Cole Shamhart tossed a no-hitter against visiting Downers Grove North on April 20 to lead the Oak Park and River Forest High School baseball team to a 4-0 victory in a rain-shortened five-inning game.
The senior issued six walks but also recorded seven strikeouts. Kevin Cortez (2-for-2, RBI) and John Ferraro (2-for-3 including a two-run double) paced the Huskies’ attack.
The following day, Downers North was exacted revenge as the Trojans pulled away late to defeat OPRF 12-3. Mason Phillips collected two hits and scored twice for the Huskies (8-6) in the loss.
On April 23, Phillips recorded OPRF’s lone hit — a single — as the Huskies dropped a 2-1 game to Hinsdale South. Francis Heinzmann pitched well in defeat, allowing two runs on four hits along with four strikeouts.
Fenwick goes 1-3 in Florida trip
The Fenwick High School baseball team went 1-3 on its annual Florida trip last week.
The Friars’ lone victory came April 19 as they defeated J.P. Stevens of Edison, New Jersey 4-2. Trailing 2-0 entering the top of the fifth, Fenwick (6-5) rallied for three runs. Tommy Clark had a two-run single, then Finnley Koch’s sacrifice fly gave the Friars a 3-2 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Luis Gonzales (2-for-2) provided Fenwick with an insurance run in the top of the sixth with a RBI single.
Luke Mockler pitched three scoreless innings of relief to notch the win, and Jimmy Martin earned the save.
Cronin leads OPRF girls water polo in tourney
The OPRF girls water polo team went 2-2 at the Hudsonville-Zeeland Tournament in Michigan on April 22-23.
On April 22, Rory Cronin tallied seven goals to lead the Huskies (12-13) to a 12-6 victory over West Ottawa of Holland, Michigan. Cali Weber registered seven saves and Ella Homrock three.
On April 23, Cronin had four goals and Ava Massmann a goal and five steals to lift OPRF past East Kentwood (Michigan) 6-4. Weber had five saves and Homrock three.