Maine West Regional Semifinal
Loyola 13, Maine West 7
— LA picked its season alive with a 13-7 victory over host Maine West in a Class 4A semifinal game on May 28. Thomas Smart (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Andrew Bartholow (2 RBIs) led LA’s attack. David Blankenship did solid work in relief (5.1 innings). The Ramblers improved to 21-14-1.
Niles West Regional Final
New Trier 5, Niles North 3
— See Recap story.
Palatine Regional Semifinal
Lake Forest 7, Palatine 4
— How’s this for drama?
Senior Cal Coughlin hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Lake Forest a 7-4 come-from-behind win over host Palatine on May 28 in a Class 4A state semifinal game.
The Scouts (19-13) trailed 4-1 after 4 ½ innings and 5-2 after 6 ½ innings.
Coughlin ended up with three hits in the game. Caleb Durbin had two hits.
Palatine Regional Semifinal
Stevenson 5, Glenbrook South 3
— Andrew Kaczmarek and Billy Loggarakis had two hits apiece but it wasn’t enough as Glenbrook South fell 5-3 to Stevenson in a Class 4A regional semifinal game at Palatine on May 26. The Titans ended the season 12-19.
Glenbrook North Regional Semifinal
Glenbrook North 3, Buffalo Grove 0
— See Recap story.
Libertyville Regional Semifinal
Mundelein 9, Highland Park 0
— The Giants (14-18) saw their season come to a close with a 9-0 setback to Mundelein in the semifinal round of the Class 4A Libertyville Regional on May 26. David Adelstein had two hits for HP.
Libertyville Regional: Highland Park 3, Wheeling 1
— It’s been that kind of year for Jordan Mendiola.
The Highland Park senior came up with a walk-off hit in his team’s 3-2 victory over visiting Wheeling in a Class 4A state quarterfinal game on May 23.
Mendiola ripped an opposite-field, one-out single to score David Adelstein from third base in the bottom of the seventh. Adelstein led off the inning with a double and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Thano Foulas.
The Giants (14-18) fell behind 2-0 after four innings. But then they chipped away with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. They’ve been a late-inning rally team all year.
“That’s who we are,” said HP coach Dan Casey. “I wasn’t worried [when his team fell behind 2-0].
Henry Singer hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to bring in Mendiola and tie the game 2-2.
Shortstop Noah Shutan had two hits for the Giants.
“For the most part, our kids do a good job of evaluating pitches,” the coach added. “It’s rare for the opposing starter to go seven innings. Our kids make pitchers work.”
Solid pitching performances by Toby Tigges and Noah Stern also were instrumental in the win. Tigges started and worked four innings. Stern came on and allowed only one hit in three innings of relief to earn the W.
“Our starting pitching has been pretty darn competitive,” said Casey, referring to Tigges, Stern, Mendiola and Jack Zeidler.
He also tipped his hat to reliever Tyler Moravec.
The Giants are scheduled to play Mundelein in a regional semifinal at Libertyville on May 25 at 4 p.m.
Palatine Regional: Glenbrook South 1, Grayslake North 0
— Jordan Libman singled home Andrew Kaczmarek in the top of the seventh inning to give visiting Glenbrook South a 1-0 victory over Grayslake North in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal on May 23. Kaczmarek hit a triple ahead of Libman’s game-winner. That tally was all KK Kopley needed as the right-hander tossed a three-hitter. GBS catcher Billy Loggarakis had two hits. The Titans (12-18) will face No. 3 seeded Stevenson in a semifinal game at Palatine on May 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Lake Forest 4, Vernon Hills 0
— The Scouts (18-13) put the finishing touches on their regular season by shutting out host Vernon Hills 4-0 on May 23. Brad Czerniejewski drove in Cal Coughlin (single) in the first inning. Drew Golde singled home a run in the second inning.
Mundelein 9, New Trier 8
— New Trier capped off regular-season play with a 9-8 loss at Mundelein on May 23. Dylan McGuire had two hits and three RBIs for the 23-9 Trevians. Kevin Donahue had two RBIs.
Mundelein 11, Highland Park 0
— The Giants (13-17) came up hitless in their five-inning loss 11-0 against visiting Mundelein on May 21.
Willowbrook 12, Glenbrook South 2
— The Titans concluded their regular season with a 12-2 road loss at Willowbrook on May 21.
New Trier 1, St. Charles North 0
— Will McNulty drove in the game’s only run in the top of the seventh as New Trier (23-8) edged host St. Charles North 1-0 on May 21.
Loyola 8, Niles West 1
— The Ramblers picked up win No. 20 on May 21, when they defeated host Niles West 8-1. Brian Vance had two hits, while Ryan Lin-Peistrup and Liam McKeough drove in two runs each.
Deerfield 9, Lake Forest 0
— Drew Golde had three hits for LF in losing cause at Deerfield 9-0 at Deerfield on May 20.
Buffalo Grove 12, Glenbrook North
— The host Bison erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to top GBN 12-8 on May 20. Kevin Burnside had two hits for the Spartans (23-9). Conor Fitzpatrick drove in two runs.
Glenbrook South 3, Homewood-Flossmoor 2
— The Titans improved to 11-17 overall with a 3-2 road win at Homewood-Flossmoor on May 20. Dan Jenkins went six innings and allowed just one run to earn the W. Jordan Libman and Billy Loggarakis came up with run-scoring doubles.
New Trier 2, Kaneland 0
— Will Jamieson turned in a standout performance on the mound in New Trier’s 2-0 victory over visiting Kaneland on May 20. The senior right-handed tossed six shutout innings. The save went to Jack Falk. Eric Nicholas had two hits and drove in a run for the 22-8 Trevians.
Loyola 7, Notre Dame 1
— David Blankenship scattered six hits over seven innings in Loyola’s 7-1 victory over host Notre Dame on May 20. Jack Blindt had two hits and one RBI in the contest.
Glenbrook North 3, Rolling Meadows 0
— Michael Leibow turned in a terrific pitching performance as the Spartans (23-8) shut out host Rolling Meadows 3-0 on May 19. Leibow went the distance, allowing six hits. He had four strikeouts and two walks.
Glenbrook North 6, Maine West 1
— Michael Oh and Sam Gordon led the way as the Spartans (22-8, 13-3) took down host visiting Maine West 6-1 on May 18. Oh worked 6.1 innings to earn the win. Gordon drove in two runs.
Antioch 13, Lake Forest 8
— Brian Heidbreder had three hits and two RBIs for the Scouts in their road loss at Antioch on May 18. Paul Turelli had two hits for LF. Andrew Gough had two hits and drove in three runs.
Glenbrook South 11, Niles West 6
— Jordan Libman (3 hits, 2 RBIs) and Alex Kaczmarek (2 RBIs) paced the attack as Glenbrook South turned back host Niles West on May 18. KK Kopley worked 5.1 innings and picked up the win. The Titans finished 8-8 in the Central Suburban League.
