Another close win for CL South baseball team

Crystal Lake South’s baseball team won its third one-run victory in the past four days with a 3-2 eight-inning win against Boylan on Friday in Rockford. 

The Gators went ahead with two runs in the top of the seventh. 

“We weren’t really getting anything together. I think part of it was the bus ride,” South coach Brian Bogda said of his team’s slow start. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to close the door in the seventh.” 

Max Meitzler went 3 of 4 and had the game-winning RBI in the eighth and Ryan Wilkening had an RBI single to tie the score in the seventh for South. Also for the Gators (4-0), Mike House was 2 of 4. 

Prairie Ridge 5, Wauconda 4: At Crystal Lake, Matt Furst went 2 for 3 and drove in a run, and the Wolves (5-1) scattered another six hits to garner their fifth-straight nonconference win behind the starting arm of Caleb Senyshyn.

Cary-Grove 5, Evanston 0: At Evanston, Andrew Brierton retired five batters, walked three and allowed four hits in a complete-game shutout for the Trojans (6-2). Daniel Vilardo drove in two runs on a home run in the fourth inning.

Hampshire 6, Belvidere North 5: At Belvidere, Brandon Bowen went 3 for 3 and drove in a pair of runs, and Michael Merchut had a triple and an RBI in the nonconference win for the Whip-Purs (2-1). Daniel Keller struck out eight in a complete-game win.

RIchmond-Burton 4, North Boone 3: At Richmond, R-B starting pitcher Mike Kaska didn’t allow any hits until the seventh inning when Kellen Leschke came in to relieve with the scored tied. On Brian Wells’ third RBI, Jake Tiso scored in the bottom of the seventh to secure the Big Northern Conference East Division win for the Rockets (1-2, 1-1).

Harvard 3, Alden-Hebron 2: At Harvard, Tim Talbert led a game-tying charge in the sixth inning with an RBI single for the Giants (2-2), but Harvard (2-3) came back in the seventh inning for the nonconference win behind relief pitcher Justin Nolen.

Marian Central 3, Jefferson 1: At Rockford, Edgar Ross fanned eight, walked one, and allowed five hits, and Tanner Spoden drove in a pair of runs in a nonconference win for the Hurricanes (2-3).


Prairie Ridge 7, Woodstock 0: At Crystal Lake, Brad Henning and Bij Heydari won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, and Ryan Kohl did the same at No. 1 singles for the Wolves.


Richmond-Burton 25, North Boone 2 (5 inn.): At Poplar Grove, Brogan Etten went 4 of 5 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Rockets to a Big Northern Conference East Division win. Also for R-B (1-0, 1-0 BNCE), Stephanie Pedley drove in three runs.

McHenry 12, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, Kristin Koepe struck out seven and Kelsea Chichocki homered and drove in two runs for the Warriors (2-3) in an FVC crossover win. Meghan Johnson took the loss for North (1-1).

Prairie Ridge 6, Woodstock 3: At Woodstock, Kate Didier and Maddie Drain drove in two runs apiece, and Courtney Emricson fanned seven batters in an FVC crossover win for the Wolves (3-1). Hannah Jacobs drove in two on three hits for Woodstock (0-3).

Cary-Grove 14, Grayslake Central 0 (6 inn.): At Grayslake, Lindsay Efflandt helped her own two-hit complete-game win with a home run, and Lisa Semro and Sarah Leudo also went yard in the FVC crossover win for the Trojans (3-0).

Jacobs 11, Grayslake North 7: At Grayslake, Alyssa Lach had two doubles and a triple in four trips to the plate, and Jacquelyn Hengler went 3 for 5 in an FVC crossover win for the Golden Eagles (3-2).

CL South 1, Hampshire 0: At Hampshire, Hailee Massie struck out 12 in a two-hit complete-game shutout for the Gators (2-0). Samantha McLean scored Erin Yazel, who was 2 for 3, for the lone run in the FVC crossover win.

Sara Funn and Jennifer Hurst, who took the loss, both scattered hits for the Whip-Purs (1-3).

Johnsburg 5, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Amy Majercik drove in three runs on two hits, and Kendall Huemann picked up her first win in the circle by striking out eight, walking three and allowing four hits in seven innings in the FVC crossover win for the Skyhawks (1-1). Lauren Girard scored Mandy Moore for the lone run from D-C (1-2).

Huntley 16, CL Central 0 (5 inn.): At Crystal Lake, Ashley Laxner and Mackenzie Brown drove in five runs apiece, and Tamara Funke went 4 for 4 in a crossover win that went to starting pitcher Haley Spannraft for the Red Raiders (4-0).

Kaylee Baginski went 2 for 2 for the Tigers (1-2).

Marian Central 14, Walther Lutheran 9: At Melrose Park, the Hurricanes put up seven runs in the seventh inning in a Suburban Christian Conference win. Sarah Schaefer went 3 for 3 and drove in five runs for Marian (1-2, 1-0).


Prairie Ridge 4, Wauconda 0: At Crystal Lake, Larissa Dooley scored twice, and Kelsey Bear and Sarah Kilhoffer added insurance goals as the Wolves (2-1-1) rolled to a nonconference win.

• Chris Burrows and Rob Smith contributed to this report.

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