Marian Central’s Edgar Ross struggled with his curveball Monday, but no one likely noticed. He pitched a no-hitter to defeat Wheaton Academy, 1-0, in a Suburban Christian Conference win.
Ross said he wasn’t thinking about the no-hitter during the game, and his teammates didn’t mention it.
“[My teammates] didn’t ignore me, they just never brought up the no-hitter,” Ross said. “I was more foscued on staying calm and not trying to aim my pitches.”
Ross threw mostly fastballs for much of the game.
“I didn’t get my curveball until the fifth, so I was relying on the fastball,” Ross said.
The Hurricanes didn’t give Ross any run support until the fifth inning when Kevin McEvilly singled home Mike Crook with the game’s only run. Marian center fielder Chase Haught sealed the win with a catch to end the game.
“[Haught] made a leaping catch, and I just leaped for joy,” Ross said.
Woodstock 13, Round Lake 0 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, John Kruse tripled and drove in two runs for the Blue Streaks in a nonconference win.
Grayslake North 8, Dundee-Crown 6: At Grayslake, Zach Girard doubled and drove in two runs for the Chargers in an FVC loss.
McHenry 2, CL Central 1: At McHenry, Devon Gehrke struck out seven in a complete game, FVC win for the Warriors (11-6, 5-2). Connor Skrypek went 2 of 3 for the Tigers.
Alden-Hebron 12, Berean Baptist 0 (5 inn.): At Hebron, John Judson struck out seven in a five-inning win for the Giants (6-4) in a nonconference game.
Jacobs 12, Woodstock North 3: At Woodstock, Joe Rizzuto doubled and drove in two runs for the Golden Eagles in an FVC win. Julian Zack scored and drove in a run for the Thunder.
Prairie Ridge 16, Lake Zurich 10: At Lake Zurich, the Wolves (14-4) won the completion of a suspended nonconference game from last week behind a grand slam from Joe Van Doorn.
Bryan Klendworth was 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Matt Furst, Austin Covers, Will Harvel and Van Doorn all had two hits.
Jordan Getzelman and Harvel each drove in two runs and Mike Hallstrom hit a home run.
Grayslake North 8, Dundee-Crown 6: At Grayslake, Zach Girard and Luis Garcia each drove in two runs as the Chargers lost to the Knights in an FVC crossover game. Dylan Kissack was 3 for 4 for D-C (5-7, 3-4 FVC Valley).
Wauconda 4, Richmond-Burton 3: At Wauconda, Ryne Blanton homered for the Rockets (7-4) in their nonconference loss.
CL Central 7, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, the Tigers’ Danny Nelson defeated Jimmy Elsinger at No. 1 singles in an FVC Fox Division dual.
Huntley 5, Dundee-Crown 2: At Huntley, Connor Smith won at No. 1 singles for the Red Raiders in an FVC Valley Division win. Chad Wagner won at No. 2 singles for the Chargers.
Johnsburg 5, Wauconda 2: At Johnsburg, Kevin Wells won a three-setter at No. 1 singles for the Skyhawks (2-3) in a nonconference win.
McHenry 6, Woodstock 1: At Dennis Quitalig and Nick Higgin won at No. 1 doubles for the Warriors in an FVC crossover win. Sam Ring won at No. 1 singles for the Blue Streaks.
Grayslake Central 6, CL South 1: At Grayslake, Brandon Jarva won at No. 1 singles, 5-7, 7-6, 6-2, for the Gators in their FVC loss.
McHenry 89.5, Grayslake North 55.5: At Grayslake, Korey Partenheimer won the long jump (20 feet, 6 inches) and triple jump (39-4) for the Warriors in an FVC win.
CL Central triangular: Zach Stebelton won the 110-meter hurdles (15.9) and triple jump (39-0) to help the Tigers to a team win with 102 points. Michael Crepeau won the 100 (11.4) and long jump (18-8¼) for Prairie Ridge, which took second with 58 points. Ross Season won the 3,200 (10:06.4) for Hampshire, which was third with 23.
CL South triangular: Justin Herbert won the discus (149-5) to help Huntley to a team title with 74 points. Duncan Henderson won the 800 (2:00.6) for the Gators, who finished second with 56. Tyler Parsons won the 110 hurdles (15.3) and 300 hurdles (42.1) for Woodstock which had 52 points.
Dundee-Crown triangular: At Carpentersville, Jacobs won the meet with 68 points, Dundee-Crown took second with 60, and Woodstock North was third with 56.
Josh Walker and Camden McClain each won two events for the Golden Eagles.
Joe Meixner won the shot pu and discus for D-C The Thunder were led by a first place finish from Sidney Smith in the 400.
• Andrew Hansen, Rob Smith and Joe Stevenson contributed to this report.