Monster Daily Game Roundup - March 30



BY DRAKE SKLEBA
SENIOR WRITER

Games from Saturday, March 30

West Suburban Gold

Downers Grove South 6-5, Leyden 0-4
Downers Grove South (4-2; 2-0) returned from Phoenix and swept away Leyden in its WSC Gold opening twin-bill. In game one, Minnesota-bound RHP Brian Glowicki fired a two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts to lead the Mustangs past the Eagles.

In game two, senior Danny Mayer broke up a 4-4 tie with a solo shot in the top of the seventh to give the Mustangs the sweep. Mayer led the Mustangs with four RBI.

Hinsdale South 3-3, Willowbrook 0-1
Hinsdale South (2-3; 2-0) senior Mike Rizzo (1-1) fired a one-hit masterpiece in game one. Rizzo struck out three and walked two. Rizzo singled home the only run he would need to pick up the Hornet’s first win of the season. Senior SS Jerry Stoltz added an RBI for South.

In game two, Hornet senior Matt Reschke fired a five hitter at Willowbrook with five strikeouts. The run he allowed was unearned. Senior 1B Matt Morford led the Hornet attack in game two with two hits and two RBI. Willowbrook (1-3; 0-2) was led by Dom Battaglia who had a pair of hits for the Warriors.

Morton 17-11, Proviso East 0-1 (first game five innings; second game six)
Morton (2-2; 2-0) swept a twin-bill from Proviso East in Berwyn on Saturday. In game one, Mustang sophomore Anthony Inequez (1-1) fired a two-hitter with nine strikeouts. Junior Norberto Cisneros had two hits and drove home four. Gabriel Orosco had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate. In game two, senior Elias McMahon (1-1) allowed one unearned run and three hits to pick up the win. McMahon had eight strikeouts. Junior Anthony Munoz had three hits. Luis Rivera and Nick Campanile had two RBI apiece.

West Suburban Silver

No. 18 Oak Park 11-10 Glenbard West 1-0 (first game 5 innings, second game 6 innings)
The defending Class 4A State Champions from Oak Park (2-1; 2-0) opened up West Suburban Silver play by demolishing Glenbard West in a twin-bill at Oak Park. In game one, Huskie senior RHP Henry Cappell (1-0) allowed one run and five hits in his 4 2/3 innings of work to pick up the win. Michigan-bound 1B Nick Kowalczuk had two hits and two RBI to lead the Huskie attack. Charlie Fencik added a double and two RBI for Oak Park. Glenbard West (0-3; 0-2) was led by Grant Greeno who hammered a pair of doubles.

In game two, the future Wolverine, Kowalczuk hit three bombs and drove in seven to lead the

Huskies to the 10-0 win and the WSC Silver sweep. Junior RHP Sam Cottingham-Beard (1-0) allowed three hits in five innings to pick up the win.

Downers Grove North 12-14, No. 34 York 7-7
Downers Grove North (3-0; 2-0) opened up West Suburban Silver play with a sweep of York in Elmhurst on Saturday. The Trojans outslugged the Dukes 12-7 in game one and completed the sweep in game two with another slugfest victory 14-7.

In game one, Trojan senior C Matt Zabloudil hit two bombs that left the premises at Legion Field and drove in three runs. Junior 3B Ray Greco also went deep and doubled, plating threeTrojan runs. York was led by senior River Pitlock, who doubled twice, singled and had an RBI for the Dukes. Senior Josh Paparone had a perfect 2-for-2 day with an RBI.

In game two, Trojan senior 1B Jack Goergen had a pair of triples among his three hits and drove home five Trojan runs. Senior SS Connor Kopach homered and double with three RBI. Senior Troy Southard scored three runs and added two singles and an RBI. York (2-2; 0-2) was led junior Tyler Zunkle who had four RBI to lead the Dukes. Senior Josh Paparone added a pair of hits and two RBI.

Hinsdale Central 14-20 Proviso West 0-2 (Both games five innings)
Hinsdale Central (3-0; 2-0) scored 34 runs in just 10 innings to easily sweep the Red Devils WSC Silver-opening twin bill at Hinsdale Central.

In game one Tyler Ward, Andy Eck and Alec Hutcherson all had two RBI to lead the Red Devil attack. Boston College-bound RHP Bobby Skogsbergh (2-0) allowed one hit in four innings to pick up the win.

