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Article updated: 3/30/2013 9:48 PM

Hard-hitting Prospect picks up victory against Lake Zurich


Prospect scored 3 runs in the first inning of its nonconference contest at Lake Zurich on Saturday, and that turned out to be more than enough offense for starter Welby Malczewski and reliever Zach Smith, who combined on a 2-hit shutout in an 11-0 victory over the Bears.

After a 2-run third and a 2-run fourth, Prospect scored 4 more in the sixth inning to end the game in that frame.

Patrick Donohue, Jackson Wrede, A.J. Compton and Grant Gerdes each drove in 2 runs for Prospect. Donohue doubled, and Patrick Hipple had a solo homer.

Bartlett 12, Palatine 9: The host Pirates grabbed an 8-6 lead after delivering a 6-run third inning, but the Hawks scored in every inning but the sixth to get back in front and claim a nonconference win.

Zach Serna doubled twice, Jarrod Juskiewicz homered and drove in 3 runs and Greg Grana doubled and had 2 RBI for Palatine.

Alex Piszczek started for the Pirates, but Jason Lemonidis suffered the loss in relief.

D-C 10, Elk Grove 9: Dundee-Crown scored 5 runs over the final three innings, including the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, to earn a 10-9 victory over Elk Grove in nonconference play.

Luc Dimaso homered and doubled for the Grens, and Mikey Maize doubled twice.

Elk Grove out-hit the Chargers 12-10 but committed 7 errors.

Buffalo Grove 6, Niles West 5: Matt Blankshain doubled and drove in 2 runs to help the host Bison past Niles West in nonconference play.

Nick Carpinelli and Sean Edgar also had 2 hits for the Bison.

Brian Kleczynski started for the Bison and pitched three innings, allowing 1 earned run. Luke Potnick pitched two innings and allowed 3 unearned runs, and Adam Kowalski and Justin Hasek both pitched 1 scoreless inning.

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