ENTERPRISE AREA BASEBALL REPORT SATURDAY APRIL 24
Last updated 4/24/2021 at 11:14pm
WEST SUBURBAN GOLD
DOWNERS GROVE 5 LEYDEN 2
The Mustangs (5-1, 5-1) swept away the Eagles behind junior LHP Lucas Costello and senior Cole Warehime. Costello allowed just one hit in his five innings and struck out seven Eagle batters. Warehime was 2-for-3 and drove home the only run Costello would need.
CENTRAL SUBURBAN CROSSOVERS
NILES WEST 12 VERNON HILLS 9
In this wild CSL crossover in Vernon Hills, the Wolves (6-1, 1-0 South) had leads of 4-1 and 7-5 before the host Cougars (0-4, 0-1 North) exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to grab a 9-7 lead.
The Wolves answered with a little help from the Cougars in the top of the sixth. Senior Sean Holbrook, junior KeSean Watson (2-for-3 3R,2B) and junior Brandon Som (2-for-3, 3R,3B, 3RBI) walked to fill the bases. Senior Kyle Gibson (1-for-3, 2RBI) picked up an RBI, the hard way by being hit by a pitch, scoring Holbrook to pull the Wolves within 9-8.
Junior Alex Cherian drove home Watson and Som with a double to left and the Wolves led 10-9. Still with nobody out, junior Matt Eischen (2-for-3, 3RBI) drove home Gibson and Cherian (1-for-3, 2RBI) with a single for a 12-9 Wolves lead.
Gibson started on the mound for the Wolves and was hit hard giving up eight runs and nine hits in five innings. Being the pitcher of record heading into the top of the sixth, Gibson (3-0) was the beneficiary of the Wolves six-run, sixth and was the winning pitcher.
Junior Kevin Plach set the Cougars down1-2-3 in the bottom of the sixth and seventh to nail down the save.
MAINE SOUTH 25 MAINE EAST 2 (3 1/2 INNINGS)
The Hawks (4-5, 1-0) scored 13 runs in the first inning to put this CSL crossover, with the Blue Demons (0-4-1, 0-1 North) away early. The Hawks pounded out 17 hits led by senior Alex Heinz (2-for-2, 2B, 3RBI), sophomore Kerim Orucevic (2-for-2, 2B, 3RBI) and junior Nick Briglio (2-for-2, 3RBI). Senior Ed Latko had three hits and two RBI, while Danny Sullivan, Bill Meyer and Charlie Sullivan, all had two ribbies for the Hawks.
Junior Josh Martin picked up the win on the mound for the Hawks.
Seniors Chris Miller and Chris Illiopoulos each singled and drove home a run for the Blue Demons.
EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC
JOLIET CATHOLIC 13 ST VIATOR 4 GAME ONE
The Hilltoppers trailed 4-2 before scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth and then burying their guests with an eight-run bottom of the sixth.
With one out in the Hilltoppers fifth, junior Ryan Louthan (1-for-2, 2B,2RBI) ripped a two-run double, scoring seniors Frank Ryan and Gavin Sebby (1-for-2, RBI) to tie the game at 4-4. Senior Ben Stoner (1-for-2, RBI) ripped an RBI single scoring junior Danny O'Brien to put the Hilltoppers up to stay 5-4. An eight-run sixth provided the knock-out punch.
Sophomore Trey Swiderski's (3-for-4, 3B, 5RBI) triple with the bases loaded was the knock-out blow in the eight-run sixth inning. Junior Michael Ascencio chipped in with a single and an RBI for the Hilltoppers.
ST VIATOR 10 JOLIET CATHOLIC 6 GAME 2
The visiting Lions (3-4, 1-1) committed nine errors and still were still able to salvage the ESCC split as the Hillltoppers (4-4,1-1) only mustered five hits. Senior Ben Stoner continued his hot-hitting with two more hits. Brody Munch singled and picked up the only RBI for The Hill. Junior Brek Baranowski and senior Grant Cameron picked up the other two Hilltopper hits.
MARIAN CATHOLIC 11 NOTRE DAME 4 GAME ONE
The Dons (1-6, 0-1) fell behind 9-3 after three innings and lost their opening ESCC game to the host Spartans (3-1, 1-0). ND was led by Mike O'Conor who had a single and solo homer, his second homer of the season. Alex Burgos had a single and drove home two Don runs.
Matt Melendez chipped in with a pair of singles for ND.
MARIAN CATHOLIC 12 NOTRE DAME 11 GAME TWO
The Dons can hit. Trailing 11-3, the Dons exploded for seven runs in the fifth to pull within a run at 11-10.
