Pitcher Tyler Feece helped Vernon Hills put an end to its three-game losing streak.
He went 6 innings and allowed just 1 earned run while rolling up 11 strikeouts to help the Cougars past Grayslake Central 11-3 on Monday.
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Feece (2-2) helped his own cause by going 3-for-3 at the plate, including a 2-run homer in the first inning. He also knocked in two more runs with a double in the sixth inning.
Pat Crowley and Connor Dickman added 2 hits apiece for the Cougars.
Libertyville 8, Zion-Benton 1: Evan Skoug and Connor Simpson each had 2 hits to lead Libertyville. Meanwhile, pitcher Mitchell Townsend got the win. He rolled up 6 strikeouts over five innings.
Carmel 12, Lakes 1: Sean Brennan drove in 4 runs and had 2 stolen bases to lead Carmel. Brett Milazzo and Tyler Murphy each also came up with a steal for the Corsairs, who move to 7-2 on the season. Lakes drops to 2-9.
Warren 2, Stevenson 0: Pitcher Adam Ruess came in and got the save for the Blue Devils.