The Oak Park and River Forest High School softball team went 2-2 during last week, still trying to establish rhythm after having several games postponed this spring.
On April 25, the Huskies (4-6) defeated host York 5-3. Aria Hammerschmidt went the distance in the circle, allowing three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out three. Ella Kuenster had two hits for OPRF.
On April 28, the Huskies dropped a 10-9 thriller to visiting Glenbard West. Cate Barkdoll went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, and Kuenster (home run), Kelly Cortez, and Kelly each had two hits and an RBI.
Two days later, OPRF split a doubleheader at Fremd. The Huskies won the first game 6-4 as Kuenster went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Barkdoll and Cortez each had two hits and a RBI to support Hammerschmidt, who allowed just one earned run in another complete game.
In the second game, Barkdoll belted two homers and drove in five runs, but OPRF fell to the Vikings 11-8.
Despite allowing 10 runs to Leo in the fifth inning, visiting Fenwick (10-7) held off the Lions 14-13 on April 30.
Jimmy Martin had three hits and five RBI to pace the Friars, who pounded out 12 hits. Will Gladden had a triple and two RBI, and winning pitcher Luis Gonzales (3 innings, 0 earned runs) helped himself at the plate with two hits and a RBI.
Two days earlier at the Dominican Priory, Fenwick had a much easier time against Leo, winning 14-4. Gladden had an inside-the-park grand slam as part of a seven RBI performance.
The Friars also had lost a pair last week to top area teams. On April 27, visiting St. Rita rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Fenwick 7-6. Gonzales went 3-for-4 and Drew Horne 2-for-3 as the Friars collected 11 hits.
On April 29 at Marmion Academy, the host Cadets came up with four runs in the sixth to hand Fenwick a 5-3 defeat. Finnley Koch had a two-run single in the loss for the Friars.
The Trinity High School soccer team may be 1-9-1 this year, but they put their scoring struggles behind them last week against Mather in fighting to a 4-4 draw on April 28 at Dominican University.
“In the 10 games prior to Mather, we scored a total of five goals,” said Trinity coach Alex Hurtado. “With the four goals against Mather, we almost doubled our season total. Last year, we scored a total of five goals.”
Senior Grace McCaughey notched a hat trick along with an assist. Sophomore Stephanie Jacinto had a goal and senior Isabel Rodriguez three assists for the Blazers, who want to maintain their increased production offensively.
“In the remaining five matches of the season, we’re looking to continue improving our offensive output and scoring goals,” Hurtado said.
Paige Smith tallied her 100th career goal last week as the Blazers (6-5) notched a pair of victories, defeating Providence Catholic 12-4 and Whitney Young 15-5. The junior midfielder has amassed 59 goals this season.