In game two, Skogsbergh had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with five RBI. Tommy Conklin added a three hit, two RBI day for HC. Jake White chipped in with a pair of doubles and ribbies for the Devils.

On the mound, Austin Butler (1-0) fired three no-hit innings at the Panthers with five strikeouts to pick up the win.

Nonconference

No.1 Lyons Township 7-5 Addison Trail 0-3
Lyons Township (4-1) swept away Addison Trail 7-0 and 5-3 in a West Suburban Conference crossover doubleheader on Saturday. Senior LHP Tom Prescott (1-0) fired a shutout at the Blazers. In game two, junior LHP Sam Larson (1-0) picked up the win with relief help from junior Sam Heilenbach. Senior Matt Aikens led the Lion attack with two hits and a clutch RBI.

No. 2 Lincoln-Way North 6, No. 10 Plainfield North 3
Soon to be No.1 Lincoln-Way North (2-0) won a battle of PBR Top 10 teams on Saturday. Creighton-bound RHP Kevin Smith (1-0) fired a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts at the 10th-ranked Tigers. Smith also hammered a solo shot for the Phoenix. Smith’s batterymate senior Ryan Pellack doubled home two for North.  Plainfield North (1-1) was led by senior Zack Zybert, who had two hits and an RBI for the Tigers.

Ottawa 3, No. 5 Normal West 1
Ottawa (2-0) surprised Normal West 3-1 on Saturday behind junior Cahill Horner. Horner had two singles and drove in two big RBI for the Pirates. Senior Brazon Wheeler singled home the other Pirate run. Pirate junior Kyle Wallbaum (2-0), fired a six-hitter at the Wildcats with seven strikeouts.

Ottawa 2, No. 43 Metamora 1
The Pirates completed their sweep of two Power 50 teams, by slipping past Metamora on Saturday. Junior Cahill Horner and senior Nick Harsted each had RBI singles for the Pirates. Pirate ace RHP Jonah Morris (2-0) fired a five-hitter at the Redbirds with seven strikeouts. 

Metamora (5-2) was led by Bradley-bound Spencer Gaa, who had two hits and scored a run for the Red birds.

No. 5 Normal West 12, No. 43 Metamora 4
Normal West (6-3) rebounded in their second game of the day, by romping past Metamora. University of Illinois-bound RHP Matt James (3-0) helped himself in the first inning with a two-run homer and the pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four hits and three unearned runs. James fanned nine. Junior Reed Rogers had two hits and two RBI and Missouri State-bound Alex Jefferson chipped in with two hits. Senior Josh Appel hammered a solo shot for West. Metamora (5-3) was led by Trent Johnson (Arizona), who homered and doubled and drove in three for the Redbirds.

No. 4 Mount Carmel 8, Richards 2
Mount Carmel (5-1) rolled past Richards 8-2 behind University of Kansas-bound LHP Jeremy Kravetz. Kravetz (1-1) fired a four-hitter with four strikeouts at Richards (3-4). Oregon-bound SS Jerry Houston had two hits and an RBI. Senior Jason Gasser and junior Dave Dobrinich each chipped in with a double.

No. 6 St. Laurence 11, Highland Park 0 (5 innings)
St. Laurence (5-1) was led by senior 3B Zach Lewis, who had a perfect 3-for-3 game with a three-run bomb and five RBI. Junior Kevin White had two hits and two RBI for the Vikings. Austin Peay-recruit junior C TJ Marik drove home a pair and junior Mike Miller had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the Plate. Junior RHP Brad Wood (1-0) struck out eight and allowed two hits in  his four shutout innings to pick up the win.

No. 9 St. Rita 6, No. 46 Marist 4
St. Rita (10-0) defeated Marist on Saturday behind senior Patrick Henry (3-0). Henry allowed one earned run and four hits in his quality six inning stint to pick up the win. St. Joseph’s-bound 1B Marty Napleton singled and doubled and drove home a Mustang run. Mustang junior Jake Drada hammered a two-run blast for St. Rita.

No. 15 Rock Island Alleman 14, Normal U-High 1 (5 innings)
In a rematch of the 2012 Class 2A state championship game, Alleman got its revenge. In 2012 in the battle of the Pioneers, U-High prevailed 5-4 in eight thrilling innings to bring home the Class 2A crown back to Normal. In this game, the Pioneers from Rock Island exacted their revenge early and often. It was the season-opener for Allleman.

