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Friday’s Suburban Life Sports Roundup: Nazareth Softball Secures Walk-Off Victory


Nazareth 5, Hinsdale Central 4

In a thrilling match, the Roadrunners emerged victorious over the Red Devils with a walk-off win, courtesy of Ellie Stratis drawing a bases-loaded walk. Annabella Rychetsky showcased her prowess by striking out five batters in the final two innings, while also delivering two hits at the plate, a feat matched by Catie Luzzi and Kennedy Joe.

Wheaton North 6, Glenbard West 4

The Falcons secured a hard-fought victory with Ava Harnett going 3 for 4, Reagan Crosthwaite smashing a homer and bringing in three runs, and Erin Metz impressively striking out 16 opponents. On the opposing side, Ainslie Bobroff stood out with a 3-for-4 performance, including a homer and a double, while Alexa Trybus contributed with a 2-for-4 display, featuring a double and two RBIs.

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, Metea Valley 0

A dominant performance by the Tigers saw Maddie Pool shining with a 3-for-4 showing, including two doubles, three runs scored, and four RBIs. Brooke Struebing added to the offensive onslaught with a home run, leading a formidable 18-hit barrage. Becca Chaney and Parker Leonard also made significant contributions with three hits each, while Presley Wright held her own on the mound, striking out seven batters and allowing just five hits.


Downers Grove North 11, Hinsdale Central 5

Downers Grove North showcased their prowess in a commanding 11-5 victory over Hinsdale Central. Ben Llewellyn’s pitching prowess was on full display as he struck out eight batters over six innings, conceding only two hits. Jude Warwick, Jimmy Janicki, and Brady Schallmoser made significant impacts at the plate, contributing to the Trojans’ conference opener win.

Nazareth 8, Marist 4

Nazareth continued their undefeated streak with a solid 8-4 win over Marist in their conference opener. David Cox’s stellar performance, including a home run and three RBIs, coupled with Cooper Malamazian’s triple and three RBIs, propelled the Roadrunners to victory. Landon Thome also stood out, going 2 for 2 with a double. Mac McGarry’s pitching excellence, allowing only two runs on two hits over four innings, further solidified Nazareth’s triumph.

Wheaton Academy 4, Kaneland 3

In a closely contested match at Wheaton College’s Lee Pfund Stadium, Wheaton Academy secured a 4-3 victory over Kaneland. Will Osterholm delivered a commendable performance on the mound, allowing just one earned run on two hits over five innings. At the plate, Will Clegg’s standout performance, going 3 for 3 with a triple and a run scored, played a crucial role in the Warriors’ success.


Brother Rice 9, Wheaton Academy 6

Despite a valiant effort, Wheaton Academy fell short against Brother Rice, with Jake Miller scoring three goals and Mitch Carik showcasing impressive skills with five ground balls for the Warriors.