PR hands Huntley first loss

The Prairie Ridge baseball team gave Huntley its first loss of the season and the 300th win for Wolves’ coach Glen Pecoraro. 

Mike Hallstrom hit a grand slam for Prairie Ridge and Bryan Klendworth added a home run in the 9-7, Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. Huntley beat Prairie Ridge, 16-10, on Friday.

Mike Reitcheck earned the win for the Wolves (16-4, 6-2 FVC Valley) to keep pace with the Red Raiders (12-1, 6-1) in the crowded FVC Valley standings. 

Matt Sullivan homered for Huntley and Tyler Mindak drove in two runs. 

Pecoraro is in his 13th season at Prairie Ridge.

Jacobs 6, Waukegan 5 (10 inn.): At Algonquin, Danny Vandewalker doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Golden Eagles the nonconference win. 

McHenry 6-4, Dundee-Crown 5-3: At Carpentersville, Cole Hoeppel-Tranter hit a walkoff, RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Warriors the win in the second game of an FVC Valley Division doubleheader.

McHenry (10-6, 4-2 FVC Valley) scored two in the top half of the seventh and one in the eighth to get the extra-inning win in the first game. Ryan Suwanski took the loss in both games but was 5 of 6 at the plate for the Chargers (5-6, 3-3).  

Crystal Lake Central 4, Woodstock 2 (8 inn.): At Crystal Lake, Matt Tegtmeier drove in two runs for the Tigers in an FVC Fox Division win.

Also for Central (6-5, 2-4 FVC Fox), Tanner Larkins did not give up an earned run to get the win. Jake Ellegood took the loss for the Blue Streaks (3-5, 2-5).

Marengo 4, Rockford Christian 0: At Marengo, Ethan Walsweer struck out seven in the complete-game win for the Indians in a Big Northern Conference East Division win.

Also for Marengo (3-5, 1-3 BNC East), Erik Kurczewski doubled and drove in a run. 

Chicago Christian 7, Marian Central 0: At Palos Heights, Joe Schmitt went 2 of 3 for the Hurricanes in a Suburban Christian Conference loss. Mike Koscielniak struck out five in the loss for Marian (3-4, 1-3 SCC).

Harvard 0-5, Big Foot (Wis.) 2-2: At Walworth, Wis., Peyton Schneider threw a seven-inning no-hitter for the Hornets (3-8) in their nonconference doubleheader split.

Schneider struck out 15 in the second game win, and Dakota Trebes went 3 for 4 with an RBI and run scored and Tate Miller adding two runs scored.

Alden-Hebron 6-3, Christian Liberty 3-4: At Hebron, Bryce Lalor picked up his first win of the season for the Giants (5-4, 4-1) in their Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader split.

Lalor struck out seven over 61/3 innings with James LeJeune going 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored in the Game 1 win.


Mundelein Invitational: Owen Russell at No. 1 singles and Mitch Harte and David Robins at No. 2 doubles both went 4-0 and took first places at the five-team invitational to lead the Trojans to a second-place finish.

C-G defeated Wheeling (4-1), Zion-Benton (5-0) and Mundelein (4-1) but lost to Nazareth (3-2). 

Jefferson Invitational: At Rockford, Elisha Hougland at No. 1 singles and Dylan Keeling and Joe Vietinghoff at No. 2 doubles both won titles at the eight-team invitational and led Hampshire to a team championship.

Woodstock was third and Marengo was fourth.  


McHenry 9, Schaumburg 8: At McHenry, Andrew Trocki scored five goals to help the Warriors overcome a, 5-2, halftime deficit to defeat the Saxons.

Also for McHenry, Matt Peck had three goals. 


Cary-Grove 8, Evanston 7: At Evanston, Holden Taylor scored his fourth goal with 10 seconds left to get the win for the Trojans (4-0).

Also for C-G, Mitch Zoellner scored two goals and Ben Sigler made 11 saves in goal.