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High school baseball roundup: Woodstock topples Woodstock North; McHenry loses on walk-off grand slam

Woodstock pitcher Joey Brown struck out 10 and hit a home run Thursday to lead the Blue Streaks to a five-inning, 15-3 Kishwaukee River Conference baseball victory over crosstown rival Woodstock North in Woodstock.

Brown went all five innings for the Streaks (9-6, 1-4 KRC) and allowed an earned run on four hits against the host Thunder. He walked two and tossed 101 pitches (64 for strikes). Brown led off the top of the second inning with a solo home run and added a two-run double, finishing 2 for 4 and driving in three.

John Kubacha went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Jacob Sumner scored two runs and drove in two, and Evan Geske (triple) and Josh Turner (double) each went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and drove in one. Dylan Grisolia and Tyler Peake both had two runs.

Woodstock North's Nate Harris led off the first with a solo home run and scored twice, Brandon Amann was 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Nicco Mazzanti and Jake Busse each had a hit in the loss. Harris took the loss for North (12-4, 7-1), giving up three earned runs in two innings.

Richmond-Burton 18, Marengo 11: At Marengo, Mike Wojcik finished 3 for 4 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBIs for the Rockets (9-9, 5-4) in a KRC win. Brandon Bannon was 2 for 5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs and Bobby Bannon was 2 for 5 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Spencer Melton scored three runs and was the winning pitcher in relief. Melton tossed three scoreless innings with four strikeouts and two walks. For Marengo (5-10, 2-5), Austin Davis went 2 for 3 with a triple, a double and two RBIs, and Jake LaSota was 2 for 3 with a home run and RBI.

Johnsburg 16, Harvard 0 (5 inn.): At Johnsburg, Blake Lemcke was 2 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBIs for the Skyhawks in a KRC win. Ricky Garcia added two hits and drove in two for Johnsburg (7-9, 4-1), while Dillon Pokuta drove in a pair. Hunter Rodgers had two hits and an RBI, and Adam Jayko and Aidan Stark each had two hits.

Ryan Kordik (two innings, two strikeouts) and Stark (three innings, six strikeouts) combined for a two-hit shutout for Johnsburg. Dylan Stephens had both hits for the Hornets (4-10, 0-9), and Austin Gratz took the loss.

Huntley 4, Jacobs 1: At Algonquin, Tyler Koss hit a go-ahead double in the sixth inning to lead the Red Raiders to a Fox Valley Conference win. Adam Smylie (3-0) gave up a run on two hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Brad Maurer and Denny Smith each went 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI for Huntley (13-3, 7-1).

Jacobs (12-4, 5-3) was held to two hits. Adam Kale was 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Liam Oreskovich added a hit. Cory Dennison started for the Eagles and allowed one run on one hit in five innings. He struck out four and walked two. Daniel Murray took the loss in relief.

Cary-Grove 11, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Tyler Pennington hit a three-run home run and finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs for the Trojans in an FVC win. Ryan Ignoffo was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs, and Justin Trausch was 2 for 5 with a double. Kevin Pedersen had a double and scored three runs in the victory.

Mike Eleftheriou pitched all seven innings for C-G (13-4, 8-3 FVC) and didn't allow any earned runs. He allowed three hits, striking out four and walking two, and needed only 83 pitches.

Scott Wojcik had a double for the Chargers (6-8, 3-8), while Greg Williams had a hit and a stolen base. Brett Buske started and took the loss.

Crystal Lake Central 10, Hampshire 9: At Crystal Lake, Camden Nisenson hit a home run and drove in four runs for the Tigers in an FVC win. Central scored twice in the the sixth to put away the Whip-Purs. Jake Staples picked up the win in relief, throwing two innings and allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts.

Connor Burns was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored for the Tigers (7-9, 4-7), Will Welder went 1 for 2 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs, and James Cormier went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Alex Van Witzenburg added two runs.

For Hampshire (6-11, 2-9), Kyle Homa finished 2 for 4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs, Matt Jachec was 2 for 4 with a double, triple and three runs scored, and Paul Barnas went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Burlington Central 4, McHenry 3: At Burlington, Brandon Van Buren hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Rockets to a nonconference win against the Warriors (11-4).

Dylan Honkala went 3 for 3 with a solo home run and a double for McHenry but allowed the walk-off homer in the seventh. Nick Morris pitched in relief and struck out eight over four scoreless innings, and Colton Klein and Nick Finley added RBIs in the loss.

Alden-Hebron 11, Christian Liberty 8: At Hebron, Josh Rolnicki earned the win and went 2 for 4 with a triple, a double, two runs scored and three RBIs for the Giants (9-8, 5-6) in a Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.

Rolnicki pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits. He struck out four and walked three. Brad Judson was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs for A-H, Logan Grove was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and David Reiter drove in one. Also for the Giants, Kyle Judson scored two runs and Jack Wagner had a triple.

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