ENTERPRISE/BUGLE AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP FOR MONDAY APRIL 26
Last updated 4/27/2021 at 3:35pm
MAINE SOUTH 5 LINCOLN-WAY EAST 4
What might have been the greatest upset in IHSA Baseball history occurred on May 21, 2019 in the Class 4A Lincoln-Way East Regional semifinal. On that day, the No.16 seed Romeoville Spartans defeated the No.1 seed and hosts Lincoln-Way East Griffins, 2-1.
On Monday in Park Ridge, the now previously-undefeated Lincoln-Way East Griffins (7-1) fell again to another Enterprise/Bugle Newspaper school — this time, to the Hawks of Maine South, 5-4.
Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the Hawks took the lead scoring three times in the inning for a 4-3 lead. Senior Luke Kracik (1-for-2, RBI) pulled the Hawks within 3-2 with an RBI single. Sam Marin (1-for-3, 2RBI) put the Hawks up 4-3 with a clutch two-run single.
Lincoln-Way East (7-1) tied the game at 4-4 before the Hawks answered in the bottom of the sixth.
Alexander Gonzalo (2-for-3,RBI) doubled, reached to third on a ground out and scored the eventual winning run on a Timmy O'Brien sac-fly.
Lincoln-Way East put the tying and lead runs on with two outs in the top of the seventh. Hawks (5-5) starting and winning pitcher Nick Walzczak (WP CG,4R, 6H.2ER,4K, 2BB) got the third out for a Hawks winner.
PROVIDENCE 7 BOLINGBROOK 2
The Raiders (3-3), were trailing only 4-2 after five innings before the Celtics (5-4) put the game away in the sixth and seventh.
Raiders senior Connor Quigley continued his all-out assault on the baseball with two more singles,while junior Martin Boland hammered his first home run of the season.
SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE EAST
PLAINFIELD SOUTH 18 JOLIET CENTRAL 5
The Cougars (3-0, 1-0) scored seven runs in the bottom of the first and went on to pound out 18 hits in their SPC East-opener.
The Cougars were led by their lead off man, senior Jeremy McGuigan, who had four singles and drove home four Cougar runs. Senior Tylor "Puma" Phommachanhom had three more hits, including a double and had two RBI. Ethan Albright also had two singles, a double and drove home two Cougar runs, while Zander Tubbs, Jake Staub and Cooper Schmid all had a pair of ribbies.
The Steelmen (1-6, 0-1) were led by the the red-hot Gabriel Dunne, who had a single and an RBI. Elias Esquivel added a single and an RBI and Alex Rocha chipped in with a single and scored a pair of Steelmen runs.
PLAINFIELD CENTRAL 13 PLAINFIELD EAST 2
Plainfield Central's Tanner Wagnon (WP 1-0, 5IP, 2R, 6H, 2ER,5K, 2BB) and Plainfield East's Gavin Schmitt were locked in a pitcher's duel through four innings with East up 2-1. The Wildcats (5-2, 1-0) exploded for seven runs in the top of the fifth inning and rolled to the victory.
Spencer Ruch and Josh Cuniff led the 16-hit Wildcat assault with three hits a piece. Ruch doubled and drive in a pair of 'Cat runs and Cuniff had an RBI. Nate Sommerfeld scored four runs, drove home two and launched his first home run of the season.
Lead off man Jack Irwin had two singles and two RBI for the Wildcats.
For the Bengals (2-4, 0-1) Nathan Rudd had a single and an RBI, while Jake Denton and sophomore Brady Louck each had a single and a double.
JOLIET WEST 16 ROMEOVILLE 9
The Tigers (3-5, 1-0) outslugged the Spartans (3-5, 0-1) on Joliet's West side. The 'Ville jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning and a half. A five-run Tiger second tied the game at 5-5 before they would blow the game open with a seven-run fourth inning for a 12-5 lead.
For the second game in a row, Tiger senior Lucas Coyl homered, this time he hit a three-run homer and ended up driving home five Tiger runs.
Seniors Isaac Rios and Ty Batusich had perfect 2-for-2 days at the plate and drove in two Tiger runs. Rios hit his first home run of the season.
Senior Camden Karczewski also had a perfect day at the plate with three singles.
Junior Nick Kolze hammered a grand slam for the Spartans. Senior Julian Jimenez continues his assault on the baseball with two doubles and two RBI, while Tyler Spiecker continued his hot hitting with two singles and an RBI for Romeoville (3-5,0-1). Junior Corey Boyette chippped in with three singles.
SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE WEST
MINOOKA 18 OSWEGO EAST 14
Indians (4-3, 1-0) football star running back, senior Hunter Ryan felt right at home with the final score of this football game-sounding score of 18-14.
The game was tied at 8-8 before Minooka got four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 12-8 lead. Oswego East (1-2, 0-1) scored six times in the top of the sixth for a 14-12 lead. The Indians answered with a six-run outburst of their own to grab an 18-14 lead after six innings.
Minooka senior RHP Brendan Valdez, who gave up all six runs in the Wolves six-run sixth, settled down to finish off the Wolves in the seventh to pick up the win.
Ryan homered and drove home five runs to lead the Indians attack. Senior Niko Bibian had four singles and had two RBI, while sophomore Sully Minor doubled and drove home three Indian runs. Senior Casey Swanson chipped in with a single and two RBI.
EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC
MARIAN CATHOLIC 14 JOLIET CATHOLIC 1 (FIVE INNINGS)
The Hilltopers' (4-5, 1-2) troubles continued in Chicago Heights. The Hill had only three hits against Spartan ace Ty Fulmer. Ben Stoner singled, while Brody Munch and Luka Radicevich had doubles for the Hilltoppers.
NOTRE DAME 9 ST PATRICK 1
The Dons (2-7, 1-2) were led by a combined two-hitter from RHPs Richie Szorc and Jack Chipman. Szorc allowed no earned runs and two hits in his five innings of work to pick up the win. Szorc struck out nine. Chipman finished the game with two hitless innings in relief with three strikeouts.
Luke Burgos had a single and drove home three Don runs, while the red-hot Joey Cullen had two more hits, with an RBI. Keenan Burgos hit a solo home run and Mike O'Conor chipped in with a pair of doubles.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL 8
COAL CITY 11 LISLE 4
The Lions (0-4, 0-3), led this one 2-0 after three innings when the Coalers (1-2, 1-2) scored 11 runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to put the Lions away. Junior Brady Collins doubled and had an RBI, while junior Connor Ebert chipped in with a single and drove home a Lions run.
METRO SUBURBAN RED
BISHOP MAC 19 WESTMONT 0
The Sentinels (2-10, 0-4) only mustered four hits against the Fighting Irish (1-2, 1-1). Caleb Klienz, Lucas Hicks, Spencer Anton and James Postawa had the four Westmont hits.
WEST SUBURBAN SILVER
GLENBARD WEST 13 DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 12 (9 innings)
Another heart-breaking slugfest loss for the hard-hitting Trojans (3-4, 0-4) in WSC Silver action.
Elijah Carter (2-for-4, HR, RBI), Ean Czech (1-for-3, HR,2RBI), Sean Ryniec (1-for-4, HR, 4RBI) and Matt Schellbach (1-for 4, HR, 3RBI) all hammered shots over the Village Greens fence and into the Glen Ellyn evening. Ryniec was of the grand slam variety.