The R.I. Pioneers were led by senior John Tracy, who had two hits and drove in five Alleman (1-0) runs. John A. Logan-bound Steven Cutkomp added two hits and two RBI. Mike Barnett (1-0) fired three scoreless innings to pick up the win.

No. 20 Nazareth 3-8, Holy Cross (KY) 0-0
In game one, Nazareth (4-0) was led by 6-foot-3 junior Pete Minella, who fired five shutout innings allowing four hits to pick up the win. Minella (1-0) had a single in one official at bat.

In game two, sophomore Mike Kogut (1-0) gave up one hit and struck out 10 Kentuckians to pick up the win. Roadrunner juniors Jake Bartels and Drew Dunker had RBI singles.

No. 25 Lincoln-Way Central 13, Immaculate Conception 2 (5 innings)
Lincoln-Way Central (1-1) was led by senior Mac Leske, who had three hits and four RBI for the Knights. Senior C Andrew VanderSchaaf added two hits and two RBI for the Knights.

No. 26 Huntley 5, South Elgin 2
Red Raider junior 3B Nick Constantino had two hits and two RBI to lead Huntley (3-0) past South Elgin on Saturday. Seven Red Raider pitchers pitched an inning for Huntley with University of Illinois-recruit junior Mike Skonieczny (2-0) picking up the win.

No. 28 O’Fallon 4-10, Kaneland 3-2 (First game 8 innings)
O’Fallon (6-4) swept away Kaneland at Blazier Field in O’Fallon on Saturday. In game one, the Panthers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth for a heart-stopping 4-3 win. Blake Deatheridge singled home the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.

In game two, the Panthers hammered the Knights behind the big bat of senior Jake Jarvis. Jarvis hit his second homer of the season, singled and drove in three runs. Jarvis has driven in 13 runs with only eight hits. Tanner Hudson chipped in with two hits and drove in a run. RHP Jeff Hahs (1-1) allowed two runs and two hits in five innings to pick up the win.

No. 29 Bloomington 7, Williamsville 5
The Purple Raiders rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth to overtake the Bullets on Saturday. Bloomington (4-4) red-hot senior Roman Visintine continued to rip the cover off the baseball with a single and a triple with two RBI. Brandon Edwards chipped in with a single and two RBI.

No. 47 Mundelein 8, No. 8 Simeon 3

Barrington 7, No. 35 Lemont 5
Barrington stunned Lemont on Saturday behind the booming bat of senior Justin Dragoz. Dragoz had two hits and three RBI to lead Barrington (2-4) to victory. Mike Wisz hit a three-run homer for Lemont (1-1). Jake Terrazas chipped in with two hits and an RBI for the Indians.

No. 37 Lincoln-Way West 7, Oak Forest 6 
Lincoln-Way West (3-0) scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh to rally past Oak Forest in New Lenox on Saturday. Warrior Dan Brokop singled doubled twice and drove in three for West. Connor Hogan had three hits, including a triple and drove in a run.

No. 39 Prairie Ridge 13-6, No. 23 Maine South 1-5 (First Game 5 innings)
Prairie Ridge (3-0) swept away the 23rd-ranked Hawks on Saturday. In game one, Wolves junior C Joe Van Dorn was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Wolves attack. Cal Aldridge chipped in with two hits and two RBI. Senior Erik Jakuboski (1-0) allowed one run and one hit in his four innings of work to pick up the win. Jakuboski fanned six.

In game two, the Wolves only could muster three hits, but scored five times in the sixth to rally past Maine South 6-5. Missouri-bound Jordan Getzelman, junior Dustin Thelander and Will Havel had the three Wolves hits and each drove home a run.

Maine South (1-2) in game two was led by EIU-bound Frank Perrone, who had two doubles and two RBI. Senior LHP Mike Virgilio fired four no-hit innings with six strikeouts for the Hawks.

