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Tigers win Mendota Invite

Weekend roundup

Princeton sent every player to the finals en route to claiming the Mendota Invitational Tennis Tournament Saturday.

The Tigers claimed two firsts and two seconds to top Streator 30-26 for the team title. They were followed by Pontiac (19), Mendota (16), Keith Country Day (16), Coal City (14), Sterling Newman (12) and St. Bede (10).

Tournament champions were Nolan Frank at No. 2 singles, and Alex Schlesinger and Luke Schultz at No. 2 doubles. PD McKeown (No. 1 singles), and Colby Robbins and Jake Farraher (No. 1 doubles) claimed seconds.


The Hall Red Devils capped their regular season with a double-header sweep Saturday to reach the 25-win plateau for the second straight year.

The Red Devils outlasted Herscher 13-7 in a game the two teams combined for 31 hits. Hall rallied from a 5-1 deficit, scoring four runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 11-6 lead.

Brothers Brayden (3-4) and Austin Debates each had three hits with an RBI. Ty Rybarczyk (3 RBIs), Cam McDonald (3 RBIs) and James Mautino (2 RBIs) each added two hits.

The Red Devils downed Hebron 18-3 behind winning pitcher Alec Jones. Hall cracked 17 hits, led by McDonald (4-4. 4 RBIs), Jimmy DeAngelo (3-3, 3 RBIs), Christian Stefaniak (3-4, 3 RBIs) and Rybarczyk (2-4).

St. Bede 12, Geneseo 6: Dom Bernabei was the winning pitcher Saturday as the Bruins improved to 19-9 heading into Wednesday’s regional action at Fulton.

In other action Saturday, the Bruins lost to Bloomington Central Catholic 8-3.

IVC 2, Princeton 1: The Tigers outhit the Ghosts 7-3 but came up short in the run column Saturday at Prather Field. Josh Reinhardt, Caleb Alter and Zamonte Hall each had two hits.


Hall went 2-2 in the Illinois Coaches Association Invitational at Barrington over the weekend.

The Lady Devils won both games Saturday, including a 3-2 win over 4A Zion-Benton. Lauren Bulak drove in the go-ahead run with a triple. Rena Barroso was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts.

Hall beat AFC 10-0 in five innings with Barroso tossing a four-hit shutout with nine strikeouts over five innings. Faith Whightsil had three hits with two RBIs, and Barroso and Janessa Hart had two hits and two RBIs each.

On Friday, Janessa Hart homered for Hall's only run in a 2-1 loss to No. 2-ranked Herscher. Hall also lost to Sterling Newman 11-1 with Hart driving in the only run again with a double. Sara Perkins had two hits.

Geneseo 11, Princeton 0: The Tigresses were shut out Friday in non-conference play at Little Siberia.

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