Prep Baseball Report

Daily Roundup: May 8 Games

By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

For Games of May 8

Southwest Suburban Red

No. 1 Lincoln-Way North 3, Andrew 0
Lincoln-Way North (25-1-1; 11-0) Andrew (18-9; 8-3)
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Southwest Suburban Blue

No. 15 Lockport 6, Lincoln-Way Central 4
Lockport (19-6; 8-3) stayed atop the SWSC Blue behind Purdue-bound Ted Snidanko and Heartland Community College-bound Derek Bangert. Snidanko singled, homered and drove home three runs while Bangert homered, doubled and plated a pair of Porter runs. Porter senior LHP Eric Duzan improves to 4-1 with the win and Porter closer Noah Masa nailed down the save. Lincoln-Way Central falls to 12-10 overall and 6-5 in the SWSC Blue.

Joliet West 8, Joliet Central 1
Joliet West (16-7; 8-3) kept pace with Lockport as the Tigers crushed city-rival Joliet Central on Wednesday. Anthony Dinardo tripled and plated three runs to lead the Tiger attack. Cody Grosse added a pair of singles and two RBI. Quinn Ahern (4-1) and Elyia Prieboy fired a combined two-hitter at the Steelmen. Ahern fired four scoreless innings allowing one hit with seven strikeouts while Prieboy allowed a hit and an unearned run over the last three innings to nail down his second save of the season.

No. 18 Sandburg 8, No. 25 Lincoln-Way East 4
Sandburg (18-6; 7-4) rolled past Lincoln-Way East (15-8; 5-6) behind Alec Nelson and Adam Zehme on Wednesday. Nelson had two singles and plated three runs for the Eagles while Zehme had a pair of singles and drove home another Eagle run. Eagle RHP Sean Leland allowed one earned run and seven hits in his six-innings of work to pick up the win. University of Michigan-bound RHP Bryn Pall struck out two in his scoreless inning of relief to finish up another Eagle win.


No. 16 Metamora 10, Washington 2
Metamora (22-4; 12-0) hit the Panthers with a three-run first and rolled to its eighth consecutive victory crushing Washington in Washington on Wednesday. It was The Trent Johnson Show last night as the super-soph hammered two bombs and drove home five Redbird runs. Bradley University-bound Spencer Gaa also launched a solo-shot, tripled and plated two Redbird runs. LHP Geremy Guerrero (6-0) fired a four-hitter at the Panthers.

For the future Arizona Wildcat Johnson, the two bombs were No. 9 & 10. Johnson is putting up POY- type numbers, hitting .532 with 10 bombs and 36 RBI. On the mound, Johnson is 7-0 with a 1.49 ERA with 68 punch-outs in his 31 innings pitched. The future Brave, Gaa’s numbers aren’t too shabby either. Gaa is hitting .483 with four dingers and 26 RBI. The triple was the 9th for Gaa this season.

Be in Metamora on Monday night as the Redbirds will host the Rockets of Bartonville Limestone in the Mid-Illini Conference Game of the Year at 7.

Bartonville Limestone 6, Dunlap 1
Bartonville Limestone (21-4; 12-0) kept pace with Metamora as the Rockets soared past Dunlap on Wednesday. Rocket LHP Dylan Weaver fired a four-hitter at Dunlap with nine strikeouts. Adam Schmitt had a pair of singles and drove home three Rocket runs while Zach Jewell singled doubled and plated a pair of runs for the M-IC co-leaders. On Wednesday May 15 the Rockets will host Metamora at 7 in the finale of their championship series with the Redbirds,


No. 7 Downers Grove South 7, No. 4 Indiana Andrean 7
In a battle of Illinois’ best vs. Indiana’s best, Downers Grove South (23-5-1) and Andrean battled for eight innings before darkness put an end to the proceedings in Merrillville, Indiana. DGS leadoffman Zach Taylor led the Mustang attack with three hits, including a double and drove home two Mustang runs. University of Iowa-bound Zack Burdi chipped in with a single and two RBI.

No. 12 Teutopolis 10, Mattoon 0
Teutopolis (22-3) smashed the Green Wave in five innings behind Wooden Shoes RHP Darren Probst. Probst fired a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts at Mattoon and gave himself all the run support he would need when he hammered a grand slam in the seven-run T-Town second. Red-hot Chase Wendling also went deep, doubled and plated three runs for the Shoes.

No. 17 Carmel 5, No. 24 Lake Park 1
Carmel (19-5) knocked off Upstate 8 Conference Valley Division leader Lake Park (20-6) on Wednesday. Corsair LHP Bryan Stanislawski fired a four-hitter at the Lancers. Nico Caracciolo singled and drove home two huge Corsair runs.   

No. 19 Ottawa 4, Pontiac 0
Ottawa (17-2) won for the 13th consecutive time behind a one-hitter shutout from Pirate RHP Alex Miller. University of Illinois-bound CF Mike Hermosillo’s batting average dropped as he went only 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Red-Hot Kyle Wallbaum had two more hits and an RBI.

