquette 15) while the Lady Bulldogs finished with a first place total of 103.5 points (Wilmington 59.5, Marquette 10).

Marquette runners and the Wilmington 1,600-meter relay team denied Streator a sweep of all 18 boys’ events. The Crusaders’ Lucas Hoffman won the 1,600 (4:59.3) and the 3,200 (10:47.4), and Gareth Kent reached the line first in the 400 (56.5).

Streator won the remaining events, with Kobie Webb claiming the high jump (6-0), 100 (11.2) and 200 (23.2). Bryce Peacher added wins in the shot put (42-2) and the discus (113-2).

Leticia Cruz led the Lady Bulldogs with wins in the 200-meter dash (28.5) and 300 hurdles (51.1). Sarah Lechtenberg of Marquette earned third place finishes in the 800 (2:57.7) and the 300 hurdles (1:00.9).


Big win for Ottawa


Ottawa 5, La Salle-Peru 0

LA SALLE – Ed Cheli (6-2, 6-0) and Ryan O’Connor (6-0, 6-2) had the wins in singles play for the Corsairs. Tanner Ditchfield and Jon Szewczuk (4-6, 6-4, 10-7), Will Goetz and Anthony Miller (6-0, 6-3), and the duo of Leo Volker and Logan Goetsch (6-4, 6-2) added doubles wins as Ottawa finished the shutout.


IVCC sweeps Black Hawk

MOLINE – The Eagles (9-5, 4-0) won the opener by an 11-3 margin, with Streator alum Brenna McCann striking out five in a complete game pitching victory. She added a single and an RBI at the plate, fellow former Lady Bulldog Shea Moritz doubled twice, and Marquette alum Maddie Dougherty drove in a run in the victory.

Dougherty was the winning pitcher in IVCC’s 13-7 win in the nightcap. She recorded two strikeouts, and added three hits, two runs and an RBI at the plate. McCann finished 3 for 5 with a double, Moritz clubbed another double and drove in a run, and Ottawa graduate Bailey Simpson tallied two hits and two runs.