4A New Lenox Regional: Lincoln-Way East Routs Joliet West

By Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

NEW LENOX, IL - Courtesy of an 11-run team effort scoring outburst in the first three frames, the No. 8 Lincoln-Way East Griffins upended The Joliet West Tigers 11-0 in 4A Regional Semifinal action Wednesday afternoon.

Early in the first, Julian Everett (Lewis commit) roped an RBI double down the first base line scoring Jacob Slager, who singled to lead off the game. Four batters later, Joey Selvaggio laced a two-run single to the opposite field, 3-0 score after one.

Everett collected another RBI hit in the second inning bringing in Slager and Jared Mutter (Illinois Wesleyan commit) who both singled prior. The Griffins continued the onslaught in the third frame plating five runs highlighted by a two-run single to center on a quality at-bat by Senior Jake Tencza (Illinois Wesleyan commit). Ryan Ritter also drove a run scoring single up the middle on a quality at-bat of his own, 11-0 score after three.

Brandon Laux picked up the victory twirling four innings of one-hit ball. The junior Houston commit struck out three and issued one free pass. Fellow junior Cole Kirschsieper (Illinois commit) threw 9/10 fastballs for strikes in his one inning of work fanning all three he faced.

With the victory, Lincoln-Way East advances to the Regional Final against Stagg on Saturday (5.26) First pitch 11:00 am @ Lincoln-Way West.


Julian Everett (Lincoln-Way East, 2018): 2-for-2, 2R, 3RBI, BB, SB

Jacob Slager (Lincoln-Way East, 2018): 3-for-3, 3R, RBI

Joey Selvaggio (Lincoln-Way East, 2019): 2-for-3, R, 2RBI

Ryan Ritter (Lincoln-Way East, 2019): 1-for-3, R, RBI, SB

Jake Tencza (Lincoln-Way East, 2018): 1-for-2, 2RBI, BB

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