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Naperville Central clinches DuPage Valley crown

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Naperville Central (21-7, 16-4) rallied from a 6-1 deficit to clinch the outright DuPage Valley Conference championship, defeating West Chicago 10-8 on Tuesday. Jimmy Nashert homered and drove in 2 runs. Jeff Schank, Nicky Lopez and Bobby McMillen had 2 hits apiece. Zach Aranoff won in relief of Schank. A.J. Seidler went 3-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI for West Chicago (4-23, 1-19).

Wheaton North 10, WW South 2:

Johnny Peltz doubled, homered and drove in 4 runs for the Falcons (22-7, 14-6) in their DuPage Valley Conference victory. Cody Gregory added 2 hits and 3 RBI. Winning pitcher Lake Bachar went 2-for-4. Chris Amen went 2-for-3 and drove in 2 runs for WW South (16-13, 11-9).

Metea Valley 7, Bartlett 6:

Gunner Vega's RBI single in the top of the seventh provided the Mustangs (14-13, 12-12) with the game-winning run in the Upstate Eight Conference. Mike Fitzgerald launched a 3-run homer and Connor Archey added 2 hits. Adam Cielinski was the winning pitcher in relief of Matt Karlins.

Glenbard North 7, Naperville North 5:

The Panthers (17-10, 14-6) scored a run in fifth and sixth inning to pull out the DuPage Valley Conference victory. Matt Frawley went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Brett Consitt won on the mound with 4 innings of relief. Ryan Krainz went 2-for-4 and Mark Khoury drove in 2 runs for Naperville North (15-11, 11-9).

Glenbard South 7, Ridgewood 5:

Tony Tenuta, who drove in 4 runs, blasted a 2-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh as the Raiders (16-8, 12-4) claimed the first game of a three-game Metro Suburban Conference series. Trailing 5-3 after five innings, Glenbard South scored twice in the sixth inning to tie it up. Zach Smith went 2-for-3 and Mike Atkinson had 2 RBI. Will Cornwell was the winning pitcher in relief.

Montini 16, Geneva 8:

The Broncos (19-6) rallied from a 6-0 deficit after two innings in the nonconference matchup. Austin Kline doubled, homered and drove in 6 runs. Ben Dobosenski and Chris Bartosz had 2 hits apiece while Tyler Tumpane also homered. Reliever Chris Bevis picked up the win.

Downers South 8, St. Laurence 3:

The Mustangs (27-5) won their 12th straight nonconference game by breaking out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. Joe Becht went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI while winning pitcher Zack Burdi drove in 2 runs. Zach Tayler and Danny Mayer went 2-for-4.

West Aurora 9, Glenbard East 4:

Danny Ryan and Greg Ludwig homered for the Rams (11-21, 7-13) in their DuPage Valley Conference loss. Nick Vichio went 3-for-3 with a double.

Wheaton Academy 15, Plano 4:

The Warriors (6-19) exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning and added 3 more runs in the sixth to help end the nonconference game early. Ryan Bugh went 4-for-5 with a home run, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI. Winning pitcher Sam Perna went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.

Hinsdale South 5, Hinsdale Central 4:

Fresh off clinching the outright West Suburban Gold Conference title, the Hornets (22-9) edged their cross-town rivals. Matt Reschke went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI as Mike Rizzo picked up the complete-game victory. Alec Hutcherson went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Hinsdale Central (15-12).

Marmion 8, St. Francis 3:

Alex Alcantara went 2-for-3 and Chris Smith had 2 RBI but the Spartans (15-11, 10-5) fell in the Suburban Christian Conference.

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