82.1 F
Park Forest
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Subscribe to eNews Park Forest

Spartans (23-14) Blank Solorio, 3A IHSA State Finals Bound

Mark DiLuia batting v. Solorio, IHSA state finals
Mark DiLuia knocks in the game’s first run June 5 vs. Solorio Academy. (Photo: MCHS)

Crestwood, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A seven-run outburst put Marian Catholic hurler Jordan Smevoll on cruise control and the sophomore finished a four-hit shutout to lead Marian Catholic to its second-ever IHSA State Finals appearance with a 10-0 decision over Solorio Academy on Monday at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.

The Spartans (23-14) will take on Champaign Central/Mascoutah at 10 a.m. Friday in a state semifinal contest at Joliet’s Slammers Stadium.

Wyell Woods (two RBI, steal) and Mark DiLuia each went 2-for-3 to pace the Marian offense, the latter singling home Dan Gutierrez (three runs) in the first frame for the only run the Spartans would need. In the third-inning onslaught, Marian got RBI from Woods, Nick Bledsoe, Angelo Cantelo, A.J. Anderson, Sean Taylor and Pierce Jones.

Woods singled home Gutierrez with the slaughter-rule clinching run in the sixth, as Marian outhit Solorio, 9-4. Smevoll concluded his gem with five strikeouts.

In Marian Catholic’s lone other IHSA State Finals, the Spartans topped LaSalle-Peru for the 3A crown in 2012. ESCC foe Nazareth was a semifinal victim and the ESCC’s Saint Viator looms as a potential title-game combatant this year. Marian has won five straight.

The Spartans scored one run in the first, seven runs in the third, one in the fifth and sixth in a powerful display of hitting and solid base running.

Marian Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school within the Dominican tradition of study, prayer, community, and preaching. Marian Catholic students seek truth, exhibit personal responsibility, cultivate their individual talents, and demonstrate ethical leadership and Christian service.

Marian Catholic Baseball 2017 Super Sectional champs
Marian Catholic Baseball 2017 Super Sectional champs. (Photo: Marian Catholic Baseball on Twitter)

Recent Articles

Stay Connected

3,827FansLike
1,274FollowersFollow
574SubscribersSubscribe

Local Advertisers

Prairie State College
Dining on the Green, Downtown Park Forest
Proud member of LION Publishers
DonnerHollen Construction

ENEWSPF NEWS ALERTS

Trending

Park Forest
clear sky
82.1 ° F
86.8 °
77.8 °
53 %
1.6mph
0 %
Wed
82 °
Thu
80 °
Fri
78 °
Sat
86 °
Sun
81 °

About Google Ads

The Google-supplied ads that appear on this website are not reviewed ahead of time and differ for each visitor. If anything offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise unwholesome appears, please notify us so we can take steps to block that specific advertiser. Email the URL or advertiser name to [email protected].