Baseball: Lake County roundup
Robby McGaha gave Stevenson's baseball team a spark at the top of the batting order Thursday.
McGaha went 3-for-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, as the Patriots beat Grant 9-3 in a North Suburban Conference crossover.
Willie Bourbon (2 RBI) and Carter Baretz (double) were both 2-for-3. Jimmy Marchese also had a double for Stevenson (21-11-1). Patrick Loeffler was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI.
Justin Stark earned the win, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out six and not walking a batter.
For Grant, Nick Hiedenthal and Michael Bengston each had 2 hits, including a double, and an RBI.
Grayslake Central 10, Woodstock North 3: The host Rams scored in every inning on their way to the Fox Valley Fox win.
Justin Guryn fanned five over 3 innings in earning the victory. Ben Fitzgerald, Justin Wold and Alex Vollmer also saw mound duty for the Rams. Jay Hoffman, Devin Moran, John Stopka, Alex Ruiz and David Llorens all had a pair of hits for GC, while Ethan LaBeck added a double.
Hampshire 3, Grayslake North 0: Jake Damore and Alex Carrillo (double) had the only 2 hits for the Knights in their Fox Valley Fox loss.
Warren 6, Vernon Hills 2: The Blue Devils got doubles from Chris Mathieu (2-for-3), Ben Perner (2-for-3), Brad Zahn and Noah Daniel in their North Suburban crossover win.
Scotty Gordon picked up the win, as Warren improved to 23-10.
Sophomore Joe Rangel made his first varsity start for Vernon Hills. Warren wasn't very welcoming, as the Blue Devils scored first-inning runs on 4 hits. The good news for the Cougars was that Rangel settled down. He kept the Blue Devil hitters off balance over the next 4 innings, allowing no runs and scattering 4 hits.
Robby Nardini led the Cougars offensively, going 3-for-4. Drew Winegardner (RBI) was 2-for-3, and Connor McNamara went 2-for-4.
Libertyville 9, Antioch 4: Jake Vogt was 2-for-3 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI for the Wildcats in the North Suburban crossover.
Andrew Plunkett pitched 5 innings for the win, allowing 2 runs, while striking out eight and walking four.
Travis Slywka was 2-for-3 and scored a run for Antioch. John Petty had a double and 2 RBI.
Carmel 11, St. Patrick 5: On Wednesday, Ryan Jones earned his first win of the season, allowing 1 run over 3 innings.
Austin Ehren (2-for-4), Matt Collins (2-for-5), Griffin Norton (2-for-2, 3 RBI) and Kyle Bucsa (1-for-3, 2 RBI) paced the Corsairs offensively.