Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nine student athletes made their college choices official during a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at Andrew High School.
Division I men's and women's basektball. Check and check. Big Ten baseball and softball. Check and check. The list of Andrew students making their college plans official during a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at school read like a Who's Who of area high school athletics. 1. Jubril Adekoya (basektball), Valparaiso. 2. Lauren Bialas (soccer), Wisconsin-Parkside. 3. Kelly Christner (softball), Michigan. 4. Nicole Dominguez (soccer), Lewis. 5. Dan Durkin (baseball), Michigan State. 6. Tiana Karopulos (basketball), Loyola. 7. Jenna Lenza (softball), Grand Valley State. 8. Megan Ricketts (softball), Purdue North Central. 9. Austin Stariha (soccer), Lewis.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Andrew baseball standout Dan Durkin notched 10 straight hits in one three-game stretch. He also outpolled 11 others in Patch's weekly MVP balloting. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012
With a cold wind blowing in, Andrew's bats went silent. Still, the Thunderbolts were able to rally for a 4-3 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor thanks to the solid pitching of senior right-hander Justin Silverman and a small-ball offensive attack.
Like the chilly breeze blowing over the center field fence, the Andrew bats went cold. The Thunderbolts didn’t hit much and didn’t score much. Still, they found a way to eke out a 4-3 baseball victory over Homewood-Flossmoor on Thursday afternoon in Tinley Park. Senior right-handed pitcher Justin Silverman deserves much of the credit for picking up the slack on the mound for Andrew. Silverman pitched six innings and allowed three runs—two earned—on five hits. He struck out five and walked five. And he picked up his first victory on a day when the T-Bolts made a statement. They can win without putting up double-digit numbers on the scoreboard. And they can find a way to get the job done against good pitching, too. The Vikings (2-1) threw …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Andrew 4, Homewood-Flossmoor 3: Senior right-hander Justin Silverman pitched a gem, and the T-Bolts pushed across two runs in the bottom of the fifth to eke out a narrow victory in a non-conference baseball matinee on Thursday.
Touching All the Bases: After scoring 36 runs in two previous victories, Andrew’s baseball team turned to small ball to eke out a 4-3 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor in a non-conference matinee on Thursday in Tinley Park. The Thunderbolts scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the fifth inning without hitting a ball out of the infield. Until then, Homewood-Flossmoor left-hander Dan Lietz (1-1) was in position to gain his second straight victory. He scattered four hits and struck out eight over six innings. Lietz retired the first two Andrew hitters in the bottom of the fifth—no problem. Then, the Vikings’ defense failed him. Three errors allowed the T-Bolts to load the bases with two outs. Lietz, after recording two strikes on…
Friday, May 27, 2011
Andrew was unable to mount any offense in a 5-0 baseball setback to Willowbrook.
Andrew couldn't get anything going against Willowbrook right-hander Zac Venchus as the Thunderbolts were blanked 5-0 in a recent non-conference baseball game. After throwing a scoreless first inning, Andrew starting pitcher Pat McKeown gave up three runs in the second before he was relieved by Karl Ehlers in the third. Ehlers worked through the fifth, giving up two more runs (one earned). Marcus Radz and Dan Truesdale came in to pitch the sixth and seventh innings. The Thunderbolts were held to just three hits on the day while drawing three walks and only getting two runners into scoring position. Dan Durkin went 2-for-3 with two singles, and Brian Cobb was 1-for-3. McKeown (2.1 IP, 2H, 3ER, 3BB) was charged with the loss, while Venchus …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Celtics top Benet Academy, remain perched atop Patch baseball power rankings.
1. Providence (9-0): Celtics top Benet Academy 3-1. So, that’s nine wins for the No. 1 nine. Batting leaders—Sam Travis (.586, 3 homers, 16 RBIs), Kevin DeFilippis (.542), Dan Potempa (.542, 11 RBIs). Pitching—Matt Trowbridge (2-0, 0.64 ERA, 24 strikeouts, 11 innings). Last week: No. 1. 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (8-1): David Fatoki has made a seamless transition from shooting basketball three-pointers to shooting down opposing hitters. He teamed with Dan Lietz to spin a pitching gem in the Vikings’ 5-1 victory over Bradley-Bourbonnais. Last week: No. 3. 3. Andrew (8-4): See what a little warm weather can do? Dan Durkin, Brian Cobb and Mark Kane connected for two-run homers in the T-Bolts’ 13-3 six-inning victory over Bremen. Dan Truesdale (2-1…
Friday, April 1, 2011
Eagles pitcher works out of plenty of trouble and gets support from his teammates in win over T-Bolts.
Despite a shaky first inning Thursday against district rival Andrew, Sandburg’s Eric Chmielewski was able to settle into a groove and get out of two big jams as the Eagles rolled to a 7-3 victory. In that rough first inning, the Eagles’ right-hander retired the first batter, Nick DiBenedetti, then allowed a single to Dan Durkin and a double to Pat Elget before walking Brian Cobb. The next batter, Matt Biernat, became Chmielewski's first strikeout victim. Chmielewski then walked Phil Brea to bring home a run, but with two outs and the bases still loaded, he struck out Justin Rzeszutko to end the inning. Over the next three frames, Chmielewski held the T-Bolts (4-3) to just one hit. In the fifth inning, he allowed three straight base hits …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sandburg 7, Andrew 3. Eagles use a six-run first inning to put away district foe.
Touching All the Bases: Sandburg hosted Andrew in a Southwest Suburban Conference baseball crossover between district rivals on Thursday, and the first inning of the Eagles' 7-3 victory turned out to be one of the crazier ways to start a ballgame. Sandburg pitcher Eric Chmielewski allowed one run on two hits and two walks and escaped the inning with the Thunderbolts leaving the bases loaded. Then, in the bottom of the first, the flood gates opened for the Eagles--who needed only one hit to score six runs. T-Bolts pitcher Ryan Malcom allowed the first five batters he faced to reach, two on walks and three others that were hit by pitches. Then, Sandburg's Tyler Witek launched a single to drive in two runs. The Eagles sent 11 hitters to the …