Jacobs 2, Cary-Grove 1: Jacobs starting pitcher Nick Ledinsky outdueled Cary-Grove starting pitcher Zach Marszal as the Golden Eagles gained a split of the 2-game Fox Valley Conference Valley Division series. Marszal (3-3) gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 4 in 6 innings. Ledinsky (4-1) held the Trojans to 1 earned run in a complete-game 4-hitter. He struck out 5 and walked 4. Cary-Grove's Daniel Vilardo singled in a run to draw the Trojans within 2-1 in the seventh inning, but Ledinsky induced a groundout with the tying run at second to end the game. Vilardo went 2-for-3 with a walk for Cary-Grove (13-5, 7-3). Ben Murray doubled and drove in a run and Joe Rizzuto singled and drove in a run for Jacobs (14-5, 6-3).
McHenry 6, Crystal Lake South 5: Host McHenry completed a 2-game sweep of the defending league co-champs to forge a first-place tie with Huntley atop the FVC Valley standings. McHenry (15-6, 9-2) staked starting pitcher Devon Gehrke to a 6-1 lead, and he held on for the win, thanks to a flyball to right field with the tying run on third base. Tyler Parquette (2-1) took the loss. He allowed 6 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits, walked 2 and struck out 2. Max Meitzler went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI for CL South (11-3, 8-3).
St. Edward 7, Wheaton Academy 3: Trailing 2-1, St. Edward scored 3 runs in the sixth and 3 more in the seventh to prevail in this Suburban Christian crossover in West Chicago. Jacob Koehring singled, doubled and hit a sacrifice fly to drive in 3 runs. Jack Tierney and Tighe Koehring each doubled and drove in a run for St. Edward (11-5, 9-2)
Westminster Christian splits: The Warriors split a Northeast Conference doubleheader in Elgin, losing the opener 12-4 and winning the second game 12-8 in eight innings. Clay DeHaan took the loss in Game 1. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits, struck out 10 and walked 4. Tyler Mamrot and Brendan Ruffolo notched 2 hits apiece and Will Woodhouse doubled and drove in a pair. The Warriors snapped a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning of the nightcap with a 6-run rally. Sophomore Jarret Mueller drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run and sophomore Chase Woods followed with a 2-run single for Westminster (5-5, 5-1). Freshman reliever Justin Rasmussen pitched 2 innings for the win.
St. Charles North sweeps Streamwood: The North Stars handled the visiting Sabres in Upstate Eight River play by scores of 3-1 and 11-1 in five innings. St. Charles North (5-10, 3-8) scored 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie in the opener. Losing pitcher Matt Harding allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 4 hits, struck out 3 and walked 5. Zack Fick pitched a 4-hitter with 4 strikeouts for the North. In Game 2, Danny Moran went 2-for-3 with a double, but Streamwood (3-11, 3-13) was outhit 11-7 and committed 3 errors. Matt Kozma allowed 6 earned runs on 7 hits to take the loss.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.