Baseball: Babcock pitches Grant past Grayslake North

  • DAILY HERALD SUBMITTED PHOTOWarren junior pitcher Dru Jasnoch, who throws sidearm, has emerged as the ace of the staff for the North Suburban Conference leaders.

    DAILY HERALD SUBMITTED PHOTOWarren junior pitcher Dru Jasnoch, who throws sidearm, has emerged as the ace of the staff for the North Suburban Conference leaders.

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/11/2019 9:51 PM

Cord Babcock pitched 6⅓ innings of shutout baseball, and Grant beat host Grayslake North 6-0 Saturday to improve to 22-4 and 15-0 in the Northern Lake County Conference.

Babcock (1-0) allowed only 2 hits and struck out six. Mason Sekulich recorded the final two outs, striking out one. Kevin Gosciniak had a single and an RBI, Joe Taylor successfully executed a suicide squeeze, and Danny Laughery was 1-for-3 with a run scored, stolen base and an RBI.


Nick Lovitsch was 2-for-3 with a double for Grayslake North (8-15-1, 5-10).

Warren sweeps Wheeling: Dru Jasnoch and Ryan Scanlon combined on a 5-hit shutout with 7 strikeouts and on walks, and the Blue Devils won 6-0 in Game 1 of a nonconference doubleheader.

Jasnoch (8-1) pitched 4 innings to earn the win, allowing 5 hits and striking out five. Scanlon tossed 3 no-hit innings in earning the save.

Warren was led offensively by Mikey Kocen (2-for-3, RBI), Bradley Vondruska (2-for-3), Maxwell McCullough (2-for-2, double, RBI), Brian Rapanan (double, 2 RBI) and Brandon Houtz (double).

Warren won the second game 8-3 to improve to 26-3, as Nate Rentas homered and Casey Cobe was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and a triple.

Kocen had a triple and 2 RBI, and Rapanan improved to 3-0.

Libertyville 11, Whitney Young 0: Andrew Kim had a homer and 4 for the Wildcats in the nonconference game.

Derek Calamari pitched 2-hit ball over 4 innings with 3 strikeouts, as Libertyville improved to 18-12.

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Brother Rice 5, Carmel 2: Jake Adams was 2-for-3 and scored twice for the Corsairs (14-6).

Lakes beats Wauconda twice: The Eagles completed a 22-12 win in a game suspended on April 22, then won 4-3 in Northern Lake County Conference action.

Riley Kirk was 3-for-4 for Wauconda (10-14, 6-9) in the second game.

Mundelein 9, Fremd 2: Jared Dorfman was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for the Mustangs in their nonconference win.

Andrew Schroeder went 2-for-5 and TJ Yakimisky finished 2-for-2 with 2 RBI for Mundelein (12-11).

Stevenson 12, Grayslake Central 0: Frank Carris (3 innings), Jacob Rosenkranz (1 inning) and Nick Brueckert (2 innings) combined on a 1-hit shutout in the nonconference game.

Ryan Miller was 3-for-4 with a triple and 4 RBI for Stevenson (19-9). The Patriots got 2 hits apiece from Jake Surane, Zach Taylor, 3 RBI), Ryan McElhinny and Justin Tumpowsky (double, 2 RBI).


Nic Presutti doubled for Grayslake Central's lone hit.

New Trier 5, Vernon Hills 3: The Trevians made the most of 6 hits in the Central Suburban League game.

Brendan Holloway had a hit and was on base three times to lead Vernon Hills (15-11, 7-7). Alex Yu, Kaden Zahnow, Quinn Geren, Josh Liu and Caleb Thomson also had hits for the Cougars.

Friday's results

Grayslake Central 11, Antioch 4: The visiting Rams led 5-4 heading into the top of the seventh inning and erupted for 6 runs to win the game and keep alive their Northern Lake County Conference title hopes alive.

Antonio Crews had a pair of hits, while driving in 2 runs and scoring 3 runs. Kevin O'Brien (2 RBI), Coby Moe and Nate Twardock (2 RBI) each had a pair of hits as well. Marcus Maristela added a double. Ethan Peterson tossed the first 5 innings, allowing on 2 earned runs and striking out seven. Daniel Guckenberger tossed the final 2 innings, allowing 1 run as the Rams won their eight game in a row and improved their record to 22-4.

Grayslake Central (13-2 NLCC) plays three games against Grant (15-0 NLCC) this week.

Antioch got a home run and 2 RBI from Logan Delgado, while Eric Hart and Vince Roszkowiak were both 2-for-4.

Grant 2, Lakes 0: The Bulldogs improved to 21-4 and 14-0 in the Northern Lake County Conference, as Austin Vass (3⅓ innings, 3 hits), Jimmy Taylor (3⅓ innings, 3 strikeouts) and Mikal Ashley (⅓ innings, 1 strikeout) combined on a 7-hitter. Vass improved to 5-0.

Ashley also contributed a single and 2 RBI, and Danny Laughery was 2-for-4.

Carmel 6, Marian Central 2: Lukas Galdoni earned the win and helped himself with a triple and an RBI in the East Suburban Catholic Conference game.

Dylan Paquette was 2-for-3 for Carmel (14-5, 9-4), and Drew Wiegman went 1-for-3 with a double.

Wauconda 13, Round Lake 0: Marcus Keller pitched a 5-inning 1-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the Bulldogs in the Northern Lake County Conference game.

Camden Janik was 2-for-2 with a double for Wauconda (10-12, 6-7).

Libertyville 4, Prairie Ridge 3: Andrew Kim was 3-for-3 with a triple, and David Robertson won the nonconference game with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Dylan Drumke had a double for Libertyville (17-12).

Evanston 3, Lake Zurich 2: Tyler Snep was 2-for-4 for the Bears in their nonconference loss.

Jack Moses and James Piggott doubled for Lake Zurich (16-9), which surrendered the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth.

Stevenson 4, Dundee-Crown 2: Chris Farina and Ryan McElhinny were both 2-for-3 with a stolen base, and the Patriots improved to 18-9 with the nonconference win.

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