Monday, June 4, 2012
The Providence Catholic softball team won 4-3 on Monday against Geneseo High School. The Celtics are one of four teams left and play in the state semifinals Friday morning.
The Providence Catholic softball team won its third-straight one-run game, advancing to the Class 3A state playoffs. Celtics pitcher Amanda Wilson led the way, along with Morgan Greenwood's three RBIs, to give the Celtics (28-12) a 4-3 victory against Geneseo High School in an extra-innings thriller Monday afternoon. After going down 2-0 early, Providence's Greenwood doubled to tie the game 2-2. The score wouldn't change until the game required an extra frame. With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, the Celtics rallied as Maeve Garvey got a two-out single. Wilson, the pitcher, got an RBI double to put Providence ahead 3-2, and Greenwood came up big again, doubling off the fence to give the Celtics a two-run cushion. That would …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Andrew baseball standout Dan Durkin notched 10 straight hits in one three-game stretch. He also outpolled 11 others in Patch's weekly MVP balloting. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
Returning all-state catcher Lexi Bryant has Eagles sitting on top of Patch preseason power rankings; Andrew looks for Sister Act to play out as a big hit.
1. Sandburg (40-2 last year): The old adage about the rich getting richer applies here. The Eagles won the Class 4A state championship and return 10 players, including Kansas recruit Lexi Bryant. The senior catcher hit .500 with 15 homers. Laura Olson (Indiana) compiled an 18-0 record with a 1.00 ERA. And senior third baseman Jessica Perkins (Illinois) hit near the .375 mark. Opener: Saturday at Moline. 2. Andrew (32-5): The T-Bolts live in the world of a Sisterhood. Wisconsin recruit Katie Christner returns after hitting .434 with two homers, 12 doubles and 35 RBIs. She is a fixture at shortstop. Sister Kelly Christner covers plenty of ground in the outfield. And defense is her second-best attribute. She hit .559 with three homers, 15 …