Senior Doug VanDyke struck out six in a 3-hit shutout of visiting Larkin in an Upstate Eight Conference baseball crossover Thursday as the Hawks prevailed 4-0.
Bartlett outhit Larkin 8-5. The big blow came in the bottom of the third inning, when Jordan Flint hit a 2-run home run that scored Joey Roberson, who led off with a single. Tripp Paris went 3-for-3 and Mike Wick was 2-for-4 for Bartlett (2-3, 1-0).
Jack McCracken took the loss for Larkin (4-4, 0-2). The senior allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits, walked none and struck out two in 6 innings. Jon Lenz managed 2 of Larkin's 3 hits, including a double.
Prospect 3, Jacobs 1: Leadoff man Ben Murray went 2-for-4, but the Golden Eagles were limited to 6 hits in their second straight loss to a Mid-Suburban League opponent. Danny Vandewalker's sixth-inning sacrifice fly gave Jacobs (7-4) a 1-0 lead, but the Knights rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the inning, courtesy of 2 home runs. Losing pitcher Tim Hubner allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 5 walks and struck out 2.
Cary-Grove 5, Barrington 4, 8 inn.: Barrington scored once in the top of the eighth, but the Trojans rallied for 2 runs to win. Cary-Grove (7-4) drew 3 walks to load the bases and scored the tying run on an error. Larkin Hanselmann scored the winning run moments later, courtesy of a wild pitch. Reliever Nick Franz allowed 1 run (earned) on 3 hits in 3⅓ to earn the win.
Aurora Christian 8, St. Edward 4: Aurora Christian scored 6 runs in the bottom of the fourth and led 7-0 before the Green Wave scored 3 in the sixth and another in the seventh of this Suburban Christian defeat. Losing pitcher Scott Palmer was undercut by 4 errors, which resulted in 6 unearned runs in 3⅔. Tighe Koehring doubled and went 2-for-3 for St. Edward (1-8-1, 1-2).
West Chicago 10, Elgin 0, 5 inn.: The Wildcats belted 14 hits and held the Maroons to 1 safety in this nonconference matchup. Kiko Mari took the loss for Elgin (2-2).
Neuqua Valley 15, Streamwood 1, 5 inn.: Eric Hamlin and Chad Caminitti doubled, but the Sabres allowed 11 runs in the first three innings of this Upstate Eight crossover. Kevin Drwal took the loss for Streamwood (3-4, 1-1).