Burlington Central 6, Franklin-Simpson (Kent.) 5: Dan Gerke's one-out triple in the top of the seventh scored Michael Lee with the tying run, and sophomore Jonathan Murphy's infield single scored Gerke with what proved to be the game-winning run in a contest played at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Starting pitcher Jacob Schutta got a no-decision after allowing 5 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits in 5 innings. Kevin Jerger pitched a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win and Parker Boron earned the save despite allowing a hit and a walk in the seventh for Central (3-0), which overcame 5 errors. Lee doubled twice and drove in 3 runs to lead the Rockets.
Nazareth 7, St. Edward 2: Jake LaFrenz went 2-for-3 at the plate but his record on the mound slipped to 0-2 in this nonconference loss to the Roadrunners. LaFrenz allowed 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, struck out 9 and walked 3 in 4⅓ innings for St. Edward (0-4).
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Luther North 8, Westminster Christian 5: Three pitchers allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits and as the Warriors were beaten by Northeastern Conference rival Luther North. Tyler Mamrot hit a solo home run and Brendan Ruffolo and Luke Weston each doubled for Westminster Christian (1-4, 0-1).
Skyline (Texas) 13, Elgin Academy 1: The Hilltoppers' only 2 hits came off the bats of Alex Wiedemann and Yemeni Shen in this nonconference loss in Orlando. Three pitchers for Elgin Academy got little help from a defense that committed 7 errors.
Huntley 6, Barrington 5: The Red Raiders scored once in the fourth inning and twice in the fifth to overcome a 5-3 deficit in this nonconference win. Senior Tommy Kiriakopolous -- who committed to play baseball at Augustana this week -- went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI, Brandon Altergott was 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and run, Matt Sullivan had 2 hits and 2 RBI for Huntley (2-1-1). Winning pitcher Mason Martin (1-0) allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits, struck out 3 and walked 2 in 4 innings, and Jake Ciskowski earned the save by holding the Broncos scoreless on 1 hit in 1⅓ innings. Brad Powell homered and drove in 2 runs for Barrington, while junior pitcher Anthony DeLaurentis absorbed the loss.
Crystal Lake South 2, Rockford Guilford 1: Paul Wille's two-out, walk-off single to left field scored courtesy runner Collin Chubb from second base. Chubb, who stole second base, was running for Josh Smith, who led off the seventh with an infield hit. Michael Danca was the winning pitcher. He struck out 4 and walked 3 in 4 innings of relief. Starting pitcher Josh Smith held Guilford to 1 hit in 3 innings, struck out 2 and walked 1. The Gators (3-0) played errorless defense and outhit Guilford 6-2.
Schaumburg 4, Bartlett 0: Hurlers Bradley Schwind (3⅓ IP, 1 H, 7 K, 2 BB) and Jack Bellinger (3⅔ IP, 6 K, 1 BB) threw a combined 1-hitter and the Saxons scored 4 unearned runs on 4 Bartlett errors to prevail in nonconference action. Alex Curtis (2⅔ IP, 0 H, 2 K, 2 BB) and Doug VanDyke (3⅓ IP, 3 H, 5 K, 6 BB) split time on the mound and Mike Wick had the only hit for Bartlett (0-1).
Hampshire 5, Streamwood 3: Dillon Kuhn pitched a 3-hitter, striking out 3 without a walk in 7 innings of this nonconference matchup. Leadoff man Michael Kruse went 3-for-3 with a double and scored twice, Brandon Bowen went 2-for-3 with a double and Trey Schramm doubled and scored for the Whip-Purs (1-1). Eric Hamlin went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored and Chad Caminitti doubled for Streamwood (1-2).
ECC splits: The College of Lake County defeated Elgin C.C. 11-3, but the Spartans gained a doubleheader split with a 4-2 win in the nightcap. Four Elgin pitchers allowed 16 hits in the 11-3 loss, while the offense managed only 3 hits and the defense committed 6 errors. Brian Sobieski and Dane Burman each had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs in the 4-2 win by Elgin (4-8). South Elgin graduate David Palmer earned the win. He struck out 4, walked 1 and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits in 7 innings.