Illinois Daily Roundup: April 15 Games



By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

Tuesday April 15 Games

Catholic League Crossovers
No. 1 St. Rita 8, De La Salle 1

St.Rita (16-0; 1-0 Blue) won its Chicago Catholic League opener behind Austin Peay-bound LHP Mike Costanzo (5-0). Costanzo allowed an unearned run and three hits in his five innings of work against the Meteors to pick up the win. Costanzo struck out 10 and walked five. University of Tennessee  junior recruit Tyler Halas had two singles, doubled and plated three Mustang runs. University of Notre Dame-bound Jake Shepski doubled and had two RBI while senior Chris Delgadillo chipped in with a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with two runs scored. De La Salle falls to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the CCL White.

No. 2 St. Laurence 12, St. Ignatius 0
St. Laurence (12-1; 1-0 Blue) blanked the Wolfpack behind six stellar innings of one-hit shutout baseball from senior RHP Alex Hitney (1-0).  Hitney fanned 10 and walked two. Senior Mike Miller was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. NIU-bound Brad Wood doubled, tripled and drove home a run  while junior Anthony Chimera doubled, scored a run and drove one home for the Vikings.

Springfield 2, Chatham Glenwood 1
Springfield (6-6; 2-2) scored two runs in the first inning and senior ace RHP Clay Shourd (3-0) went the distance to send Glenwood to another one-run loss in Springfield. Shourd outdueled Glenwood’s Brian Hobbie, allowing an unearned run and three hits with 11 punchouts. In the bottom of the first inning, after two outs, the Senators tied the game on  three consecutive Titan errors and then senior Dane Minder ripped a single to center scoring junior Ricky lavin with the eventual game winning run. For Chatham Glenwood (5-7; 2-3), Hobbie the tough-luck loser also went the distance allowing just three hits and the two unearned runs. Hobbie struck out five Crimson batters.

Johnsburg 8, Cary-Grove 1
Johnsburg (4-5; 2-2 Fox) finished off the host Trojans with a five-run outburst in the top of the seventh to even-up its FVC Fox record. Skyhawk senior Kevin Kordick highlighted the big seventh with a monster grand-slam homer which gave him five ribbies for the game. Senior Collin Ridout added three singles, two runs scored and two RBI while Ridout also fired six scoreless innings on the mound to pick up the win. Ridout allowed five hits and had seven strikeouts. Cary Grove falls to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the FVC Valley.  

Tuesday's action across the state also includes reports on: Brother Rice, SHG, Jacksonville, Springfield, Glenwood, Bloomington Central Catholic, Mahomet-Seymour, Johnsburg, Illiana Christian, Belleville Althoff, Nashville, Murphysboro, West Frankfort, Minooka,  Belleville West, Normal Community and more ...

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