Glenbard South started its annual Spring Break baseball trip with a 4-2 victory against Meade County (Ky) on Monday.
The Raiders (1-0), who trailed 2-1 after five innings, scored twice in the top of the seventh to pull out the victory in South Carolina. Will Cornwell drove in the go-ahead run with a single, and an error provided the insurance run. Winning pitcher Nick Yangas went the distance, striking out eight and scattering 5 hits.
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Willowbrook 14, Glenbard East 2:
A 4-run burst in the top of the first inning got the Warriors (1-0) off to a great start in their season-opening victory. Mike Rothmund tripled, homered and drove in 5 runs while Tucker Newling also had 5 RBI. Newling and Tyler Zunkel each had 4 hits. T.J. Case struck out 11 over 5 innings to pick up the victory. Justin Griffin drove in 2 runs for Glenbard East (2-3).
Glenbard North 4, Elk Grove 2:
Kyle Crites improved to 2-0 for the Panthers (3-0), who scored all their runs in the first three innings. Crites struck out six and walked none. Nolan Jasinski and Matt Albin had 2 hits. Sam Ledbetter had 2 RBI.
Wheaton North 2, Providence 1:
Stephen Crane's strong 6-inning mound effort powered the Falcons (1-0) to victory in Louisville. Nick Traversa added a scoreless seventh to seal the win. Andrew Slivinski went 3-for-3.
St. Francis 12, Fluvanna County, Va. 0:
Fifteen players combined to give the Spartans a season-opening win in Florida. Brett Whelton, Chris Smith, Zach Prociuk and Nick Dama, who had 3 RBI, had 2 hits apiece. Winning pitcher Jason Sullivan struck out seven in 4 innings.
Glenbard West 14, Letcher County, Ky. 0:
Grant Greeno fired a 1-hitter for the Hilltoppers (1-0) in their five-inning victory in Louisville, striking out nine and walking one. Will Simoneit drove in 3 runs and Luke Domask added 2 RBI. Simoneit and Dennis Rudolph had 2 hits apiece.
Lisle 12, IC Catholic Prep 2:
The Lions (1-2) broke open the game with a 6-run fourth inning and added 4 runs in the sixth. Christian Grego, Billy Loconsole, Bailey Welch, Alex Sokolowski and winning pitcher George Swedie each had 2 hits for Lisle. Max Faut had 2 RBI for IC Catholic Prep (1-5).
Timothy Christian 2, Johnson Central, Ky. 0:
Winning pitcher Mike Wieringa fired a 2-hitter with 5 strikeouts. The Trojans (1-0) scored once in the first inning and once in the seventh.
Germantown, Tenn. 3, Neuqua Valley 1:
The Wildcats (0-1) tried to rally in Memphis, but stranded the tying run at first base in the seventh inning. Matt Butler struck out eight in 5 innings but Neuqua Valley's lineup managed only 3 hits.
Rolling Meadows 2, York 1:
Two runs in the bottom of the first carried the Mustangs to victory over the Dukes (0-2). Seth Dvorak pitched 6 strong innings while suffering the loss. A seventh-inning sacrifice fly by Sam Craggs accounted for York's lone run.
Scott County, Ky. 6, Downers South 5:
Scott County pulled out the home win in dramatic fashion with a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. Downers South trailed 5-1 before scoring 4 runs in the top of the seventh. Joe Becht and Joey Engel each had 2 hits. Kyle May drove in 2 runs.