Daily Game Roundup - March 23



Games from March 23


No. 1 Lyons Township 2, Brother Rice 0
The top-ranked Lions won their season-opener, defeating Brother Rice 2-0 in Mount Greenwood on Saturday. University of Michigan-bound RHP Keith Lehmann (1-0) and Lions senior LHP Tom Prescott combined for a two-hit shutout of Brother Rice (1-1).

No. 4 Mount Carmel 0-2, Highland Park 1-0
Highland Park (1-1) stunned the fourth-ranked Caravan 1-0 in the first game of a twin-bill at Haggerty Field on Saturday. The Caravan gained a split with a 2-0 win in the nightcap.

No. 5 Normal West 3, Lincoln 1
The Wildcats took a 45-minute bus ride on Saturday morning and came back with a huge 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Lincoln (5-1) in Lincoln on Saturday. The ‘Cats continue to get great pitching as senior Nick Hieb allowed a run and a hit in his solid 5 1/3 innings of work.  Normal West (3-1) head coach Chris Hawkins went to his pen in the sixth. Missouri State-bound LHP Alex Jefferson put out the “Spiltter fire in the sixth and University of Illinois-bound RHP Matt James had a perfect seventh to pick up his first save of the season. Wildcat junior Reed Rogers had an RBI single and a sac fly to lead the Normal West attack. WIU-bound C Adam McGinnis chipped in with two hits and two runs scored.

No. 9 St. Rita 6, Morton West 0
St. Rita (4-0) rolled past Morton west 6-0 behind a four-hit shutout from senior RHP Pat Henry (1-0). Senior 1B Marty Napleton provided Henry all the run-support he would need. Napleton had a double and plated two for the 9th-ranked Mustangs.

No. 9 St. Rita 5, No. 49 New Trier 3
Mustang junior LHP Mike Costanzo, improved to 2-0 on the season with a three-hitter. All three New Trier (0-1) runs were unearned. Fellow junior Jake Shepski had two hits, including a double and drove home a pair for St. Rita (5-0).

No. 28 O’Fallon 17, St. Francis de Sales 0 (5 innings)
O’Fallon (3-4) rebounded from a rough spring trip to Tennessee, with a resounding 17-0, five-inning romp past Chicago St. Francis de Sales. The Panthers put a 12-spot up in the fourth inning to put the game away. Junior Jeff Hahs homered, tripled and had 5 RBI for the Panthers. Senior 3B Tanner Hudson also drove home five for O’Fallon, with three hits, including a double. Senior Bob Guithues (2-0) fired a one-hit shutout at the Pioneers with eight strikeouts.

No. 28 O’ Fallon 12, Quincy 0 (5 innings)
Panther senior C Brandon Tindall was 3-for-3 with a long homer and drove in six to lead O’Fallon (3-4) past the Blue Devils on Saturday. Panther junior Bob Deatheridge (1-0) fired a two-hit shutout at Quincy (0-1). Senior Jake Jarvis had two hits and three RBI, as the Panthers had two five-run innings.

No. 29 Bloomington 9, Stanford Olympia 3
Bloomington (3-3) rolled past Stanford Olympia 9-3 on Saturday. Purple Raider Charley Cerney went the distance on the mound for head coach Steve Clapp’s Raiders to nail down the win. Senior Ken Frantz had a three-hit game and sophomore Deion Thompson added two hits and an RBI. Senior Brandon Edwards plated a pair of runs for Bloomington.

No. 31 Alton 5-6, Bethalto Civic Memorial 3-3
Alton improved to 7-0 with a sweep of Bethalto Civic Memorial (0-3) on Saturday. In game one, the Redbirds scored a pair of runs in the sixth, to rally past Civic Memorial 5-3. Senior Charlie Howard (1-0) fired 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to pick up the win. Senior Matt Halliday had two hits and three RBI to lead the Redbird attack. Junior Clint Cress drove home two Redbird runs.

In game two, junior Nick Paulda had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with an RBI. Howard came in relief of starting and winning pitcher Ben Baldridge (2-0) to nail down his fourth save of the season. The Redbirds put this one away early jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead and coasting to their sweep.

Dieterich 8, No. 40 Teutopolis 0
Dieterich (1-0) shocked the Wooden Shoes, in the season-opener for both clubs on Saturday.

