Parkside baseball falls to Bellarmine

The UW-Parkside baseball team fell to 0-7 with an 11-4 non-conference loss to Bellarmine on Friday in Louisville, Ky.

Bellarmine broke open a 2-1 lead with nine runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take control of the game. The Knights exploded for five hits in the inning and capitalized on a pair of Parkside errors.

After falling behind 2-0, the Rangers got on the board in the sixth on Domenic Esposito’s RBI single. The hit plated Casey Oliver, who led off the inning with a double.

Parkside closed the scoring with three runs in the ninth. Former Tremper standout Hunter Weddel’s RBI double scored Shawn Rigsby, Ricky West’s sacrifice fly brought Esposito home and Justin Bennett’s sacrifice fly plated Weddel.

Oliver went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run for Parkside, which will play 13th-ranked Southern Indiana and Trevecca Nazarene in a doubleheader today in Nashville, Tenn.

KSBO seeking youth sports teams

The Kenosha Simmons Baseball Organization (KSBO) is seeking youth teams in any sport from the Kenosha community that may be in need of donations or grants to support their program.

The KSBO is a non-profit organization that runs the Eric Olson Annual Cigar Smoker event at a Kenosha Kingfish game each July. Proceeds from the event are distributed to needy youth sports and programs in the Kenosha community.

Interested organizations should contact Tom Venn at 847-778-3797 or via email at

Carthage lacrosse blasts Beloit

Brody Ilstrup and Noah Lindner scored four goals apiece to lead the Carthage men’s lacrosse team over Beloit 18-4 on Thursday in Kenosha.

“I’m happy that we’re 3-0 heading into DePauw on Saturday,” Carthage graduate assistant coach Joe De Leo said. “Offense was tuned up a bit and the defense has been firing on all cylinders.”

Ilstrup struck for three goals in the first quarter to power the Red Men to a 6-1 lead. Five different players scored in the second to pad Carthage’s halftime advantage to 11-2.

Danny Rossi and Clayton Smith got on the board for the Red Men in the third quarter, which ended with Beloit (0-1) trailing 17-3. Carthage’s Derek Nedland closed the scoring with his first career goal in the fourth quarter.

Goalkeeper Sam Kotsonas made three saves in the first 30 minutes and received the victory.

Bowling honors

In the Thursday A.M. Men’s Senior League at Guttormsen Recreation Center, Rick Stettner fashioned a stepladder series, rolling games of 226, 225 and 224 for a league-high 675.