Daily Roundup: April 9 Games



By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

For Games of March 9

Nonconference

No. 1 Lincoln-Way North 1, No. 4 Sandburg 0
In a Southwest Suburban crossover matchup, the top-ranked Phoenix soared past the Eagles of Sandburg 1-0 in Frankfort on Tuesday. SIU-Edwardsville-bound RHP Mike Miller (2-0) threw a three-hit shutout at the Eagles with seven strikeouts for Lincoln-Way North (9-0). Last week, Miller tossed a one-hit shutout against Lyons Township.

Phoenix junior Nick Garcia walked in the bottom of the sixth and would score the eventual game winner for the Phoenix. Oakland Community College-bound Corey Krupske and senior C Ryan Pellack had the only two hits for L-W North.

Sandburg’s (7-1) senior RHP Mattias Dietz went the distance for the Eagles allowing one run and two hits.

Lincoln-Way Central 5, No. 2 Providence 4
Lincoln-Way Central (6-3) surprised the second-ranked Celtics at Providence on Tuesday. The Knights were led by Pat Michalak and Sean Barry, who each plated a pair of Knight runs. Lucas Jones had three hits and scored three runs for L-WC. Senior RHP Ryan Kahne (2-1) allowed one earned run in his five quality innings of work to pick up the win. Knight junior RHP Kevin Mampe nailed down the save.

Providence’s (7-2) University-of Notre Dame-recruit RHP Jake Godfrey suffered his first defeat of the year, giving up three runs on eight hits in his five innings of work. Godfrey had seven strikeouts.

Lincoln-Way East 4, Lincoln-Way West 2 (From April 8)
Lincoln-Way East (6-1) withstood a late Warrior rally and hung on to dispatch Lincoln-Way West in a rivalry victory for the Griffins on Monday. Griffin starting and winning RHP Brett Watson fired shutout baseball until tiring in the seventh. Watson went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts. Griffin closer RHP Chad DeGroot retired the last two Warrior hitters in the seventh to nail down the save. Tommy Feussel and Ryan Weitendorf each had a single and an RBI for East. Aaron Donald and Kevin Duffin chipped in with a pair of hits each.

Lincoln-Way West (7-2) was led by Zach Speaker and Luke Morgan, who each doubled and plated a Warrior run.

No. 25 Metamora 5, Peoria 2
Metamora (10-3) defeated Peoria Central on Tuesday, behind Bradley University-bound Spencer Gaa, who tripled, singled and drove home two Redbird runs. Brendan Nachtrieb chipped in with a double and two RBI. RHP Chris Boettcher allowed a run and two hits in his five innings of work to pick up the win.

North Suburban Lake

No. 3 Mundelein 1, Lake Zurich 0
Mundelein (10-0; 3-0) slipped past Lake Zurich 1-0 in Mundelein on Tuesday. Mustang UIC-recruit junior RHP Mitch Schulewitz fired a two-hit shutout at the Bears with eight strikeouts. SIU-bound Will Farmer singled in the lone Mustang run in the third. Lake Zurich’s (1-10; 0-3) senior LHP Austin Foote (0-2) was the tough-luck loser, going the distance allowing the lone run and four hits, Foote had 12 punch-outs in the game.

No. 22 Libertyville 15, Zion-Benton 5
Libertyville (7-1-1; 3-0) pounded out 17 hits and destroyed the Zee-Bees in Libertyville on Tuesday. Wildcat junior Evan Skoug continued to crush the baseball with three hits, including a double and drove home four ‘Cat runs. Senior 3B Kevin Calamari added two hits and plated three while Matt Vogt continued his hot-hitting with two more hits and two RBI.

Stevenson 1, Warren 0
Stevenson (3-4; 3-0) defeated Warren behind a four-hit shutout from RHP Matt Allen. Allen struck out eight. The Patriots scored the lone run of this game in the bottom of the sixth. Willie Bourbon led off the inning with a walk and scored the eventual game-winning run.  

West Suburban Gold

Downers Grove South 6, Hinsdale South 4
Downers Grove South (9-3; 5-1) hit Hinsdale South with four runs in the top of the 12th and survived a two-run Hornet bottom of the 12th, to take home a 6-4 12-inning classic win in Darien. The two teams had battled to a 2-2 tie after 11 innings, when darkness ended the proceedings on Monday night.

