Jacobs 15, Rantoul 4: With 7 runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, the Golden Eagles were able to cruise to an easy victory in their first game of the day at Rent One Ball Park in downstate Marion on Thursday morning. Led by Grant Kale (4-for-4, 4 RBI, 2 triples, 2 RS) and Kyle Wolinski (2 RBI, 2 RS), the Golden Eagles overcame an early 3-1 deficit going into the top of the fourth. Despite giving up 6 hits and 4 runs, Dainel Tenayuca was able to pick up the win.
Palatine 4, Jacobs 3 (8 inn.): The second game was not as kind to Jacobs (4-2) as it was unable to hang onto the lead late. Although the Golden Eagles were able to outhit Palatine 11-8 the runners could not cross the plate. Ryan Dubs pitched well enough to win, going 7 innings with 3 earned runs and 3 strikeouts, but settled with a no decision as Tyler Jones came in for relief and surrendered the winning run. Matt Kozlak (3-for-4, 3B) and Jake Jemmi (2B, 2 RBI) paced the offense.
Barrington 6, Dundee-Crown 4: The Chargers could not complete the comeback Thursday morning in their first game of the day at Lentz Field in downstate Jacksonville. Tyler Lewan (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 RS, HR, 2B) was the biggest offensive spark on an otherwise muted day that saw the Chargers outhit Barrington but also commit 4 errors. All 5 runs that Ahren Ludwig gave up in the 2 ⅔ innings he pitched were unearned but it was still enough to saddle him with the loss.
Glenbrook South 17, Dundee-Crown 2: The second game of the day for the Chargers (1-3) offered little solace as they quickly found themselves down 11-2 by the middle of the third inning. Nick Munson and Fabian Gutierrez drove in the only runs amid a poor offensive showing. Danny Denz pitched 1 inning and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits to pick up the loss.
Brother Rice 2: Huntley 0: Red Raiders (1-1) hurler Nick Constantino struck out 7 on 49 strikes and was charged with just 1 earned run on 2 hits in 5 innings of action but the offense managed only 3 hits in a nonconference loss at Plunkett Park. Matt Sullivan (2-for-2) and Jon Nugent each doubled for Huntley.