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Prep roundup: Nazareth softball splits with Bishop Mac

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:54 p.m. CDT
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(Erica Benson - ebenson@shawmedia.com)
Nazareth's Sasha Wall gets the force out at home plate during an April 3 game against Riverside Brookfield. Wall had an RBI as the Roadrunners defeated Bishop McNamara on Saturday.

Nazareth’s softball team split Saturday’s doubleheader against Bishop McNamara, winning 7-0 and losing 4-1.

Karah Ritacco had two doubles and an RBI and Sasha Wall was 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI in the win.

SOFTBALL

Lyons Township

Downers Grove North knocked off LT 6-3 in the West Suburban Silver opener for both teams on April 16. Riley Frisbie and Leah Nunez had RBIs in the third inning to give LT a 3-0 lead, but the Trojans took the lead for good in the fourth.

The Lions bounced back with a 7-6 win against Wheaton North on Thursday. Nunez had a home run and four RBIs.

Riverside Brookfield

York defeated the Bulldogs in a doubleheader Saturday, winning 11-0 and 16-6.

RB beat Fenton 16-11 Thursday with a grand slam from Lana Herrmann, a 5-for-5 day from Katie O’Connell and a 4-for-4 day from Kendall Hastings.

Fenwick

The Friars split two ESCC doubleheaders last week. Against Joliet Catholic, Fenwick lost 10-7 and won 11-9. Jenna Cairo was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs in the loss. Ashley Parenti had four hits and Maggie Horn had six RBIs in the win.

Parenti and Cairo had three hits each in a 5-1 loss to Providence in the first game of that double dip. Fenwick won the second game 9-6.

BASEBALL

Lyons Township

The Lions split Saturday’s doubleheader with York. Each team managed just three hits in a 3-0 Duke win in Game 1. Max Larson struck out seven in a hard luck loss.

Thomas Hickey fired a two-hit shutout in a 6-0 LT victory in Game 2. Sam Heilenbach and Charlie Harrigan each had two hits in that win.

Nazareth

A Thursday doubleheader sweep of St. Patrick gave the Roadrunners a 2-0 record in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Peter Minella had seven strikeouts and allowed three hits and no walks in a 5-0 shutout in the first game. Tim Dal Porto was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

In Game 2, Naz won 2-0 behind a 12-strikeout, three-hit shutout for Jake Bartels.

Fenwick

The Friars dropped Chicago Catholic League games to St. Laurence (15-0), Brother Rice (5-4) and Providence (9-6) last week. Bobby Hogan was 2-for-2 with three walks against Brother Rice.

GIRLS SOCCER

Fenwick

After losing the first three matches of the PepsiCo Showdown, the Friars played to a goalless tie against Burlington Central on Saturday.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Lyons Township

The Lions won three relays and had four more individual titles at Argo’s invite Saturday. Emma Haugen won 100-meter hurdles and high jump, Grace Flynn won pole vault and Lauren Remijas won triple jump.

Fenwick

Olivia Ryan and Briana Daley finished 1-2 in the 3,200-meter run at the Argo Invite on Saturday. Grace Cronin won the 300-meter hurdles and was second in the 100 hurdles and the high jump.

BADMINTON

Lyons Township

The Lions tied for second out of 16 teams at New Trier’s Featherfest on Saturday with 29 points.

Riverside Brookfield

RB took fifth place with 11 points at Glenbard South’s Raider Invite on Saturday.

BOYS GYMNASTICS

Lyons Township

The Lions took third at Wheaton Warrenville South’s Dave Donaldson Invitational on Saturday with 148.6 points.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Lyons Township

The Lions knocked off Libertyville 18-9 Saturday.

NUMBERS TO KNOW

4 Runs allowed by Lyons Township junior pitcher Thomas Hickey in 25 innings this season.

2 Goals scored by Riverside Brookfield girls soccer in a 2-1 victory against Ridgewood in the Metro Suburban Conference opener on Thursday.

36 Points for the Lyons Township boys tennis team to tie for first at the Naperville North Invite on Saturday.

5 Hits allowed by Nazareth softball pitcher Lindsay Zasadzinski in a 7-0 win against Bishop McNamara on Saturday, which was the Fightin' Irish's first conference loss since 2012.

GAMES AHEAD TO WATCH

SOFTBALL: Lyons Township takes on York, which took fourth in state last year, at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Western Springs.

RUGBY: Morton looks to bounce back from its 25-22 loss to Arlington when they travel to Palatine at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

BOYS WATER POLO: The Riverside Brookfield boys team hosts its own invite beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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