University of Pacific-bound Dan Mayer’s two-run double highlighted the Mustangs four run top of the 12th. Mayer finished the game with three hits and three RBI. Zack Burdi also had three hits for the Mustangs with an RBI.

Hinsdale South (8-4; 4-2) received a two-run bomb from junior Don Buonavolanto off of University of Minnesota-bound RHP Brian Glowicki in the bottom of the twelfth, Glowicki, shutdown the Hornets to preserve the win. Mayer (3-1) picked up the win. Hinsdale South’s senior Matt Reschke (2-1) suffers the loss.   

West Suburban Silver

Downers Grove North 7, No. 16 Lyons Township 2
Downers Grove North (6-2; 5-1) hammered the Lions in the rubber-match of its huge WSC Silver series on Tuesday. Senior Luke Fisher went the distance to improve to 3-0 on the mound for theTrojans. Senior Troy Southard had two doubles and three RBI to lead the Trojan attack. Junior Joe Provenzano chipped in with a two-run double.

Sangamo

No. 19 Pleasant Plains 5, Athens 4
Pleasant Plains (7-1-1; 2-0) slipped past Athens behind Cardinal leadoff man Cody Hamilton. Hamilton singled doubled tripled and plated one PP run. Justin Yakel had two singles and two RBI for the Cardinal.

Nonconference

No. 9 Teutopolis 11, Robinson 0
Teutopolis (12-1) crushed Robinson in five innings on Tuesday. T-Town’s RHP Daren Probst fired a two-hit shutout at Robinson with five strikeouts. Chase Wendling had a single and three RBI to lead the Wooden Shoes attack. Mike Gillespie was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Probst helped himself with an RBI single in two trips to the plate.

DuPage Valley

No. 12 Naperville Central 3, Glenbard East 1
Naperville Central (6-2; 1-0) defeated Glenbard East behind a two-hitter from Butler-bound LHP Jeff Schank. Schank struck out six and the run he allowed was unearned. Matt McBain had two singles and two RBI to lead the Redhawk attack. Steve Petty chipped in with two hits. Glenbard East falls to 4-9 overall and 0-1 in the DVC.

No. 17 Wheaton North 2, Naperville North 1
Wheaton North (9-1; 2-0) scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eight to take down Naperville North 2-1 in eight thrilling innings. RHP Tom Colletti went the distance for the Falcons, allowing no earned runs and five hits to pick up the win. Colletti struck out 10 Huskie hitters. Colletti drove home a run with a sac-fly and Tom Cassier singled home the other Falcon run. Naperville North falls to 4-4 and 0-2 in the DVC.  

Wheaton Warrenville South 3, Aurora West 2
Wheaton Warrenville South (7-3; 2-0) struck for three runs in the bottom of the sixth on one hit to erase a 2-0 West Aurora (6-3; 0-2) lead and rally to their second DVC win. Eric Glitz had the only hit of the game as the Tigers scored the game-winner on a West Aurora miscue. Tough-luck loser, West Aurora’s LHP DJ Varney, allowed that one hit and one earned run in six innings pitched. Brett Struebing went the distance for WWS allowing no earned runs and four hits. Struebing fanned eight.

Fox Valley Crossovers

No.13 Huntley 10, Hampshire 0
Red-Hot Nebraska-bound Bryce Only homered, had two singles and drove home four as Huntley (9-0; 4-0 Valley) blanked the Whip-Purrs. The future Cornhusker fired a six-hit shutout for good measure with seven strikeouts. Junior Tommy Kiriakopoulos added three hits and two RBI. Junior Matt Sullivan chipped in with two hits, including a double and plated two Red Raider runs.

Cary Grove 12, Woodstock 3
Cary-Grove (8-2; 4-0) hammered out 13 hits in its destruction of the Blue Streaks on Tuesday. Andy Brierton led the Trojans with a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate. Brierton scored three runs and drove home a pair for C-G. Danny Vilardo chipped in with two hits and two RBI. RHP Dean Lee went the distance for the Trojans allowing one earned run and five hits. Lee had nine punch-outs.

Crystal Lake South 11, Woodstock North 1
Crystal Lake South (6-0; 3-0) scored six times in the first inning and cruised past WN in five innings on Tuesday. Senior Tyler Hall (3-0) fired three no-hit hit innings striking out five to pick up the win. Senior 3B Tommy Gaede was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI. Junior C Casey Oliver and sophomore Ryan Wilking, drove home a pair for the unbeaten Gators. The DR apologizes for incorrectly posting the Gators with two defeats.

