The host Mustangs scored twice in the first inning, and starter Erik Schurtz kept Rolling Meadows out in front with a strong pitching performance in a 2-1 decision over York on Monday.
Schurtz doubled and had an RBI in the first inning, and Bobby Suchecki drove in the other run for the defending MSL East champs.
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On the mound, Schurtz allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run through 6 innings. Ryan Differding relieved and earned a save.
Cary-Grove 7, Fremd 6: The host Trojans rallied with 6 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a nonconference victory.
Austin Jetel doubled twice and had 3 hits for the Vikings, and Mack Rosman drove in 3 runs.
Jetel also pitched 5 scoreless innings for Fremd.
Notre Dame 10, Hersey 2: Joe Rimac drove in 4 runs to help Notre Dame pick up a nonconference victory over Hersey.
The Huskies (1-3) managed to score twice without the benefit of a hit as starter Joey Koutnik suffered the loss.
Adnan Sator and Patrick Dillon split the pitching duties for Notre Dame.
Hope 9, Christian Liberty 3: The Chargers outhit Hope 6-4 but couldn't overcome 5 errors.
Glenbard North 4, Elk Grove 2: Johnny Assimakopoulos doubled and drove in both runs for the Grenadiers, but it wasn't enough in a nonconference defeat.
Josh Bergbreiter doubled and had 2 hits for Elk Grove, and Adam O'Malley didn't allow an earned run in 4 innings.
Hoffman Estates 2, Huntley 2 (8): Ethan Bloom allowed 1 earned run over 7 innings, striking out eight while allowing 4 singles before darkness put an end to the nonconference matchup without a winner.
Zach Lewandowski doubled and scored on a Brandon Harris single for Hoffman Estates. Bloom also doubled, scoring on a single from Brad Demmon.
Grant 8, Barrington 6 (6): Simeon Lucas and Ryan Noda homered as the visiting Bulldogs scored twice in the sixth inning to earn a nonconference win.
Elgin 7, Buffalo Grove 6: Jeremy Firszt and Andrew Cole had 2 hits apiece and Andrew Kurgan drove in 2 runs for the host Bison. But the Maroons scored 5 runs in the fourth inning and managed to stay ahead the rest of the way in nonconference play.
Prospect 11, Glenbrook North 1 (6): The Knights took control with a 6-run fourth before finishing off the visiting Spartans in 6 innings at Heritage Park in Wheeling.
Grant Miller and Tommy Flahaven both drove in 3 runs, and Lucas Karz had a double in Prospect's 10-hit attack.
Miller and Mike Piotrowski had 2 hits apiece, and Jordan Fedro earned the victory with 3 scoreless innings on the mound.