Boys prep roundup: Jacobs baseball erases early deficit, beats Huntley

Jacobs came back from a four-run deficit Thursday to beat Huntley, 11-6, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball showdown in Huntley.

Matt Koziak was 3 for 4 for Jacobs (14-6 overall, 8-0 FVC Valley) with two doubles and three RBIs. Danny Vandewalker drove in four runs for the Golden Eagles.

Brandon Altergott was a home run shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a run scored for Huntley (11-4-1, 5-2).

Cary-Grove 12, Prairie Ridge 5: At Cary, Matt Sutherland had three hits, and Jimmy Perkins and George Hartke each drove in two runs for the Trojans (10-8, 5-3 FVC Valley) on the day. Austin Covers had a double and drove in two runs for Prairie Ridge (9-10, 4-3) in the conference loss. 

Dundee-Crown 2, CL South 1: At Crystal Lake, the Chargers scored two late runs to beat the host Gators in an FVC Valley Division game. Vince Damato drove in the winning run for the Chargers (10-7, 6-0). Ryan Hetherington drove in the only run for Crystal Lake South (7-6, 4-4). 

Marengo 7, North Boone 3: At Marengo, Koty Kissack drove in two runs for the Indians (6-6, 3-3) in their Big Northern Conference East Division win. Kissack also walked three times. Ethan Walsweer threw a complete game, striking out five to help Marengo get back to .500.

Grayslake North 2, Hampshire 1: At Grayslake, the Whip-Purs scored their only run in the first inning but had only four hits in the FVC Fox loss to Grayslake North. Michael Merchut had two hits for Hampshire (5-10, 1-5), and Dylan Kuhn had a double in the loss.

CL Central 8, Woodstock 2: At Woodstock, the Tigers (3-12, 2-6) got a big day offensively from Riley Popell, who went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in the FVC Fox win. Fred Birr got the win for Crystal Lake Central, pitching a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out three.

Jace Pohlman had two hits for the Blue Streaks (3-7, 1-6).

Westminster Christian 12, Alden-Hebron 6: At Elgin, the Giants (7-9, 2-4) lost in Northeastern Athletic Conference play. Andrew Tieman was 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs, and David Talbert added a run and an RBI. The teams combined for 12 errors. 


Jacobs 7, CL Central 0: At Crystal Lake, the Golden Eagles swept all seven matches in the FVC crossover. Kailash Panchapakesan (No. 1 singles) and Kendrick Chong (No. 2) were among the winners for Jacobs, which did not lose a set. 

Huntley 6, Woodstock 1: At Huntley, the Red Raiders got singles wins from No. 1 Michael Zornow and No. 3 Brendan Hagn. Jake Grabner and Matt Frederick won their No. 1 doubles match for Huntley in straight sets. Woodstock’s only win came from Chris Cross at No. 2 singles.

Prairie Ridge 6, McHenry 1: At McHenry, Prairie Ridge swept all three singles matches in straight sets. Winning were Ryan Kohl (No. 1), Hayden Dzurisin (No. 2) and Aadytin Rawal (No. 3). McHenry (1-7, 0-4 FVC Valley) got its only win from the No. 1 doubles pair of Nick Higgin and Jake Maher.

Dundee-Crown 4, Johnsburg 3: At Carpentersville, D-C swept all three singles matches over Johnsburg, including No. 1 singles Colin Stiefer, who lost one game in two sets, The Skyhawks won three of the four doubles matches, including the No. 2 doubles team of David Wilson and Matt Lay, who won in three sets.

Grayslake Central 5, CL South 2: At Crystal Lake, the Gators got their only two wins in doubles from Nick Pacini and Vaughn Squiers (No. 2) and Stefan Harris and Grant Gassensmith (No. 4) in the FVC crossover loss.

Marmion 5, Marian Central 0: At Aurora, the Hurricanes were swept in all five matches in the Suburban Christian Conference dual against Marmion. 


Cary-Grove 9, Jacobs 4: At Algonquin, Ian Houston, Alec Johnson and Jake Ladewig each scored two goals to lead the Trojans (5-2) to victory. Dylan Cost made 11 saves for C-G. 

• Chris Casey and Kevin Meyer contributed to this report.

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