Bartlett puts away Streamwood
Bartlett junior Mike Wick had a pretty good game in just four innings Monday.
Wick was 2-for-2 with a walk and 3 runs scored as the Hawks finished off a 12-2 Upstate Eight crossover victory over host Streamwood. The teams played three innings on April 14 before the game was suspended and completed Monday starting with no outs in the top of the fourth.
"I was finding the pitches to drive that I wanted to," Wick said. "I showed the defense the bunt, getting them to move in so I can put the ball where I wanted to."
The Hawks (13-8, 12-8) led 4-2 when the game continued Monday. They added to the lead in the fourth. Wick had a one-out infield singled. He stole second and advanced to third on a pickoff attempt. Ryan Karrick drove in Wick with groundout to short.
Matt Vitulli's run-scoring single in the fifth made it 6-2 Bartlett. Ben Havel and Jake Barrutia had RBI in the sixth as the Hawks took an 8-2 lead.
"We came in relaxed," Bartlett coach Chris Pemberton said. "It's not often you start a baseball game and you're winning it. Our guys took a good approach."
Bartlett added 4 runs in the seventh. Wick, Karrick and Mike Roberson each had an RBI in the inning. Wick also scored on a wild pitch.
Doug VanDyke (6-1), who didn't pitch in the suspended game, earned the victory. The junior right-hander allowed just 1 hit, walked 1 and struck out 4.
Ramon Saldivar's two-out single in the sixth was the only hit Monday for the Sabres (3-17, 3-15). This coming after Streamwood was shut out twice Saturday by St. Charles East.
"I was hoping we would come out the gates a little better than we did," Sabres coach Ryan Lasota said. "We're just struggling to generate offense right now."
Matt Harding suffered the loss for the Sabres. Harding, who started when the game originally started, threw 3 innings Monday. He allowed 3 hits and 4 runs, only 1 was earned.
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