Baseball: Hampshire, Streamwood rally for regional wins
Brady Young singled to open the bottom of the ninth inning, advanced to second base on a wild pitch and scored the game-winning run when Harlem made an errant throw to first base on a sacrifice bunt by Tommy Ugalde giving Hampshire a 5-4 win over Harlem on Thursday.
Jon Mroz and Nick Sladek each had 2 hits and winning pitcher Logan Nespor did not allow a run or hit in ⅓ of an inning for No. 3 Hampshire (18-14). Starting pitcher Matt Jachec struck out 13 and walked 1 in 8⅔ innings. The Whip-Purs will face No. 2 Hononegah today at 4:30 p.m. for the Harlem regional title.
Streamwood 12, Grant 9: Streamwood rallied for 6 seventh-inning runs on 4 hits and 4 walks to overtake host Grant in a Class 4A regional semifinal. Leadoff man Max Alanis, who finished 5-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI, singled to drive in the go-ahead run. Tyler Jones held No. 3 Grant to 3 runs on 2 hits and struck out one over 1⅔ innings to earn the win in relief of Colin Bielinski. No. 5 Streamwood (19-14) will face No. 2 Cary-Grove (21-13) in the regional final Saturday at 11 a.m.
Hinsdale Central 3, West Aurora 2: Anthony Malczyk scored on a sixth-inning passed ball to tie this Class 4A regional semifinal, but host Hinsdale Central plated the game-winner on a seventh-inning groundout to advance. Eddie Wilson took the loss for the Blackhawks (24-10-1). He allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits and struck out 3 in 7 innings.
McHenry 6, Dundee-Crown 1: Jake Evans held the Chargers scoreless on 2 hits and 3 walks and struck out 4 in 6 innings to lead the Warriors. Losing pitcher Nick Gregory allowed 5 earned runs on 12 hits in 6 innings for No. 8 Dundee-Crown (6-27). No. 4 McHenry (23-13) advances to face No. 1 Barrington (29-7) in the regional final on Saturday at 11 a.m.