Central State 8

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 11, Rochester 0
Sacred Heart-Griffin (7-2; 3-2) blanked Rochester in five innings behind a three-hit shutout from RHP Connor Etheridge. Etheridge fanned six. Connor White had three hits, including a double and drove home two to lead the Cyclone attack. Ryne Elvers chipped in with a single and two RBI. Senior David Jacob tripled and drove home a Cyclone run.  

S. Illinois River-River Ohio

No. 20 Harrisburg 17, Benton 6
Harrisburg (13-2; 4-1) scored seven runs in the top of the first inning at Benton City Park on Tuesday and rolled past Benton in a crucial SIRR-Ohio showdown. Junior C Brady Mayer had three hits, including two doubles and drove home three runs to lead the Bulldog attack. The Thompsons, Sikes and Cooper, both had three hits, including a double and drove home a pair for Harrisburg head coach Jay Thompson. Senior SS Ryne Roper had two more hits, including one that exited Benton City Park. Chris Willsey also hammered a two-run shot for the ‘Dogs.

Benton (11-6; 3-2), which scored six times in the Ranger third to close to 10-6, was led by starting and losing RHP Zach Mocaby (4-1) who had two doubles and two RBI.

Cahokia

Carlyle 12, Red Bud 3
Carlyle (12-3; 2-1) crushed Red Bud (10-3; 1-2) on Tuesday in Red Bud.

Columbia 10, Freeburg 9
Columbia (12-3; 2-1) edged Freeburg in Freeburg on Tuesday.

Metro Suburban

Glenbard South 11, Elmwood Park 1
Glenbard South (6-2; 4-0) blasted Elmwood Park in six innings on Tuesday. Raider senior RHP Ethan Gasbarro (3-1) fired a one-hitter at the Tigers striking out eight. Tony Tenuta was 4-or-4 with two doubles and three RBI to lead the Raider attack. Will Cornwell, recently named the Porsche Exchange Player of the Week, continued his torrid hitting by delivering three singles and three RBI for GBS.

South Suburban Blue

Lemont 5, Bremen 2
Lemont (5-3; 4-0) swept away the Braves on Tuesday behind junior Jake Terrazas. Terrazas fired a six-hitter at the Braves allowing two runs and he had five strikeouts. At the plate Jake doubled home a pair of runs to help himself. LSU-recruit C Mike Papierski singles, scored a run and drove one home for the Indians.  

Tinley Park 3, TF South 0
Tinley Park (9-2; 4-0) defeated TF South behind a four-hit shutout from Titan RHP John Simon. Simon had 10 punch-outs in his complete-game gem. Simon helped himself with an RBI single to give himself the only run he would need.

Southwest Prairie

Minooka 16, Plainfield East 3
Minooka (8-3; 4-0) smashed Plainfield East in five innings on Tuesday. Indian senior Steve Wittkamp had two hits, including a triple and drove home three Indian runs. Senior Chris Costa doubled and had three RBI while junior Brennan Polcyn chipped in with two singles and two RBI for the Indians. Junior RHP Mitch Vogrin (2-1) started the game for the Indians, allowing a run on four hits in his two innings of work to pick up the win.

Plainfield South 2, Plainfield Central 1
Plainfield South (7-2; 4-0) tied the game at 1-1 with a run in the bottom of the sixth and then won it in the bottom of the seventh to stay atop the SWPC. Senior Jermaine Terry led the Cougar attack with two singles and an RBI. Cougar starting pitcher junior LHP Trevor Henderson allowed one run and one hit in six innings of work. Henderson had 12 punch-outs. Senior LHP Victor Garcia pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the win.

Southwestern

O’Fallon 3, Belleville West 2
On Tuesday at Blazier Field in O’ Fallon (9-6; 3-1), it was the Collin Holton Show as the Panthers slipped past Belleville West 3-2. Holton lined his fourth hit of the day in the bottom of the seventh to drive home the game-winner and send the large crowd at Blazier home very happy. Holton had a pair of RBI to make a winner of RHP Ty Herbert. Herbert (1-3) fired 1 1/3 innings of spotless relief to pick up the win. Belleville West (9-3; 3-1) suffered its first SWC defeat.