New Trier 15, Maine South 3
— Led by Kevin Donahue (3 hits, 3 RBIs), Eric Nicholas (2 hits), Matt Kann (2 hits), Ryan Acri (3 RBIs) and Dylan Horvitz (2 RBIs), NT topped host Maine South 15-3 on May 18. Justin Romic worked four innings and earned the win.
Loyola 8, Marmion Academy 6
— The Ramblers (18-14-1) topped visiting Marmion 8-6 on May 18. Andrew Bartholow had three RBIs for LA.
Lake Forest 6, Libertyville 5
— This didn’t look good early for visiting Lake Forest. But the Scouts scored the final six runs of the game to edge Libertyville 6-5 on May 17. Cal Coughlin overcame a tough start to earn a complete-game victory. He gave up nine hits and had five Ks. Brad Czerniejewski had two hits. Jason Cast had an RBI.
Glenbrook North 10, Maine East 0
— Noah Taffel worked five innings and picked up the five-inning shutout in GBN’s 10-0 victory over visiting Maine East on May 17. Taffel gave up six hits while walking no one. Sam Gordon drove in four runs. Kyle Mitter had two hits, two runs and three RBIs.
Rolling Meadows 7, Glenbrook South 5
— The host Titans (9-17) outhit Rolling Meadows 8-4 but wound up losint 7-5 on May 17. Medin Milla led GBS with three hits and two RBIs. Billy Loggarakis had two hits and three runs driven in. Andrew Kaczmarek also had two hits.
New Trier 11, Niles West 0
— The Trevians came up with win No. 20 by downing host Niles West 11-0 on May 17. Jack French allowed only one hit over seven innings to record the win. Michael Hurley (2 hits, 3 RBIs), Kevin Donahue (2 hits), Robbie Pettas (2 hits) and Liam O’Neill (2 RBIs) led the offense. The Trevians improved to 20-8.
Marmion Academy 4, Loyola 2
— Host Marmion pushed across three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Loyola 4-4 on May 17. Ryan Lin-Peistrup had two hits for the Ramblers (17-4-1).
Highland Park 5, Niles North 4
— Justin Mills had three hits to lead HP to a 5-4 victory over visiting Niles North on May 16. Noah Shutan had two hits in the contest. Thano Fourlas knocked in two runs. Noah Stern pitched five innings to earn the win. Jordan Mendiola picked up the save.
New Trier 10, Maine South 0
— Ben Brecht tossed a two-hitter in New Trier’s 10-0 victory over visiting Maine South on May 16. The Trevians erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the mercy rule into effect. Matt Kann had two hits, while Dylan Horvitz and Liam O’Neill drove in two runs each. With the win, NT clinched first place in the CSL South.
Niles North 9, Highland Park 8
— The Giants (13-16, 10-6) rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh but it wasn’t enough on May 16. Host Niles North won the game 9-8. HP’s offensive leaders were Justin Mills (3 hits), Noah Shutan (2 hits, 2 walks) and Jack Zeidler (2 hits).
Libertyville 10, Lake Forest 6
— The visiting Wildcats jumped out to early 7-0 lead and ended up beating Lake Forest 10-6 on May 16. Cal Coughlin had two RBIs for the Scouts.
Glenbrook North 10, Maine West 0
— GBN’s Tommy Gertner allowed only five hits in this six-inning win over host Maine West on May 16. The Spartans (20-8, 11-3) were led offensively by Jordan Kaplan (2-for-4, double, 4 RBIs), Mitch Schermerhorn (2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Conor Fitzpatrick (2 hits). Gertner had seven strikeouts and no walks.
Glenbrook South 3, Niles West 2
— The Titans claimed a 3-2 victory over visiting Niles West on May 16. Jordan Libman had two hits. Billy Loggarakis drove in a run. Solid pitching was turned in by Ryan Morrison, Medin Milla and Cam Pauly.
Highland Park 3, Maine South 2
— Jack Zeidler turned in a stellar pitching performance in Highland Park’s 3-2 road win at Maine South on May 14. Zeidler threw six scoreless innings before tiring in the seventh. Tyler Moravec came on to get the save. Zeidler also had a clutch RBI, while Noah Shutan had two of HP’s five hits. The Giants improved their overall record to 12-15.
Glenbrook South 5, Niles North 1
— Jordan Libman led the way as GBS topped visiting Niles North 5-1 on May 14. Libman had three hits and drove in a run. Andrew Kaczmarek (2 hits) and Billy Loggarakis (2 RBIs) also helped the Titan cause. Dan Jenkins allowed only three hits and one run in six-plus innings to pick up the win for the Titans (8-16).
Glenbrook North 14, Waukegan 0
— The visiting Spartans erupted for nine runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat Waukegan 14-0 on May 14. GBN’s offense was paced by Noah Taffel (2 hits), Jimmy Karfis (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Mitch Schermerhorn (2 hits), Sam Gordon (3 RBIs) and Hikaru Ozone (2 RBIs). Michael Oh went four innings and earned the win.
New Trier 18, Maine West 13
— In a wild game at Duke Child’s Field, the host Trevians outlasted Maine West 18-13 on May 14. The Trevians tallied 14 runs in the bottom of the second. Maine West answered with 13 runs in the top of the 13th. Dylan Horvitz hit a three-run home run for NT (18-8). The other hitting standouts were Matt Kann (3 hits, 3 RBIs), Liam O’Neill (3 hits, 3 RBIs) and Ryan Acri (3 hits). The winning pitcher was Jack Falk.
Barrington 11, Lake Forest 8
— Brad Czerniejewski starred at the plate for Lake Forest in its 11-8 setback to host Barrington on May 14. The junior finished the nonleague game with four hits and five RBIs. Drew Golde had three hits for the Scouts (14-10), while Jake Durburg had two hits.
Loyola 7, St. Rita 6
— Visiting LA put the finishing touches on a suspended game and defeated state-ranked St. Rita 7-6 in eight innings on May 13. The Ramblers (17-13, 9-10) scored the deciding run in the top of the eighth, when Liam McKeough walked with the bases loaded. Brian Vance, Jack Lombardi and Thomas Smart also drew walks in the frame. Kevin Knapp was the winning pitcher. Andrew Bartholow had two hits and two runs batted in. McKeough also drove in two runs.
Nazareth 10, Glenbrook North 6
— In a game played at U.S. Cellular Field on May 13, the Spartans fell to Nazareth 10-6.
Oak Park-River Forest 10, New Trier 0
— Luke McMahon tossed a five-inning no-hitter in Oak Park-River Forest’s 10-0 victory over host New Trier on May 13. The Trevians are now 17-8 on the season.
