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McElroy in fine form for St. Viator

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Jack McElroy tossed 6 scoreless innings to help St. Viator's baseball team blank Peters Township (Pa.) 5-0 on Thursday at the Ripken Experience in North Carolina.

McElroy scattered 3 hits while striking out five and walking three as the Lions improved to 4-1 on the season.

"McElroy was pretty smooth sailing for the most part," said St. Viator coach Mike Manno. "His change-up was fantastic and kept them off balance."

The Lions scratched out a run against the No. 3 ranked team in Pennsylvania in the fourth inning. Bobby Calmeyn walked and went to second on a sacrifice. He advanced to third on a passed ball and then scored on Jack McNamara's fielder's choice.

St. Viator broke the game open in the next inning. Jack Napoleon, Kevin Monson, Matt Prazuch and Matt Darling had consecutive singles to lead off the fifth.

Calmeyn then singled with one out to drive in the Lions' final run as eight of nine players had a hit for St. Viator.

"My kids are paying well," Manno said. "We have been fundamentally sound and we are executing like we should. The camaraderie has been great."

Barrington 6, Dundee-Crown 4: Jake Coon had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs to help Barrington past Dundee-Crown 6-4 in nonconference play in Jacksonville, Il., on Thursday.

Anthony Lombardi had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the Broncos, who played error-free ball.

Jake Petersen doubled and scored for Barrington.

Starter Anthony Delaurentis got the victory after striking out four and allowing 3 runs in 3 innings. Dan Kubiuk tossed a scoreless inning of relief to earn the save.

Palatine 4, Jacobs 3 (8): Andrew Bohlmann's single plated Nolan Gavin with the decisive run in nonconference play at Lenz Field in a game that featured seven lead changes.

Nolan earned the victory, too, going all 8 innings and allowing 10 hits with 4 strikeouts.

Loyola Blakefield 4, Wheeling 3: Wheeling dropped its second in a row, falling to Loyola Blakefield of Maryland at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

The Wildcats, who lost to Fenwick on Wednesday, built a 3-1 lead over Loyola behind George Alimissis, who had 2 hits and an RBI and Brenden Spillane, who had a hit and an RBI.

Jake Jordan struck out seven in 5 innings for the Wildcats.

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