The Streamwood baseball team opened up a 7-1 lead and then hung on to beat Elgin 8-5 Monday and stay in first place in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division.
Brandon Guilfoyle turned in a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate with a double and 2 RBI while Richie Gorski and Zack Bucher each recorded 2 hits to lead the Sabres (23-2, 17-2).
Shaiquelle Hayes, Gage Teschner, and Jake Bartelt each recorded 2 hits apiece to lead the Maroons (2-21-1, 2-16-1).
Bobby Post (3-0) earned the victory as he allowed just 4 hits in 5 innings of work. Eric Daly (0-5) suffered the loss.
Cary-Grove 4, Huntley 1: John Spoelstra (5-2) pitched a gem as he scattered 5 hits and struck out 6 as he led the Trojans (17-7, 13-4) to a Fox Valley Conference victory over rival Huntley. Matt Panek recorded a double and 3 RBI while Alex Wians added the other RBI. The Red Raiders (19-3, 14-2) were led by Justin Gundlach who went 1-for-2 with a double and Jake Perkins who recorded Huntley's lone RBI. Gundlach (6-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he gave up 4 hits in 4 innings pitched while striking out 4.
Dundee-Crown 8, Crystal Lake Central 1: The Chargers (16-11, 13-6) rapped out 9 hits and overcame some defensive miscues to earn a Fox Valley Conference victory. Steve Schwartz (3 RBI), Jake Romano (double, RBI), and Dylan Kissack (2 hits, RBI) paced the Chargers offensively. Mike Lodi (4-2) earned the victory on the mound as he struck out 3 and allowed 5 hits in 6 innings of work.
Bartlett 3, Neuqua Valley 2 (8 innings): Robert Smith laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to score pinch runner Brett Barger in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Hawks (9-14, 5-10) took advantage of 4 Wildcat miscues to pull off an upset Upstate Eight Conference upset. John Fleming (RBI), Tyler Farina (double), and Ryan Yore picked up the Hawks only 3 hits. Dan Gallanis threw 7 innings as he allowed 4 while striking out 8 to get the no decision. Dan Schlitter (1-2) earned his first victory of the season throwing a scoreless eighth inning.
South Elgin 7, East Aurora 6: The Storm took an early 7-1 lead after 3 innings of play and held off a 5-run fourth inning, Tomcat rally as they earned an Upstate Eight Conference victory. Andrew Weedman went 3-for-3 with an RBI while Kenny Lowden and Ryan Ford recorded 2 hits and an RBI each. Michael Favia knocked in a team leading 2 runs for the Storm. Nathan Halas (1-0) earned the victory on the mound as he allowed 1 hit in 3 innings of work with 2 strikeouts while Andrew Perry picked up the save as he struck out 4 and allowed 1 hit in 2 innings of work.
McHenry 5, Jacobs 0: The Golden Eagles (9-13, 7-8) were not only shut out, but they were no-hit by McHenry pitcher Joey Feilen (5-1) as they fell in Fox Valley Conference play. Henry Giegeous (2-3) suffered the tough luck loss.
Wheaton Academy 3, Westminster Christian 1: The Warriors found themselves on the wrong end of a pitching duel as they could only managed just 1-hit in this nonconference loss at Elfstrom Stadium. Kevin Elder suffered the tough-luck loss as he threw a complete-game, striking out 12 and scattering just 4 hits. Tyler Greene recorded the Warriors only hit of the game while Will Woodhouse knocked in their only run.