Deerfield 6, Highland Park 3
— The host Warriors evened its season series with Highland Park, when they claimed a 6-3 victory on May 13. The Giants (11-15) had a 2-0 lead after one inning and a 3-2 advantage after three innings but couldn’t put it away. Jordan Mendiola had two hits for HP. Senior right-hander Toby Tigges (4.1 innings) and senior left-hander Noah Stern (1.1) pitched well for the Giants in defeat.
Lake Forest 7, Warren 0
— LF’s 1-2 pitching punch is in full effect. A day after Cal Coughlin tossed a near perfect game, senior Matthew Peterson completed the team’s season sweep over a good Warren squad with a four-hit shutout on May 12. The Scouts (14-9) beat the host Blue Devils 7-0. Brad Czerniejewski (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jake Durburg (2 RBIs) led LF’s offense.
Highland Park 7, Deerfiled 4
— Jordan Mendiola continues to star as a two-way player for the Giants. In HP’s 7-4 victory over visiting Deerfield on May 12, the senior left-hander scattered seven hits over seven innings to earn the W. And, in the fifth inning, Mendiola smacked a grand slam to put the Giants (11-14) ahead 7-4. Justin Mills had two hits for HP.
Providence 6, Loyola 3
— Loyola jumped out to a 3-0 lead but wound up falling to host Providence Catholic 6-3 on May 12. Thomas Smart and Jack Lombardi had two hits apiece for the Ramblers (16-13, 8-10).
Waukegan 9, Glenbrook South 7
— The host Bulldogs outlasted Glenbrook South 9-7 in CSL South action on May 12. Cameron Pauly had two hits and two RBIs for the Titans. Andrew Kaczmarek also had two hits, while Billy Loggarakis drove in two runs for the Titans (7-16, 4-4).
Glenbrook North 5, Maine East 0
— Tommy Gertner and Nathan Mirochnick combined on a three-hit shutout as GBN topped host Maine East 5-0 on May 11. Gertner earned the win. He had nine Ks in 6.1 innings. Jordan Kaplan led the GBN offense with two hits and two RBIs. The Spartans improved to 18-7 overall.
Lake Forest 9, Warren 0
— Senior standout Cal Coughlin tossed a one-hitter to beat visiting Warren 9-0 on May 11. In fact, he was one batter away from a perfect game. He had nine strikeouts and beat Warren ace left-hander Ryan Davila (5-1). On the offensive end, Brad Czerniejewski led the Scouts (13-9) with three hits. Coughlin and Drew Golde had two hits each.
New Trier 2, Niles West 0
— Ben Brecht and Matt Kann led the way as New Trier topped visiting Niles West 2-0 on May 11. Brecht earned the win. He allowed two hits over five innings with 11 strikeouts. Kann singled home two runs in the fourth inning. Will McNulty had two hits for the Trevians (17-7, 5-2). Jack Falk picked up the save with two hitless innings of relief.
Glenbrook South 9, Waukegan 3
— Jack Szafranski had three hits and three RBIs to lead host Glenbrook South to 9-3 victory over Waukegan on May 11. Cameron Pauly (2 hits) and Andrew Kaczmarek (2 RBIs) also helped the GBS cause. Sophomore Ryan Morrison worked five innings and picked up the win for the Titans (7-15, 4-3).
Providence Catholic 10, Loyola 1
— The visiting Celtics outhit Loyola 13-2 and claimed a 10-1 victory on May 11.
New Trier 13, Lake Forest 3
— Matt Kann had two hits and four runs batted in New Trier’s 13-3 victory at Lake Forest on May 9. Dylan Horvitz smacked a solo home run for the Trevians (16-7). Junior Jack French pitched five strong innings to earn the win. French is now 3-1 on the season.
Glenbrook North 6, Niles West 1
— Michael Oh is back — and he’s as good as ever. The Glenbrook North senior right-hander went the distance and beat host Niles West 6-1 on a four-hitter on May 7. The 6-foot-4 Creighton University recruit, who missed three weeks with a hamstring injury, finished the contest with 12 strikeouts. He issued only one walk.
The Spartans (17-7, 8-3) were led offensively by Noah Taffel (3-for-4) and Jordan Kaplan (2-for-4).
Highland Park 9, New Trier 2
— The visiting Giants (10-14), who banged out 10 hits, scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in their 9-2 victory over New Trier (15-7) on May 7. HP’s hitting leaders were David Adelstein (3 hits), Henry Singer (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jack Zeidler (2 hits, 2 RBIs). Senior right-hander Tobby Tigges went six innings and earned the win.
Lake Forest 10, Prospect 5
— Led by Drew Golde (3 hits), Jake Durburg (2 RBIs) and Cal Coughlin (2 RBIs), the Scouts topped Prospect 10-5 on May 7. LF, which trailed 5-0, came up with six runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Coughlin homered in the contest.
Lake Forest 18, Rolling Meadows 2
— The Scouts exploded with nine runs in the fourth inning and claimed an 18-2 victory over Rolling Meadows on May 7. Brad Czerniejewski finished the contest with three hits and six runs batted in. Coughlin had three hits and three RBIs. Caleb Durbin drove in two runs. Clayton Lawrence pitched four innings to pick up the win.
St. Rita 15, Loyola 7
— In windy conditions, the host Ramblers dropped a wild and wooly game to St. Rita on May 7. St. Rita broke open a tight game with an eight-run seventh inning. LA (16-10, 8-8), which held a 7-5 advantage after five innings, were led in hitting by Sean Tully (2-run double) and John O’Flaherty (run-scoring double). Ryan Lin-Peistrup brought in a run on a groundout in LA’s five-run first inning. Thomas Smart doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Drew Bartholow (1-for-3) in the fourth inning. Patrick Carpenter walked three times and scored two runs.
Deerfield 3, Glenbrook South 0
— The visiting Warriors tallied three runs in the top of the seventh and went on to beat GBS 3-0 on May 7. Jordan Libman came up with GBS’s lone hit against Deerfield’s Ryan Pfutzenreuter. The GBS pitching tandem of Dan Jenkins (4.2 innings) and Ryan Morrison (2.1 innings) allowed only three hits.
Glenbrook North 6, Loyola 5
— Big at-bats by Conor Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Karfis led host Glenbrook North to a 6-5 victory over Loyola on May 6. Fitzpatrick hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first, while Karfis broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth, when his single brought in Sam Gordon. Gordon not only scored the winning run, but he also got the W on the mound. In relief of left-handed starter Michael Leibow, he worked out of a tight spot in the sixth inning and then tossed a scoreless seventh inning for the Spartans (16-7).
LA was led offensively by Thomas Smart (3-for-4 with a double) and Sean Tully (3-for-4, 2 RBIs). Ryan Lin-Peistrup and Drew Bartholow added run-scoring singles. Thomas Giella allowed no earned runs after giving up the grannie to Fitzpatrick. He had seven Ks in six innings of work.
