Plainfield East got a big game from Drew DeMumbrum to top Plainfield South 3-0 in the series opener. On the mound he had a three-hit shutout, striking out four, while at the plate he accounted for all the scoring with a three-run home run in the first inning. Konnor Ash allowed just two hits for Plainfield South.
The Cougars rebounded to win the second game 6-1 as Jordan Mikel went the distance, allowing five hits and one unearned run, striking out five. Ash went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI. Cole Lynch and DeMumbrum each had two hits for the Bengals.
East won the finale 3-2 as DeMumbrum had a double and triple, while Michael Sullivan drove home two runs. Mitch Koran picked up the win in five innings of work, allowing one earned run on six hits. Logan Schmitt pitched two innings of scoreless ball for the save. Antonio Gutierrez had two hits to lead South.
The Bengals picked up a 7-5 win over Oswego Friday as Eddie Marcotte had three hits and Jacob Knoebel and Matt Pratscher (2 RBI) had two hits each. Sullivan also had two RBI. Jacob Geiger pitched three scoreless innings for the win.
East topped Bremen Saturday 8-4 as DeMumbrum had a home run and three RBI, while Knoebel, Joe Antonopolous and Marcotte had two hits each. Jacob Barlev went five innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five for the win.
•South beat Lincoln-Way East 6-3 Saturday.
•Plainfield Central topped Romeoville 5-2 thanks to three runs in the top of the sixth. Kyle Cockrell had a double and triple and went four innings on the mound, allowing six hits and two earned runs, striking out three. Cade Thornberry picked up the win, pitching three perfect innings to close the game.
Sultan Solebo had another strong outing in a 3-2 9-inning loss to Minooka. Sloebo went seven innings, allowing three hits and two unearned runs, striking out seven. Kyle MacFarlane, Thornberry and Justin Willner each had two hits.
Minooka scored four runs in the seventh to top the Wildcats 5-0 in the second game of the series. Brandon Callender went 6.1 innings, allowing six hits and five runs, with just one earned, striking out five.
The Wildcats won the finale than to five runs in the seventh, 8-5. Cockrell had two hits with two RBI, while Matt Bunetta also had two hits.
Central managed just two hits in a 7-1 loss to Crossroads Academy.
However, the Wildcats rebounded with a doubleheader sweep of Elk Grove. They won 10-9 in the opener as Bunetta had three hits with two doubles and two RBI and Willner and Nathan Yusko each had two hits. Callender added two RBI.
The Wildcats won the second game 3-1 with Yusko pitching three no-hit innings for the win.
•Plainfield North won the rubber match with Minooka 3-2. Tyler Garrity went the distance on the mound, allowing five hits and one earned run, striking out eight. Jake Dunham had three hits, while Josh Garner and Connor Peplow each had two.
The Tigers topped Romeoville 10-1 as Garner went six innings, allowing four hits and one run, striking out seven. Dunham had two hits with a home run, while Garner had two RBI and Peplow added a homer.
North beat Romeoville 13-0 in the second game as Josh Heckman allowed three hits in four innings. Tyler Garrity (3 RBI), Alex Steinbach (2 RBI), Anthony Agne (2B), Dunham and Justin Yeager (2B) all had two hits.
The Tigers won the series finale 3-0.
North picked up a 12-1 win over Glenbard South Saturday in five innings as Garrity (3-0) went four innings, allowing four hits and one unearned run, striking out five. Zach Jarosz had two hits with a triple and four RBI, while Dunham went 3-for-3 with two doubles.
Plainfield East topped Oswego East 5-2. Peyton Loesch had two RBI, while Bianca Vozenilek got the win, allowing eight hits and two earned runs, striking out nine.
The Bengals edged Plainfield North 2-1 as Loesch and Callie Dutton had RBI. Hannah Kalnicky went 3-for-3. Vozenilek struck out 15 on the mound, allowing three hits and one earned run. Abby Kruzel allowed seven hits and two earned runs, striking out seven for North.
East picked up a 4-0 win over Downers North as Vozenilek struck out nine and allowed just two hits in the shutout.
Vozenilek pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out 15 in a 2-0 win over Minooka. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Bengals dropped their second game of the year, 11-1, to defending state champion Marist.
Dutton had two hits with a double and three RBI in an 11-4 win over Naperville North. Vozenilek struck out 10 in the win.
East won the second game against the Huskies 4-3 in eight innings. Lauren Urbanski had two hits with a double.
•Plainfield South blanked Willowbrook 14-0 as Cam Mosher had two home runs, Kayla Curbis had a grand slam and five RBI and Mariah Cura also hit a home run.
Madison Deacon scattered six hits and struck out five in a 5-0 shutout win over Romeoville the next day. Deacon also had a double, homer and two RBI at the plate. Curbis (2B) also had two hits, while Kirsten Drabek had three hits and two RBI with a double.
The Cougars kept things rolling with a 7-1 win over Oswego. Kate Czoschke allowed five hits and an unearned run. Kim White had three hits with a double, while Katie Kilgore and Curbis each had two hits.
Plainfield South beat Lockport 25-18, 27-25. Logan Nash totaled six kills, Nick Welter had four blocks, Matt Friddle had six digs and 18 assists, Brandon Langys had eight digs and Rhome Apton added five kills and four blocks.
The Cougars added a 20-25, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Plainfield Central. Nash had 10 kills and seven digs, Welter had four blocks, Langys had nine kills and eight digs, Friddle totaled 23 assists, six kills and 13 digs and Apton added five kills.
South fell to Minooka in three sets 23-25, 25-23, 22-25. Donnie Doran tallied 20 digs, Nash had eight kills and 16 digs, Andrew Catalone recorded 11 digs, Langys had 15 digs and 13 kills, Friddle had 31 assists and 15 digs and Apton had 10 kills, seven blocks and nine digs.
Central beat West Aurora 1-0 on a goal by Erin Graefen, assisted by Amanda Arnold. Brittny White made seven saves for the shutout.
The Wildcats beat St. Ignatius 4-0 as Arnold and Katie Kearney each had two goals, while Chloe White had two assists and Graefen and Arnold each had helpers. Sophia Tuligowski had the shutout with four saves.