Scouting Notes: Wauconda vs. Vernon Hills

By Brian Duffy

Wauconda defeated Vernon Hills 6-3 in a North Suburban Prairie matchup on Tuesday. Wauconda junior right-hander Brandon Gibis picked up the win on the mound.

Scouting Notes:

  • Gibis allowed two earned runs, showing good command of three pitches. Gibis sat at 79-80 mph and topped out at 81 mph with his fastball.  Junior righty Ryan Gick closed the game out. Gick sat at 77-78 mph.
  •  Sophomore LHP Patrick Crowley took the loss for Vernon Hills. Crowley, who is one of the top outfield prospects in the Class of 2014, sat at 80-81 mph and topped at 82 mph with his fastball, 72-74 mph with his slider and 70-72 mph with his change. Wauconda jumped out to a lead in the first when Crowley allowed 3 runs, 2 of which were earned. Crowley was relieved by his older brother, senior MJ Crowley later in the game.
  • Wauconda was led by junior catcher Kyle Bock, who had a couple hits and three RBI. John Kamakis, Jeff Lindberg, and Jake Ziolkowski also aided in the Wauconda offensive attack.
  • Offensively, Vernon Hills was led by senior catcher and Butler commit Chris Marras, who singled and walked twice. Additionally, junior Tyler Feece had a couple hits and an RBI late in the game to cut the deficit to three. The left-handed Feece, the team’s ace, will take the mound against Wauconda on Wednesday.
  •  Vernon Hills sophomore SS Jake Boyer also singled in an RBI and showed well defensively.