Plainfield East Men’s Volleyball made quick work of the court during Saturday’s Bulldogs Invitational at Oak Lawn Richards.
The Bengals won two games Friday against Hinsdale South, 27-25, 25-15, and Morton East, 25-14, 25-20. It came together on Saturday, where the Bengals cruised through the Gold Bracket with wins over the host Bulldogs, 25-15, 25-14, Downers Grove North, 25-21, 25-10, and finally, in the Championship game against Hinsdale South. , 25-10, 25-13.
Tyler Voling was named the tournament’s MVP.
East improved to 28-5 this season.
Morris 11, Sandwich 1 (6 hostel): At Morris, Kylee Claypool homered and drove a pair for Morris in the Interstate Eight contest. Jaelyn Wiers tripled and drove in three, and Ella Davis struck out seven in six innings of work for Morris (21-14, 8-6).
Bradley-Bourbonnais 15-12, Coal City 0-3 (Inn 5): In Coal City, Makayla Henline had two hits in Game 1 for the Coalers. In Game 2, Kaitlyn Jasper, Mia Ferrias and Elliana Allen each had an RBI for Coal City (13-14).
Downers Grove South 6, Plainfield East 1: At Downers Grove, Avery Welsh had an RBI for East in the non-conference game. East found out earlier in the day that they won the Southwest Prairie East. The Bengals are down to 12-12 this season.
Lincoln-Way East 3, Joliet West 0 (Inn 5): In Joliet, Jess Szafoni pitched a perfect five-inning game in the non-conference game for East. Madison Raske tripled and threw a run, and Kelly Raslavicz also had an RBI for the Griffins (21-2).
Lemont 2, Lincoln-Way Central 0: In New Lenox, Sage Mardjetko did it again for Lemont with another perfect match. She struck out 14 in her seven perfect innings of work in the non-conference contest. Ally Pawlowicz had an RBI for Lemont (22-6).
St. Charles North 12, Lemont 2 (5 hostel): At New Lenox, an eight-run fourth inning by North snapped Lemont’s eight-game winning streak in a non-conference game. Natalie Pacyga and Raegan Duncan had RBIs for Lemont.
Lincoln-Way Central 1, St. Charles North 0 (8 hostel): At New Lenox, Lyndsey Grein hit a two-out double to right field in the bottom of the eighth, leading Kayley Kmak with the only run of the game. Grein also retired nine batters from the circle for Central (18-3-1).
Providence 14, Bolingbrook 4 (6 hostel): At Bolingbrook, Grace Gobolewski had four hits and hit four runs for the Celtics in a non-conference game. Kaylinn Kundrat and Nicole Magdziasz had three hits and two scored each for Providence (19-8). Karina Choi scored two runs and Sydney Hinojosa had an RBI for Bolingbrook (6-14-1).
South Plainfield 5-2, West Lincoln-Way 4-4: In New Lenox, Kaylee Aimone’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh completed a four-run rally for the Cougars in Game 1 of the non-conference doubleheader. Hailie Boardman struck out eight for South.
Katelyn Kundys retired five innings in six for West.
In Game 2, Olvia Calderone scattered five hits from range as West (16-7) won the split against South (10-18).
Shepard 10, Seneca 0 (5 hostel): At Taylor Ridge, Zoe Hougas had three hits in the Rockridge Spring Classic opener for Seneca.
Pontiac 6, Seneca 0: At Taylor Ridge, Sam Vandevelde delivered a pair of hits for the Fighting Irish at the Rockridge Spring Classic.
United Township 5, Seneca 4 (6 hostel): At Taylor Ridge, Zoe Hougas and Alyssa Zellers each had two hits for Seneca (21-10). Zellers, Vandevelde and Maddy Klicker all had RBIs for the Fighting Irish.
Lincoln-Way West 15, Kankakee 5 (6 hostel): At New Lenox, Tyler Koscinski doubled and drove in three for West in the non-conference contest. Cam Buckley had three hits and three touchdowns for the Warriors (19-3-1), who have won 14 of their last 15 games.
