Wheeling trailed host Maine West 4-1 after the fifth inning on Saturday, but 2-run singles by Nathan Cooney and Angelo DeBlasio were the key hits in a 5-run rally as the Wildcats earned a 6-4 victory in nonconference play.
Sophomore Jake Jordan (2-0) pitched 5 innings for Wheeling, striking out eight and allowing 5 hits. Cooney, also a sophomore, pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief for the Wildcats (3-5).
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St. Viator splits: The Lions dropped a 9-2 decision in the first game but bounced back to hand Nazareth its first loss of the season 6-1 in the second in East Suburban Catholic Conference play.
Andrew Ferrante had a homer in the first game as Nazareth produced a 6-run rally in the sixth inning to pull away.
In game two, Patrick Martin allowed Nazareth only singles as he tossed a complete-game 4-hitter with 7 strikeouts.
Joe Rossi went 3-for-3 with 2 steals, Ben Dickey was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 steals and Roy Pettingill was 2-for-4 for St. Viator (6-6, 1-1).
Nazareth dropped to 11-1-1 and 1-1.
Hoffman Estates splits: The visiting Hawks split a pair of nonconference games against Elgin, rallying to win 3-2 in the first game before falling 3-1 in the second.
In game one, Chris Eisele figured prominently. He started and earned the winning decision, allowing 7 hits in 6 innings.
Eisele also drove in the winning run in the sixth inning by getting down a suicide squeeze to score Jimmy Ward.
Zack Hommowun doubled and had 2 hits for the Hawks, and Jack Kelley earned a save by getting the final two outs.
In the second game, Nick Fraser pitched 5 innings of scoreless relief for Hoffman Estates, but Elgin's Ryan Sitter limited the Hawks (2-7) to 5 singles while striking out eight in a complete-game victory.
Barrington 4, South Elgin 3: Scott Nelson drove home Dylan Lidge with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh with his second sacrifice fly of the game in nonconference play.
Ryan Lidge, who finished 2-for-2 with a solo homer in the third inning, advanced his brother in the seventh inning with a sacrifice bunt.
Wyatt Trautwein tossed a complete-game 6-hitter to earn the decision for Barrington (6-7).
Glenbrook North 1, Buffalo Grove 0: The visiting Bison got a great pitching performance from Brian Kleczysnki, who allowed 1 hit and struck out four in his 6-inning stint, but came up short in nonconference play.
The Bison had 3 hits but also committed 3 errors.
Hinsdale South 1 Leyden 0: Matt Reschke allowed Leyden just 5 singles as Hinsdale South in West Suburban Gold play. Jeremy Conradson allowed the Hornets 4 hits and also threw a complete game.