Mike O'Conor led the Dons with two singles and two RBI, while James Carpinelli had a pair of singles and two RBI. Kevin Burgos doubled and drove home an ND run, while Joey Cullen continued his hot-hitting with three singles,
LOCKPORT 15 ROMEOVILLE 7
The Porters (6-2) murders row lineup pounded out 14 more hits at the 'Ville. The hard-hitting Spartans were rough on the Porter pitchers, too. The Porters led only 6-5 after three innings, before just pouring on the runs to win the nonconference game.
Junior Matt Merk had his third perfect day for the season at the plate with two singles and a walk with five RBI. Senior Michael Hughes singled, doubled and drove home two Porter runs. Junior Lucas Pajeau had a three-hit game, while senior Riley Pfeiffer returned from quarterbacking the Porters football team (4-2) to their best record since 2016. Pfeiffer had a single in three at bats.
The Spartans (3-4) were led by their red-hot hitting senior Julian Jimenez and senior Ulysses Munoz, who both had singles and drove home two Spartan runs. Junior Jaden Holgado had two hits, including a double, while senior Dylan Scafuri chipped in with two singles and scored two Spartan runs.
SUBURBAN PRAIRIE CROSSOVERS
PLAINFIELD SOUTH 10 WEST AURORA (FIVE INNINGS)
The Cougars improved to 2-0 behind a two-hit shutout from junior Matt Keliher (1-0). Keliher struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Senior Jeremy McGuigan had a perfect day with two hits, two bases on balls and had two RBI. Tylor "Puma" Phommachanhom doubled and drove home two runs for South, while younger brother freshman, Blake, had a perfect day at the plate with a single, base on balls, a run scored and an RBI.
Junior Zander Tubbs doubled and drove home a Cougar run, while Senior Brennan Phillips had a single and an RBI. Senior Max Peters chipped in with two hits including a triple.
MINOOKA 6 JOLIET WEST 5
In a wild one in Joliet, the Indians (3-3) held off the Tigers (2-5).
The Indians opened up a 5-1 lead with a four-run third inning. Sophomore Sully Minor, junior Ryan Norman and junior Mitch Thomas (2-for-4, RBI) came through with RBI in the four run Indian third inning.
Minor (2-for-3 RBI) singled to make it 3-1 Indians, while Norman (2-for-4, 2 2B,RBI) ripped a double to make it 4-1 Indians, Thomas' RBI single extended the Minooka lead to 5-1.
With Minooka leading 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Tiger senior Lucas Coyl brought the Tigers within 6-5 when he launched a two-run blast to over the right field fence.
Indians closer, RHP Brendan Valdez, slammed the door on the Tigers, allowing just one hit in his 1 2/3 innings of relief to nail down the save for Indians junior RHP Ryan Norman.
Tigers senior Camden Karczewski chipped in with a single, triple and score a run for the Tigers.
OSWEGO 4 Plainfield Central 0
The Wildcats (4-2) were only able to pick up two hits against a pair of Panther(5-0) pitchers in Oswego on Saturday. Senior Jack Irwin and junior Kenny Ospalik had the two Wildcat singles.
Wildcat senior LHP Mason Kujak fired two more scoreless innings out of the 'Cats bull pen to maintain his 0.00 ERA.
YORKVILLE 12 JOLIET CENTRAL 0 (FIVE INNINGS)
The visiting Foxes (5-1) opened up a 10-0 lead after two innings to defeat the Steelmen (1-5) in Joliet. Steelmen seniors Nathan Valdez and Damon Gutierrez had the two Joliet hits.
WEST SUBURBAN CROSOVER
DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 9 MORTON 5
The Trojans (3-3, 0-3 Silver) got back to the .500 mark for the season with the sweep of Morton. The Trojans opened up a 9-0 lead after four innings and cruised to their third consecutive victory.
The Trojans were led by senior Elijah Carter, who singled, doubled and drove home two Trojan runs and junior Jack Miller had a double, single and an RBI, while senior David Marshall fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle with his single, double and triple.
METEA VALLEY 9 BENET ACADEMY 5
The visiting Mustangs opened up a 9-0 lead before the Redwings made a gallant comeback before falling in the nonconfrence game.
Redwings junior Matt Nelson had a double and drove home two runs, while junior Pete Messina singled and had an RBI. Senior Steven Drabowski had a solid day at the plate for the 'Wings with three singles.
WESTMONT 19 LEO 7
Leading their hosts from Chicago's South Side 9-7, the Sentinels (2-9) were rude guests, scoring 10 runs in the top of the seventh to finish off the Lions.
The Sentinels were led by their red-hot junior Jason Czaplewski, who had two more hits and drove home three Westmont runs. Junior James Postawa, had three hits, including a triple and had two ribbies, while freshman Lucas Hicks had a single, double, scored three runs and drove in two for the youthful Sentinels.