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Baseball/Fox Valley roundup

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Crystal Lake South 13, Dundee-Crown 5: The Gators trailed 4-3 but erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning of a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division home win. Troy Bittenbender (1-for-4, 2B, 4 RBI), Tyler Hall (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Garrett Bright (2-for-3, 2 RBI) led the offense, and winning pitcher Tyler Hall (7-1) allowed 4 unearned runs on 5 hits and 2 walks for the Gators (14-4. 11-4). Losing pitcher Vince Damato (3-2) lasted 4-plus innings. He allowed 9 runs (7 earned) on 6 hits and 5 walks for Dundee-Crown (7-12, 4-9).

Prairie Ridge 5, Jacobs 1: Defense cost the Golden Eagles in this FVC Valley road loss. Jacobs committed 4 errors behind starting pitcher Evan Blunk (2-3), who allowed 5 unearned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Grant Kale and Matt Hickey mustered the only 2 hits for Jacobs (16-8, 8-6), which was held in check by winning pitcher Mike Reitcheck of Prairie Ridge (17-8, 8-5).

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Hampshire 7, Woodstock 3: A 5-run second inning propelled the Whip-Purs in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division. Leadoff man Piotr Barnas singled and drove in 2 runs, and Brandon Bowen went 1-for-2 with a walk, 2 RBI and scored twice. Winning pitcher Michael Dumoulin (4-2) held the Blue Streaks to 3 earned runs on 4 hits in 5 innings for Hampshire (10-11, 3-10).

Burlington Central 2, Rockford Christian 1: Alex Bell (2-1) pitched a complete game, allowing an earned run on 6 hits and a walk while striking out 2 to lead the Rockets in Big Northern East play. Michael Scott went 2-for-3 with a 2-run single to right field in the third inning for Burlington Central (9-8, 8-2).

St. Edward 6, Montini 5: Jack Tierney walked to open the bottom of the eighth and scored the game-winning run on Jacob Koehring's walk-off double to center field as the Green Wave won a Suburban Christian game that was suspended last Thursday with Montini leading 4-2 in the top of the fifth inning with two outs. Winning pitcher Tierney (3-2) tossed 3 innings, allowing an earned run on 3 hits for St. Edward (13-7, 10-6).

Streamwood 8, St. Charles East 7: The Sabres rallied for 5 runs in the sixth inning and 2 more in the seventh to knock St. Charles East (16-9, 14-6) from first place in the Upstate Eight River, helped by 5 Saints errors. Danny Moran went 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Mike Murawski doubled and drove in a run and Jeff Weaver finished 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored for Streamwood (4-17, 4-15).

Metea Valley 12, South Elgin 6: Metea Valley (11-12, 9-11) pounded out 17 hits to win the rubber game of this UEC Valley series in South Elgin. Nick Binder had 4 hits in 5 at-bats and drove in 2 runs, and David Palmer took the loss for South Elgin (11-11, 10-8).

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