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Dinter's dinger helps Warren win

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Ben Dinter went 3-for-3 with a home run, and Wes Gordon pitched a complete-game shutout, as Warren's baseball team defeated visiting Grant 3-0 in a North Suburban Conference crossover on Friday.

Warren (9-2-1) handed Grant (8-1) its first loss of the season.

Jake Falish was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Chris Mathieu had a 2-for-2 performance for the Blue Devils.

Grant, which outhit the home team 5-4, got a pair of hits from Tino Torres. Doug Murphey suffered the loss, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings with 7 strikeouts.

Mundelein 11, Antioch 2: Luke Peterson homered, doubled and singled, going 3-for-3 with 4 RBI to lead the host Mustangs in the nonconference game.

Mundelein (12-0) received 2 hits apiece from Logan Reckert (3 RBI) and Ryan Hollander, who doubled twice and knocked in a run. Luke Adams also had a double and an RBI for the Mustangs, while Bennett Wiese added a triple and an RBI.

Dillon O'Donoghue allowed 2 runs over 4 innings, striking out three and walking three, in earning the win.

Antioch got a two-run home run from Collin Prather in the first inning.

Libertyville 7, Round Lake 0: Five pitchers -- Matt Reed, Conor Simpson, Patrick Wales, Adam Formento and Charlie Murphy -- combined on a two-hit shutout for the host Wildcats in the North Suburban crossover.

Jimmy Govern and Evan Skoug tripled, and Mitchell Townsend doubled for Libertyville (7-2). Skoug and Simpson each had a pair of RBI.

Round Lake (2-5) got its lone 2 hits from Ryan Newman.

Stevenson 19, North Chicago 0: LJ Austin hit a three-run homer for the host Patriots in the North Suburban crossover.

Stevenson improved to 3-5 in snapping a four-game losing streak.

Vernon Hills 8, Northridge Prep 5: Ryan Erchinger earned in his first varsity start and notched the win in the nonconference game.

He allowed 5 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walking two while striking out four. Nick Newman entered the game with bases loaded in the sixth. He retired all six batters that he faced, striking out five of them to earn his second save.

Jacob Feece (3-for-3, 2 runs), Andrew Willey (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Joey Marras (2-for-3, run) led Vernon Hills offensively.

Cougars coach Jay Czarnecki said junior Elliot Fisher played well at shortstop in his first varsity start, and sophomore Connor McNamara also contributed defensively, turning his first varsity double play.

Lakes 10, Zion-Benton 0: The Eagles won their second consecutive game, as junior Jeremy Mackey threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only 3 hits in the North Suburban crossover. He allowed only one hitter to reach second base the entire game.

Lakes (2-5) got all the runs it needed in the top of the first, when it scored three times. Junior Billy Morris had a clutch two-out single to drive in two runs in the inning.

The Eagles were led offensively by Ethan Sage (3-for-4, double, 2 runs, walk) and Matt Nordlund (2-for-4, run).

Grayslake Central 7, Cary-Grove 0: Junior lefty Justin Guryn fanned nine over 6 innings, and the visiting Rams pounded out 11 hits in Fox Valley Conference action.

Guryn ran his record to 3-1, while helping Grayslake Central hike its record to 8-3 and 3-1 in the FVC.

"Justin was great and made some big pitches, especially early in the game," Rams coach Troy Whalen said. "He kept us in the game until we were able to get (3) runs in the fifth."

Freddie Landers staked the Rams to a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI double. Kyle Clark (double) and Sam Nozicka (2-for-4) helped put the visitors up 4-0. Pat Burba added to the run support with a three-run homer in the seventh.

Matt Loeffl and Justin Dooley (double) also had 2 hits apiece for Grayslake Central.

"We had some nice at-bats up and down the order, and that's what it takes to win in this conference," Whalen said.

Crystal Lake South 6, Grayslake North 2: Merrick Gentile's double accounted for 1 of the Knights' 3 hits in their Fox Valley Conference loss.

Grayslake North (5-6), which got 5 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Dom DiProva, took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth. But that's when the Gators scored all six of their runs.

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