Metea Valley 3, Waubonsie Valley 3:
After splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley found it even tougher to find separation on Monday.
The Upstate Eight Conference rivals played to a 3-3 tie that ended due to darkness after 11 innings.
The game will be continued only if the outcome is needed to determine the Valley Division baseball champion. Heading into the final series of the season against West Chicago, Waubonsie Valley (20-7, 16-4) is four games in the loss column ahead of Metea Valley and South Elgin.
The Warriors also have a pending suspended game against Batavia, but if they take two of three from West Chicago the suspended games become irrelevant and Waubonsie Valley will be the outright division champion. If Waubonsie Valley loses two or three to West Chicago, then the situation becomes more complicated because of the suspended games.
"It's a mess and we're running out of days," said Waubonsie Valley coach Dan Fezzuoglio. "But still, we just need to take care of business against West Chicago."
Blake Nicolls gave Metea Valley (17-11, 13-8) a 1-0 second-inning lead with an RBI single, but the Warriors tied it with an unearned fourth-inning run. After the Mustangs surged to a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth on a Mike Sfikas run-scoring single and Sam Hanson's sacrifice fly, Waubonsie Valley again tied it in the fifth on back-to-back RBI singles by Ben Vietri and Tyler Hasper.
"It was a fitting end to how the series went," said Mustangs coach Craig Tomczak. "It was a great-played series. Saturday could have gone either way, and same with today."
Naperville North 6, Naperville Central 5:
The Huskies (13-14, 8-10) denied Naperville Central (19-11, 14-5) a chance at claiming the outright DuPage Valley Conference title, winning in the bottom of the 12th on Mike Laurenzo's bases-loaded bunt that scored Steve Dudas. Naperville North sent the game to extra innings by scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Danny Riley and Christian Robert had 3 hits while Alex Garon drove in 2 runs and Ryan Fitch earned the win with 5 scoreless innings of relief. Bobby McMillen went 3-for-6 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI for Naperville Central. Luke Daley and Kevin Clifford also had 3 hits.
Wheaton North 2, Glenbard North 0:
The Falcons (16-12, 12-7) stayed alive for a share of the DuPage Valley Conference title behind Charles Robin's 4-hitter with 7 strikeouts and a walk. Wheaton North scored both runs in the third inning. Losing pitcher Matt Albin struck out eight in 6 innings for Glenbard North (17-12, 11-8).
Benet 6, Nazareth 3:
With another win over Nazareth on Wednesday, the Redwings (20-8, 11-4) will forge a share of the East Suburban Catholic Conference championship. Chris Whelan sparked the offense with a grand slam and Mike Ryan added a solo shot. Matt Emerick was the complete-game winning pitcher.
York 7, Hinsdale Central 1:
The Dukes (19-12, 13-5) claimed a share of the West Suburban Silver title by sweeping their three-game series with Hinsdale Central (16-14, 9-9). Jake Dvorak homered while Anthony Santos went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. Seth Dvorak pitched a 2-hitter with no earned runs allowed.
Timothy Christian 5, Walther Christian 2:
Mike Wieringa and Joey Davidson went 2-for-3 to help the Trojans (10-15) win in the Class 2A Timothy Christian regional quarterfinals. Cole Miller was the complete-game winning pitcher. The No. 4 Trojans advance to Wednesday's semifinals to face top-seeded Westmont.
Glenbard East 6, WW South 0:
Anthony Esterly fired a 5-hitter with 6 strikeouts and a walk for the Rams (15-16, 8-11) in their DuPage Valley Conference victory. Tommy Mogavero, Tyler Behrendt and Jimmy Milligan all had 2 hits. Robert Zablock and Eric Giltz had 2 hits for WW South (13-11, 11-8).
Lisle 8, Peotone 2:
Cliff Krause and Christian Greco homered for the Lions (17-12, 7-6) in the Interstate Eight Conference victory. Jake Oard went 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Eric Puccini was the winning pitcher.
Willowbrook 1, Morton 0:
Matt Pizur pitched an 8-inning West Suburban Gold shutout, striking out 11 and walking one in a 3-hitter. Willowbrook (16-11, 11-7) scored the game-winning run on an error in the top of the eighth. Tyler Vavrek went 2-for-4.
Wheaton Academy 7, St. Joseph 6:
Luke Kram's solo home run in the bottom of the sixth for the Warriors (14-13) proved to be the game-winning hit in the nonconference matchup. Chris Johnson and Brett Albaugh had 3 hits. Jake Lindstedt was the winning pitcher in relief.
Downers South 17, Proviso East 5:
The Mustangs (23-5) wrapped up an 18-0 romp through the West Suburban Gold with the five-inning win. Matt Zinnecker drove in 2 runs and Danny Spinuzza went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI.
Downers North 12, Glenbard West 1:
Four runs in the top of the sixth inning gave the Trojans (17-10, 9-8) their margin of victory in the West Suburban Silver. Ray Greco went 2-for-3 with a homer and 2 RBI. Joe Provenzano and Patrick Geraghty had 2 hits and 3 RBI in support of winning pitcher Matt Bohanon. Myles Farley had 3 hits and Paul Cappetta 2 RBI. Grant Greeno went 2-for-2 with a double and RBI for Glenbard West (15-14, 8-9).
Montini 15, Guerin 0:
Eric Frontzak allowed only 1 hit while striking out 10 and walking none in the five-inning Suburban Christian Conference victory for the Broncos (19-6, 13-3). Eddie Bava homered twice and drove in 7 runs. Pat Hennessy went 3-for-4 and Brandon Shilgalis drove in 3 runs.
Oak Park 3, Addison Trail 2:
Oak Park scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning in its West Suburban crossover win over the Blazers (10-18). Joe Amato went 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI for Addison Trail while Zack Dowz went 2-for-3.
West Aurora 10, Lake Park 4:
Anthony Gallina Colin Fowich had 2 hits for the Lancers (11-17, 7-12) in their DuPage Valley Conference loss.
Bartlett 4, Neuqua Valley 2:
Matt Butler went 3-for-4 and Alex Wolanski and Tyler Jaeger drove in runs, but the Wildcats (13-16, 12-11) fell in the Upstate Eight Conference.
Hinsdale South 5, Leyden 4:
Brian Hoel singled home Matt Marrera with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Hornets (14-13, 12-6), who took two of three in the West Suburban Gold series. Joey Oehmen went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.