Illinois Daily Roundup: April 5 Games

Daily Roundup
By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

For Games of Saturday April 5

Fox Valley Crossovers
Crystal Lake Central 6, Crystal Lake South 1
Central won the “Battle of Crystal Lake on the South Side, scoring a pair of runs in the second and third innings to put this one away early. Senior Luke Francis was 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Tiger attack. Starting and winning RHP Fred Birr did not allow an earned run in his 5.2 innings of stellar work on the mound to get the win. Senior Tanner Larkins fired 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of Birr. Crystal Lake South (3-1; 1-1 Valley) was led by junior SS Garrett Bright, who singled, doubled, scored a run and drove one in for the Gators.   

Jacobs 5, Grayslake Central 3
Jacobs (6-2; 2-0 Valley) kept pace with Huntley and McHenry in the FVC Valley with the crossover win on Saturday. Ben Murray singled,doubled and drove home two Golden Eagle runs while Danny Vanderwalker had two hits, including a double with two RBI. Jacob’s starting and winning RHP Tim Hubner (2-0) worked six innings on the mound allowing one unearned run and three hits to pick up the win.

Bloomington 12, Chatham Glenwood 4
Bloomington (1-3) picked up their first win of the season stunning the Titans at South Park in Chatham. In a rematch of the 2013 Class 3A supersectional, junior Deion Thompson blasted his second home run and led the Purple Raider attack with four RBI. Sophomore Aidan Cossio (1-0) pitched five strong innings against the powerful Titans and junior Charlie Cerny slammed the door on Glenwood in the sixth and seventh to nail down the save for Cossio. Cerny added two hits and an RBI. Seniors Nick Chapman and Trey Packard each plated a pair of Raider runs.

Monster roundup from Saturday's action also includes reports and scores on: Huntley, McHenry, Downers South, York, Oak Park, WJOL semifinals, Highland Park, Plainfield South, Bloomington, Richards, Mount Carmel, St. Rita, St. Joseph-Ogden, Teutopolis, SHG, DuQuoin, Lincoln-Way West, Glenbard West, Mahomet Seymour, LW East, Evanston, Neuqua Valley, Grayslake North, Lemont, Morgan Park, Barrington, Mattoon, Alton, Normal, Herscher, Elk Grove, Glenbrook South, Normal West, Notre Dame and more ...

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