Edwardsville 8, No. 22 Chatham Glenwood 2
Edwardsville (20-8) hammered the Central State Eight Conference leaders in Chatham on Wednesday. Tiger RHP Max Rolens allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win. St. Louis University-bound Drew Curtis went deep and doubled for the Tigers and drove home three runs while Jordan Heckler had three hits including a double and had an RBI.

Wauconda 2, Cary Grove 1
The North Suburban Conference Prairie Division leaders from Wauconda (14-5), edged Cary-Grove (17-7) on Wednesday. Bulldog RHP James Holub dominated the Trojan hitters firing a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts.  

Whitney Young 3, Glenbrook North 2
Whitney Young (18-8) slipped past Glenbrook North (18-8) in nine thrilling innings on Wednesday. The Dolphins won it the top of the ninth on an RBI single from David Craan. Dolphin RHP Aram Wilkinson slammed the door on the Spartans in the bottom of the ninth. Wilkinson fired 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.

Du Page Valley

No. 10 Naperville Central 1, Naperville North 0
Naperville Central (18-5; 13-3) blanked cross-town rival Naperville North (14-7; 10-5) behind a six-hit shutout from Butler-bound RHP Jeff Schank (5-1). The future Bulldog right-hander struck out eight and walked only one. The lone run of the game scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth.

No.21 Wheaton North 13, Glenbard North 5
Wheaton North (19-6; 11-5) crushed Glenbard North (14-9; 11-5) behind a big three-hit afternoon from Mike Muto. Muto had three singles and three RBI to lead the Falcon attack. Tom Colletti and Jake Harper both singled doubled and drove in two runs while Jake Taschetta had a pair of singles and two RBI for WN. Nick Traversa fired 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win on the mound.
Fox Valley Crossover

Prairie Ridge 3, Hampshire 2
Prairie Ridge (18-8; 9-5) slipped past the Whip-Purrs behind University of Missouri-bound Jordan Getzelman and Dustin Thelander. Getzelman and Thelander both singled and drove in Wolves runs. LHP Matt Furst fired two scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win and Wolves closer RHP Caleb Senyshen slammed the door on the Hampshire in the seventh to nail down the save.

Jackie Robinson South

Morgan Park 9, Simeon 7
Morgan Park (19-5-1; 12-1) outslugged Simeon to win the Jackie Robinson South championship. The Mustangs were led by Marcellus Sneed and Reggie Rogers who both had two hits and three RBI for the JR-South champs.

Interstate 8 North

Westmont 10, Plano 2
Westmont (23-4; 12-1) routed Plano behind super-soph SS Charlie Donovan. Donovan the top-ranked player in the Class of 2015, singled, homered and drove home three Sentinel runs. Jean Pietrzak continued his torrid hitting with a pair of hits and RBI for the I-8 North leaders. Sentinel RHP Andy Rosol fired a three-hitter at the Reapers.

Southwest Prairie

Minooka 5, Romeoville 2
Minooka (18-7; 14-3) won for the ninth consecutive time and with Plainfield South’s loss to Oswego moved into first-place in the SWPC. Indian RHP Dom Matrisciano fired 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief to pick up the win. Brennan Polcyn led the Indian attack with two singles and two RBI.

Oswego 5, No. 20 Plainfield South 2
Plainfield South (17-5; 13-3) was stunned at home by Oswego, knocking the Cougars off the top perch of the SWSC. Tyler Butler led the Cougar attack with two hits and an RBI.

Mississippi Valley

Troy-Triad 3, Waterloo 2
Troy-Triad (19-8; 8-2) slipped past Waterloo (18-7; 5-4) and clinched a tie for the MVC crown on Wednesday.

Highland 4, Mascoutah 1
Highland (20-8; 7-2) defeated Mascoutah (16-11; 6-4) behind RHP Jake Haberer (4-0), who allowed one run and three hits in his six stellar innings of work to pick up the win. Haberer fanned seven Indian hitters. Haberer helped himself with a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with a double and an RBI.  


Carlyle 5, Columbia 2
Carlyle (22-5; 7-2) defeated Columbia (18-6; 5-3) behind junior Logan Zachry (4-1) who went the distance against the Eagles scattering seven hits. John Becker tripled and plated two Indian runs while Matt Hilmes singled double and drove home a run. Carlyle trails Mississippi Conference leader Trenton-Wesclin (16-7; 7-1) by ½ game.  

Central State 8

No.14 Sacred Heart Griffin 10, Springfield 2
SHG (17-5; 10-4) blasted Springfield (14-12; 10-4) at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield on Wednesday night to share the Springfield City Championship with the Senators. Steve Sartore continued his assault on the baseball with three more hits and four RBI. Senior RHP David Jacob improved to 7-2 with a seven-hitter with four strikeouts.  

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic 8, Joliet Catholic Academy 3
Marian Catholic (18-8; 9-3) swept away Joliet Catholic (14-11; 6-7) behind the Spartans red-hot leadoffman Luis Carlos Avilla. Avilla had a pair of singles and plated three runs. Spartan ace Eric Callaghan fired a four-hitter at the Hilltoppers to improve to 5-1 on the mound. Marian Catholic has won 10 of its last 11 games.

