Area Roundup: Troy second in IESA state baseball tourney
From Submitted Reports October 5, 2012 4:56PM
Updated: November 11, 2012 6:07AM
Troy reached the title game in Class 3A to highlight area teams’ efforts in the recent Illinois Elementary School Association state baseball tournament at Eastside Centre in East Peoria.
After beating Summit Hill 5-3 in the quarterfinals and Mahomet-Seymour 3-2 in the semifinals, Troy (16-4) dropped a 3-2 decision to Morton (25-0) in the final. Hayden Laczynski went the distance and was the hard-luck loser.
Laczynski had two hits and drove in two runs and Easton May had a hit and two RBI against Summit Hill, which received two hits from Matt Blaney. Jeremy McGoldrick had two hits and an RBI and Michael O’Brien a hit and two RBI against Mahomet-Seymour.
Zach Schultz, who got the win against Summit Hill, earned the victory against Mahomet-Seymour with 4⅔ innings of shutout relief.
Minooka (15-6) also was in the 3A field and dropped an 8-0 quarterfinal decision to Morton. Grant Olsen and Luke Faifer had the two Minooka hits.
In 2A, Morris Saratoga (12-4) lost 12-1 to eventual champion Newton Jasper County (17-2). Saratoga had five hits, with Jacob Overbeck getting a hit and RBI.
St. Paul (12-4) dropped its 1A quarterfinal to eventual champion Nokomis 7-0. Max Cullen had St. Paul’s only hit. Tyler Boggestto and Sean Eulitz shared the pitching load.
Mazon-Verona-Kinsman (8-14) fell in the quarterfinals to Hamilton 7-3. MVK managed 11 hits, with Sam Grushkin getting three and Riley Yark, Kyle Binion and Hunter Simon two each.
VooDoo Ride Too, consisting of players from the Joliet area, won the 14U Play It Right baseball tournament in St. Louis with a 5-0 record.
VooDoo Ride Too beat the Mid-Missouri Hurricanes 8-0 as Nick Tortorici, Danny Allen and Peyton Allen pitched in the victory. After a 6-3 come-from-behind win behind Joey Antanopoulos’ hitting and pitching, they beat the St. Louis Redbirds 13-0 behind the pitching of Matt Monahan and hitting of J.R. Walsh.
In the semifinal, VooDoo Ride Too beat the Mid-Missouri Hurricanes 3-1. Tyler Garrity had two hits. In the championship game against the St. Charles, Mo., Aces, the locals fell behind 3-0. But clutch hitting by Luke Debenedetti and Sean Robinson and the pitching of Eric Papierski and Noah Hibler sparked a 6-3 come-from-behind victory.
James gets job at Lewis
Lewis women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen has named Kerrie James her assistant coach.
James comes to the Flyers staff after four years with the Kent State women’s basketball team, where she served two years as an assistant coach (2010 to ’12) and two as the director of basketball operations (2008 to ’10). James helped Kent State reach the Women’s National Invitational Tournament in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. She is a 2007 graduate of Kent State.
USF’s Mander lauded
University of St. Francis senior linebacker Josh Mander (Joliet Catholic) was selected as the Mid-States Football Association Midwest Division Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Saints’ 52-6 win Sept. 29 at Waldorf.
Mander had eight tackles, including four solos and 11/2 for loss, as well as a blocked extra-point attempt as the Saints limited the Warriors to 161 total yards and eight first downs.
Kay Van Gundy scored her first hole-in-one on the 131-yard fourth hole at Inwood. She used a 5-wood. Rod Gawlik and John and Ellen Brubaker witnessed.