Baseball: Broeker lifts Conant in extra innings

 
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Updated 5/4/2018 11:41 PM

Colin Broeker's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning helped Conant emerge with a 5-4 victory against visiting Rolling Meadows on Friday in Mid-Suburban League baseball.

The game had been tied at 4-4 since the fourth inning, when Rolling Meadows scored all its runs in the top half of the inning and Conant responded with 2 runs to tie it.

 

Jack Reiger hit a solo homer and also doubled for Conant (11-9-1, 6-4), finishing 3-for-4 with a walk.

Broeker was 2-for-4 with a double, a pair of walks and 3 RBI, and Christian Seegers had a pair of hits and stole a base.

Reiger started the decisive rally with a one-out single. With two outs, Mason Sykes singled, and Broeker's line-drive single to right field to scored Reiger from second base.

Joe Pavletich pitched the final inning to get the win for Conant.

Jack Kane suffered the loss in relief but allowed the Cougars just 1 run over the final 5⅔ innings. At the plate, Kane finished 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI.

Joe Marcucci went 2-for-4 with a double, and Matt Lothery drove in a run for the Mustangs (7-11-1, 5-6).

Buffalo Grove 8, Hoffman Estates 0: Andy Greenberg took command from the mound for visiting Buffalo Grove, firing a 1-hitter with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk for a complete-game shutout that kept the Bison unbeaten in the MSL and clinched an appearance in the league championship game.

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Greenberg threw 59 of his 87 pitches for strikes, and 13 of the 23 batters he faced saw first-pitch strikes.

Leading the way at the plate for BG (19-3, 11-0) were Zach Fricke (2-for-3, double), Mac Camardo (2-for-4, 2 runs), Sean Jacobs (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI) and Riley Rundquist (3 walks).

Josh Magers had the hit for Hoffman Estates (6-12, 2-8).

Hersey 13, Schaumburg 8: The Huskies came up with a 5-run rally in the sixth inning to get some separation on their way to an MSL victory.

The contest was played at Hersey to take advantage of better field conditions, but Schaumburg was the home team.

AJ Ceffalio, Cristian Rodriguez, Daniel Clawson and Hunter Luke each had 2 hits for Hersey (10-14-1, 5-6). James Denten and Luke had doubles, and No. 2 hitter Cade O'Neal had a hit, drew 3 walks and scored 3 runs.

Top producers for Schaumburg (4-16, 2-10) included Albert Kiszka (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI) and Ben Kim (2-for-4, double, 2 RBI).

Denten earned the win after allowing 7 runs -- but only 3 of them earned -- over 4⅔ innings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Maine West 6, Vernon Hills 5: The host Warriors won their second straight against the Cougars in Central Suburban North action.

Maine West (8-10) grabbed the lead by scoring 3 runs in the third inning, with Matty Mustari and Matt Johnston driving in runs. The Warriors never trailed after that, but Vernon Hills made it close by coming with 2 runs in the sixth and 1 in the seventh.

Justin Scholler finished 2-for-4 with a double for the Maine West, while Johnston drove in 2 runs and Cory Scholler had a triple.

Josh Wastyn pitched the first 6 innings and got the win, while Cory Scholler picked up a save by getting the last three outs -- including the last two on a bases-loaded double play.

Barrington 10, Prospect 6: The top of the lineup made life difficult for visiting Prospect, as Nos. 1 and 2 hitters Johnny Gagne and Clark Elliott finished a combined 6-for-7 with a walk and 5 RBI.

Michael Zavoli doubled and drove in a run, and Elliott had a double to help Barrington (17-3-2 overall) improve to 12-0 in the MSL. The Broncos need just one more win in their remaining four league games to clinch a spot in the MSL title game.

Ethan Burgh finished 4-for-4 with a double and drove in 3 runs and Johnny Czeslawski had 2 hits for the Knights (12-9, 5-5).

R.J. Nowicki allowed 1 run over 4 relief innings to get the win, and Nate Holler didn't allow a hit in the seventh inning to earn a save.

Palatine 14, Elk Grove 4 (6 inn.): The host Pirates scored 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to complete an MSL win and stretch their win streak to three.

Jake Andersen had a 2-run homer and Jack Hopper hit a solo shot to lead an impressive hitting display from Palatine (16-9, 7-3).

The Pirates finished with 13 hits, which included a pair of doubles for Brent Penrose, a triple for Matthew Helms and doubles for Mike Nielsen and Luke Stoffel.

Jason Rivera tossed 6 innings and got the win for Palatine.

Ryne Singsank finished 2-for-3 with a double for Elk Grove (5-13-1, 2-8). Justin Post doubled and drove in a run, and Zach Mahoney drove in 2 runs.

Fremd 8, Wheeling 7: Brent Swenson finished 3-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBI to help the Vikings stay in front of the Wildcats in an MSL game played at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

Tommy Wingen had a pair of hits and a walk and scored twice for Fremd (9-8, 4-6). Austin Higgins drove in 2 runs and doubled, and Brett Haman, doubled, walked and scored twice.

Peter Hiller pitched 2 clean relief innings to earn a save and preserve a win for Fremd starter Ashton Statz.

Wheeling's Kyle Bullock hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, Andy Shover finished 2-for-4 with a double and 1 RBI and Cade Zalewski drove in 2 runs.

The Wildcats (11-11, 4-7) trailed 7-3 after the third inning but battled back with 1 run in the fourth, 2 in the fifth and 1 in the sixth.

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