The game began as a pitcher’s duel between Dieterich starting and winning pitcher Tanner Traub and Wooden Shoe starter Darren Probst. Probst fanned the first seven hitters and went five innings allowing no runs and one hit. Probst finished with 10 strikeouts.

Dieterich exploded for eight runs in the sixth against the Wooden Shoe pen. Maroon Garrett Einhorn, highlighted the eight-run explosion with two hits and two RBI in the inning. Traub (1-0) went six innings, scattering eight hits. Jake Boenhoff finished off Teutopolis (0-1) in the seventh.

No. 40 Teutopolis 5, Columbia 3
Teutopolis (1-1) bounced back from its shocking loss to Dieterich, with a 5-3 win over Columbia (3-1). The game was tied at 1-1 going to bottom of the sixth when the Wooden Shoes exploded for three runs.

The Eagles were led by senior Evan Dake and junior catcher K.J. Spisak. Dake had two hits and two RBI while Spisak chipped in with two hits and drove home the other Eagle run.

No. 48 Andrew 3-5 Belleville West 0-7
The T-Bolts opened up their 2013 season with a split of their twin-bill at Belleville West Saturday. In the opener Andrew’s 6-foot-2, 200 pound senior RHP Cameron Simac (1-0) shut down the Maroons in a 3-0 masterpiece.

In game two, Belleville West (3-1) rallied for a 7-5 win to get a split for the day’s activity. Senior Alex Sharos led the Maroon attack with two hits and two RBI. Junior John Dosier chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI. Senior Aaron Meyer (1-0) shut down Andrew (1-1) over the last 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Romeoville 6, Stagg 2
Romeoville (1-0) rolled past Stagg 6-2 in the Spartans season-opener on Saturday. The Spartans were led by senior Bobby Hurley who had two singles, two walks and drove in two Spartan runs. Hurly (1-0) picked up the win on the mound with a solid 5 2/3 innings of work, allowing two runs and three hits with four strikeouts. Sophomore Josh Kreuger and senior Ryan Fetzer each had two hits for Romeoville

 Columbia 7, Greenville 3

The Eagles spotted Greenville a 2-0 first-inning lead and then rolled past the Comets 7-3. Eagle senior Brendan Depoy led the Columbia (4-1) attack, falling a triple short of hitting for the cycle and driving home three Eagle runs. Eagle senior Reed Greating (2-0) was the starting and winning pitcher for Columbia. Greating also had two hits and an RBI at the plate.

Bremen 12-15, Thornridge 0-0 (Both games five innings)
Bremen (2-1) outscored Thornridge 27-0 in the Braves twin-bill sweep on Saturday. Brave junior SS Tyler Banovich had three hits and two RBI in game one. In game two, sophomore Kyle Ramos led the Braves two doubles and three RBI.  

Belleville East 2, Jerseyville 1
Belleville East (2-1) defeated Jerseyville 2-1 behind the solid pitching of seniors Brandon Houget and Sam Basset. Houget (1-0) pitched five innings allowing a run and two hits to pick up the win. Basset fired two scoreless innings in relief of Houget to nail down the save. Lancer senior Tony Garza and junior Parker Henderson each had an RBI to lead the Lancer offense.

Reavis 5, Riverside-Brookfield 4
The Rams won their opener in thrilling fashion scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh, to stun Riverside-Brookfield 5-4 in Burbank. Joe O’Hara had a perfect 2-for-2 day for Reavis and George Hernandez (1-0) picked up the win on the mound. Hernandez fired two-hit ball over four innings with four strikeouts. 

Normal Community 7, Barrington 5
The Ironmen exploded for four runs in the top of the seventh to rally past Barrington 7-5 in Jacksonville on Saturday. Normal (1-1) senior Austin Jones, led the Ironmen attack with three hits and drove home a pair. Sophomore Aaron Armstrong (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Ironmen. Barrington (0-2) was led by Dylan Lidge and Scot Nelson, who each had a pair of hits for the Broncos.

Geneva 4, Danville 2
Geneva (1-1) defeated Danville 4-2 in Jacksonville on Saturday. Senior Bobby Hess had a big RBI single in the sixth to give the Vikings a huge insurance run after the Danville (2-1) Vikings had clawed-back to within 3-2 on Michael Vascura’s two-run bomb in the top of the sixth.  Geneva senior Jake Weede had two hits and two RBI.  Junior Jack Novak (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for Geneva. Senior Brock Chenier nailed down the save.

