Cary-Grove 7, Fremd 6: Scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Trojans (2-2) completed the comeback after being down 6-0 going into the sixth. Wille Hartke, John Carone and Andrew Splitt each had a double and an RBI. Nick Franz got the pitching win in relief.
Streamwood 5, St. Edward 1: The Green Wave (0-3) outhit the Sabres but could not drive in the runs, falling for the third time in a row. Jack Tierney picked up the lone RBI while Scott Palmer pitched 5 innings and gave up 5 runs, just 1 earned, for the loss. The Sabres (1-1) were led by Chad Caminitti (2-for-4, RBI). Kevin Drwal pitched 4 innings and struck out 4 to earn the win.
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Hoffman Estates 2, Huntley 2 (8 inn.): After bringing the game even in the sixth, the Red Raiders (1-1-1) walked away with a tie after the game was called due to darkness. Jon Nugent singled in the tying run in the sixth while a trio of Red Raider pitchers, including starter Eric Luecht, struck out 7 in 8 innings.
Crystal Lake South 4, Richmond-Burton 1: Matt Schingel struck out 8 in 5 innings of work to pick up the victory for the Gators (2-0). Though they only had 4 hits, the Gators used 3 Rocket errors to their advantage. Paul Willie had South's only RBI.
Burlington Central 9, Boyd County 2: Playing in Myrtle Beach, S. C., the Rockets (2-0) were able to get solid pitching and smash 4 extra-base hits. Bryan Cynova (2-for-3, RBI, 2B, 2RS) and Brendan Bushy (2-for-2, 2 2B, RBI) led the offense while Danny Gerke struck out 4 and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings of work to earn the win.
Elgin 7, Buffalo Grove 6: The Maroons were led offensively by Kiko Mari (2-for-4, 3 RBI) in their season opener. Jon Nelson pitched the final 3 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts to earn the win.
DeKalb 7, Hampshire 5: The Whip-Purs (0-1) scored 5 runs in the last two innings but could not complete the comeback in their first game of the season. Jayson Fliesner sparked the offense with an RBI triple while RJ Consigny stroked a double. Andrew Brown (0-1) took the loss.