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Yes: Grayslake Central enjoyed South Side trip

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You can put it on the board, as Hawk Harrelson might say.

Grayslake Central's baseball team traveled to the South Side of Chicago on Wednesday and, behind the pitching of sophomore Justin Guryn, defeated University High 3-1 on White Sox Field.

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The full artificial field was built last year through the Chicago White Sox charities organization and is used by many Chicago Public Schools members.

"Great experience for the kids, and the White Sox charities were great hosts," Rams coach Troy Whalen said. "A great baseball facility. The kids are already asking about when we can come back next year."

The lefty Guryn struck out seven and walked one in 6 innings. Russ Lundius tossed a perfect seventh for the save, as Grayslake Central won its sixth straight to improve to 17-8 on the season.

Kyle Balling had a double, and Matt Loeffl contributed 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Rams.

Grayslake North 16, Lake Forest Academy 6: Carl Russell homered twice and knocked in 4 runs for the Knights in the nonconference game.

Grayslake North (12-4) also got a triple from Nick Carmody and doubles from Adam Gomski (2 RBI), JP Zalewski and Sammie Stanfel.

Warren 13, Zion-Benton 0: Conner Iwema was 2-for-3 with 5 RBI, as the visiting Blue Devils cruised in the North Suburban Lake Division game.

Nick Orslini went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 runs scored, while Kyle Kennedy earned the win.

Antioch 11, Round Lake 1: Nick Muskat tripled, singled and drove in 4 runs for the Sequoits in the North Suburban Prairie Division game.

Matt DeJong had a single and 2 RBI for Antioch (10-7, 3-1), while winning pitcher Evan Cielek allowed 1 run in 4 innings.

Round Lake got a couple of hits from Jalen Young.

Vernon Hills 11, Grant 11: The North Suburban Prairie Division game was suspended due to darkness after eight innings.

Visiting Vernon Hills jumped out to an early 6-0 lead largely due to Pat Crowley's home run.

Unfortunately for the Cougars, Grant's hitters came to swing as well. After multiple innings with crooked numbers, the score stood at 11-7 with the Bulldogs in the lead.

With one out and no one on, Tommy Earhart got things started for Vernon Hills with a walk. Jordan Freibrun then singled and Jake Boyer walked to load the bases for Tyler Feece. Feece hit a deep flyball that ended up scoring Earhart and cutting the deficit to two runs.

Crowley then came up big for the Cougars once again, drilling a triple to the deepest part of the park to score both Freibrun and Feece. The relay throw trickled away, allowing Crowley to score and tie the game. Cougars relief pitcher Nick Newman retired all six hitters that he faced in the seventh and eighth innings before the game was called.

Stevenson 5, Lake Forest 4: Zach Novoselsky's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh capped a three-run inning and rallied the Patriots to the North Suburban Lake Division victory.

Mitchell Goll's 2-run single had tied the score before Novoselsky (3-for-3) delivered the walk-off heroics

Jake Klancnik pitched 2 innings in relief to pick up the win for Stevenson (12-6).

Prairie Ridge 8, Lakes 2: The Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Wolves answered immediately with 2 runs and led the nonconference game 5-1 after two.

Lakes fell to 7-13.

Huntley 19, Lake Zurich 10: The nonconference slugfest ended after six innings due to darkness.

Lake Zurich (7-13), which lost for just the second time in its last seven games, got a home run, double and 5 RBI from red-hot Nick Jones, who belted 6 homers last week. Anthony Drago homered for the second day in a row for the Bears.

Jones finished 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored. Mike Shastany (double, RBI, 2 runs) and Joe Pizzolato (double) each had 2 hits.

"I will put our offensive lineup of hitters up against anyone," Lake Zurich coach Gary Simon said.

The game marked the sixth game this season Huntley (18-3) has scored 16 runs or more. Lake Zurich's pitchers allowed only 2 earned runs.

"Playing every day has exposed an already thin pitching staff against a very strong Huntley lineup," Simon said. "Seven errors and failing to do the little things, like hitting cutoffs, makes it difficult to get a 'W' against a good team like Huntley."

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