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WJOL/DON LADAS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT QUARTER FINALS
LOCKPORT 12 LINCON-WAY WEST 2 (Five Innings)
The Enterprise/Bugle Newspapers top-ranked Porters (3-1) used a seven-run fourth inning to break up a 2-2 tie and roll to the quarterfinal victory. After the Warriors (2-1) scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 2, the Porters answered.
Senior Matt Santarelli's two-run double with the bases loaded, put the Porters back up 4-2. The white-hot Ryan Moerman launched a three-run bomb over the left field fence for a 7-2 Porters lead. It was Moerman's second home run of the season.
Junior Matt Merk enjoyed Moerman's blast so much, he launched a two-run bomb of his own to right to conclude the seven-run Porter fourth.
Moerman finished with a 2-for-3 day with five RBI, while Santarelli had a two-hit day with two RBI. Vic Izquierdo would have two singles and drive home a Porter run and Griffin Brown would single and drive home another Porter run. Senior Ricky Pospisil chipped in with a triple and an RBI.
Junior RHP CJ Byrdak (1-1) struck out nine Warriors and allow two runs and three hits in his complete-game performance.
The Porters will face Providence (4-1) in a WJOL/Don Ladas Memorial Tournament semifinal on Wednesday at Ed Flink Field at 4:30 p.m.
MINOOKA 12 JOLIET CENTRAL 1 (FIVE INNINGS)
Joey Gould doubled and drove home four Indian runs, while Hunter Ryan had a pair of singles and three RBI. to lead the Indians (1-2) to the five-inning quarterfInal win over the Steelmen (1-2). Nick Gehrke singled and picked up an RBI while Niko Bibian had a single and scored three Indian runs.
Four Indian pitchers, led by starting and winning RHP Jake Cook (1-0), combined to one-hit the Steelmen.
Cook picked up the win on the mound for the Indians, allowing one run and one hit in his 2 2/3 innings of work. Cook struck out three.
The red-hot Steelmen senior, Nathan Combs, singled and scored the lone Steelmen run in the game.
The Indians will travel to Plainfield Central for a WJOL/Ladas Memorial Tournament semifinal at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE 7 JOLIET WEST 5
The Tigers grabbed a 5-2 lead before the hosts from Providence (4-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 5-5. The Celtics would score a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth and hold off the Tigers in the top of the seventh for the quarterfinal win.
The red-hot senior catcher Ty Batusich hit a pair of balls out of Tom Dedin Field for the Tigers, driving home three runs. Senior Josh Wokurka added a pair of singles and drove home a Tiger run, while senior Preston Moore doubled and had a ribbie. Senior Matt Stariha chipped in with two singles for West.
The Tigers (1-4), will meet their arch-rivals from Joliet Central, in a fifth place seminal at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
WEST SUBURBAN GOLD
DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH 13 LEYDEN 7
The host Eagles from Leyden (2-2, 2-2) led this one 6-4 after two innings. Three-run innings were the key for DGS, putting up three runs in the second, third, fifth and seventh innings.
The Mustangs (3-1, 3-1) were led by senior Joe Cosenza, who had three singles and drove home five Mustang runs. Senior Cole Wareheim singled and had a pair of RBI, while senior AJ Taylor had two singles and an RBI. Senior Kyle Fenner chipped in with two singles.
6-foot-5 senior LHP Josh Bennema (1-0) allowed no earned runs and two hits in his 3 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win.
BOLINGBROOK 10 ROMEOVILLE 2
The 'Brook(3-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning and cruised to their third consecutive victory over Romeoville (2-2). Raider junior Martin Boland had a two-run double with the bases loaded for the big blow in the Raiders four-run first inning.
The Raiders scored a run in the third before putting the game away with a four-run fourth inning. Raider senior C Hunter Hrycyk went to 2-for-5, including his first home run of the season leading off the bottom of the fourth. Boland had two hits and two RBI, while senior Bryce Pampuch doubled and had an RBI.
Junior Dillon Hinojosa and senior Connor Quigley each had a pair of singles and an RBI. Senior David Underdonk did his thing with a double, scored three runs and drove home a Raider run.
Senior RHP Zach Sternberg scattered seven hits and allow two runs in his five innings of work to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Senior Julian Jimenez continued to tear the cover off the baseball with three more hits, including two doubles for the 'Ville, while Spartan senior AJ Sanchez had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
PLAINFIELD EAST 5 ANDREW 4 (8 INNINGS)
After losing consecutive one-run games, the Bengals of Plainfield East (1-3) were again looking at a one-run deficit, this time against Andrew, with the game heading to the bottom of the eighth.
With one out, senior Ryan Skiba singled to left. Junior Chris Mitchelle walked. Junior Sebastian Pape came through with an RBI single to left, scoring Skiba with the tying run.
Bengal sophomore Brady Louck stepped into the batters box.
Louck ripped a 1-1 pitch past the Andrew first baseman, as Mitchelle danced across home plate with the Bengals walk-off game-winner. A one-run victory for the Bengals.
Pape led the Bengals attack with two hits and two RBI, while Louck, had the game-winner plus a double.
Senior RHP Justin Lane (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Bengals. Bengals starting RHP Gavin Schmitt struck out a dozen Thunderbolt hitters, while allowing two runs and three hits in his five innings of work.
WEST SUBURBAN CROSSOVER
DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 11 MORTON 1 (FIVE INNINGS)
The Trojans (1-3) picked up win No. 1 on the season, crushing Morton (0-2) behind sophomore Tony Konopiots. Konopiots had a single, double and a triple, falling a home run short of hitting for the cycle. Senior David Marshall also had three hits, including a double and an RBI. Senior Luke Wilson went 2-for-2 with two RBI, while senior Elijah Carter chipped in with two singles and an RBI.
Senior RHP Luke Nielson (1-0) fired a one-hitter at the Mustangs, while punching-out eight Morton batters.
DEERFIELD 7 NOTRE DAME 2
The Dons (1-4) suffered their fourth consecutive loss at Deerfield (2-2). Joey Cullen continued his hot hitting for the Dons with a pair of doubles. Luke Burgos had a single and drove in a Dons run, while Will Harlan drove home the other Dons run.
BROTHER RICE 7 MAINE SOUTH 6
Heartbreak in Mount Greenwood. The Hawks (2-3) led the Chicago Catholic Blue power 6-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago. Brother Rice (4-1) scored four times in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win.
Junior Andy Randazzo led the Hawks attack with three hits, including a double and drove home two runs. Senior Luke Kracik had a bases-clearing, three-run double in the five-run Hawks fourth inning that gave them a 6-2 lead. Junior Charle Schau continued his hot hitting with two more hits and another RBI.
METRO SUBURBAN RED
TIMOTHY CHRISTIAN 16 WESTMONT 1 (FIVE INNINGS)
The Sentinels (0-6, 0-1) lost in their MSC Red opener in Westmont. Junior Robbie Singer led the Sentinel attack with two singles. Junior Jason Czaplewski, senior Spencer Anton and freshman Lucas Hicks all went 1-for-3 in the game.