The Jacobs boys tennis team defeated Crystal Lake South, 7-0, on Wednesday in Algonquin and got some good news from Gators coach Don Nead.
The win gave the Golden Eagles 37 points in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division to tie with Prairie Ridge. Jacobs coach Jim Benson assumed that because his team had lost their dual against the Wolves, Prairie Ridge won the division title, as did the Northwest Herald in the Inside Boys Tennis story Wednesday.
Nead showed the rulebook to Benson that stated, in the event of a tie in points, co-champions would be awarded regardless of records.
Benson said the division title was a nice recognition for his team, which lost only one point in Valley Division play other than the, 4-3, loss to Prairie Ridge.
“I think we deserve to be considered one of the top teams in the conference,” Benson said.
The loss brought focus to his team and may have been a reason the Eagles got to 37 points.
“We have been battling to go 7-0 ever since that loss,” Benson said. “That loss made us a better team.”
McHenry 12, Richmond-Burton 2 (5 inn.): At Richmond, Devon Gehrke went 4 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs for the Warriors (17-12), with Jack Glosson adding two RBIs on two hits in their nonconference win.
Mike Kaska had a solo home run for the Rockets (12-7).
Alden-Hebron 9, Kirkland Hiawatha 9 (8 inn.): At Kirkland, David Talbert, Hunter Ogle and Cody Nelson each went 2 for 4 for the Giants (10-8-1), with Nelson scoring two runs in their nonconference loss, called because of darkness.
Wauconda 2, Cary-Grove 1: At Cary, the Trojans (16-7) could only muster two hits off Wauconda, though both were doubles from Patrick Serowka and Daniel Vilardo.
Serowka took the loss for C-G.
Deerfield 2, Jacobs 1: At Algonquin, Ryan Downing allowed two runs in the third inning and he took the loss for Jacobs (16-8).
The Golden Eagles scored one run in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t push any more across.
Aurora Central Catholic 7, Marian Central 5: At Aurora, Mike Koscielniak went 2 for 4, including a double and a triple, for the Hurricanes (11-9, 8-7 Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division). He also added two runs scored and two RBIs in the loss.