Belleville East 5, Collinsville 4
Belleville East (7-2; 3-1) slipped past the Kahoks in 12 thrilling innings on the East Side of Belleville on Tuesday. The Lancers were led by their No. 1 & 2 hitters in their lineup. Leadoff man Dom Blaylock had three singles and score a run. No. 2 Lancer hitter Danny Snyder had four hits, including a pair of doubles and drove home two Lancer runs. Junior Austin Wilson (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win.

Edwardsville 9, Granite City 1
Edwardsville (5-4; 2-2) smashed Granite City at Tom Pile Field in Edwardsville on Tuesday. Tiger RHP Cliff Hagen (2-0) fired five no-hit innings with seven strikeouts to get the wind. St. Louis University-bound Drew Curtis was 2-for-2 at the plate with his second round-tripper of the season and had three RBI. Jake Fisher was 4-for-4 with a triple and four RBI to lead the Tiger attack.

Alton 16, East St. Louis 0
Alton (11-2; 1-2) picked up its first SWC victory in five innings in East St. Louis on Tuesday. Clint Cress led the Redbirds with two hits, including a triple and drove in four Alton runs. University of Indiana-bound C Brent Gibbs added a double and three RBI. Sophomore Bryan Hudson (2-0) fired three no-hit innings at the Flyers to pick up the win.  

Interstate 8 South

Manteno 19, Wilmington 7
For Manteno (10-0; 3-0), the only thing that went wrong was that the Panthers missed two PAT’s in Tuesday’s I-8 South rout of Wilmington. The Panthers pounded out 18 hits led by senior 1B Nick Kirchshlager, who doubled tripled homered and drove home five Panther runs. Senior Kevin Sloat and junior Drew Nichols each had two hits and three RBI for Manteno. One of Nichols' hits did not stay in the ballpark. It was Nichols’ first round-tripper and the first round-tripper for the Panthers in 2013. Senior LHP Jack Liss improved to 4-0 with the win on the mound.

Herscher 10, Dwight 0
Herscher (9-1-2; 2-0-1) blanked Dwight in six innings on Tuesday. Tiger starting RHP Blake Patchett allowed one hit in his five innings of work and RHP Jeff Klaman fired a hitless seventh to complete the combined one-hit shutout. Chase Boydston hammered a pair of bombs and had four RBI to lead the Tiger attack. Red-hot senior C Evan Regez had two more hits and drove home a Tiger run.  

South Seven

Mount Vernon 9, Mascoutah 5
Mount Vernon (12-5; 2-1) scored six runs in the third inning and rolled past Mascoutah on Tuesday. Senior Colton Meador had a double and three RBI to lead the Rams past Mascoutah. Seniors Sawyer Harrison and Hayden Poninski each had two hits and an RBI. One of Poninski’s hits was a double. Junior RHP Brock Fulkerson (4-1) went five innings to pick up the win.

Northern Illinois Big 12-East

Kaneland 6, Rochelle 4
Kaneland (4-6; 1-0) defeated Rochelle in both schools NIB-12 East openers. Knight RHP Matt Limbrunner allowed two earned runs in his six innings of work to pick up the win on the mound. Limbrunner helped himself at the plate with a double and two RBI to lead the Knight attack. Josh Corhs and Joe Komel each had a single and an RBI.   

Northern Illinois Big 12-West

Ottawa 7, Streator 1
Ottawa (8-2; 2-0) rolled past Streator on Tuesday behind a five-hitter from RHP Kyle Wallbaum. The run Wallbaum allowed was unearned and he had four strikeouts. Brazon Wheeler and Tyler Skolek each had a single and two RBI to lead the Pirate attack. University of Illinois-bound Mike Hermosillo singled, tripled and plated a Pirate run and Colten Trager chipped in with two hits,  

Suburban Christian Gold

Aurora Central Catholic 6, Immaculate Conception 5
Aurora Central Catholic (9-1; 5-0) won in dramatic fashion on Tuesday in Aurora. Charger Matt Rahn’s two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, plated Hunter Fiorito with the winning run as ACC won a thriller 6-5 in nine exciting innings.

Chicago Christian 5, Guerin Prep 1
Chicago Christian (12-2; 4-1) kept pace with Aurora Central Catholic in the SCC-Gold sweeping away Guerin Prep on Tuesday. Sophomore RHP Christian Bolhuis (3-1) scattered 10 hits without allowing a run in his five innings of work to pick up the win. Senior Corey Bulthuis had a single and drove home two Knight runs.