Lake Forest 11, Highland Park 9
— In a game that featured plenty of offense, visiting Lake Forest walked away with an 11-9 win over Highland Park on May 6. Jonathan Salm (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jake Durburg (3 RBIs) paced the LF attack.
HP, which scored four times in the fifth and five times in the bottom of the seventh, out-hit LF 11-7. Justin Mills and Jordan Mendiola had two hits apiece. Mills and Thano Fourlas drove in two runs each.
New Trier 8, Libertyville 3
— The Trevians improved to 15-6 overall with an 8-3 victory over visiting Libertyville on May 6. Eric Nicholas led NT with three hits and two RBIs. Michael Hurley and Sean Douaire had two hits each, while Dylan McGuire came up with a two-run double. Justin Romic threw six strong innings to pick up the win.
Loyola 7, Wheaton St. Francis 4
— The visiting Ramblers (16-9, 8-7) made it two in a row over Wheaton St. Francis on May 5. Sparked by the pitching of Neil Udelhofen (6 IP, 9 Ks) and the hitting of Ryan Lin-Peistrup (3 RBIs), LA won 7-4.
Highland Park 8, Maine East 6
— The Giants (9-13) survived a seventh-inning comeback to beat visiting Maine East 8-6 on May 5. The Demons made things interesting by scoring four times in their final at-bat. HP was led offensively by David Adelstein (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Jack Zeidler (2 hits) and Henry Singer (2 RBIs). Zeidler worked the first four innings to earn the win.
Glenbrook South 6, New Trier 2
— Jack Szafranski and Jordan Libman drove in two runs each to help GBS beat host New Trier 6-2 on May 5. Medin Milla also had two hits for the Titans (6-14). KK Kopley, fresh from his complete-game win over Evanston, gave up just two hits over seven frames. He had four strikeouts.
Dylan Horvitz had two hits for NT. Senior right-hander Will Jamieson sustained the loss.
Glenbrook North 13, Niles North 2
— Noah Taffel tossed a complete-game five-hitter in GBN’s 13-2 victory at Niles North on May 5. The offense featured Taffel (3-for-5), Kyle Mitter (3-4, double, 2 runs), Jimmy Karfis (2-5, double, 3 RBIs), Jordan Kaplan (2-4, solo home run), Hikaru Ozone (2-3) and Kevin Burnside (3-4). With the win, the Spartans improved to 15-7 overall and 7-3 in the CSL North.
Mundelein 3, Lake Forest 2
— Despite a strong performance by right-hander Cal Coughlin, the host Scouts came up short against Mundelein 3-2 on May 4. Coughlin allowed seven hits over seven innings. He had 13 strikeouts. Jonathan Salm led the LF offense with two hits and two RBIs.
Loyola 5, Wheaton St. Francis 2
— Kevin Knapp (3-1) played the role of stopper for Loyola on May 4, when he threw six strong innings in the team’s 5-2 victory over visiting Wheaton St. Francis. The win snapped a six-game losing streak. Senior co-captain Liam McKeough also had a big outing, going 4-for-4. Brian Vance had two hits, while Ryan Lin-Peistrup drove in two runs.
Warren 5, Highland Park 4
— The host Blue Devils rallied with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 5-4 win over Highland Park on May 4. The Giants held a brief lead, when it tallied four runs in the top of the fourth.
Lake Forest 8, Mundelein 3
— The visiting Scouts built an 8-0 lead after 5 ½ innings and ended up beating Mundelein 8-3 on May 3. Brad Czerniejewski (2 hits, 3 RBIs) and Drew Golde (2 hits, 2 RBIs) paced LF’s nine-hit attack. Matt Peterson completed five innings and earned the win. He fanned 12 Mundelein hitters.
Glenbrook North 8, Niles North 3
— Tommy Gertner was on his game once again. The junior hurler went the distance (7 IP, 6 hits, 12 Ks, 1 BB, 1 ER) in GBN’s home win over Niles North 8-3 on May 3. The offense was led by Mitch Schermerhorn (3 RBIs) and Kevin Burnside (2-for-3, double).
Highland Park 10, Maine East 2
— The Giants exploded for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning and came away with a 10-2 victory over host Maine East on May 3. Noah Shutan (3 hits, 2 RBIs) and Justin Mills (2 RBIs) led the HP offense. Jordan Mendiola pitched six solid innings to earn the win.
New Trier 9, Glenbrook South 3
— Matt Kann hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning to lead New Trier to a 9-3 victory over host Glenbrook South on May 3. Dylan Horvitz had two hits and three RBIs in the win. Dylan McGuire had two hits. Senior left-hander Ben Brecht picked up the win. He had seven strikeouts in five innings.
GBS was led offensively by Jack Szafranski (3 hits, 2 RBIs) and Andrew Kaczmarek (2 hits).
St. Laurence 7, Loyola 6
— The host Ramblers, who trailed 6-0 after 2 ½ innings, made things interesting by putting up a five-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning only to lose 7-6 to St. Laurence on May 2. Junior Patrick Carpenter had two hits for the Ramblers (14-9, 6-7), while Drew Bartholow was credited with two RBIs.
Warren 3, New Trier 0
— Senior left-hander Ryan Davilla scattered three hits in Warren’s 3-0 victory over visiting New Trier on May 2. Dylan McGuire, Matt Kann and Ryan Acri hit singles for NT.
Highland Park 6, Glenbrook South 2
— Jordan Mendiola’s three-run, opposite-field double in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled HP to a 6-2 win over visiting Glenbrook South on April 30. Mendiola also brought in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Catcher Jack Kramer had two hits, including an RBI single in the second inning. Henry Singer also had two hits, including a run-scoring single in the sixth. Toby Tigges worked five solid innings, while the win went to Jacob Mandel (1 inning, 0 hits) and the save went to Tyler Moravec (1 inning, 0 hits).
Glenbrook South scored in the first inning on hits by Andrew Kaczmarek and Billy Loggarakis. Medin Milla drove home a run in the third inning with a sacrifice fly.
New Trier 12, Glenbrook North
— The Trevians put this game away late, when they tallied nine runs in the top of the sixth inning in their 12-0 triumph at Glenbrook North on April 30. Dylan McGuire (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Kevin Donahue (2 hits, 4 RBIs) and Ryan Acri (2 RBIs) led the NT attack. Justin Romic (4.1 inning) got the win for the Trevians (13-7).
Sam Gordon got GBN’s lone hit.
St. Laurence 7, Loyola 1
— St. Laurence pushed three runs across in the opening frame and wound up downing visiting Loyola 7-1 on April 30. Thomas Smart had two hits for the Ramblers (14-8, 6-6).
Glenbrook South 2, Evanston 1
— KK Kopley limited visiting Evanston to six hits in Glenbrook South’s 2-1 victory on April 29. The Titans (5-12) pushed across single runs in the third and fifth innings. Jack Szafranski and Jack Anderson had two hits each. Anderson also drove in a run.
