Jon Escobar struck out 12 over 5 innings in his first varsity start to help Fremd past Prospect 6-2 in a Mid-Suburban League baseball crossover on Friday.
Escobar also doubled, and Austin Jetel went 3-for-4 for Fremd (8-6, 2-2).
A.J. Compton went 2-for-3 with a double for Prospect (1-9, 0-6).
Wheeling 7, Palatine 6: The Wildcats earned their first win against an MSL foe by scoring 4 runs in the first inning, 2 more in the fourth and 1 in the sixth.
Brenden Spillane, David Shapiro and Derek Espinoza had RBI singles for Wheeling in the first inning, Ian Gilliam had an RBI single in the fourth to put Wheeling (4-8, 1-5) ahead for good, and Angelo DeBlasio earned the victory.
Jarrod Juskiewicz homered and Zach Serna had an RBI triple for Palatine (7-8-1, 2-2).
Barrington 9, Elk Grove 6: Justin Dragosz and Ryan Lidge homered, and Dylan Lidge had 3 hits to help host Barrington to an MSL crossover victory over Elk Grove in matchup of divisional leaders.
Adam O'Malley had 3 hits for visiting Elk Grove (12-5, 5-1), and Nick Zak homered.
Matt Pieterzak ptiched 4 innings to pick up the win for Barrington (11-7, 6-0), and Dylan Balogh earned a save.
Hersey 8, Conant 6: The visiting Huskies rallied for 4 runs in the top of the sixth inning to earn an MSL crossover win.
C.J. Reichel drove in 3 runs and Andrew Segalla had 2 hits for Hersey (5-9). Joe Silva walked twice and score 3 runs, and Jake Yager earned the win after allowing 2 earned runs in 5 innings. Niko Poulos earned the save after yielding an unearned run in 1 innings.
Conant (0-10, 0-4) got 2 RBI and a double from Dan Modelski.
Buffalo Grove 19, Schaumburg 6 (6): The visiting Bison delivered 15 hits, and Saxons pitching allowed 11 walks as the Bison won an MSL crossover.
Buffalo Grove (6-7, 4-2) got doubles from Josh Guertler, Ryan Schumi, Sean Edgar, Andrew Cole and Paul Burke as Brian Kleczynski earned the victory.
Schaumburg (4-5, 1-3) got a solo home from Joe Petritis but left 6 runners on base.
Rolling Meadows 8, Hoffman Estates 7: Rolling Meadows starter Matt Dennis had alowed only 3 hits and 2 runs -- both on solo homers from Ethan Bloom -- through 6 innings before Hoffman Estates rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Nick Fraser had the key hit in that rally, a 2-run homer. But Dennis, with runners on second and third, got a strikeout to end the game.
Mike Dolan homered and Dennis, Alex Niecikowski, John Burkiewicz and Dan Hendrickson had doubles for Rolling Meadows (8-5-1, 6-0). Dennis struck out nine and walked five.
Jimmy Ward suffered the loss for the Hawks (3-9, 1-3).