Carmel Catholic's East Suburban Catholic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday was moved from Mundelein to Joliet Catholic because its field was too soggy.
So the Corsairs traveled, and then triumphed.
Carmel won 4-2 behind Matt Ryan's complete-game 1-hitter and took the second game 6-3 to improve to 9-2 and 4-0 in the ESCC.
"Two well-played games," Corsairs coach Dann Giesey said. "It made the drive nicer."
Ryan improved to 3-0, allowing no earned runs, while striking out five and walking four. Tyler Murphy led Carmel's 7-hit attack by going 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Sean Brennan was 1-for-2 with a double, walk and run scored, and Brett Milazzo had a single, stolen base, 2 runs scored and an RBI.
Carmel got another complete-game effort on the mound in Game 2, as Dalton Wright (2-2) allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out six and walked a pair.
Milazzo went 2-for-3 and scored a run, Murphy was 1-for-1 with 2 walks and a run, and Matt Skarzynski went 1-for-1 with an RBI.
Libertyville 11, Highland Park 1: Libertyville kept the offense rolling with another big win, just one day after its 22-run output against North Chicago.
The Wildcats struck quickly against Highland Park and were up 8-0 after three innings. Evan Skoug led the way with 3 hits, while both Matt Vogt and Jimmy Govern each had 2 hits. Pitcher Jeff Barton got the win. He went 3 innings and had 2 strikeouts.
Stevenson 8, Rolling Meadows 4: Zach Novoselsky drilled a grand slam to lead the Patriots to the nonconference victory.
Stevenson also got 2 hits apiece out of Jimmy Marchese and Mitchell Goll. One of Marchese's hits was a double. Meanwhile, pitcher Jordan Sheinkop picked up the win. He allowed just 2 walks and no runs over 6 innings. He also struck out 6 batters.
Antioch sweeps: Antioch experienced two extremes in its doubleheader with Northside Prep. The Sequoits got a 5-4 win in the first game and then cruised to a 14-5 win in the second game.
In the first game, both Adam Harvey and Mitch Everett had 2 hits apiece. One of Harvey's hits went for a triple. Meanwhile, Christian Norris had a double for the Sequoits, who improve to 6-3. Everett also picked up the win on the mound. He gave up only 2 walks and 1 earned run over 7 innings. He also struck out 3 batters.
In the second game, Nick Muskat led the way with 3 hits. Harvey, Everett and Josh Saldivar each finished with 2 hits. Harvey, Saldivar, Sam Smithson and Matt DeJong all had doubles. Pitcher David Rzewnicki got the win. He struck out 2 batters and gave up no earned runs over 21⁄3 innings pitched.
Mundelein 17, Lakes 4: Ryan Dolan homered and Will Farmer went 4-for-4, as the Mustangs improved to 15-0.
Mundelein also got big production from Mike Metz (3-for-3), Derek Parola (3-for-4) and Mitch Schulewitz (3-for-4, 2 doubles). Farmer and Logan Reckert also doubled, while Adam Turner earned the win.
Joe Sisk homered forLakes (2-11).
Grant 8, Jacobs 4: Simeon Lucas doubled and knocked in 3 runs, and Jake Ring went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Bulldogs, wo improved to 10-3.
Winning pitcher Jacob Trumpis (2-1) tossed 4 innings.
RocktonHononegah 4, Wauconda 3: Ben Peterson had a double for Wauconda (4-3), which had 3 errors. Pitcher Jeff Lindberg had 8 strikeouts and just 2 walks in the loss. He threw 7 innings.
Palatine 5, Vernon Hills 2: Vernon Hills was hampered by 4 errors in the loss. Jordan Freibrun and Connor Dickman drove in the Cougars' only runs.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.