The Jacobs baseball team snapped a 4-game losing streak and regained a share of first place in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division with a 5-1 win at McHenry Saturday.
Jacobs pitcher Ryan Sargent () stifled the Warriors for 7 innings, limiting them to 1 unearned run on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out 6.
Tim Hubner paced the offense with a 2-for-2 performance that included a double, a home run, 2 RBI and 2 walks. Grant Kale went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and Vince Coletti had 2 hits for Jacobs (17-11, 11-4).
The victory, coupled with Huntley's 5-3 win over Cary-Grove, put the Golden Eagles into a three-way tie for first place in the FVC Valley with Huntley (18-6-1, 11-4) and Cary-Grove (16-9, 11-4) with 4 games to play. Jacobs has a pair of 2-game series remaining with Dundee-Crown and Cary-Grove.
Elgin 3, Harlem 2: Clay White tossed a 4-hitter with 6 strikeouts and no walks to lead the Maroons (8-15) to a nonconference win. Matt Karinski was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Elgin.
Prairie Ridge 7, Crystal Lake South 4, 8 inn.: The Wolves tied this FVC Valley contest with 2 runs in the top of the seventh and won it with 3 runs in the eighth, keyed by Jack Myers' go-ahead single. Prairie Ridge (14-15, 10-6) won the first the sixth time in seven FVC games. Casey Oliver went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for the Gators. Ryan Wilkening took the loss for Crystal Lake South (9-11, 6-8)
Barrington 6, Dundee-Crown 5: The Chargers failed to protect 1-run leads in the seventh and eighth innings of this 6-5 nonconference loss. Jared Ludwig (1-3) took the loss in relief of Ahren Ludwig, who pitched the first 4 innings. Each allowed 3 earned runs on 4 hits. A run-scoring single by Michael Cruise gave the Chargers a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning, but Barrington's Daniel Kubiuk tied it with his RBI triple and Luke Johnson followed with a walk-off single. Zach Girard went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI for Dundee-Crown (11-13).
Bartlett 5, Rolling Meadows 3: The Hawks halted a 6-game skid with this nonconference home win. Cam Fanselow in the fourth inning doubled and scored on an error to snap a 2-2 tie. Tripp Paris (2-3) earned the win 5 innings of relief. He allowed 1 earned run on 4 hits and struck out 5 without issuing a walk. Cory Krolikowski went 2-for-3 with a double and Miles Zilinsky tripled and drove in 2 runs for Bartlett (9-14).
St. Charles East 11-5, Streamwood 3-1: The Saints swept this Upstate Eight River doubleheader in St. Charles. Kyle Cook won Game 1 over Kevin Drwal despite 6 errors by his defense. Drwal (3-5) allowed 6 runs in 5 innings, but only 1 was earned due to 3 Streamwood errors. The Saints broke the game open with a 5-run sixth.
St. Charles East (19-8, 13-6) won the second game 5-1 as Mick Vyzral held the Sabres to an unearned run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 6 in 6 innings. Chad Caminitti (2-4) took the loss for Streamwood (6-17, 4-14).
Marian Central 2, St. Edward 1: The Green Wave lost this pitchers' duel in the Suburban Christian. Jack Tierney (3-4) held the Hurricanes to 2 unearned runs on 1 hit and 4 walks in 7 innings. He struck out 3. Meanwhile, Marian Central junior Brad Parchutz limited the Wave to an unearned run on 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. Zach West had the only hit for St. Edward (8-16-1, 7-9).
Westminster Christian wins twice: The Warriors defeated East Dubuque 3-0 and Fulton 5-3 at the Muddy Rivers Tournament in the Quad Cities. Clay DeHaan (2-5), recently named his school's athlete of the year, pitched a 3-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Westminster Christian shut out East Dubuque. The Warriors themselves were limited to 2 Tyler Mamrot hits, but they took advantage of 8 walks and 4 errors.
Against Fulton, Luke Weston went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI, and Justin Rasmussen (2-2) pitched 6⅓ innings. He held Fulton to 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, walked 3 and struck out 2. Reliever Andrew Ryan notched a tense save. He entered with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh and induced a groundout and a fly out to secure the win for Westminster Christian (10-16).