Upstate 8 Crossovers

No. 23 Neuqua Valley 7, Elgin Larkin 1
Neuqua Valley (8-3; 5-0 Valley) put this one away early hitting the Royals with a four-run first inning. Wildcat Alex Wolanski hammered a solo shot for NV. Drew Sterioti and Dylan Goss each had two hits. Sterioti plated two and Goss one. Creighton-bound RHP David Gerber fired six-shutout innings allowing two hits and had seven strikeouts to get the win.

Waubonsie Valley 3, Elgin 2
Waubonsie Valley (4-5; 3-2 Valley) opened up a 3-0 lead and then hung on to defeat the Maroons. Tyler Hasper and Troy Fumagalli each had two hits and an RBI to lead the Warrior attack. RHP Julian Langford fired a five-hitter allowing one earned run with a pair of strikeouts.  

Bartlett 4, Geneva 0
Bartlett (4-2; 3-2 Valley) blanked Geneva behind senior RHP Ben Havel. Havel fired a two-hit shutout at the Vikings and helped himself out at the plate with two singles and an RBI to keep the Hawks in the U8C-Valley race. Geneva falls to 4-6 and 1-4 in the River.

Nonconference

No. 17 Glenbrook South 2, Deerfield 0
Glenbrook South (7-1) blanked Deerfield behind a two-hit shutout from RHP Kyle Pauly. Pauly had seven strikeouts in his masterpiece. Sam Koloms and Mario Tursi drove home the two Titan runs.

Grant 8, Grayslake North 1
Grant (7-2) blasted Grayslake North on Tuesday, behind the booming bat of Bulldog junior C Simeon Lucas. Lucas went deep with a teammate aboard for a big two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Lucas also doubled and finished with three RBI. Jordan Villarreal continued his hot hitting plating three Bulldog runs. Missouri-bound Jake Ring chipped in with a pair of doubles and Ryan Noda added a pair of hits including a double. Doug Murphy (2-0) allowed one earned run in his solid six inning performance to pick up the win.

Bloomington 11, Peoria Richwoods 1
Bloomington (7-5) crushed Peoria Richwoods in five innings on Tuesday. Sophomore Charlie Cerney had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with four RBI to lead the Purple Raider onslaught. Senior Brandon Edwards was also perfect, with a 4-for-4 game. Senior Jayden Thompson (1-1) went the distance allowing an unearned run. Thompson helped himself with a homer and a single.

Notre Dame 2, Rolling Meadows 1
Notre Dame (5-6) won for the fifth consecutive time on Tuesday, behind an outstanding pitching performance by 6-foot-3 senior Liam Prior. Prior lost his no-hit bid in the seventh, finishing with a two-hitter. Junior AJ Boehmer nailed down the save for Prior by striking out the last two Mustang hitters to preserve the Don win. Freshman Sam Ferri had a single and an RBI to lead the Don attack.   

Elk Grove 10, Lake Forest 3
Elk Grove (7-3) pounded the Scouts in Lake Forest on Tuesday. Mike Anciulis had two singles and two RBI to lead the Grenadier attack. PJ O’ O’Malley singled and plated three runs for EG. LHP Ty Lawson pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing one run and three hits to pick up the win.

St. Viator 6, Schaumburg 0
St. Viator (5-5) rolled past Schaumburg behind a one-hit shutout by Heartland C.C-bound LHP Pat Martin. Martin (1-1) struck out five. Roy Pettingill had a perfect 3-for-3 day for the Lions with a double and an RBI. Lion leadoffman Matt Prazuch had a pair of hits and an RBI and Pete Meyer chipped in with a single and an RBI.  

Marian Catholic 18, Joliet Central 3
Marian Catholic (7-3) routed Joliet Central in five innings on Tuesday. Mike Bainbridge got the Spartans started with a two-run bomb in the first inning. Eric Hurley had two hits and three RBI while Eric Callaghan scored three runs, singled twice and plated two more MC runs. Chris Molyneaux struck out 8 Steelmen hitters in his three spotless innings in relief to pick up the win.  

Webber Township 15, Waltonville 0
One of the best Class 1A schools in the state continued to roll on Monday. Webber Township (12-4) crushed Waltonville behind a one-hitter from Logan Ganieany (3-0), who struck out seven.  

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