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By Drake Skleba
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BUGLE/ENTERPRISE AREA BASEBALL REPORT WEDNESDAY APRIL 21

 

Last updated 4/25/2021 at 6:29pm

WJOL/DON LADAS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

5TH PLACE SEMIFINAL

JOLIET WEST 11 LINCOLN-WAY WEST 0 (five innings)

The Tigers (2-4) hammered out 10 hits and cruised to the WJOL/Ladas Tourney victory. RHP James Love (1-0) fired a four-hit shutout at the Warriors (2-2) with three strikeouts. Love's battery-mate, the red-hot senior C Ty Batusich doubled and hammered his third and fourth home runs of the season, while driving in three more Tiger runs.

Senior Matt Stariha also had three hits with a triple and an RBI. Senior Issac Rios had a single, double and drove home a pair of Tiger runs, while senior Camden Karczewski tripled and had two RBI.

The Tigers will meet the Hilltoppers of Joliet Catholic (2-3), for fifth place in the tournament at Joliet Catholic on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

JOLIET CATHOLIC 8 JOLIET CENTRAL 2

The Hilltoppers (2-3), trailing 1-0, put this game away early with a five-run second inning.

Gavin Sebby's double tied the game at 1-1. Junior Dom Coda's sac fly gave the Hilltoppers a 2-1 lead and after junior Ryan Louthan followed with an RBI double, Joliet Catholic led 3-1. Senior Ben Stoner made it 4-1 with an RBI single and the fifth run of the inning scored on a Steelmen miscue for a 5-1 Hilltopper lead after two innings.

Lorenzo Rios added a triple and an RBI, while Brody Munch chiped in with a single and an RBI.

Hilltoppers starting and winning LHP TJ Schlageter allowed just one run and three hits in his game-winning performance. Schlageter struck out four.

Steelmen senior Gary Metke singled and drove home both Joliet Central (1-3) runs. Seniors Adam Fitzpatrick, Steven Bakalar and junior Gabriel Dunne all had singles in the game for the Steelmen.

The Steelmen will take on Lincoln-Way West for 7th place in the tourney Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Joliet Central.

NONCONFERENCE

PLAINFIELD NORTH 8 LEMONT 3

The Tigers (1-0) ran out to a 6-0 lead and cruised to the season-opening win in Lemont.

Senior RHP Ethan Cook (1-0) fired 3 2/3 of no-hit pitching at the Indians with five strikeouts to pick up the win.

Senior Alex Brodie singled, doubled and drove home two Tiger runs, while sophomore Ryan Nelson crushed the first Tiger home run of the season, doubled and had an RBI. Senior Jake Rock added a pair of hits and drove home a Tigers run, while senior Noah Dutler chipped in with a single and a RBI.

NILES WEST 20 ST. JOSEPH 0 (3 1/2 INNINGS)

The Wolves (4-1-1) destroyed the Catholic League White visitors from Westchester.

Kyle Gibson continued his torrid hitting with a single, triple and drove home two Wolf runs, while junior Johnny Raciti had a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with three ribbies. Junior Brandon Som doubled and also had three RBI for the Wolves. The three Wolf ribbies parade continued with sophomore David Brena and freshman Eisen Kim, each having three RBI in the game.

Raciti improved to 2-0 on the mound allowing just two hits and punching out six Charger hitters.

NAZARETH 8 ROMEOVILLE 7

The Spartans (2-3) took a 7-5 lead into the bottom half of the sixth in their nonconference game in La Grange Park against the powerhouse Roadrunners of Nazareth (6-0). The Roadrunners scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 7-7 and then walk-off in the bottom of the seventh.

Spartans senior Julian Jimenez continues to tear the cover off of the baseball with two triples and two RBI. Junior Corey Boyette also tripled, singled and drove home three Spartan runs. Boyette can also kick a football as evidenced by his game-winning 35-yard field goal to beat Joliet West on March 26.

Senior Ty Spiecker and junior Jaden Holgado both singled and scored two runs for 'The Ville

OSWEGO 5 BENET ACADEMY 4

The Redwings (0-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in their season-opener in Lisle after four innings but the undefeated Panthers (4-0), would rally in the last three innings for the one-run victory.

Redwings starting RHP Pierce Salbego totally handcuffed the Panthers through the first four innings. Salbego allowed just two hits, while striking out four and walking none.

Senior Steve Drabowski singled, doubled and scored three runs for the 'Wings. The Redwings football starting quarterback, sophomore Luke Bafia, had a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a walk and an RBI, while junior Tyler Dean added a double and an RBI. Senior Aidan Creighton chipped in with a single and drove home a Redwing run.

ST LAURENCE 16 MAINE SOUTH 0 (3 1/2 INNINGS)

The Hawks (2-4) were no-hit by the Chicago Catholic Blue-powerhouse Vikings (4-2) in Burbank.

WESTMONT 18 IDA CROWN 9

The Sentinels did it!

Pounding out 15 hits and 18 big runs, the Westmont Sentinels (1-7) picked up their first win of the season. Noah Valentin singled, doubled and drove home three Sentinel runs, while Jason Czaplewski had two singles and also drove home three. Spencer Anton also had three ribbies along with his two hits.

Noah Grimm had a 3-for-4 day with a pair of RBIs and Caleb Kleinz chipped in with a double and an RBI.

Joyous Sentinel fans were seen dancing on Oakwood Drive long into Wednesday night.

 

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