No. 40 Teutopolis 5-3, St. Joseph-Ogden 1-2
Teutopolis (6-1) won game one behind junior LHP Bobby Wenthe’s (2-0) four-hitter with seven strikeouts. The run was unearned. SIU-bound Kyle Pruemer went deep for the Wooden Shoes. Reed Hardiek had a clutch two-run single for T-Town. In game two, Pruemer (3-0) gave up two hits in his five scoreless innings to pick up the win. Alex Goldstein and Chase Wendling had the only two Wooden Shoes hits in game two,

McHenry 4-7, Rockford Boylan 3-1
McHenry (4-2) swept away Rockford Boylan in a twin-bill in McHenry on Saturday. In game one, Devon Gehrke continued his hot hitting with two singles and two RBI to lead the Warriors past the Titans. Nick Redmond (1-0) allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win on the mound. In game two, Warrior junior RHP Cody Freund (1-0) fired six shutout innings allowing one hit with five strikeouts to get the win. Richie Hernandez doubled and drove home three Warrior runs for Freund.

Fremd 14-5 Notre Dame 4-2
Fremd (2-1) swept a nonconference doubleheader with Notre Dame, winning the first game 14-4 and then taking the nightcap 5-2. In game one, Austin Jetel singled, doubled and drove in three Viking runs. Alec Dompke chipped with two hits and two RBI. Notre Dame (0-3) was led by Mike Ferri who had a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with an RBI. In game two, Fremd hit the Dons with a four-run first and coasted to a 5-2 win to complete the sweep. Marcus Middlebrook led the Viking attack with two singles, a double and two RBI. Viking starting pitcher Mack Rosman allowed two hits in his four shutout innings to pick up the win. Rosman struck out six. Mike Ferri, once again led the Dons with two hits and an RBI.

Mount Vernon 3-8 East Peoria 2-9 (first game nine innings, second game eight innings)
Mount Vernon (8-4) split a pair of thrillers with East Peoria on Saturday. In game one, senior 3B Sawyer Harrison’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth won it for the Rams. Harrison had three hits and all three Ram RBI. Senior RHP Brock Fulkerson (3-1) fired three scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win.

In game two, East Peoria scored five times in the top of the seventh to erase an 8-3 Ram lead and then won the game in the eighth. Senior C Colin Young led the Ram attack with two hits and three RBI. Senior Landon Thomas chipped in with a triple and two RBI.

Rantoul 6, Urbana 1
Rantoul (3-0) defeated Urban 6-1 on Saturday behind a four-hitter from Eagle starting pitcher Luke Pannbaker. Tanner McClain scored a pair of runs and drove another in for the Eagles.

Urbana 4, Westville 3 (8 innings)
The Tigers picked up their first victory of 2013 with a thrilling 4-3 win over Westville in eight exciting innings. Senior Mike Thompson walk-off single, drove home fellow senior Jared Broom with the game winner sending the Urbana (1-3) faithful into orbit. Senior Kyle Ross picked up the win in relied by firing a scoreless eighth inning. Jordan Romo led      Westville with two hits and two runs scored. 

Benton 10 Eldorado 0 (5 innings)
Benton (6-4) destroyed Eldorado 10-0 in five innings at Benton City Park on Saturday. The Rangers were led by sophomore 1B Martin Ward who was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Sophomore Dakota Head was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. Senior RHP Zach Mocaby (4-1) fired a one-hitter and helped himself at the plate with three RBI.

Waubonsie Valley 13, Lincoln-Way East 3 (5 innings)
Waubonsie Valley (1-1) crushed the Griffins in Frankfort on Saturday. CJ Lee and Tyler Hasper led the Warrior onslaught with two hits and two RBI each. Alex Tazic also had two RBI. Lincoln-Way East (1-1) was led by Aaron Donald who homered and singled for the Griffins. Cody Becker and Alan Hernandez drove home the other two Griffin runs.

Chicago Christian 15, Eisenhower 1 (five innings)
The Knights improved to 3-1 with a 15-1 drubbing of Eisenhower in five innings on Saturday.

Chicago Christian put the game away with an 11-run third inning. Junior CF Sean O’Meara homered, had a pair of singles and drove home five runs to lead the Knights. Sophomore Martin Johnson (1-0) picked up the win on the mound.

Grayslake Central 4, Burlington Central 3 (9 innings)
Grayslake Central (4-1) won a wild one a Saturday. Rams junior C Fred Landers sent the Grayslake Central fans home happy with his walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

Landers singled home a Ram run in the sixth. Burlington Central (0-1) was led by junior Mike Lee who singled home a couple of runs in the second inning.

Normal U-High 4, United Township 0
Normal U-High (2-1) bounced back for their loss to Rock Island Alleman and blanked United Township on Saturday afternoon. Drew Farney and Kyle Ummel combined on a three hit shutout. 

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