Daily Roundup: April 8 Games

By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

For Games of March 8


Minooka 4, Joliet Catholic Academy 0
Minooka’s (7-3) Dom Matrisciano, Josh Mitchell and Trevor Maly combined to no-hit the Hilltoppers on Monday. Matrisciano pitched the first 4 2/3 innings. Mitchell pitched an 1 1/3 and Maly finished up the no-no with a hitless seventh. Steve Wittkamp had a double with two RBI to lead the Indian attack. Mark Fox chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

No.21 Jacobs 7, Stevenson 5
Jacobs (8-1) defeated Stevenson in Lincolnshire in a North Suburban Conference crossover affair on Monday. Golden Eagle Ryan Sargent tripled and drove home two runs to lead the Jacobs attack. Aaron Traub chipped in with a single and two RBI.

Southwest Conference Crossovers

No. 4 Sandburg 2, Stagg 1
Sandburg (8-0) slipped past Stagg, scoring twice in the sixth to break up a scoreless tie and then hung on in the seventh to stay unbeaten. Eagle RHP Clint Stearns allowed one run and one hit in the seventh inning, in his six innings of work. Eagle closer RHP Alec Martinez relieved Stearns in the seventh and made things very interesting before putting out the Charger rally to nail down the save. Indiana-bound Austin Cangelosi hammered a solo shot for the Eagles and senior 1B Alec Nelson had a 3-for-3 day with a double and an RBI.

Joliet West 12, Thornridge 0
Joliet West (7-2) crushed Thornridge in five innings. Senior Jake Herron (2-1) picked up the win on the mound. Anthony Dinardo doubled twice and plated four Tiger runs. Tiger C Kevin Ganzer had two hits including a homer and had two RBI.   

Lincoln-Way Central 17, Thornton 4
Lincoln-Way Central (5-3) crushed Thornton in five innings on Monday. Knight junior Tyler Auterohad two hits and drove in three. Senior C Andrew VanderSchaaf had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a pair for the Knights. Four pitchers went for the Knights, with junior Joe Schuman picking up the win.

Chicago Catholic League Crossovers

No. 7 Mount Carmel 10, Fenwick 0
Mount Carmel (11-2; 1-0 Blue) junior LHP Marko Boricich fired a no-hitter at the Friars, leading the Caravan to a white-wash five-inning victory, at Haggerty Field. Boricich struck out six and walked two. Senior Joe Kennedy was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI to lead the Caravan attack. Senior Jason Gasser and junior Dave Dobrinich each homered and singled and plated a pair for MC.

No. 11 St. Laurence 9, St. Ignatius 2
St. Laurence (8-3; 1-0) was led by junior Roger Wilson, who doubled three times and drove home two Viking runs. Austin Peay-recruit junior C TJ Marik chipped in with a pair of hits and RBI.

Brother Rice 5, St. Joseph 3
Brother Rice (6-3; 1-0 Blue) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to erase a 3-2 St. Joseph lead and win this CCL Crossover battle in Mount Greenwood. Crusader junior SS/RHP Kevin Biondic hammered a solo shot at the plate and pitched two shutout innings in relief to pick up the win on the mound for Rice. Senior 1B Pat Kirwan singled home a pair for the Crusaders. St. Joseph (3-2; 2-1 White) was led by senior 3B Trayvon Johnson, who singled, scored a run and drove home two for the Chargers.

Loyola 8, Gordon Tech 0
Loyola (4-5; 1-0 Blue) blanked Gordon Tech behind junior RHP Matt Lynch. Lynch fired six shutout innings at the Rams, allowing four hits. Senior Matt Fallon led the Rambler attack with three hits and three RBI. Senior JT Trimble chipped in with two hits and two RBI.

DuPage Valley

No. 17 Wheaton North 5, Naperville North 3
Wheaton North (8-1; 1-0) won its DVC opener on Monday behind Falcon LHP Lake Bacher. Bacher, who has been red-hot at the plate recently, showed he can pitch too on Monday. Bacher struck out 10 Huskie hitters in his six innings of work to get the win. Morehead State-bound Ryan Kent had two hits and an RBI while Jeff Harper singled and drove home two for the Falcons. Naperville North (4-3; 0-1) was led by Huskie John Sagen who doubled and drove home a run for North.

Wheaton Warrenville South 14, West Aurora 10
Wheaton Warrenville South (6-3; 1-0) outslugged the Blackhawks in Aurora on Monday. Tiger leadoff man Eric Giltz went deep twice and drove home four Tiger runs. Mike Saccucci doubled twice and drove in two for WWS. Chris Amen chipped in with three RBI and Matt Walsh had a four-hit day with two runs scored.

