Cary-Grove 2, CL South 0: Brandon McCumber scattered 6 hits with 3 strikeouts and no walks as the Trojans won in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division. Cary-Grove (12-3, 7-1), which also had 6 hits, got RBI singles from McCumber (2-for-3) and Matt Ewert (2-for-3). Tommy Gaede and losing pitcher Tyler Hall were each 2-for-3 for Crystal Lake South (10-1, 7-1). Hall struck out 8 and walked 2.
McHenry 6, Dundee-Crown 5: Dylan Kissack was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI and Ryan Suwanski went 3-for-3 with a double for Dundee-Crown in this FVC Valley loss. Luis Garcia and Trent Muscat each drove in 2 runs for D-C (5-5, 3-3). Suwanski suffered the loss in relief of Vince Damato.
Bartlett sweeps East Aurora: Doug VanDyke and Tim McTeague combined on a five-inning no-hitter as Bartlett won the opener 21-0 in the Upstate Eight River. The Hawks completed the sweep with an 8-0 win in Game 2. In the opener, Bartlett pounded out 22 hits, led by 4 each from Ben Havel (2 doubles, 4 RBI) and Matt Vitulli (2 doubles, 5 RBI). Trevor Scetic (3-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI), Ryan Karrick (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Mike Roberson (RBI), Jake Barrutia (3-for-3), Colin Nowak (2-for-5, 2 RBI) and Sam Franco (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) also contributed. Van Dyke pitched the first 3 innings and had 4 strikeouts to earn the win. McKeague struck out 6 of the 7 batters he faced. In Game 2, Vitulli was 3-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBI while Karrick (2-for-3, RBI) and Franco (RBI) each had doubles. Havel had 2 RBI and Justin Blanchett drove in a run. Blanchett was also the winning pitcher for the Hawks (7-2, 6-2), going 5 innings and allowing 2 hits with 5 strikeouts and a walk.
St. Edward sweeps St. Francis: Jacob Koehring threw a 4-hitter in Game 1 and went 5-for-6 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI on the day as St. Edward swept a Suburban Christian doubleheader, winning 5-1 and 7-2. In Game 1, Koehring struck out 5 and walked 3 while allowing only 1 earned run. Ryan Nudd added a double and an RBI for the Green Wave and Tighe Koehring had 2 RBI. In the second game, Tighe Koehring was 2-for-4 with a double for St. Edward (9-3, 7-2). Michael Castoro and Jack Tierney (RBI) each had 2 hits and Zach West drove in a run. Nick Bouley got the win in relief of Scotty Palmer.
Elgin drops 2: The Maroons managed just 1 hit in Game 1 and 5 hits in Game 2 in losing an Upstate Eight River doubleheader to St. Charles East, 5-0 and 3-1. Nick Turner and Ryan Sitter took the losses for Elgin (2-9, 1-7).
Geneva takes 2 from Streamwood: The Sabres had only 1 hit in a 7-0 loss in Game 1 and then fell 11-6 in Game 2 of this UEC River twin bill. Kevin Drwal had a double and an RBI in Game 2 for Streamwood, while Jeff Weaver (3-for-3), Troy Caminitti and Zach Pisarek each drove in runs. Chad Caminitti took the loss in Game 1 and Matt Harding was the losing pitcher for the Sabres (1-10, 1-8) in Game 2.
Jacobs 6, Waukegan 5: Danny Vandewalker's walk-off double led the Golden Eagles to this nonconference win. Connor Conzelman was 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI for Jacobs, while Ben Murray (3-for-4, 2 doubles, RBI), Greg Sidor (RBI), Grant Kale (2B), Ryan Sargent (2-for-5, 2B) and Joe Berndt (2-for-3) also contributed to the offense. Sargent was the winning pitcher in relief.
Grant 8, Jacobs 4: Grant Kale was 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI but the Golden Eagles fell in a nonconference game played at Trout Park in Elgin Saturday night. Tom Hubner had a double and an RBI for Jacobs (11-3). Nick Ledinsky was the losing pitcher.
Two tough losses for Storm: South Elgin couldn't muster any offense Saturday, dropping a pair of 1-0 UEC Valley decisions to Waubonsie Valley, whose Tyler Hasper threw a no-hitter in Game 1. David Palmer suffered the loss for South Elgin despite allowing no earned runs. He gave up 6 hits with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks. In Game 2, all the Storm (6-5, 5-3) could manage was singles from Palmer and Jared Lee off the Warriors' Troy Fumagalli. Joe Crivolio took the loss, allowing just 2 hits.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.