Tagged: Marian Kneer Softball Stadium

Top ranked Manteno High School beat the East Peoria Red Raiders 4-2 in the IHSA Class 3A Supersectional at Illinois State University Monday evening. The Red Raiders (32-5) led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, that’s when the Panthers (38-1) struck for three runs off three hits and two East Peoria errors. Manteno senior pitcher Brooke Stulga and Western Illinois University recruit retired the final 14 EP batters. She tossed a three hitter, walked none and struck out three. Junior third baseman Taylor Kellum provided all of the Raiders offense with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Manteno faces Sterling High School at Eastside Centre in the State semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

-Bob

The Tinley Park Titans pounded out 11 hits Tuesday afternoon to beat Peoria Notre Dame, 7-0 in the IHSA Class 3A Normal Supersectional. The Irish managed only four hits. Marcy Serrano (2-for-3) capped ND’s hitting with a two-out double in the seventh. Junior Annie Fleming went 2-for-3, including a two-out, first-inning double. Senior Sarah Gillespie was the winning pitcher for the Titans, while sophomore Mikkinzie Stokes took the loss for the Irish. The Titans (25-7) play defending state champion Glen Ellyn Glenbard South (29-5) at 10 a.m. Friday in the 3A state semifinals at EastSide Centre.

-Bob



The Peoria Notre Dame lady Irish beat the Metamora Redbirds, 6-4 to win the IHSA Class 3A Limestone Sectional softball title on Monday afternoon. ND earned its first sectional championship in 20 years since a Class AA crown came in 1993. Sophomore Mikkinzie Stokes was the winning pitcher for the Irish and Redbirds senior Erica Phillips took the loss. Notre Dame (28-8) plays Tinley Park (24-7) at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 3A Normal Supersectional at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium on the campus of Illinois State University.
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-Bob


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