McHenry tops CLS to forge tie for 1st

The Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball race continues to be tight.

McHenry defeated Crystal Lake South, 13-9, on Friday, leaving the victorious Warriors (14-6 overall, 8-2 FVC Valley) tied for first with the Gators (11-2, 8-2) and Huntley.

Devon Gehrke led the Warriors at the plate, going 3 for 5 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. Robert Nagel and Cody Freund each were 2 for 4, with Nagel scoring three runs.

Tom Gaede and Jake Bigos each went 2 for 4 with two runs scored for the Gators, with Gaede driving in three runs.

Prairie Ridge 7, CL Central 1: At Crystal Lake, Bryan Klendworth went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, including a two-run home run for the Wolves (15-5, 7-3), with Mike Hallstrom adding a solo home run in their FVC crossover win.

Connor Skrypek went 2 for 3 for the Tigers (8-7, 4-6), with Dan Leverenz adding an RBI double.

Cary-Grove 7, Jacobs 6: At Cary, Matt Ewert and Patrick Serowka each had two hits for the Trojans (13-4, 7-2), with Ewert driving in two runs and Serowka scoring two runs with an RBI in their FVC Valley win.

Connor Conzelman went 2 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Golden Eagles (13-4, 5-3), with Ben Murray going 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored.

Marian Central 11, Wheaton Academy 2: At Woodstock, Mike Crook went 4 for 4 with a double, a run scored and five RBIs for the Hurricanes (6-5, 3-3), with Tony Milone adding a run scored and two RBIs on two hits in their SCC win.

Huntley 10, Dundee-Crown 0 (6 inn.): At Huntley, Bryce Only doubled and drove in three runs for in an FVC Valley Division win for the Red Raiders (15-2, 8-2)

Dylan Kissack doubled for the Chargers (6-9, 4-6).

Burlington Central 4, Harvard 1: At Burlington, Chance Shelton was 2 for 4 as the Hornets (4-9, 1-4 BNC) scored their only run in the third inning, finishing with five hits.

Grayslake North 13, Hampshire 5: At Hampshire, Piotr Barnas doubled and homered for the Whip-Purs in an FVC loss against the Knights (8-4, 5-3).

Grayslake Central 6, Johnsburg 0: At Grayslake, Erich Zawaki went 1 for 1 with two walks for the Skyhawks (2-11, 0-8), with Kevin Kordik going 1 for 2 with a walk in their FVC Fox loss.


CL South 7, Woodstock North 0: At Crystal Lake, Brandon Jarva (No. 1 singles), Josh Ramos (No. 2 singles), Chad Randolph (No. 3 singles) and Andy Koltun and Kyle Devlin (No. 1 doubles) all won in straight 6-0 sets for the Gators in their FVC win over the Thunder.

CL Central 7, Dundee-Crown 0: At Crystal Lake, Michael Gleason took No. 2 singles for the Tigers in straight 6-1 sets in their FVC win over the Chargers.

Cary-Grove 6, Grayslake North 1: At Grayslake, Owen Russell won No. 1 singles in straight 6-0 sets for the Trojans, with Brian O’Connor winning No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-0. in their FVC win.

Grayslake Central 5, Hampshire 2: At Grayslake, Elisha Hougland won No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0 for the Whip-Purs.


Prairie Ridge 13, Huntley 7: At Crystal Lake, Tate Nolan and Ryan Skiermanski each scored five goals for the Wolves. Robert Koson scored three goals for the Red Raiders.

• Andrew Hansen and Rob Smith contributed to this report.

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