Joliet Catholic 5, South Hinsdale 3: At Hinsdale, Brennan Luz hit a solo home run to start the sixth inning and Danny O’Brien and Aidan Voss followed later with RBI singles for JCA in the non-conference contest. Dom Coada struck out five batters in two innings of relief for the Hillmen (19-10).
Lincoln-Way East 7, Grayslake Central 4: In Grayslake, a five-run second inning was all the Griffins needed in the non-conference contest. Randy Seymour struck out six and had a pair of RBIs for LWE (19-5).
Plainfield Central 4-2, Andrew 6-1): At Plainfield, in a non-conference doubleheader, the Wildcats parted ways with Andrew. In Game 1, Central had RBIs from Caleb Coberly, Taylor Kujak, Tanner Wagnon and Cam Velasquez. Velasquez struck out one and allowed seven hits in Game 1.
In Game 2, Chase Vayda allowed four hits and struck out seven in the five-inning contest. Central is now 22-10.
Conant 14-17, Romeoville 2-11: In Romeoville, in Game 1, Braden Lee tripled and started a run for the Spartans in the non-conference double bill. In Game 2, Nick Ferguson had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs for Romeoville (8-25).
Sandburg 7, Plainfield East 2: At Orland Park, Colin Hebreard and Kevin Smith drove races for East in the non-conference road contest. Hebreard and Christian Mitchelle each had three hits for the Bengals (18-11).
Plainfield North 5, Reavis 3: In Burbank, Ryan Nelson scored a two-run brace for the Tigers in a non-conference road contest. Brandon Bak, Aiden Simmons and Aiden Zelenski all had RBIs for North (16-10). Joe Guillano struck out five in four innings for the Tigers.
Providence Catholic 8, Lincoln-Way Central 4: At New Lenox, Gavin Gomez had two hits and drove two and two Celtic pitchers combined to allow five center hits in the non-conference game.
Ryan Hussey and Drew Zemaitis combined for five goals for Providence (15-14-1). Jack Novak homered and drove in two for LWC (11-11).
South Plainfield 11-6, Richards 1-4: In Plainfield, four Cougars pitchers combined to take out 10 Richards hitters in Game 2. Caden Pierceall, Aaron Chaplin, John Glover, Carson Blake and Jacob Russell all had runs for South.
A six-point second opened the opener for South. Ethan Chande, Ivan Herrera and Zander Tubbs drove in two runs apiece for the Cougars (8-14).
Joliet West 2, Sacred Heart Griffon 1: In Springfield, Zackry Tarrant hit a two-run single in the top of the fifth to provide all the offense West would need in the non-conference contest. Brandon Alzamora and Sean Dube combined to strike out nine to allow the Tigers just three hits (20-11).
Rochester 10, Coal City 9: At Pleasant Plains, Abram Wills hit two homers and drove four in a non-conference game for the Coalers. On the mound, Wills struck out eight in four innings for Coal City (17-8). Ayden Murphey added a two-run single.
Normal Community 4, Joliet West 3 (8 hostel): In Springfield, the Tigers fought back from an early three-point deficit in the non-conference contest. Ryan Holloway, Jarret Delrose and Miguel Suero had RBIs for West. Juan Rico struck out nine batters in seven innings for the Tigers (20-12).
Meeting of the Catholic League of Chicago: In Wilmette, Providence placed sixth overall at the CCL championships on Saturday with 44 points. Jude Horak finished fifth in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters for the Celtics. Ryan Ondracek finished second in the 110 high hurdles and third in the 300 intermediate hurdles for Providence.
Invitation Dwight Thorsen: In Dwight, the host Trojans finished second behind St. Anne with 93 points. Coal City finished third with 68 points.
Tristian Chambers won the 1600m, Gabe Seabert won the discus and Jack Duffy won the long jump for Dwight. The Trojans also took top honors in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter relays.
Keaton Stroner won the 800 metres, Christian Micetich won the 300 intermediate hurdles and Collin Dames won the shot put for Coal City.
Lincoln-Way Central 16, Stevenson 11: At Lincolnshire, Central improved to 13-3 this season with the non-conference road win.