AREA BASEBALL REPORT THURSDAY MAY 6
Last updated 5/7/2021 at 1:06am
SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE EAST
PLAINFIELD CENTRAL 10 PLAINFIELD SOUTH 0 (SIX INNINGS)
On Thursday in downtown Plainfield, Plainfield Central (7-6, 2-4) head coach John Rosner turned to junior RHP Carter Prochaska to pick up a must-win in the Wildcats SPC East series finale. Awaiting to face the Wildcats ace were the No.1-ranked Cougars of Plainfield South.
The Wildcats offense gave their junior ace all the support he would need with a six-run first inning.
Senior Josh Cunniff got the 'Cats on the board with an RBI single. Senior Nate Buchan made it 2-0 with a sac-fly. Junior Nate Conrad's (1-for-3, 2RBI), RBI single was followed by an RBI double from senior Leroy Jordan for a 4-0 lead. Junior Tanner Wagnon (2-for-2) made it 5-0 with an RBI single and the final Wildcat run would score on an RBI ground out by No. 9 hitter, senior Brandon Leidolph (1-for-3, 2RBI).
Senior Nate Sommerfeld singled, doubled and drove home two Wildcat runs, while senior Jack Irwin chipped in with three singles for the 'Cats.
Prochaska (3-1) was on cruise-control and fired a four-hitter with four strikeouts at the previously-undefeated Cougars (8-1, 5-1). Prochaska with his six shutout innings, lowers his ERA to a miniscule 0.62.
Plainfield South was led by their senior leader Tylor "Puma" Phommachanhom, who had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
JOLIET WEST 4 PLAINFIELD EAST 0
The Tigers (8-6, 5-1) pulled back into a tie for first place in the East with Plainfield South (8-1, 5-1) behind a four-hit shutout from sophomore RHP Jimmy Anderson. Anderson (1-1) struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Senior catcher Ty Batusich doubled and tripled and drove home his 20th run of the season and raised his batting average to an area-leading .629. Senior Josh Wokurka added two singles and an RBI, while senior Nolan Nemanich chipped in with a single and an RBI for the SPC East co-leading Tigers.
For the Bengals (5-7, 3-3) Brady Louck, Christian Mitchelle, Sam Hansen and Caden Dyhr each had a single for East.
ROMEOVILLE 12 JOLIET CENTRAL 2 (six innings)
The Spartans (6-8, 3-3) swept away the Steelmen (1-12, 0-6) behind junior RHP Nick Kolze (3-2) and junior Corey Boyette. Kolze fired a one-hitter at Central with one hit. One of the two Steelmen runs was earned.
Boyette had a single, two doubles and drove home two Spartan runs. For the series, the Spartan football place-kicker went 7-for-10 with three doubles and eight RBI.
Spartan seniors Tyler Spiecker, Dylan Scafuri and Nate Schuster all drove home two Spartan runs. Ulysses Munoz had a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate with an RBI.
The Steelmen, picked up their two runs and one hit in the top of the first inning to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Junior Ryan Richards' two-run single scored senior Elias Esquivel and junior Alex Rocha.
WEST SUBURBAN GOLD
DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH 11 MORTON 1 (SIX INNINGS)
The Mustangs (12-1, 10-1) crushed the other Mustangs in the WSC Gold behind a two-hitter from junior RHP Lucas Costello and senior Joe Consenza. The run Morton scored was unearned and Costello (3-0) struck out six and walked two.
Consensa had a perfect day at the plate with two singles and drove home his area-leading 21st, 22nd and 23rd RBI. Senior Matt Scolan had three more hits to raise his batting average .522. Seniors Kyle Fenner and Cole Wareheim each had two hits and an RBI, while senior AJ Taylor chipped in with a double and two ribbies for the DGS Mustangs.
WEST SUBURBAN SILVER
OAK PARK 11 DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 4
The Trojans (7-6, 3-5) ran into an angry bunch of Huskies in Oak Park. Senior Elijah Carter, freshman George Wolkow and senior Matt Schellbach, each singled and drove home a Trojans run.
GLENBROOK NORTH 6 NOTRE DAME 2
The Dons (4-12) fell to the Central Suburban North co-leaders from GBN (12-2). Nick Giamarusti led the eight-hit Dons attack, with two singles and a triple. Joey Cullen singled, doubled and drove home a run, while Luke Burgos chipped in with a single and a RBI.
ACC 12 WESTMONT 1 (4 1/2 INNINGS)
The Sentinels (4-16, 0-7) fell to the Chargers in the MSC crossover in Aurora. Junior Jason Czaplewski singled and drove home the lone Sentinel run.
WEDNESDAY SENTINEL ROUNDUP
WESTMONT 12 CHRISTIAN LIBERTY 2
Let's play two. The Sentinels picked up their third victory of the season at Westmont High School behind junior James Postawa and freshman Lucas Hicks. Postawa had two singles, a triple and drove home three Sentinel runs while RHP Hicks (1-2) tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts at Christian Liberty.
Junior Jason Czaplewski had a pair of singles and two RBI, while Noah Grimm continued his hot-hitting with two singles and two RBI. Hicks helped himself at the plate with a double and an RBI.
WESTMONT 8 ILLINOIS LUTHERAN 1
After the Christian Liberty win the Sentinels hopped on their bus for the five-minute bus ride to Westmont's Veterans Park. Led by a three-hitter with nine strikeouts from junior RHP Caleb Kleinz (2-2), the Sentinels rolled past their guests from Crete.
Postawa had three more singles and drove home a run to complete a 6-for-8 with four RBI day-night twin-bill for the junior. Senior Spencer Anton had three singles and two RBI, while freshman Noah Valentin singled, doubled and also drove home two Sentinel runs. Junior Jack Gedraitis chipped in with a single and two RBI.
LOCKPORT 14 BRADLEY-BOURBONNAIS 6
The Porters (8-4) trailed the Boilermakers 5-1 when they exploded for seven runs in the third inning for an 8-5 lead and never looked back. Senior Ryan Moerman had a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate with a single, double and his fourth home run of the season and had two RBI for the Porters. Junior Vic Izquierdo singled, doubled and had three RBI, while junior Matt Merk had three singles and drove home a pair of Porter runs.
JOLIET CATHOLIC 7 COAL CITY 0
Non-rostered freshman Joliet Catholic pitcher Jake Gimbel fired a three-hit shut-out with 10 punch-outs against the Coalers (4-4) in Coal City on Thursday.
Gimbel played for Joliet Catholic freshman football coach and Hilltopper pitching coach Ryan Quigley this spring. When the going gets tough at Joliet Catholic, look for help from the powerful Hilltopper football program.
The Hill scored three times in the top of the first inning. Senior Brody Munch (2-for-3, RBI) put the Hill on the board with an RBI single. Junior Lorenzo Rios (2-for-3 RBI) rip an RBI double for a 2-0 Joliet Catholic lead. Junior Mike Ascencio (1-for-2, 2RBI) followed with another RBI double to give the Hill a 3-0 lead and Gimbel (1-0) did the rest.
Junior Luke Radicevich chipped in with a single, double and drove home a Hilltopper run.