CL Central rallies in 7th to beat C-G
The Crystal Lake Central baseball team won in dramatic fashion Wednesday, defeating visiting Cary-Grove, 7-6.
With the score tied heading into the seventh inning, the Trojans (12-4 overall, 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division) scored two runs in the top half to take a 6-4 lead, but Parker Harold and the Tigers didn’t go quietly.
Colin Telmanik had an RBI for Central (7-6, 3-5 FVC Fox) in the bottom of the seventh to make it 6-5, and with two outs Harold delivered the winning hit, a walk-off double that scored two.
Richmond-Burton 9, Marengo 4: At Marengo, the Rockets (8-4, 5-1 Big Northern East Division) scored eight runs in the first two innings behind the hitting of Matt Malecki and Ryne Blanton, while pitcher Michael Kaska (3-0) did the rest against Marengo (3-6, 1-4). Kaska pitched six innings and had nine strikeouts while allowing three earned runs.
Huntley 18, Johnsburg 5 (5 inn.): At Huntley, Mark Skonieczny homered for the Red Raiders (14-1, 7-1 FVC Valley) in an FVC crossover win. Brandon Krennrich scored two runs for the Skyhawks (2-9, 0-4 FVC Fox).
Alden-Hebron 13, Chicago Luther North 12 (9 inn): At Hebron, the Giants (7-4, 5-1 Northeastern Athletic Conference) scored a run in the bottom half of the ninth to win.
Andrew Tieman earned the win after pitching the final two innings and allowing no hits, no walks and striking out two. Cody Nelson went 4 for 5 and scored three runs in the win.
McHenry 16, Woodstock 6 (6 inn.): At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks (4-6, 2-5 FVC Fox) took a 5-0 lead after the first two innings but couldn’t hold on in the FVC crossover.
McHenry (12-6, 6-2 FVC Valley) scored six runs in the third and added nine more runs in the next three innings to end the game after the sixth because of the 10-run mercy rule. Cody Freund (3-0) earned the win for the Warriors.
Harvard 7, Rockford Lutheran 6: At Harvard, the Hornets (4-8, 1-3 BNC East) were led by Logan Streit, who went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, including a double and a run scored, while Chance Shelton scored two runs.
Reiss Beilski earned the win for Harvard after going 31/3 innings and allowing two hits and an unearned run.
Marian Central 11, Round Lake 0: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes (5-4) got out to an early 4-0 lead in their nonconference win.
Dylan Fortin (1-0) went four innings allowing just two hits and striking our four. Joe Schmitt added a three-run homer in the win.
Prairie Ridge 10, Dundee-Crown 5: At Carpentersville, Bryan Klendworth and Jordan Getzelman each had solid days at the plate for the Wolves (14-4, 6-2) in their FVC Valley win against the Chargers (5-8, 3-5).
Klendworth went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple, and Getzelman hit a home run and drove in two. Steven Ladd earned the victory as he pitched five innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts.
CL Central 5, Johnsburg 2: At Crystal Lake, Johnsburg won two singles matches with wins from Kevin Wells at No. 1 and Joe Nikolia at No. 2 but the Tigers dominated the rest of the match.
Central won all four doubles matches and No. 3 singles without dropping a set.
Huntley 7, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, the Red Raiders won six of the seven matches without dropping a set.
It took Huntley’s Matt Frederick and Vince Kambitsis three sets to dispatch the Thunder’s Jordan Plummer and Chris Niese (6-2, 5-7, 6-2) at No. 2 doubles.
McHenry 4, Grayslake North 3: At McHenry, the Warriors won by taking three of four doubles matches with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.
Aldair Arriola took the only singles match for the Warriors with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles over Conner Sinclair.
Cary-Grove 6, CL South 1: At Cary, the Gators’ only victory came at No. 2 singles when Josh Ramos defeated Evan Jensen, 6-1, 6-1.
Woodstock 7, Round Lake 0: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks swept a nonconference dual.
Marian Central 4, Aurora Central Catholic 1: At Aurora, the Hurricanes dominated in their wins. Aaron Waters won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0 while Charles Shin at No. 2 singles.
Prairie Ridge 20, CL Central 5: At Crystal Lake, Ryan Skiermanski led the Wolves with eight goals in the victory. The Tigers got goals from four players.
Harvard Invitational: Victor Saucedo won the shot put (42 feet, 10 inches) and discus (126-0) for the Hornets, who won the team title with 184 points.
Matt Yuk won the high jump for Marian Central (5-10), which finished second (112). Alden-Hebron was fifth with eight points
• Patrick Mason and Rob Smith contributed to this report.