Vernon Hills got a big 10-run rule victory in a 12-2 baseball win over Northridge Prep in 5 innings on Monday in nonconference play.
Pitcher Kyle Fasbinder got the win for the Cougars, who got 2 hits each from Brennan Reback and Brad Larsen.
McHenry 10, Antioch 0: McHenry got out to an early lead and kept its foot on the gas to get a 10-run rule victory over Antioch.
The Warriors rolled up 11 hits and didn't commit a single error.
Connor Geidner went 1-for-2 to lead Antioch.
Mundelein 8, Rolling Meadows 2 (6 inn.): In a matchup of Mustangs, the northerly team prevailed in a game that was called due to darkness after 6 innings.
Mundelein starter Brendan Murphy pitched 3 innings but still managed to strike out eight.
Steven Sanchez went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, and Brett Parola had 1 double for Mundelein.
Host Rolling Meadows had hits from Joe Coen, Marco Perez and Nate Pardini; Coen and Pardini scored the runs.
Barrington 5, Prairie Ridge 1: Barrington got a terrific start from Ryan Loutos in picking up a 5-1 victory over visiting Prairie Ridge in a nonconference baseball season opener Monday.
Loutos struck out 12 and allowed no hits in his 6 innings. Eric Kozlowski relieved and allowed an unearned run in the seventh.
Will Yorton hit a solo homer for Barrington, which made the most of its 6 hits.
Wheeling 11, Waukegan 0: Senior pitcher Brian Maloney got Wheeling's season started by tossing a 6-inning no-hitter at Heritage Park in nonconference play.
Maloney struck out 10 and walked two while tossing 79 pitches (51 strikes) in his no-hitter, which is the third in program history.
"I knew if I went out and threw strikes my teammates would pick me up at the plate and in the field, and they delivered," Maloney said. "Great team win."
The support at the plate was led by senior outfielder Johnny Kappel, who finished 3-for-4 and drove in 5 runs. His RBI came on singles in the fourth and fifth innings and a triple in the sixth.
Other big producers for the Wildcats included Andy Shover (double, 2 RBI), Bryan Niznik (2 hits, 2 RBI) and Drew Roberts (2 hits, run).