Geneva 15, Buffalo Grove 1 (5 innings)
Geneva (2-1) destroyed Buffalo Grove 15-1 in five innings, behind an outstanding performance by Viking senior RHP pitcher Tony Landi (1-0). Landi went the distance allowing one hit and one unearned run while striking out six.

Viking junior Dan Berendt, had a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate, with three doubles and three RBI. Senior Jake Weede had a pair of doubles and a triple and plated four Viking runs. Senior Bobby Hess had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.

Collinsville 3, Belleville Althoff 0
The Kahoks improved to 3-0 behind a combined three-hit shutout from senior Paul Suess (1-0) and junior Zack Mathes. Mathes had three hits at the plate with an RBI. Junior Kyle Reeves chipped in with a single and an RBI. Belleville Althoff falls to 2-1.

Manteno 11, Iroquois West 2
Manteno (2-0) blasted Iroquois West 11-2 on Saturday. The Panthers were led by senior IB Nick Kirschlager’s three RBI. Luke Robbins, Brandon Crockett and Adam Schaeffer, each had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Panthers. Jack Liss (1-0) pitched the first three innings allowing an unearned run and three hits to pick up the win. James Weltmeyer fired four hitless innings in relief of Liss.

Herscher 9, Bishop McNamara 2
Herscher (1-0) opened the 2013 Tiger campaign with a big 9-2 win over Bishop McNamara on Saturday. The Tiger offense received two perfect 3-for-3 days with two RBI, from Austin Mandell and Dalton Sproul.

Benton 11, Decatur St. Teresa 1 (5 innings)
The Rangers evened up their record at 3-3 with an impressive 11-3 drubbing of Decatur St. Teresa on Saturday. Sophomore Dakota Head led the Ranger attack with two hits, three runs scored and an RBI. Senior Cameron Rock, senior Ethan Hughes, sophomore Gus Gibbs and senior Zack Mocaby, all drove home a pair of Ranger runs. Mocaby went the distance allowing one run and four hits to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Anna-Jonesboro 14, Benton 3
Anna-Jonesboro (1-2) hammered Benton 14-3. Senior Cameron Rock hammered a two-run bomb and drove home three for Benton (3-4). Sophomore Dakota Head chipped in with a pair of hits.

Mahomet-Seymour 9-8, Urbana 1-7
M-S improved to 3-0 on the 2013 campaign with a sweep of Urbana on Saturday. The Bulldogs blew out Urbana 9-1 in the opener. Bulldog junior Jack Rettig (1-0) picked up the game one win with four solid innings of work allowing a run and two hits and striking out six. Junior SS Joe Kenny launched a bomb with bases full of Bulldogs, had two doubles and a single in his perfect 4-for-4 afternoon.

In game two, Urbana gave the Bulldogs a battle falling 8-7 in eight innings. Mahomet-Seymour’s Dalton Kerans, matched teammate Kenny’s game one feat, by homering with the bases loaded.

In the bottom of the eighth with the score tied at seven, Bulldog Tyler Francisco’s walk-off sac-fly sent everyone home happy in Mahomet.

Urbana (0-2) was led in game two by junior 2B Dustin Lard, who had two hits and three RBI.

Junior Kelly Miles chipped in with three hits and an RBI.

Mount Vernon 2-2 Mattoon 0-1
The Rams improved to 5-2 with a twin-bill sweep of the Mattoon Green Wave on Saturday.In game one senior Trevor Flota fired one-hit ball over five innings. Flota and Ram senior Pat Bradford singled home the two Ram runs breaking up a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth. Ram junior Thomas Weber (1-0) fired two scoreless innings to nail down the win and the combined shutout with Flota.

In game two, Mount Vernon struck for single runs in the first and third innings. Senior Landon Thomas (2-0) did the rest, firing a three-hitter at the Green Wave. Senior Colton Meador had a single and an RBI for MV.

Brother Rice 6, Payton 2
The Crusaders (2-1) bounced back from their 2-0 loss to top-ranked Lyons Township and rolled past their CPL guests 6-2.

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