Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Marian Catholic baseball standout Brett Lilek outpolled nine others in Patch's weekly MVP balloting. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Friday, May 27, 2011
Oak Lawn 6, Marian Catholic 2. Spartans advance to Class 4A St. Laurence Regional final, gird for matchup with host Vikings.
Touching All the Bases: Marian Catholic led 2-1 heading into the top of the fifth inning and then the bottom fell out in a 6-2 loss to Oak Lawn on Friday in a semifinal game at the Class 4A St. Laurence Regional. A team that has been plagued with poor fielding all season long picked a bad time to play some of its worst ball. Marian Catholic committed five errors in the inning and allowed Oak Lawn to score five runs. Tony Swistek reached on an error. After a two-strike sacrifice bunt by Steve Childers moved Swistek to second, Oak Lawn looked to tie the game. But it did a whole lot more than that. The next six Oak Lawn hitters reached base, putting the game out of reach. Oak Lawn starting pitcher Bob Kametas was solid, especially after …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Marian Catholic 4, Marist 1. Spartans commit six early errors, but RedHawks can't take advantage because of overpowering pitching performance turned in by Brett Lilek.
Touching All the Bases: The Marian Catholic baseball team came out slow, committing six errors in the first three innings, but Marist was only able to scratch across one run and the Spartans regrouped to notch a 4-1 victory on Monday afternoon. Marian Catholic ace Brett Lilek settled down and that spelled the end for the RedHawks. Unlike the RedHawks, the Spartans were able to take advantage of Marist miscues, scoring two runs in the first. Rob Cifelli led off the inning with a walk. He would have been out on a grounder to short by the next hitter, but a RedHawk error opened the door for the Spartans. Byron Munoz doubled, knocking in Cifelli, and Jeff Leppellere drove in another run with a sacrifice fly. The RedHawks finally took …