Lake Forest 2, Lakes 0
— Cal Coughlin (4 IP) and Clayton Lawrence (3 IP) teamed up on a three-hitter as Lake Forest topped visiting Lakes 2-0 on April 29. Jason Cast and Matthew Peterson drove in the LF runs.
New Trier 1, Waukegan 0
— Kevin Donahue’s single to left field brought in Dylan McGuire with the winning run in New Trier’s 1-0 victory over host Waukegan on April 29. McGuire, who had two hits in the contest, got the sixth inning started with a double in the left-center field gap off Waukegan’s standout right-hander Jean Carlos Casanova.
NT starter Will Jamieson (5 innings, 1 hit), Jack French (1 inning) and closer Jack Falk (1 inning) combined on a one-hitter.
Mount Carmel 5, Loyola 3
— Liam McKeough had three of LA’s five hits in his team’s 5-3 setback to host Mount Carmel on April 29. Teammate Sean Tully had two RBIs.
Neil Udelhofen pitched 5-plus innings for the Ramblers.
Deerfield 3, Glenbrook North 2
— The host Warriors scored in the bottom of the ninth to edge GBN 3-2 on April 28. Jordan Kaplan had two of GBN’s six hits. Sam Gordon drove in one of the runs for the Spartans.
Mount Carmel 3, Loyola 2
— Loyola jumped ahead 2-0 in the first inning on RBIs by Ryan Lin-Peistrup and Sean Tully but were unable to hold on in a game played on April 28. Mount Carmel scored two runs in the sixth and one in the top of the seventh to win 3-2.
Kevin Knapp went the distance for the Ramblers (14-7, 6-4) with seven strikeouts.
Maine West 9, Highland Park 1
— HP’s record slipped to 6-12 after falling to host Maine West 9-1 on April 28. Senior outfielder Justin Mills had a single and a double for the Giants. No. 4 hitter Jordan Mendriola had the team’s lone RBI. His sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning brought in Henry Singer, who reached on a bunt single and advanced to third on Mills’ double. Junior Jack Zeigler pitched well in relief. The right-hander allowed two runs in the 3.2 innings. He struck out two hitters.
Lake Forest 6, Lake Zurich 5
— Andrew Gough (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jonathan Salm (2 hits) led the way as LF beat Lake Zurich 6-5 in eight innings on April 27.
Deerfield 2, Glenbrook North 0
— The host Warriors ended up getting the best of this pitcher’s duel on April 26. In a 2-0 Deerfield win, Zach Shutan threw a four-hitter, while GBN’s Tommy Gertner allowed only two hits with five Ks. Noah Taffel had two of GBN’s four hits.
Evanston 6, Glenbrook South 5
— Sophomore Jack Anderson came up three hits in GBS’s 6-5 setback to host Evanston on April 26. Justin Machado had two hits, while Andrew Kaczmarek drove in two runs.
Lake Forest 9, Lake Zurich 3
— Matthew Peterson was the story as Lake Forest took care of host Lake Zurich 9-3 on April 26. Peterson registered 14 strikeouts in six inning of work to earn the W. Caleb Durbin had two hits and two RBIs.
New Trier 10, Waukegan 0
— Ben Brecht and Ryan Acri combined on a one-hit shutout as NT topped visiting Waukegan 10-0 in five innings on April 26. Dylan Horvitz led the attack with three hits and four RBIs.
Brother Rice 22, Loyola 4
— The visiting Crusaders scored 12 runs in the third and went on to beat Loyola 22-4 on April 25.
Highland Park 13, Maine West 5
— Noah Spitz and Justin Mills drove in three runs each to help HP to a 13-5 home win over Maine West on April 26. Jordan Mendiola (4.2 innings) and Tyler Moravec (2.1 innings) led Giants (6-11) on the mound.
New Trier 7, Barrington 2
— Justin Romic went 6-plus innings to earn the win in New Trier’s 7-2 road win at Barrington on April 23. Dylan McGuire had two hits, including a double, for the Trevians (9-4). Eric Nicholas had a double and knocked in two runs. Kevin Donahue also drove in two runs.
Lake Forest 10, Lake Forest Academy 0
— LF evened its overall record to 7-7 by completing a doubleheader sweep over visiting LF Academy 10-0 in six innings on April 23. Nicholas Zacher led the offense with three hits and three RBIs. Jon Day knocked in two runs. Matthew Peterson, Parker Mercado and Clayton Lawrence teamed up on the shutout. That trio limited the Caxys to one hit.
Lake Forest 11, Lake Forest Academy 1
— Caleb Durbin (4 hits, RBI), Jake Durburg (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Clayton Lawrence (2 hits) and Brian Heidbreder (2 RBIs) led the offense as LF topped LFA 11-1 in six innings in the front end of doubleheader on April 23. Senior Grant Messer threw five solid innings to earn the win. He had six Ks.
Fremd 3, Glenbrook North 2
— The host Vikings pushed across the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh and edged GBN 3-2 on April 23. Kevin Burnside had a strong showing on the mound for the Spartans (14-4, 5-0). Sam Gordon had GBN’s lone extra basehit (double).
Prospect 3, Glenbrook South 0
— Right-hander Dan Jenkins pitched well (6 IP, 4 hits, 5 Ks), but it wasn’t quite enough as Glenbrook South (4-11) fell to host Prospect 3-0 on April 23. Billy Loggarakis remained hot at the plate. He had two of his team’s four hits.
Brother Rice 4, Loyola 2
— The visiting Ramblers (14-4) were limited to only three hits in their 4-2 setback to Brother Rice on April 23. The team is 6-2 in the tough Chicago Catholic League.
Lake Forest 3, Carmel 1
— Lake Forest senior Cal Coughlin used to attend Carmel Catholic. Thus, he was plenty pumped up for the LF-Carmel game on April 22. And it showed. Coughlin pitched 6-plus inning and recorded 13 strikeouts allowed only two hits to help LF to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Corsairs. At the plate, Coughlin had two hits. The Scouts’ other offensive standout was Clayton Lawrence, who came up with a two-run basehit to spark a three-run sixth inning. Andrew Gough also came up big. He worked out of a tricky seventh inning by recording three Ks to pick up the save.
Evanston 5, New Trier 4
— In a game played at the newly renovated Koldyke Field on the campus of Northwestern University, Evanston squeezed out a 5-4 victory over New Trier on April 21. The Wildkits tallied two runs in the top of the seventh and then held off a late rally by the Trevians (9-4). New Trier junior first baseman Matt Kann was perfect at the plate: 3-for-3 with a walk. He doubled home Eric Nicholas (single) in the bottom of third inning. He singled and scored on a Ryan Acri basehit in the sixth inning. And he singled home Nicholas (double) in the seventh inning. The team’s other extra basehit was a double by Liam O’Neill in the second inning. Will Jamieson started and pitched five solid innings. He got a no-decision.