Interstate 8 North

Lisle 3, Plano 2
Lisle (4-3-1; 1-0-1) slipped past Plano behind the bat and the arm of Lion senior LHP Ryan VanVolkenberg. VanVolkenberg’s third double of the game in the bottom of the seventh sent the Lisle fans home happy. VanVolkenberg fired a seven-hitter at the Reapers with nine strikeouts on the mound. Lion leadoff man senior 2B Brian Czyl chipped in with a single and an RBI.

Interstate 8 South

Manteno 3, Wilmington 2
Manteno (9-0; 2-0) scored three runs in the third and survived a Wildcat uprising in the sixth and seventh innings to get the big I-8 South win. Panther junior 1B Drew Nichols had a single and two RBI to lead the Manteno attack. Panther LHP Jack Morgan fired a three-hitter at the Wildcats. Both Wildcat runs were unearned.

Herscher 10, Dwight 0
Herscher (8-1-2; 1-0-1) blasted Dwight in five innings on Monday. Senior RHP Austin Mendel fired a two-hit shutout at the Trojans with seven strikeouts. Senior C Evan Regez had three hits, including a double and plated three Tiger runs. Braden Muhlstadt and Matt Guimond each had two RBI and senior CF Logan Orr was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

Jackie Robinson North

Taft 6, Von Steuben 3
Taft (9-1; 2-0) stayed atop the JR-North behind senior LHP Lorenzo Aguayo. Freshman 1B Jack Suwinski led the Eagle attack with two hits and two RBI.

Lane Tech 6, Clemente 4
Lane Tech (6-6; 2-0) stunned Clemente behind Indian SS Rudy Vargas who had two hits, including a double and three RBI. Mike Henry and Mike Delanty chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI each.

Jackie Robinson South

Whitney Young 5, Simeon 4
Whitney Young (6-3, 1-1)) slipped past fading Simeon in a thriller on Monday. Dolphin sophomore David Craan doubled and had three RBI while senior Christian Rodriguez, also doubled and plated a Dolphin run. Junior LHP Jeff Fisher went the distance allowing three earned runs and six hits to pick up the win. Simeon (4-4; 1-1) was led by EIU-bound SS Marshawn Taylor, who had three singles and an RBI to lead the Wolverines.

Mid Illini

Limestone 2, Canton 1
Limestone (8-3; 3-0) slipped past Canton in 10 exciting innings on Monday. Rocket RHP Hank Matthews pitched and hit the Rockets to a huge M-I win. Matthews pitched a scoreless 10th in relief of Rocket senior ace Zach Jewel and then sent the Rocket fans home happy with a walk-off single to give himself the win. Jewell went nine innings allowing one run and six hits with eight strikeouts.

Mid-Suburban East

Elk Grove 1, Wheeling 0
Elk Grove (6-3; 1-0) blanked Wheeling in eight thrilling innings on Monday. Grenadier RHP Dave Camacho and RHP Woods combined for a three-hit shutout of the Wildcats. Camacho went 5 1/3 innings allowing all three hits. Woods fired 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief to pick up the win. Mike Anciulis sent the Grenadier fans home happy when he singled home Dylan Arguelles with the game winner in the bottom of the eighth.

Mid Suburban West

Palatine 8, Fremd 6
Palatine (4-5-1) won the “Battle of Palatine” outslugging the Vikings on Monday. Matt Saltess had a single and drove home two for the Pirates. Will Stewart chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI.

Mississippi Valley

Waterloo 5, Jerseyville 4
Waterloo (8-1; 1-0) slipped past Jerseyville to win its MVC opener on Monday. Rend Lake College-bound Alex Wittenauer led the Bulldogs with two hits.

Highland 10, Civic Memorial 7
Highland (9-2; 1-0) outscored Civic Memorial to win its MVC opener on Monday. Junior Nick Balkenbush had two hits, including a triple and drove home four Bulldog runs. Seniors Jake Harberer and Joel Mason each chipped in with two hits and two RBI.

Mascoutah 8, Troy-Triad 7
Mascoutah (9-4; 1-0) trailed Triad 7-0 after five innings on Monday. The Indians scored four times in the sixth and won the game on an walk-off RBI single by senior Tyler Green. Junior C Austin Waugh’s two-run double in the seventh tied the game at 7-7.

