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Libertyville's baseball team celebrated more than the North Suburban Lake Division championship Tuesday.

Anthony Mack fired a five-inning no-hitter, as the Wildcats defeated host Zion-Benton 5-0.

Libertyville (26-5) finished 11-1 in the NSC Lake, one game ahead of Mundelein. The Wildcats will play Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for the conference championship in Fox Lake.

Jimmy Govern went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Libertyville against Zion-Benton (0-12 NSC Lake). Jake Vogt added a 2-run double, and Hunter Van Wagner was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Mack struck out two and did not walk a batter.

Mundelein 7, Lake Zurich 2: Logan Reckert homered and doubled, as the host Mustangs captured their North Suburban Lake finale.

Sam Osisek was 3-for-3 for Mundelein (29-2, 10-2), and Ryan Hollander also had a pair of hits. Hollander, Carter Naughton and Luke Peterson had doubles as well for the Mustangs.

Michael Metz earned the win.

Colton Wagner doubled for Lake Zurich (6-6 NSC Lake).

Stevenson 3, Lake Forest 2: Joey Morris' two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh rallied the host Patriots in their North Suburban Lake finale.

Stevenson (12-13, 5-7) trailed 2-0 heading into its last at-bat but pulled even on call-up Dylan Molek's 2-run double. Willie Bourbon (2-for-2) also doubled for the Patriots, while Morris finished 2-for-4.

Mitchell Goll threw a complete game in earning the win. He struck out nine, allowed 5 hits and walked two.

Grayslake North 14, Woodstock 1: Andrew Mikusa and Merrick Gentile hit home runs for the visiting Knights in their Fox Valley Conference game.

Sean McHugh (8-2) pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing 1 unearned run. Grayslake North (13-17, 7-9) got a 3-for-4 effort with 2 RBI from Mikusa. Gentile (2 RBI) was 2-for-4, and Austyn Ruback went 2-for-3 with a double. Bobby Krebs was 1-for-2 with a double 2 walks and an RBI.

Burlington Central 3, Grayslake Central 2: The Rams dropped the nonconference game, despite strong pitching performances from senior Kyle Henke and freshman Ben Fitzgerald.

Henke threw 4 strong innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, walking two and striking out five. Fitzgerald tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, yielding only 1 hit and striking out two.

"It would have been good to get Ben his first varsity win, but we just couldn't get our bats going," coach Troy Whalen said after his Rams fell to 21-10. "Ben has a bright future ahead. I am sure there will be plenty more opportunities for him to earn his first varsity 'W.' "

Singles by Mike Stone and Austin Kaiser accounted for the Rams' only hits. Kyle Clark had an RBI groundout, and Anthony Fitzgerald scored on a wild pitch.

Lakes 4, Antioch 3: One day after dropping a 4-3 decision to Antioch at Lakes, the Eagles won by the same score at Antioch in the two teams' final North Suburban Prairie game.

Junior Chase Slota upped his record to 6-1 on the mound, throwing 6 2/3 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs while striking out six.

Lakes (17-11, 9-3) scored a run in the top of the second when junior Bryan Gross led off with a double down the right-field line. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout by Justin Blasinski.

Antioch answered with a run in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Lakes scored two more in the fifth courtesy of a wild pitch and an RBI single by Brad Borzick to make the score 3-1. The Eagles added an insurance run in the seventh to make it 4-1, and that run would prove to be valuable as the Sequoits mounted a two-out rally in the bottom half of the frame.

With runners on second and third, junior Billy Morris came on to get the next hitter to fly out to center field and earn his third save of the year.

Antioch got a triple and 2 RBI from Sam Smithson and a double from Christian Norris.

Warren 3, Schaumburg 0: Andrew Hill had a big day for the Blue Devils in the nonconference game, getting the win on the mound while going 3-for-3 with a home run.

Ben Dinter also homered for Warren (19-11-), while Stephen Binstock had a single and an RBI.

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