Jarrod Juskiewicz homered twice and visiting Palatine scored twice in the sixth and seventh inning to pull out a 10-8 nonconference victory Saturday at St. Viator in a game that featured nine lead changes.
Anthony Fortunato had the winning hit for Palatine, a 2-run blast in the seventh. He finished 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.
Other hitting standouts for Palatine included Greg Grana (2 RBI), Neal Ori (2-for-4), Matt Hogan (3-for-3) and Chris Macahon 2 RBI.
Andy Macahon pitched a complete game for the Pirates (8-8-1).
Leadoff hitter Matt Prazuch went 3-for-3 with a triple and scored 3 runs for St. Viator (9-9).
Elk Grove 6, Libertyville 2: Mikey Maize doubled and drove in 2 runs as the host Grens produced 5 runs in the third inning to take command on the way to a nonconference victory.
Starter Jake Andrews allowed 3 hits in 5 innings to earn a win for Elk Grove (13-5).
Adam O’Malley had 3 hits, and Luc DiMaso and Nick Zach had 2 apiece for the Grens.
Barrington 10, Harlem 0 (5): Jake Coon homered and doubled, Scott Nelson went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and Mitch Pfeiffer was 2-for-2 as the visiting Broncos rolled to a nonconference win.
Bennett Hillestead threw 5 shutout innings for Barrington (12-7), striking out four and allowing 5 hits.
Stevenson 8, Buffalo Grove 2: The visiting Bison led 2-0 through four innings, but the Patriots scored 4 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to net a nonconference victory. Ryan Shumi doubled twice for the Bison (6-8).
Lakes sweeps Hoffman Estates: The visiting Eagles rocked Hawks pitching for 11 hits and took advantage of 6 errors in a 15-5, 5-inning win in game one before scoring 3 runs in the top of the seventh to earn a 10-9 victory in game two of nonconference play. Hoffman Estates fell to 3-11 overall while Lakes improved to 7-11.
Vernon Hills 9, Wheeling 2: The host Cougars held Wheeling 5 hits in claiming a nonconference victory. Brenden Spillane had the only extra-base hit for the Wildcats (4-9), a sixth-inning double which drove in both Wheeling runs.
St. Francis 6, Hersey 5: The visiting Huskies had a 2-run lead entering the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Spartans produced a 3-run rally to pick up a nonconference win.
Michael Sauer allowed 4 runs in 6-plus innings, and Tommie Pearson suffered the loss in relief for Hersey (5-10).
Joe Silva and Ryan Rodgers had 2 hits apiece, including a double, and David Milligan had an RBI double for the Hersey.
Lake Zurich 8, Rolling Meadows 3: The visiting Mustangs (8-6-1) tied it up at 3-3 with a 2-run rally in the top of the sixth inning, but Lake Zurich answered with a 5-run bottom half to earn a nonconference victory. Each team had 5 hits, but Meadows commited 9 errors.
Alden Hebron 7, Christian Liberty 5: David Colbert doubled twice but the Chargers (7-6, 4-2) came up short in Northeastern Athletic Conference play.
Leyden splits: The Eagles dropped a 2-1 decision despite out-hitting Addison Trail 7-3 in game one but bounced back for a 5-3 victory in game two.
Hector Herrera (2-1) got the decision in the second game as Mike Szopinski doubled in an 11-hit attack for Leyden (3-12, 2-9), which played errorless ball.
Elk Grove 13-5 5-1
Rolling Meadows 8-6-1 6-0
Buffalo Grove 6-8, 4-2
Hersey 5-10, 3-2
Wheeling 4-9 1-5
Prospect 1-9 0-6
Barrington 12-7 6-0
Palatine 8-8-1 2-2
Fremd 8-6 2-2
Hoffman 3-11 1-3
Schaumburg 4-5 1-3
Conant 0-10 0-4
St. Viator 9-9 3-3
Christian Liberty 7-6, 4-2
Maine West 4-8 0-3
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