Northern Illinois Big 12 West

Ottawa 16, Streator 1
Ottawa (7-2; 1-0) scored six times in the first inning and romped past Streator in five innings on Monday. Pirate Colton Trager, singled, tripled and drove home three to lead the Ottawa onslaught. Brazon Wheeler had two hits, scored two runs and drove home a pair for the Pirates. Pirate ace RHP Jonah Morris (2-1) fired a five-five hitter with seven strikeouts to pick up the win.

Southern Illinois River-River Mississippi

DuQuoin 8, Pinckneyville 4
DuQuoin (9-3; 3-1) was led by Indian C Travis Chapman, who had two singles, a double and drove home three Indian runs. Leadoffman Austin Mansker chipped in with a single and three RBI. Indian starting and winning pitcher Brendan Fred (2-0) went the distance allowing four runs and 11 hits.

Southern Illinois River-River-Ohio

No. 20 Harrisburg 8, West Frankfort 1
Harrisburg (12-2; 3-1) blasted West Frankfort behind a one-hitter from senior RHP Justin Younger. Younger helped himself with a single and an RBI and red-hot sophomore Cooper Thompson had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.

Benton 13, Massac County 0
Benton (11-5; 3-1) crushed Massac County in five innings on Monday. Sophomore RHP Dakota Head (3-2) fired a one-hitter at the Patriots with five strikeouts. Head helped himself with a single and an RBI. Senior Zach Mocaby homered, singled and plated a pair of Ranger runs. Sophomore Gus Gibbs had added three hits with a pair of doubles and drove home two runs.

Herrin 11, Murphysboro 8
Herrin (9-4; 3-1) outslugged Murphysboro, led by senior 1B Jared Daugherty. Daugherty had a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate for the Tigers with three RBI. Herrin junior CF Cody Crosley added three hits and two RBI for Herrin.

Suburban Christian Blue

Montini 15, Wheaton Academy 0
Montini (6-1; 4-0 Blue) senior RHP Ben Dobosenski fired a no-hitter. Dobosenski also homered to help himself. White-hot Austin Kline went 3-for-3 with five RBI to lead the Bronco attack.

Suburban Christian Gold

Aurora Central Catholic 8, Immaculate Conception 3
Aurora Central (8-1; 4-0) continued to roll behind Heartland Community College-bound Matt Miller, who had three hits and three RBI for the Chargers. Matt Rahn had three hits, including a double and Jake McCarthy chipped in with two hits and two runs scored.

Upstate 8 Crossovers

No. 23 Neuqua Valley 7, Batavia 5
Neuqua Valley (7-3; 4-0 Valley) broke up a 3-3 tie with a big four-run outburst in the sixth to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. Senior Matt Wollnik led the Wildcat attack with two hits, scored two runs and drove home a pair. Purdue-bound senior C Jeff Evak had three hits, including a double and scored two runs. Drew Sterioti chipped in with a pair of RBI. Batavia (8-1; 3-1 River) was led by junior Laren Eustace, who singled tripled and drove in two for the Bulldogs.

West Suburban Gold

Downers Grove South 2, Hinsdale South 2
Downers Grove South (8-3; 4-1) and the Hornets battled for 11 innings before darkness put an end to their WSC-Gold rubber-match in Darien. The two clubs will pick up the game in the top of the 12th today at 4:30. Both teams scored their runs in the second and sixth innings. Dan Mayer (Pacific) and Zack Burdi (Iowa) kept the Mustangs in this one, with both their bats and their arms. Mayer had two singles and had the only Mustang RBI. Burdi chipped in with two singles as well. Burdi pitched the first 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs and seven hits. Burdi had eight punch-outs. Mayer fired 4 2/3 innings of shutout relief striking out four.

Hinsdale South (7-2; 4-1) was led by senior RHP Mike Marrera, who pitched the first eight innings allowing a pair of runs and six hits. Marrera also had two hits at the plate and scored both Hornet runs. Hornet junior Matt Meyer fired three scoreless innings in relief of Marrera.


Notre Dame 2, Vernon Hills 0
Notre Dame (4-6) won for the fourth consecutive time behind Don RHP Pete Dillon. Dillon fired a two-hit shutout at the Cougars with 11 strikeouts. Dillon had two hits at the plate as well. Sam Ferri had a double and an RBI for the Dons.

Webber Township 2, Christ Our Rock 0
Webber Township (11-4) blanked Christ Our Rock behind ace Ty Henderson. Henderson fired a three-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts on Monday. 

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