Jamie Huntley (Woodstock High School) was on the hill again last week and helped the Beloit College Buccaneers baseball team win two more games. 

Not only did the sophomore hurler earn his team-leading fourth save, but also his third victory of the year. Huntley has lost only one game this year. 

In the 14-4 win over Lawrence University, Huntley, who worked 5 2/3 innings, allowed

our hits. He walked three and fanned one hitter. He earned his fourth save by working only 1/3 of an inning. He did not allow an earned run or hit, nor did he walk or strike out any batters. 

This season, Huntley has worked 35 2/3 innings and has a 3.03 earned run average. He has made 14 appearances and made one start. He has allowed 12 earned runs on 37 hits. He has fanned 13 batters and walked 12. Beloit is 23-11 overall and 9-5 in the Midwest Conference.

Eric Bell (Woodstock) and Austin Butts (Woodstock) helped the McHenry County College baseball team extend its winning streak to 19 games. In the 10-0 win over Robert Morris University junior varsity, Bell was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. He crossed the plate once and drove home one. Bell also was 1-for-3 with a walk in the 9-2 win over Madison College. He drove home one run. Butts was 1-for-4 and stole a base in the 21-1 victory over North Central College’s junior varsity team. He walked twice in the 10-0 win over RMU’s junior varsity team. MCC is 39-10 overall and 12-2 in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.

Mike Koscielniak (Marian Central Catholic) was 1-for-4 with a walk as his college team, Vassar College, defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 5-1. He scored one of Vassar’s runs. In Vassar’s 4-0 loss to Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute, he walked once. Vassar is 18-17 overall and 12-8 in the Liberty League.

Alex Ferguson (Woodstock) worked one inning, allowing one hit to help the University of Minnesota-Duluth defeat Minot State University 9-3. He did not get a win or a save. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog baseball team is 33-10 overall and 26-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They are currently in first place in the league.

Jake Schnulle (Woodstock North) recently finished his sophomore year of baseball at Eureka College. The outfielder, who played in nine games and made eight starts, had two hits, one of which was a double. He walked three times, scored twice and drove home a pair. He was perfect in the field making eight putouts. Eureka finished 9-26 overall and 3-19 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


Track and Field

Jon Walsh (Woodstock North) won the pole vault at the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville-hosted Southern Clash. The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale senior vaulted 15 feet, 11.75 inches. The second-place competitor vaulted the same height, but Wash won on less misses. He was third in the javelin with a throw of 139-2. SIU-Carbondale took first with 102 points. SIU-Edwardsville took second with 77 points.

Maura Beattie
(Woodstock) finished ninth in the 10,000-meter run at the Hillsdale College Relays, which were held in Hillsdale, Michigan. Beattie finished the race in 37 minutes, 0.70 seconds. Team scores were not kept. 

Kyle Olesen (Woodstock) finished fifth in the high jump at the Augustana College-hosted Meet of Champions. The outing was held at Paul V. Olsen Track at Ericson Field at Augustana. The North Central College junior finished with a leap of 1.87 meters. North Central took first with 171.50 points. Augustana took second with 147.78.

Brad Lorr
(Woodstock) competed in and placed in the top 10 in two events at the Beloit College Relays, which were held at Strong Stadium on the campus of Beloit College in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee School of Engineering competitor was fifth in the pole vault, 10-4. He was eighth in the long jump, 18-7.75. He helped Milwaukee School of Engineering take fifth with 86 points. Beloit won the outing with 122 points.

Tim Semmen (Woodstock), a Luther College senior, finished 41st in the 1,500-meter run at the St. Mary’s University Open in Winona, Minn. He finished the race in 4:35.18. Team scores were not kept.



Katelyn Johnson (Woodstock) recently finished her softball season at Webster University. The junior infielder started and played in 33 games. She had 36 hits (six doubles, two triples, one homer) in 109 trips to the plate for a .330 batting average. She crossed the plate 26 times, scored 19 times, walked 13 times and stole two bases. She finished with a slugging percentage of .450 and an on-base percentage of .400. Defensively, she finished with a fielding percentage of .938. She made 35 putouts, 25 assisted putouts and four errors. Webster finished 17-20 overall and 12-7 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


Dan Chamness covers the college careers of Woodstock-area athletes.

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