Baseball: Lake County roundup
Travis Slywka went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles and scored 3 runs from the leadoff spot in the batting order, as Antioch's baseball team wrapped up regular-season action with an 11-1 win in five innings over visiting Wilmot (Wis.) Saturday.
Connor Kaiser, batting second, was 3-for-3 with 3 RBI, and No. 3-hitter Conner Geidner finished 2-for-2 with 2 RBI. Kaiser and Geidner also doubled, as did John Neville and Ben Gutke.
Justin Stender earned the win and went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Stender allowed 2 hits over in a complete-game effort, striking out seven and walking four.
Wauconda 11, Grayslake Central 3: Collin Shrader and Trevor Sefcik each had 3 hits, and Brian McFarlin homered, as the visiting Bulldogs won the nonconference game.
Kevin Malisheski added a pair of doubles for Wauconda. Sefcik (3-for-3) and Jacob Bicknase (2-for-5, 2 RBI) also doubled.
Grayslake Central got 2 hits from Devin Moran. Anthony Fitzgerald doubled and drove in a run for the Rams.
Stevenson 2, Cary-Grove 1: The Patriots pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the nonconference game.
Jack Cappalli and Alex Hochman doubled for Stevenson (22-11-1). Michael Kingery allowed 1 run over 4 2/3 innings, striking out five, but got a no-decision. Bronson Litcher earned the win, throwing 2 1/3 hitless innings with 2 strikeouts.
Lakes sweeps Marian Central: The Eagles wrapped up the regular season with a sweep of their nonconference doubleheader in Woodstock, as they won 13-3 in five innings and 9-5 in nine innings.
Brett Buchholz went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI in the opener, while Jack Christensen improved to 3-0. He allowed 2 unearned runs in 4 innings, allowing, 4 hits, walking one and striking out one. Matt Nordlund was 4-for-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, and Bryan Gross finished 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored, a walk and an RBI.
Matt Milewski (1-0) earned the win in Game 2 with 1 scoreless inning. Joe Ruefer struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save. Ben Milewski was 3-for-4, as Lakes improved to 22-10-1. Matt Putman, Ruefer and Zach Meyer each had a pair of hits.
Vernon Hills 5, Niles West 4: The Cougars found themselves tied 3-3 in the top of the seventh after relinquishing an early 3-0 lead in the nonconference game.
Brennan Reback led off the seventh with a walk. Three pitches later, Matt Gramins executed a hit and run, doubling home Reback to give Vernon Hills the lead again. Gramins moved up to third and scored on a wild pitch to give the Cougars a two- run cushion.
Niles West made things interesting in the bottom of the frame. After a leadoff walk, reliever Sam Perlin got a fielder's choice and strikeout. A walk and single cut the deficit to one, but the final hitter flew out.
Vernon Hills (21-12) also got doubles from Reback and Connor McNamara, while Drew Winegardner was 3-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Glenbrook North 7, Libertyville 1: Nick Rossetti was 2-for-3 and Mitchell Townsend drove in the Wildcats' only run in their nonconference loss.
Huntley 5, Grant 2: The visiting Bulldogs had only 1 hit in their nonconference defeat.