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Vatch 2-hitter helps Lake Park earn split

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South Elgin 2-0, Lake Park 1-11:

Eric Vatch pitched a 2-hitter with 8 strikeouts in Game 2 for the Lancers (22-7, 18-4), who will take a one-game lead in the Upstate Eight Conference Valley into their final series of the season against Waubonsie Valley. Tom Spear and Anthony Gallina drove in 2 runs apiece in the second game.

Neuqua Valley 6-3, Bartlett 2-2:

Drew Sterioti's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the game-winning run for the Wildcats (22-8, 19-5) in Game 2 of their Upstate Eight Conference sweep. Mike Riesner and Dylan Goss homered in the opener. Cody Coll was the complete-game winning pitcher in the opener while David Gerber picked up the win in relief of Danny Mokrzycki in the second game.

Willowbrook 3-8, Leyden 0-1:

Dave Cericola struck out 11 and scattered 5 hits in the opener of the West Suburban Conference Gold sweep for the Warriors (18-9, 10-7). Jake Cady was the complete-game winner in the second game. Brian Johnson had 2 hits in each game.

Benet 9-15, Carmel 7-3:

Twenty-four hits powered the Redwings (18-7, 9-4) to the East Suburban Catholic Conference sweep. While Benet rolled to a five-inning win in Game 2, the Redwings needed a 4-run bottom of the sixth inning to claim the opener. Jason Blohm's 2-run double put Benet ahead and then Tim Veselik singled home Blohm with an insurance run. Game 1 winning pitcher Pat McInerney homered and drove in 4 runs in the second game, which was won by Pat Peterson.

Lockport 6, Naperville Central 4:

After scoring once in the top of the seventh inning on Jeff Schank's sacrifice fly, the Redhawks (19-7) fell with the go-ahead run at the plate. Mike Stellmack went 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Downers South 8, Mundelein 1:

Joe Becht and Zack Burdi each went 3-for-4 and combined for 5 runs scored and 5 RBI to lead the Mustangs (25-5) to the nonconference road win. Winning pitcher Brian Glowicki scattered 5 hits, struck out seven and walked none.

Glenbard West 10, Glenbard South 5:

Grant Greeno went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI for the Hilltoppers (12-16) in their victory over their cross-town rival. Tyler Dayton added 3 hits in support of winning pitcher Dennis Rudolph. Ethan Gasbarro, Zach Smith and Mike Atkinson had 2 hits apiece for Glenbard South (15-8).

Morton 7-2, Addison Trail 5-7:

Rocco Costabile's complete-game effort on the mound in Game 2 allowed the Blazers (9-21, 6-11) to come away with the West Suburban Conference Gold split. Joe Kurucar drove in 2 runs while Nick Rybarczyk did the same in the opener.

Lisle 6-3, Wheaton Academy 2-1:

Brian Czyl went 2-for-4 in the opener and Jordan Herman drove in a run in Game 2 as the Lions (16-9) swept the nonconference doubleheader. Eric Puccini and Jeremy Glavanovits were the winning pitchers. Jake Cousins had 2 hits in both games for Wheaton Academy (5-18).

York 2-1, Lyons Twp. 1-7:

Josh Paparone singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning of the opener for the Dukes (14-16, 8-9), who split the West Suburban Conference Silver doubleheader. Winning pitcher Louis Alcaraz scattered 4 hits. Pete Doughty went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Hinsdale Central 8-1, Downers North 2-5:

After the Trojans (18-8, 12-5) fell in the opener of the West Suburban Conference Silver doubleheader, Mike O'Malley fired a 2-hitter to help Downers North split with the Red Devils (14-11, 9-8). Jack Goergen drove in 2 runs in Game 2. Bobby Skogsbergh started the day by scattering 4 hits in the opener for Hinsdale Central. Matt Muellner and Alec Hutcherson went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI while Adam Dressler drove in 3 runs.

Hinsdale South 14-16, Proviso East 1-0:

Mike Rizzo and Matt Reschke each pitched 2 hitters as the Hornets (20-9, 15-2) clinched at least a share of the West Suburban Conference Gold title. A third win Monday against Proviso East would seal the outright title.

Timothy Christian 10, Northridge Prep 3:

The Trojans (6-14) claimed the nonconference victory as Cole Miller drove in 4 runs and Brandon Scott doubled and added 2 RBI. Ethan Bardolph won on the mound.

Oswego East 7, St. Francis 2:

Alex Alcantara and Andrew Brundage drove in runs for the Spartans (15-10) in their nonconference road loss.

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