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Red Devils diamondmen sweep Fieldcrest

The Hall Red Devils took their show on the road south Saturday to Wenona, but their game certainly didn’t go south. The Red Devils swept both ends of a doubleheader over Fieldcrest, defeating the Knights 6-4 and 10-3.

Blake Moreno went 3-4 with a RBI and Petey Mautino had another RBI in the first game. Brett Fanning added two hits, including a double. Danny Nolasco picked up the win with Mautino taking care of the final two outs for the save.

The Red Devils knocked the horsehide around for 14 hits in Game 2, with Venegas (4-5, 2 2b), Fanning (3-5, 3rbi), Nolasco (2-4, 2rbi) and Matt Boucher (2-4, 2 2b) leading the way.

Mautino came back to notch the win, striking out seven over four innings. Austin Schmitt (1 ip) and Miguel Villareal (2 ip) finished out the game on the mound.

St. Bede 9-17, Seneca 2-5: The St. Bede Bruins continued their winning ways with a sweep of Seneca at the Academy on Saturday with the scores of 9-2 and 17-5 in five innings.

Damin Smith went the distance in the opener, moving to 2-0 on the season with a 9-2 decision. Brad Groleau had two hits including a triple and two RBIs and Logan Bima added a triple and a RBI in the win.

In the second game, Brad Groleau went five innings to notch his first win of the season. At the plate the Bruins, were led by Logan Bima who singled, tripled and homered with six RBIs to power the Bruins to a 17-5 win in five innings.

Also supplying the offense were Austin Schwab with a double, triple and three RBIs, Groleau with a double, triple and a RBI, Jake Postula with a double, single and two RBIs, Jack Brady with two hits and Michael Bellino with a double and two RBIs.

Bruins 4, Hall 1: Brandon Pietrowski pitched a gem for the Bruins Monday, limiting the Red Devils to five hits, striking out 11 and giving up one unearned run in going the distance. He moves his record to 3-0 on the year.

The Bruins were led offensively by Bobby Morrow with two hits including a home run. Brad Groleau also homered over the right field fence. Logan Bima added a double for the Bruins while Damin Smith had a two-out RBI single in the second inning.

St.Bede moves to 6-0 on the year and will be at Princeton on Tuesday.

Blake Moreno's double was one of five Hall hits. Hall starter Brett Fanning struck out 14, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in six innings.

Princeton 10, Henry 5: The Tigers pushed five runs across in the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie. Jason Bowler went four innings to get the win with relief help from J.J. Vaccaro and Isaiah Taylor. Nick Rolando doubled and drove in three runs. Vaccaro, Matt Hayes, Tyler Marvin and  Dylan Schaefer all drove in runs.

Princeton 4, Dixon 0: Three Tigers pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout Friday at Prather Field. Starter Isaiah Taylor went 4.1 innings for the win, fanning seven and allowing one hit. Tyler Marvin allowed two walks and a hit over 6 innings and Matt Hayes fanned two in his only inning on the mound.

Nick Rolando’s two-run single was one of three hits for the Tigers.

Princeton 10-13, Bureau Valley 0-2 (F/S): The Kittens rolled to 10-0 and 13-2 sweep Saturday at Prather Field behind starting pitchers Jett Wedekind (4ip, 6k) and Hoffman (3ip, 6k). At the plate, Jacob Smith and Skye Behrends had three hits each and Jake Reinhardt added two, including a RBI triple in the Game 1 victory.

Princeton 10, Dixon 0 (F/S): Zach Frield pitched the five-inning shutout at Dixon Friday. Wedekind (rbi) and Behrends (2 rbis) had two hits each and Andrew Schmidt went 1-1 with a RBI.


St. Bede 11, Hall 0: Lainie Schweickert threw her second perfect game in three outings. as the Lady Bruins won in six innings  She fanned 17 out of 18 batters she faced. The only ball hit was a pop up to the catcher.

Schweicker also helped her own cause with two hits and a RBI. Ella Voss doubled and drove in a run as did Abby Nowakowski, Lydia Stariha, Barbi Prokup and Christine Daley. Julia Yaklich singled and scored three runs.


Junior college: Princeton’s Eric Bickett (singles) and Scott Blessman (doubles) contributed to IVCC’s 6-3 win over Sauk Valley Friday. Bickett won 6-4, 3-6, 190-7 at No. 1 singles and Blessman took part in a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.


Princeton 4, Ottawa 2: The Tigresses outscored the Lady Pirates 2-0 in the second half and goal keeper Kelly Schmidt (11 saves) took care of the rest on the road Monday. Michelle Kelly had all four goals for PHS, including assists by Maria Vitalle, Keyenna Altizer and Eliza Young. Her direct kick at the 56th minute put the Tigresses ahead for good.

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