Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Congratulations on seasons well played!
Lisle High School softball ended the 2012 season on Memorial Day battling Sherrard in the supersectional. Sherrard defeated the Lions 8-2. “Lisle senior Melanie Early will go down as one of the most talented pitchers and most liked players in Lisle softball history,” the Sun-Times writes. Read the full story. Lisle girls soccer also capped off their season last week, ultimately finishing fourth in state. Richmond-Burton defeated Lisle 3-0 on Friday evening, according to McHenrySports.com. Dan Dillard, the high school’s athletic director, has been very active on Twitter. Keep up with game scores and information on tournaments hosted in Lisle.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Benedictine's Brittany Wolski becomes a conference all-time leader in hits, and Brittany Adcox pitched a perfect game this past Saturday.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
from Benedictine University Athletics Brittany Wolski became the Northern Athletics Conference all-time hits leader when she tallied her 211th hit of her career on Saturday afternoon against Alverno College and earned the NAC Player of the Week honor. Wolski tallied 16 hits on the week for a .615 batting average and extended her hit streak to nine games. The senior shortstop helped her team to a perfect week, going 7-0 with wins over Cardinal Stritch, Dominican University, Wheaton College and Alverno College. At the plate, the Orland Park, Ill. native had mulit-hits in all but one game including tallying four hits and three RBI against Dominican and going 3-4 against CSU with four runs. Overall, Wolski leads the Eagles with a .440 batting …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Freshman Eryn Pondo pitched a perfect five-inning game.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
from Benedictine University Athletics The Benedictine University softball team swept Wisconsin Lutheran College on Friday morning in Northern Athletics Conference action. The Eagles allowed just one hit in both games after Brittany Adcox pitched a one-hitter while freshman Eryn Pondo pitched a perfect five-inning game. In game one, Adcox was perfect on the mound until the sixth inning when she allowed a triple by WLC's (7-11, 2-4 NAC) Mindy Schalinske. The senior hurler, now 8-3 on the season, had a season high eight strikeouts, facing 21 batters. The Eagles (12-8, 7-1 NAC) scored a run in the first inning when Kelly Mieszala led off with a double to left field. After advancing to third she scored on an RBI from Adcox. Benedictine picked …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The five underclass starters for the Redwings, who finished third in the state in Class 4A, went a combined 25-of-51 in the last three games of the season.
EAST PEORIA – The celebration on the field after Benet Academy’s softball team took third in the state in Class 4A Saturday was all about this year’s group. But the attention immediately turned to the underclassmen that fueled the Redwings’ run through the postseason. Five underclassmen were in the starting lineup for Benet this season, and in the two state tournament games and the supersectional win that pushed the Redwings to state, they were the key to the whole run. Combined, junior Kendall Duffy, sophomores Maeve McGuire and Ali Michalik and freshmen Marissa Panko and Julianne Rurka went 25-for-51 in the three wins. Of the 14 total runs that Benet scored, they scored 10 and 12 were driven in by them. “What is really key is that our …
Benet 7, New Trier 4. The Redwings tie the school record for wins (31) while senior pitcher Allyson Staats sets a new school mark for pitching wins (29).
EAST PEORIA – Benet Academy’s softball team has developed a reputation this season as being a group that refuses to give up, even if it is down in a game. It seemed only fitting that the Redwings overcame an early deficit to New Trier to capture third place in Class 4A at the East Side Centre in East Peoria Saturday. Down 2-0 through two innings, the Redwings came through with a four-run third to pave the way for a 7-4 win, tying the school record for wins in a season (31) in the process. “Our attitude has always been that we don’t quit,” Benet coach Jerry Schilf said. “We fell behind there. In a third place game, all of a sudden you can convince yourself that it’s a meaningless game. The kids didn’t do that. They battled.” Benet (31-11) …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Moline 5, Benet 3. The Redwings will play for third place in Class 4A at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against New Trier in East Peoria.
EAST PEORIA – Benet Academy’s softball team was in a great position in its first-ever state tournament game Friday against Moline. The Redwings had just taken back the momentum by tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. But two batters into the seventh, it all came crashing down. After an error to lead off the inning, Moline sophomore Jordan de los Reyes crushed a two-run home run to send the Maroons to Saturday’s Class 4A state championship game against St. Charles North. The 5-3 loss pushes Benet into Saturday’s third-place game at 4:30 p.m. at East Side Centre in East Peoria against New Trier. “I thought the momentum had swung our way,” Benet coach Jerry Schilf said. “Unfortunately, we had an error to start the seventh inning …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Redwings enter Class 4A state playoff rounds for first time Friday at 4:30 p.m. in East Peoria.
After a four-game stretch that saw Benet’s softball team lose twice each to Marist and Marian Catholic in late April, a trip to the state tournament seemed remote. But since the last of those defeats on April 30, the Redwings are 18-2 and reached this weekend’s state tournament rounds at East Side Centre in East Peoria for the first time in program history. Benet will face Moline in Friday’s Class 4A semifinals at 4:30 p.m. “We just played badly that day,” Benet coach Jerry Schilf said of the doubleheader sweep at the hands of Marian on April 30. “[After that] we had some opponents we could compete against and we started to hit the ball. Even through the playoffs, we do the same exact thing every day. "It may be kind of boring, but the …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Benet 4, Richards 1. Redwings upset nationally ranked Bulldogs, advance to weekend's 4A semifinals in East Peoria.
DARIEN – Monday marked the third time that Benet’s softball program had appeared in a supersectional game. Unlike the first two times, (losses to heavily favored Lake Park in 2004 and 2005), the Redwings thought that they could hang with nationally ranked Richards at the Class 4A Hinsdale South Supersectional. They not only hung with Richards. They stunned the Bulldogs, 4-1, and advance to this weekend’s Class 4A state tournament in East Peoria for the first time in program history. “The two times before on this field we had Lake Park and they were much more heavily favored than we were,” Benet coach Jerry Schilf said. “We were almost glad to be there. That wasn’t the case today. We expected to win. "We came into this game giving Richards …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Redwings defeat Plainfield Central 7-2 to advance to Oswego East sectional.
Last year the Benet Academy softball season came to a close on the Redwings’ home field, and that was not a lot of fun. On Saturday, pitching, defense and some big bats delivered plenty of smiles for Benet as the fifth-seeded squad knocked off No. 4 Plainfield Central 7-2 to claim a 4A regional title and advance to the Oswego East sectional next Wednesday. The biggest hit of the day came in the top of the fifth when Redwing clean-up hitter Nora McGuire belted a 3-run home run to right center to cap a 4-run outburst that broke a 1-1 tie. Through 4 innings the game’s offense consisted of a solo homer by Benet freshman Julianne Rurka in the second and a solo shot off the bat of Plainfield Central’s Dominique Roa in the bottom of the third. …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Lisle softball team opens its arms, and its heart, to sixth-grader Anne Hamilton, who does a little bit of everything as team manager.
Sixth-grader Anne Hamilton may very well have the most unique after-school activity among her classmates at Lisle Junior High School. When school is dismissed, Anne’s mother, Mary Pat, a library assistant at Lisle Senior High School, picks up Anne from junior high and drives her back to the high school. There, Anne dons a Lisle blue-and-white jersey and goes about her duties as a team manager for coach Jen Pomatto and the two-time Class 2A supersectional qualifying Lisle softball squad. Anne, who is developmentally disabled, helps Pomatto and the team during practice sessions and at every home game. She does everything from feeding the pitching machine with softballs for bunting practice, to making sure umpires sign Lisle’s scorebook …