Maine West senior Josh Wastyn was at his best on Wednesday.
The Warriors' starter against visiting Maine East tossed a complete-game 1-hitter with 9 strikeouts and 1 walk as Maine West won 4-0 in Central Suburban League play.
Wastyn threw 95 pitches, 67 of them strikes. The lone hit he yielded was a single to left field in the seventh inning.
Cory Scholler and David Roscoe both had a pair of hits for Maine West (10-13), and Emmett Olson, Justin Scholler and Wastyn each drove in 1 run.
St. Viator 7, Marian Central 1: The host Lions topped Marian Central for a second straight day in earning their sixth straight win.
Sophomore Jack Mahoney ended up a single short of hitting for the cycle in the East Suburban Catholic Conference victory. He doubled, tripled and homered to finish 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI.
Hunter Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for St. Viator (18-13), and Casey Kmet, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice.
Johnson was the winning pitcher. He allowed 4 hits and struck out six through 6 innings, and Casey Pulikowski got the last three outs.
Fremd 4, Hersey 3: Mitch Hundley's two-out single scored Luke Seidel from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Fremd in a MSL crossover matchup played at Hersey.
Seidel drew a walk to start Fremd's half of the seventh inning. He got to second on a fielder's choice and to third on a dropped third strike.
The rest of Fremd's scoring came in the fifth inning, when Tom Wingen came up with a homer with Connor Giusti on base.
Giusti and Brent Swenson (1 RBI) both had doubles for the Vikings (14-11).
Dan Clawson connected on a solo homer for Hersey (13-18-1) in the second inning.
Peter Hiller tossed a complete game for Fremd, allowing 5 hits with 4 strikeouts.
Hoffman Estates 6, Elk Grove 5: Kurt Foy completed a winning 3-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI single to lift the Hawks in MSL action.
Earlier in the rally, Kyle Krogstad came up with a 2-run single to tie the game.
Nick Hofmann had a solo homer for Elk Grove (8-17-1) in the first inning. He also had a 2-run double in the fifth inning, after which the Grens led 5-0.
Hoffman Estates answered with 3 of its own in the fifth, on a bases-loaded walk and a 2-run single from Josh Magers.
Willis and Magers each finished with 2 hits for the Hawks (8-17), and Jim Kliver picked up a victory with 1 inning of relief.
Prospect 3, Palatine 2: Johnny Czeslawski's RBI double in the top of the sixth inning plated the winning run as the visiting Knights earned an MSL victory.
In the first inning, Prospect's Ryan Howe drove in a run with a double and later scored on an error.
Palatine (19-13) got its runs on a sacrifice fly by Matthew Helms and an RBI single from Josh Stitt.
Czeslawski tossed 2⅔ innings of scoreless relief to earn the win for Prospect (16-11).
Conant 12, Rolling Meadows 8: The visiting Mustangs came from behind to tie it at 7-7 after a 7-run rally in the top of the fifth inning. But the Cougars answered with 5 runs over their next two at-bats for an MSL triumph.
Tyler Hedman led the way for Conant with 2 hits (including a double), 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Mason Sykes and Christian Seegers also had 2 hits for the Cougars (15-12-1).
Nate Pardini and Angelo Shands both had 2 hits for Rolling Meadows (10-14-1).
Joe Pavletich picked up a relief win for Conant.
Wheeling 7, Schaumburg 2: The visiting Wildcats got run production from a variety of sources in earning an MSL victory.
Much of the damage was done in a 5-run second inning in which Drew Roberts and DJ Godlewski came up with 2-run singles.
Kyle Bullock hit a solo homer in the fourth inning for the Wildcats, and Eric Konrath stole home in the fifth for the last run for Wheeling (14-15).
Bullock finished 3-for-4 and scored twice, Roberts finished 2-for-4 and Patrick Cooney earned the pitching decision to improve to 6-2.