Hampshire junior right-hander Trey Schramm threw a no-hitter Saturday as the Whip-Purs defeated visiting Woodstock 3-1 in a Fox Division baseball game in the Fox Valley Conference.
Working for the first time with catcher Cesar Esparza, Schramm issued a lone walk and struck out 15. The Blue Streaks scored an unearned run in the fourth inning via one of Hampshire's 2 errors.
"Me and my catcher were on the same page, and he's not my usual catcher," Schramm said. "I had all three pitches working today and I had faith in my defense."
Schramm (2-1) helped the Whip-Purs (6-11, 2-8) bounce back to gain a split of the 2-game series a day after they surrendered a 6-run lead and lost in nine innings.
"We definitely needed that shot in the arm coming back from (Friday's) loss," Hampshire coach John Sarna said of Schramm's masterpiece. "We were quite confident with Trey on the mound. He was able to get his off-speed over as well as his fastball. He was struggling with his off-speed pitches in his first two starts, but he was able to bring both pitches into the game with Woodstock."
McHenry 3, Dundee-Crown 2, 9 inn.: The Warriors beat Dundee-Crown in the ninth inning for the second straight day to sweep the 2-game Fox Valley Conference Valley Division series. McHenry scored an unearned run on an error in the top of the ninth, and reliever Mikey Airdo left a D-C runner stranded on third base in the bottom of the ninth when he picked off a runner at first base and notched a strikeout to end the game. Starting pitcher Ahren Ludwig took the loss despite lasting into the ninth. He limited McHenry to 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and no walks, and he struck out 12. Brett Johnson went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI for Dundee-Crown (9-9, 6-3).
Huntley 8, Prairie Ridge 2, 10 inn.: Tommy Kiriakopoulos reached on an error to open the 10th inning, scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch to snap a 2-2 tie and Huntley (13-4-1, 7-2) scored 5 more runs in the inning to prevail in the FVC Valley. Kiriakopoulos and Matt Blain each had 2 hits, and reliever Nick Costantino pitched 2 scoreless innings to earn the win in relief of Eric Luecht (8 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 6 K).
Jacobs 2, Crystal Lake South 1: Jake Jemmi singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, moved to third on Ryan George's single and scored the winning run when a ball hit by Ryan Sargent was misplayed by CL South's second baseman for a game-ending error. It was the second time in five days that Jacobs (15-7, 9-1) won a 2-1 decision due to a late error at second base by the opponent. Jemmi was also the winning pitcher. He threw a perfect seventh inning to complete a combined 1-hitter begun by starter Brenden Heiss (4⅓ IP, 5 BB, 7 K) and reliever Reilly Peltier (1⅔ IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, K). John Smerecky took the loss for CL South (8-7, 5-5) in relief of staring pitcher Ryan Wilkening (6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 3 K).
Elgin 7-1, St. Charles East 5-14: The Maroons won the first game of a doubleheader 7-5 when they erupted for 7 runs in the fourth inning to make a winner of pitcher Devin McDonald. Kiko Mari earned the save. Clay White doubled twice and drove in 2 runs and Omar Valadez went 2-for-4 and drove in a run. The Saints exacted revenge in the nightcap by scoring 14 runs on 8 hits and 4 errors by the Maroons. Jack Koeckritz (0-3) took the loss for Elgin (6-8. 4-7).
Bartlett 11-10, East Aurora 1-0: The Hawks swept a pair of five-inning decisions from East Aurora in Upstate Eight Valley action. In the opener, Mike Wick went 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI, and pitcher Joey Roberson held the Tomcats to 1 run on 3 hits in 4 innings to earn the win. Robbie Euliano had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs to pace Bartlett's offense in the second game. Trevor Svetic pitched 2 scoreless innings for the win.
South Elgin 6-1, Waubonsie Valley 4-2: The Storm settled for a split of this Upstate Eight Valley doubleheader in Aurora. South Elgin rallied for 3 runs in the top of the seventh to snap a 3-3 tie and went on to win one game 6-4, but it couldn't take advantage of ace Ryan Nutof's 7-inning, 2-hit performance in a 2-1 loss. Kyle Hays singled home the go-ahead run and Nutof tripled for another to key South Elgin's 3-run seventh inning in the 6-4 win. Reliever Chase Lazopoulos was the winning pitcher. Nutof's gem wasn't decided until after he left the game. Waubonsie's Ben Vietri singled with the bases loaded against reliever Ryan Weiss to give the Warriors a 2-1 win.
St. Edward 7, Elmwood Park 2: Scott Palmer threw a complete-game 2-hitter with 1 walk and 10 strikeouts to lead the Green Wave to a nonconference win. Palmer and Michael Castoro each drove in 2 runs, Jake LaFrenz doubled and Tyler Tomaka tripled for St. Edward (5-12-1).
Aurora Central Catholic 12-10, Westminster Christian 3-5: The Warriors were swept in this nonconference twin bill in Aurora. Adam Greene and Frank Anguilo each had 3 hits in the doubleheader. Clay DeHaan and Brendan Ruffolo were the losing pitchers for Westminster Christian (6-14).
Streamwood 8-1, Geneva 5-8: The Sabres banged out 10 hits in the first game, but could only muster 2 in the second as they split the UEC River doubleheader in Geneva. Kevin Drwal pitched a complete-game to earn his third win of the year in Game 1. He allowed 5 runs on 8 hits, walking 4 and striking out 5 as Streamwood's offense woke up. Chad Caminitti and Eric Hamlin combined for 5 hits, with Caminitti adding a double and 2 RBI. But the Vikings' pitching was too much for Streamwood in Game 2. Kevin Sojda singled in the first to drive in Hamlin, but the offense stopped there. Zach Campbell took the loss, his second of the year, after allowing 5 runs in 5 innings of work.
Jerry Fitzpatrick and Cameron LaFerle contributed to this report