Cary-Grove 7, Lake Forest 6
— The Scouts fell behind 5-1 after one inning and wound up losing to host Cary-Grove 7-6 on April 21. Brian Heidbreder had three hits for LF (4-7). Teammate Caleb Durbin had two hits and two RBIs.
Loyola 11, Bishop McNamara 1
— The Ramblers upped their to 14-3 with a five-inning 11-1 victory over host Bishop McNamara on April 21. The offense was led by Thomas Smart (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Liam McKeough (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Ryan Lin-Peistrup (3 RBIs). Thomas Giella (3 IP) and Will Jackson (2 IP) did the job on the mound.
Maine South 10, Glenbrook South 9
— In a wild game on the GBS diamond, the host Titans dropped a 10-9 decision to Maine South on April 21. Glenbrook South’s Simon Farber had three hits in the contest. Teammate Billy Loggarakis had two hits. The loss left GBS with a 4-10 mark.
Glenbrook North 7, Highland Park 0
— Senior left-hander Michael Leibow tossed a five-hit shutout in GBN’s 7-0 victory over host Highland Park on April 21. He issued no free passes. Jimmy Karfis went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs. The win improved GBN’s record to 14-3 overall and 5-0 in the Central Suburban League North Division.
Justin Mills and J Kramer had two hits apiece for the Giants (5-10).
Loyola 9, De La Salle 2
— Andrew Bartholow (3 hits), Ryan Lin-Peistrup (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Liam McKeough (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Sean Tully (2 RBIs) led the way as LA took care of visiting De La Salle 9-2 on April 20. Kevin Knapp earned the win. He went seven innings and recorded six strikeouts.
New Trier 3, Richards 2
— Jack French earned the win and Jack Falk picked up the save in New Trier’s 3-2 victory over Richards on April 20. Clay Czyzynski and Eric Nicholas drove in runs for the Trevians, who improved to 9-3.
Loyola 12, Lane Tech 1
— This was Charlie Rafferty’s time to shine. The senior right-hander started and threw four strong innings (3 hits, 1 run) in Loyola five-inning win over host Lane Tech 12-1 on April 19. Ryan Lin-Peistrup (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Jack Blindt (2 hits), Kyle Mulcrone (2 RBIs) and Liam McKeough (2 RBIs) paced the offense.
New Trier 3, Evanston 1
— Senior left-hander Ben Brecht started and allowed only one hit over five innings in New Trier’s 3-1 victory over host Evanston on April 19. Second baseman Kevin Donahue was the hitting hero. He hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. Matt Kann had two hits for the Trevians (8-3). The save went to Jack Falk.
Glenbrook South 10, Maine South 7
— Jack Anderson had three hits, while KK Kopley drove in a pair of runs to help GBS to a 10-7 victory over host Maine South on April 19.
Glenbrook North 7, Highland Park 2
— GBN’s Tommy Gertner continued his excellence on the mound in a 7-2 victory over visiting Highland Park on April 19. He allowed three hits and no unearned runs over seven innings. He had 10 strikeouts and one walk. Offensively, the Spartans (13-3, 4-0) were led by Mitch Schermerhorn (2-for-2, 2 RBIs) and Jimmy Karfis (2-for-2, 3 runs).
New Trier 8, Maine East 0
— The Trevians banged out 13 hits on their way to an 8-0 victory over host Maine East on April 18. Kevin Donahue homered, while Will McNulty and Matt Kann had three hits apiece for the Trevians (7-3). Ryan Acri started and tossed five shutout innings with seven strikeouts.
Glenbrook North 4, Glenbrook South 3
— Kevin Burnside and Jordan Kaplan had two hits apiece for GBN in its 4-3 victory over visiting Glenbrook South on April 18. Noah Taffel started and went 6.1 innings to pick up the win. He allowed six hits and three earned runs while walking no one. Tommy Gertner came on to get the final two outs to earn the save.
GBS was led by Billy Loggarakis (2 hits, RBI) and KK Kopley (RBI).
Highland Park 3, Niles West 2
— Strong pitching by Toby Tigges (6 IP, win) and Tyler Moravec (1 IP, save) sparked host Highland Park to a 3-2 victory over Niles West on April 18. Jordan Mendiola (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Jacob Mandel (2 hits) paced the offense.
Loyola 6, DePaul College Prep 1
— The pitching of David Blankenship (7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, 6 Ks) and hitting of Thomas Smart (3-for-4), Jack Lombardi (2-3, 2 RBIs) and Kyle Mulcrone (2-3) produced a 6-1 victory for Loyola Academy in a road game at DePaul College Prep on April 18. With the win, LA improved to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in the Chicago Catholic League.
Prospect 4, New Trier 0
— Host New Trier was limited to just two hits in its 4-0 setback to Prospect on April 16 at Duke Child’s Field.
Buffalo Grove 15, Glenbrook South 14
— Fourteen runs wasn’t enough for Glenbrook South in its 15-14 setback to host Buffalo Grove on April 16. Jack Szafranski had a huge day for the Titans: 3 hits, 6 RBIs. Billy Loggarakis had two hits.
Lake Forest 5, Glenbrook North 3
— Highlighted by the hitting of Jason Cast (double, 2-run home run) and Cal Coughlin (run-scoring double), the visiting Scouts came away with a 5-3 win over Glenbrook North on April 16. With the win, LF snapped a three-game losing streak and improved their overall mark to 4-6. Sophomore left-hander Drew Golde was golden against the Spartans. He started and picked up the win, allowing no earned runs over 6-plus innings. At one point in the game, he retired 10 straight hitters.
Glenbrook North made things interesting by scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Hikaru Ozone and Jimmy Karfis singled home Kyle Mitter and Adam Melnick. Jordan Kaplan doubled in the sixth inning but was stranded.
Loyola 8, Evanston 1
— Liam McKeough pitched five strong innings to earn the win for Loyola in its 8-1 victory over host Evanston on April 15. David Blankenship got the final six outs for the 10-2 Ramblers.
Catcher Brian Vance (3 hits, RBI), Thomas Smart (2 hits), Andrew Bartholow (2 hits, 2 runs) and Ryan Lin-Peistrup (double, 2 RBIs) paced the offense.
Cary-Grove 2, Glenbrook South 1
— Visiting Cary-Grove got the best of this marathon game. In 12 innings, the Trojans edged GBS 2-1 on April 15. The Titans (3-7) were limited to only four hits in the 12 frames. Billy Loggarkis had two of the team’s four hits.
GSB senior hurler KK Kopley allowed only one run in nine innings of work.
New Trier 12, Highland Park 5
— The visiting Trevians scored runs in five of seven innings on their way to a 12-5 victory over Highland Park on April 15. Liam O’Neill had a big day for the Trevians: 3 hits, 5 RBIs. Matt Kann had three hits. Kramer had three hits and two RBIs for HP (4-8).
