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Ferrante, Viator claim tourney win at Freeport

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  • Maine West's Cory Winiecki delivers during the Warriors' victory Friday at Prospect.

       Maine West's Cory Winiecki delivers during the Warriors' victory Friday at Prospect.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Maine West's Raul Anaya steals second base as Prospect's Patrick Donahue tries to corral the throw during Friday's game.

       Maine West's Raul Anaya steals second base as Prospect's Patrick Donahue tries to corral the throw during Friday's game.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
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St. Viator's Andrew Ferrante struck out eight in 6 innings to help St. Viator get off to a winning start in tournament play Friday in Freeport as the Lions earned a 4-3 victory over Stillman Valley.

Joe Rossi had 2 of the Lions' 3 hits and also stole 2 bases, and Roy Pettingill doubled.

St. Viator (3-3) is scheduled for two more games in the tournament on Saturday.

Maine West 5, Prospect 0: Senior Cory Winiecki kept Prospect's bats under control as the Warriors earned a shutout victory in nonconference play in Mt. Prospect.

Junior shortstop Brett Straessle drove in 2 runs for Maine West, which plated 2 runs in the third innning and 3 in the fifth.

The Warriors had 8 hits, all singles, and benefitted from 6 Prospect errors.

Winiecki threw 55 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Alan Backes suffered the loss for the Knights.

Elk Grove 4, Wheaton Warrenville South 1: Elk Grove starter Alex Tinkoff allowed the visiting Tigers 7 hits and 1 run in his 6-inning stint in a nonconference victory.

Tinkoff struck out four and allowed 1 extra-base hit, a double to Justin Kelly. David Camacho pitched a perfect seventh inning for the Grens.

Michael Anciulis had 3 hits, and Peter Arbov was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 runs scored for the Grens.

Barrington 5, Vernon Hills 3: Scott Nelson earned the victory and also doubled as host Barrington rallied from behind with a 1-run fifth and a 4-run sixth to win in nonconference action.

Nelson threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 27 batters he faced, and Bennett Hillestead got the save for the Broncos.

Dundee-Crown 3, Conant 2: The host Chargers scored all their runs in the first inning, then limited Conant to 3 hits in nonconference play. Kevin Schimel suffered the loss.

Wheeling 12, Maine East 1 (5): The host Wildcats got doubles from Nick Ricciardi and David Shapiro and a triple from Brenden Spillane as part of a 12-hit attack in a 5-inning nonconference win.

Sophomore Nathan Cooney earned the victory as Maine East had 4 hits.

Christian Liberty 11, Chicago Hope 0 (6): Dan Glad tossed 6 shutout innings with 7 strikeouts and also homered to help the Chargers to a one-sided victory. David Colbert also tripled in Christian Liberty's 9-hit output.

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