Batavia's Michael Rutas tossed a no-hitter Monday as Batavia handed the Streamwood baseball team its first loss of the season, 4-0, in Upstate Eight Conference action at Streamwood.
Rutas struck out 5 Sabres and walked two while making several great defensive plays on the mound.
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Josh Harris (4-1), who beat Rutas in their previous matchup, suffered the loss on the mound for the Sabres (14-1, 8-1) as he threw a complete-game, allowing 8 hits, 3 earned runs, and no walks while striking out seven.
Crystal Lake South 12, Woodstock 0 (5 innings): The Gators (10-4, 6-3) jumped ahead early as they cruised to an easy victory over Woodstock in this Fox Valley Conference game. Chris Hauser (2-for-3, 3 RBI, triple) and Chris Morrison (2-for-3, RBI) each recorded home runs to pace the Gators offensively. Jeremy DeJesus (3-for-3), Nick Martin (3-for-4, double), and Tyler Salm (2-for-3, double) each added an RBI. Martin (3-1) also picked up the victory on the mound as he scattered 2 hits, walked one, and struck out four in 4 innings pitched.
Aurora Christian 10, St. Edward 2: The Green Wave (3-14, 1-7) struggled offensively as they only pushed across 2 runs on 3 hits in this Suburban Christian Gold game at home. Luke Duffy was the lone Wave player to record multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jake Koehring (1-4) took the loss as he surrendered 10 hits and 6 earned runs.
Huntley 4, Prairie Ridge 1: Jake Staab (4-0) threw a complete-game, 4-hitter while striking out seven and walking two, as he led the Red Raiders (14-1, 9-0) to another Fox Valley Conference victory. Nick Corpolongo paced the Red Raiders as he went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Nick Bralich (1-for-1) and Colin Lyman (1-for-3, double) each chipped in an RBI.
St. Charles East 8, Elgin 5: The Maroons (2-9-1, 2-6-1) fell behind 6-0 after two innings of play and could not recover as they were defeated by the Saints in Upstate Eight Conference action. Shaiquelle Hayes led the Maroons with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Drew Bloomquist (0-1) took the loss on the mound as he gave up 7 hits.
McHenry 12, Dundee-Crown 2 (5 innings): The Chargers (10-9, 7-4) carried a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but 3 defensive errors plagued Dundee-Crown as they fell at McHenry in this Fox Valley Conference game. Jake Romano (home run) and Steve Schwartz (double) led the Chargers with 2 hits apiece. Chris Gorman (1-1) took the tough loss.
Neuqua Valley 14, Larkin 1 (5 innings): The Royals (8-8, 3-6) could not get the bats going as they managed just 3 hits in this Upstate Eight Conference loss to Neuqua Valley. Miguel Villafane and Victor Saldana (RBI) each recorded a double while Austin Lodge picked up the Royals' other hit. Austin Royse (3-1) suffered his first loss of the year.
Grayslake Central 5, Cary-Grove 2: The Trojans (10-7, 7-4) found themselves in a 2-2 tie heading into the seventh inning but were unable to push anymore runs across as they were defeated in Fox Valley Conference action. Nick Richter and Mike Vilardo each recorded 2 hits while Kevin Webber and Alex Posey knocked in 1 run each for the Trojans. John Spoelstra (2-2) suffered the loss.
Jacobs 17, Woodstock North 1 (5 innings): The Golden Eagles pounded out 14 hits and scored 17 runs on their way to an easy 5-inning victory over Fox Valley Conference opponent Woodstock North. Brett Kale turned in a perfect performance at the plate as he went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Mark Self went 2-for-4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI while Kevin Hubner went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Nate Anderson (2-1) earned the victory as he scattered 3 hits and struck out four.
ECC sweeps doubleheader: The Spartans (27-9, 9-5) won a pitchers duel against College of Lake County in Game 1 as Craig Lipp (4-0) fired a 3-hitter and hung on to a 1-0 victory while in Game 2 the Spartans earned an 8-3 victory. Brady Renner recorded an RBI double in Game 1 to provide the only run of the game. Tom Roth (2B) and Craig Lipp each recorded 2 RBI in the second game while Jay Mueller added a home run and Renner added a double. Devin Rowland (2-2) earned the victory as he scattered 4 hits, walked one, and struck out seven in 6 innings pitched.