Wauconda 7, Lake Forest 4
— The Scouts dropped a 7-4 decision to host Wauconda on April 15. The Bulldogs took control of the game with a five-run third inning. Caleb Durbin had two hits for the Scouts (3-6). Jake Durburg and Cal Coughlin drove in runs.
Loyola 11, Fenwick 1
— Ryan Lin-Peistrup came up with four hits and three RBIs in Loyola’s 11-1 victory over host Fenwick on April 14. The attack also featured Liam McKeough (2 hits) and Will Jackson (2 hits, 2 RBIs) as LA (9-2) outhit Fenwick 11-3.
Kevin Knapp was the winner on the mound. He allowed only one run on two hits in six innings. He had four Ks.
Glenbrook North 8, Evanston 1
— Junior Tommy Gertner allowed only four hits over seven innings as Glenbrook North took down host Evanston 8-1 on April 14. Gertner, who registered 11 strikeouts, out-pitched Evanston ace Dylan Mulvihill.
The Spartans, who improved to 11-2 overall, was led offensively by Mitch Schermerhorn (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Noah Taffel (2 RBIs).
Highland Park 1, Waukegan 0
— In the fourth inning, first baseman Jack Greenwald flashed the leather.
In the top of the ninth, he came through with the bat.
In a game played at Waukegan’s Bowen Park on April 15, the Highland Park sophomore had himself quite the day. Greenwald came up with the game-winning hit in the top of the ninth. His sharp single to left field brought home Jordan Mendiola from second and gave the Giants a 1-0 victory over host Waukegan.
In the fourth inning, Greenwald made a diving stop on a hard-hit groundball down the right-field line to rob a potential run-scoring double. Waukegan had two runners on at the time.
Pitching was at a premium in this game.
Waukegan had a real Casanova on the mound: senior right-hander Jean Carlos Casanova.
The 6-foot-3 right-hander, who throws in the mid-80s, struck out 18 and allowed only one hit in 7 2/3 innings.
Casanova, a potential pick in the upcoming June Free Agent draft, is the cousin of ex-Major League catcher Raul Casanova, who played for the Chicago White Sox in 2005. He also played for Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and the New York Mets.
According to reports, Jean Carlos Casanova, who moved to Waukegan from the Dominican Republic when he was 11 years old, has drawn interest from three Major League teams: Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners.
The only Highland Park player to solve Casanova was senior center fielder Justin Mills. The left-handed swinging leadoff hitter double to left field in the third inning.
Mills ended up with two of HP’s three hits.
Mendoila also was impressive on the mound. The HP senior left-hander pitched seven scoreless innings. He scattered seven hits and received solid defensive support. The Giants (4-7) played errorless baseball.
The win went to reliever Jack Zeidler. The HP right-hander worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the eighth. He allowed two hits and two walks over two innings to go along with three strikeouts.
Lake Forest 15, Zion-Benton 4
— Highlighted by a 14-hit attack, LF took down host Zion-Benton 15-4 on April 14. Andrew Golde had a big day for the 3-5 Scouts: three hits, six RBIs. The same goes for Caleb Durbin (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Jonathan Salm (2 hits) and Cal Coughlin (3 RBIs).
Glenbrook South 8, Maine West 7
— The host Titans pushed across a run —on a bases-loaded walk — in the bottom of seventh inning to claim an 8-7 win over Maine West on April 14. GBS outhit the Warriors 10-4. Andrew Kaczmarek led the way with three hits. Billy Loggarakis and Jack Anderson had two hits each, while Johannes Aquino had two RBIs.
Stevenson 11, Lake Forest 1
— The host Scouts managed just three hits in their 11-1 loss to Stevenson on April 13.
Glenbrook South 12, Maine East 0
— This one had to feel good for GBS. The visiting Titans snapped a troubling six-game losing streak with a five-inning 12-0 victory over Maine East on April 12. They exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning. The offense was led by Jack Anderson (2 hits), Simon Farber (2 RBIs), Cameron Pauly (2 RBIs) and Jordan Libman (3 RBIs).
Dan Jenkins tossed a five-inning no-hitter. He had seven Ks.
Loyola 13, St. Patrick 4
— The host Ramblers (8-2) tallied five times in the opening frame and went on to beat St. Patrick 13-4 on April 12. Jack Lombardi led the offense with three hits and three RBIs. Liam McKeough had two hits and two RBIs. Thomas Smart added two hits, while Will Jackson drove in two runs.
Stevenson 2, Lake Forest 1
— It came down to the seventh inning. After Lake Forest took a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning, Stevenson rallied to score twice in the bottom half to win 2-1 on April 12. Cal Coughlin pitched six shutout innings before running into trouble in the seventh. The senior right-hander had 12 strikeouts. Matthew Peterson drove in LF’s lone run.
Glenbrook North 2, Maine South 1
— On April 12, the Spartans (10-2) rallied late to beat visiting Maine South 2-1 and give Michael Oh his fourth win of the season. Oh, who will pitch at Creighton University, went the distance on a five-hitter. The right-hander (4-0) struck out seven.
GBN scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh. The winning run came around on a passed ball. Mitch Schermerhorn had two of GBN’s three hits. Hikaru Ozone had an RBI.
Evanston 11, Highland Park 7
— Host Highland Park fell to Evanston 11-7 on April 12. The Wildkits jumped ahead 6-0 with a four-run first inning and two-run second inning. Jack Zeidler drove in three runs for the Giants (3-7).
Loyola 7, Montini 5
— David Blankenship played a key role in Loyola’s 7-5 victory over host Montini on April 11. The senior right-hander pitched four innings of relief and was credited with the win.
Kyle Mulcrone hit a solo home run and wound up driving in two runs. Liam McKeough had two hits, while Andrew Bartholow added two hits and two runs.
Loyola 10, St. Joseph 0
— The Ramblers (6-2) came up with a seven-run sixth inning and defeated visiting St. Joseph 10-0 on April 9. Andrew Bartholow finished the game with three hits and two runs batted in. Brian Vance had two hits and three RBIs. Thomas Smart also had two hits.
Neil Udelhofen was a standout on the mound. He allowed only one hit over six innings. He struck out seven.
Lake Forest 5, Zion-Benton 0
— Cal Coughlin and Christian McCauley combined on a two-hit shutout on April 5, when the Scouts defeated visiting Zion-Benton 5-0. Coughlin worked five innings and finished with seven Ks. McCauley had three strikeouts in his two frames.
Jason Cast led LF’s offense with two hits and three RBIs. Coughlin and Brad Czerniejewski also drove in runs.
Carmel 5, Glenbrook South 3
— The Titans dropped a 5-3 decision to host Carmel Catholic on April 5. Jack Szafranski had a hit and drove in two runs for GBS (1-6).
