The Fenwick baseball team entered this week with a record of 6-1, but the team was 0-9 battling inclement weather. Nine games have been cancelled due to poor weather.

Last week, the Friars managed only three games, all of which came only slightly before the cold and wet blast hit the Midwest.

On April 9, Fenwick fell to Mt. Carmel 6-1. Mike Falsetti drove in the Friars’ lone run with a bases-loaded single in the third inning.

The previous day, Fenwick had edged Lakeview 4-3 before a downpour ended the game in the fifth inning. The Friars battled back from a 3-0 deficit with Reid Rooney and Steve Puiszis driving in a run apiece, and Brian Moore belting a double for two RBIs.

George Kinsella earned the victory by tossing 4 1/3 innings of one-hit ball. Kinsella walked one and struckout seven.

The Friars (6-1, 1-1) crushed Leo 26-0 to start off the week. Matt Gallo (2-for-2) and Rooney (2-for-2) were two of several hitters that produced runs for the Friars.

John Hurley tossed a perfect game with nine strikeouts in five innings.

The Friars host De La Salle today and St. Patrick on Friday, before traveling to De La Salle on Saturday.

Reardon scores three

Audrey Reardon scored three goals and pocketed four steals in OPRF girls water polo’s 10-7 victory over Latin last week.

Senior Alex El Guindi finished with two goals and four steals. Anna Weir added two goals as well, while seniors Kati Pedersen, Grace McDermott and Lori Mansfield each scored a goal apiece for the Huskies (11-7-1).

Goalkeeper Vicki Maslowski notched 10 saves in the win.

On Monday OPRF lost to Fenwick 21-9. Reardon had eight goals in the loss.

White belts two triples

The OPRF softball team buried Proviso West 15-0 in five innings on Friday to push its overall record to 4-2.

Megan White went 4-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs for the Huskies.

On April 9, pitcher Seana Stillson tossed a two-hitter to lead OPRF to a 3-1 victory over Wheaton North. The right-hander finished with nine strikeouts and just two walks in seven innings.

Lauren Gonzalez drove in a run with a double, while Janie Brennan went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Noelle Parr finished with two doubles in the game.

The Huskies travel to Ashland, Ohio, for a tournament beginning Thursday. They return Monday to host West Suburban (Silver) Conference foe Lyons Township (4:30 p.m.).

Friars fall in pitching duel

The Fenwick softball team battled St. Ignatius in a pitcher’s duel last week, but came away with a 1-0 loss. Isabel Sanchez (2-4) allowed just the one run on two hits in five innings. Sanchez yielded no walks and struckout three for the Friars (3-5, 0-3), who also lost to Nazareth 7-4 on Monday.

Fenwick tennis downs St. Ignatius

The Fenwick tennis team had no trouble defeating St. Ignatius 5-1 last week.

Rob Hickey battled to win the No. 2 singles spot with a 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) victory. But in the rest of the matches, the Friars cruised.

Ed Crane and Tyler Kiefer won 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles, while Matt Hipskind and Brian Janda clobbered their opponents 6-2, 6-2 to win at No. 2.

Dominic Campagna also won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Dave Elias and John Bellaire won 7-5, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles in an extra match.

The victory put the Friars at a perfect 3-0 in the Chicago Catholic League.

The Friars face CCL opponent Providence on Thursday, before traveling to the Downers South 16-team invitational on Saturday.

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...