Interstate 8 South

Herscher 5, Manteno 1
I-8 South champion Herscher (24-2-2; 12-0-1) disposed of Manteno (18-7; 9-4) behind a three-hitter By Tiger RHP Blake Patchett. Dalton Sproul led the Tiger attack with two singles a double and three RBI. Red-hot Luke Azzarelli singled and plated a pair of Tiger runs.

Metro Suburban

Riverside-Brookfield 13, Fenton 0
Riverside Brookfield (24-3-1; 13-2) crushed Fenton in five innings behind super-junior Will Kincanon. Kincanon struck out 13 Bison hitters in his complete-game performance to improve to 8-0 on the mound. Kincanon unloaded on the Bison with his bat as well hammering a home run and driving in four Bulldog runs. With the win the ‘Dogs wrapped up the Metro Suburban Championship.

Illiana Christian 10 Glenbard South 1
Illiana Christian (10-9; 9-5) Glenbard South (14-6; 10-4)

Mid-State 6

Peoria Notre Dame 8, Peoria 3
Peoria Notre Dame (19-5; 6-0) rolled past city-rival Central behind Andy Shadid, who doubled and plated three Fighting Irish runs. Mick Best had a 3-fo-r3 day at the plate with three runs scored and an RBI.

Mid-Suburban East

Rolling Meadows 10, Buffalo Grove 0
Rolling Meadows (14-8-1; 12-1) took a step closer to a MSL-East championship, crushing the Bison in five innings on Wednesday. RHP Mickey Wazorick fired a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts at BG. Mustang C Mike Dolan homered singled and drove home three for Meadows. Dan Hendrickson had a double and three RBI while Mustang leadoffman Alex Niecikowski chipped in with a single and a pair of RBI.

Elk Grove 5, Hersey 0
Elk Grove (18-7; 10-3) blanked Hersey (9-15; 6-7) behind a one-hitter from Grenadier ace RHP Dave Camacho. Camacho (6-1) struck out six Huskie hitters and walked none. Luc DiMaso homered and singled and plated a pair of Grenadiers runs. Petar Arbov chipped in with a pair of singles and an RBI.  

Mid-Suburban West

Barrington 6, Palatine 1
Barrington (18-8; 11-1) rolled past Palatine (14-11; 8-5) to clinch the Broncos first MSL-West championship since 2005. Senior RHP Scott Nelson fired a seven-hitter at the Pirates. Nelson helped himself at the plate with a single and two RBI. Notre Dame-bound C Ryan Lidge had two singles and an RBI for the 2013 MSL-West champions. Lidge is now hitting 436 with 8 homers and 34 RBI.

Fremd 10, Conant 4
Fremd (15-8; 9-4) rolled past Conant on Wednesday behind Sam Beutler, who singled and had three RBI for the Vikings. Randy Wilt had two singles and plated a pair of Viking runs while Greg Money had a double and two RBI. Red-Hot Austin Jetel chipped in with a pair of hits and an RBI.

North Suburban Lake

No. 4 Mundelein 8, Zion Benton 1
Mundelein (23-2; 9-1) routed the Zee Bees behind red-hot SIU-bound Will Farmer. The future Saluki had two hits, including a three-run bomb while Ryan Dolan also hammered a three-run bomb and had two hits. Mustang RHP Spencer Ryan fired five scoreless innings to pick up the win on the mound for the NSC-Lake leaders.

Lake Zurich 5 Stevenson 3
Lake Zurich (9-15; 4-6) played spoiler by stunning Stevenson (15-9-1; 7-3) on Wednesday. The Bears were led by Tanner Kiser and Joey Holtz. Kiser had a double and two RBI while Kiser had two hits including a booming triple to drive in a run. Senior LHP Austin Foote allowed one run in three innings of relief to pick up the win. Foote struck out four.

Lake Forest 10, Libertyville 5
Libertyville (18-8-1; 6-4)

South Suburban Crossover

Lemont 12, Evergreen Park 4
Lemont (17-4; 13-0) smashed the Mustangs on Wednesday behind Matt Kaminski who singled doubled and drove home four Indian runs. LSU-recruit C Mike Papierski was walked four times by the Mustangs, singled and scored three runs. Papierski is hitting at a robust .473 clip with a homer and 17 RBI.

Suburban Christian Crossover

Aurora Central Catholic 7, Marian Central Catholic 5
Aurora Central Catholic (24-4; 13-3) rallied past the Hurricanes on a clutch two-run double by Mike Fidler. Fidler also nailed down the save for Heartland Community College-bound Charger ace RHP Matt Miller (5-0).

Upstate 8 River

St. Charles East 4, Elgin 3
St. Charles East (17-9-1; 15-6) slipped past Elgin on Wednesday behind Jack Dellostrito, who had two hits and two RBI. Northwestern University-bound Joey Hoscheit chipped in with three hits. Hoscheit had a scoreless seventh to nail down the save for Fighting Saint LHP Nick Huskisson (4-1) who allowed two runs and six hits along with seven strikeouts to get the win.

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