Jacobs 5, Maine South 1: Jacobs senior Connor Conzelman smacked his third home run of the season to snap a fourth-inning tie and pitcher Austin Sickel (2-0) allowed just 1 run in 5 innings despite allowing 10 hits as the Golden Eagles defeated Maine South 5-1 in Algonquin Friday. Aaron Traub and Matt Hickey each went 1-for-3 and drove in a run for Jacobs (6-1).
Dundee-Crown 3, Conant 2: The Chargers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first, which was all junior starting pitcher Vince Damato needed to secure this nonconference win in Carpentersville. Damato retired the final 7 Cougars in order, the final two looking at strike 3 to polish off a 3-hit complete game. He allowed 2 runs (0 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1 and struck out 6. Senior Dylan Kissack drove in a first-inning run to knot the score 1-1.
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Cary-Grove 5, Evanston 0: Andrew Brierton threw a 4-hit complete game with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks, while at the plate he went 2-for-3 and drove in a run to lead the Trojans to a nonconference road win. Daniel Vilardo homered and drove in 2 runs and Matt Ewert was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for Cary-Grove (6-2).
Hampshire 6, Belvidere North 5: Hampshire starting pitcher Danny Keller struck out the final batter he faced with the tying run on third base to complete this nonconference road win. Keller scattered 6 hits, struck out 8 and walked 5, including the first 2 batters he faced in the seventh inning. Brandon Bowen went 3-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI while RJ Consigny, Michael Merchut and Brandon Wescher each contributed 2 hits and drove in a run for Hampshire (2-1).
Waubonsie Valley 8, Larkin 0: Larkin sophomore Dan Lenz's fourth-inning hit was all that stood between Waubonsie Valley pitcher Tyler Hasper and a no-hitter in this Upstate Eight crossover. Hasper settled for an 87-pitch 1-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks. Sophomore Will King took the loss for Larkin (2-3, 0-3), allowing 6 runs (3 earned) on 11 hits in 4 innings. Waubonsie improved to 3-4, 2-1).
St. Charles East 5, Bartlett 2: Mike Wick and Sam Franco each had 2 hits for the Hawks and Wick drove in a run, but the Saints pulled out an Upstate Eight crossover victory despite being outhit 7-5. Doug Van Dyke took the loss for Bartlett (2-2, 1-2), allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 11 hits in 6 innings. He struck out 3 and issued a walk. Mike Boehmer pitched 5 innings of 3-hit ball to earn the win for the Saints.
Metea Valley 5, Streamwood 4: The Sabres rallied for 3 runs in the top of the seventh but couldn't make it all the way back in this Upstate Eight crossover in Aurora. Streamwood pitcher Jeremy Campbell absorbed the loss. He allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits, walked 2 and struck out 1. Eric Hamlin, Michael Smith and Ramon Saldivar each had 2 hits for Streamwood (1-3, 1-2).
Sycamore 7, Westminster Christian 5: John Wawro (1-for-2, 2 RBI) and Tyler Mamrot (2-for-3, 2B, RBI) led the Warriors at the plate, but visiting Westminster Christian (1-2) was outhit 9-6 by the Spartans. Wawro took the loss after allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits with 4 strikeouts and a walk.
Huntley 9, Hoffman Estates 1: Colin Lyman (2 RBI), Mark Skonieczny (2 RBI), Tyler Albright (2 RBI), Bryce Only and Matt Sullivan all doubled for Huntley (7-0) in this nonconfernce win. Tommy Regan picked up the win for the Red Raiders.