Loyola 9, St. Ignatius 4
— In the second game of a doubleheader in St. Louis on April 2, LA (5-1) banged out 16 hits in 9-4 victory over St. Ignatius. Brian Vance stayed hot for the Ramblers by going 3-for-4. Liam McKeough had two hits and drove in two runs. The other stat leaders were Sean Tully (3-for-4), Drew Bartholow (2-3) and Kyle Mulcrone (2 RBIs).
On the mound, Neil Udelhofen picked up the win. The senior left-hander had five Ks in three innings of work.
Glenbrook North 15, Nathan Hale-Ray (Connecticut) 5
— Glenbrook North wrapped up play in the Cocoa Beach (Florida) Tournament by downing Nathan Hale-Ray 15-5 on April 2. The Spartans finished 3-1 in the tourney. They are 8-2 overall.
Glenbrook North 11, Bayside 1
— GBN tallied eight runs in the first inning and coasted to an easy five-inning 11-1 victory over Bayside on April 1 in the Cocoa Beach (Florida) Tournament. Mitch Schermerhorn (3 hits), Jordan Kaplan (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Hikaru Ozone (2 hits), Noah Taffel (2 RBIs) and Sam Gordon (2 RBIs) led the GBN attack. Michael Leibow was the winning pitcher.
Loyola 6, St. Mary’s (Missouri) 5
— It took 10 innings but the Ramblers (4-1) eventually came out on top against St. Mary’s 6-5 in a game played St. Louis University High on April 2. Brian Vance was the hitting star for LA. He went 3-for-5 with a triple.
David Blankenship (2-0) worked two innings (4 Ks) and earned the win, when the Ramblers pushed across a run in the top of the 10th. Charlie Rafferty also pitched well, fanning four in five innings.
Lake Forest 20, North Chicago 0
— Drew Gold, Matt Peterson and Jared Muller combined on a five-inning no-hitter in Lake Forest’s 20-0 victory over visiting North Chicago on April 1. It was LF’s first win of the young season.
The Scouts (1-3), who scored 16 times in the opening frame, were led offensively by Muller (2 RBIs), Andrew Goodwin (3 hits), Jonathan Salm (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Caleb Durbin (3 RBIs) and Tommy Verden (2 hits).
St. Louis University High (Missouri) 5, Loyola 0
— Loyola opened play on its St. Louis trip by falling 5-0 to host St. Louis University High 5-0 on April 1. It was the Ramblers’ first loss of the season. Liam McKeough went six innings and suffered the loss. The right-hander struck out five and walked one.
Jack Blindt got LA’s lone hit. Jack Lombardi drew two walks.
Gahanna Lincoln (Ohio) 10, Glenbrook North 9
— The Spartans just missed going 3-0 in the Cocoa Beach (Florida) Tournament on March 31, when the dropped a 10-9 decision Gahanna Lincoln.
Glenbrook North 10, Poland Seminary (Ohio) 2
— Highlighted by the pitching of Tommy Gertner, Glenbrook North took down Poland Seminary 10-2 in the Cocoa Beach (Florida) Tournament on March 31. The team’s other highlight was a two-run round tripper by Conor Fitzpatrick.
Glenbrook North 7, Perrysburg (Ohio) 3
— The Spartans opened tournament play in Cocoa Beach, Florida with a 7-3 victory over Perrysburg, Ohio on March 30. Jordan Kaplan and Michael Oh paved the way to victory. Kaplan smacked a two-run homer, while Oh went 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. Michael Leibow picked up the save.
New Trier 8, De La Salle 0
— The host Trevians (2-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and wound up defeating De La Salle 8-0 on March 30. NT’s Dylan Horvitz had two hits and drove in five runs. Matt Kann and Will McNulty had two hits apiece.
Ben Brecht threw five scoreless innings and came up with eight Ks. The senior left-hander shared the shutout with Peter Schuldt. The duo limited De La Salle to three hits.
Highland Park 6, Houston (Tennessee) 5
— Thano Fourlas drove in three runs to lead HP to a 6-5 victory over Houston High School (Tennessee) on March 30 at a tournament in Memphis. Jordan Mendiola led the team on the mound. He had eight strikeouts in 5.1 innings.
Glenbrook South 3, Mount Carmel 0
— In a game played at Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin on March 30, GBS (2-5) got back on the winning track with a 3-0 victory over Mount Carmel.
Notre Dame 7, Lake Forest 1
— The visiting Scouts (0-3) picked up one run in the top of the first but that was it as they fell 7-1 to Notre Dame on March 30.
Loyola 5, Maine South 2
— Highlighted by Thomas Giella’s pitching, LA defeated host Maine South 5-2 on March 29 to run its record to 3-0. Giella allowed six hits over seven innings. He had seven strikeouts.
Liam McKeough (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Drew Bartholow (2-for-4, 2 runs) led the Ramblers offensively.
LA pushed two runs across in the top of the seventh inning to help seal the deal.
First Assembly Christian School (Tennessee) 5, Highland Park 3
— The Giants took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth before falling to FACS (Memphis, Tennessee) 5-3 in a spring trip tournament game on March 29. Jordan Mendiola had two hits and two RBIs for the Giants.
John Gauthier (5 IPs, 5 Ks) turned in a solid showing on the mound.
Briarcrest Christian Academy (Tennessee) 2, Highland Park 1
— Heartbreak City.
HP played Briarcrest even for seven innings (1-1) before losing 2-1 in eight innings in tournament game in Memphis on March 29.
Jack Zeidler had a strong outing on the mound (5 IPs, 4 Ks). Jordan Mendiola had two of HP’s six hits, while Michael Tresley drove in the team’s lone run in the top of the sixth.
Mt. Zion 10, Glenbrook South 6
— GBS came up with a six-run fourth inning but it wasn’t enough. Host Mt. Zion, which jumped out to an 8-0 advantage, wound up winning this game 10-6 on March 29. Andrew Kaczmarek had two of GBS’s five hits.
Glenbrook North 3, Lane Tech 1
— Nathan Mirochnick went the distance on a four-hitter in GBN’s 3-1 victory over visiting Lane Tech on May 28. He struck out 12 and walked two.
Hikaru Ozone reached base three times (1 hits, 2 walks) and drove in a run.
The Spartans improved their overall record to 5-1.
Memphis University School (Tennessee) 6, Highland Park 0
— The Giants fell to Memphis University School 6-0 in the opening round of a tournament in Memphis, Tennessee on March 28. Thanks to some solid pitching by Noah Stern, the game was scoreless through the first four innings. Stern had five Ks in five innings.
While Memphis University School erupted for five runs in the sixth, the Giants (1-4) were limited two just two hits.
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 9, Glenbrook South 8
— Led by Simon Farber (3 hits, 2 RBIs), GBS banged out 10 hits in a frustrating 9-8 loss to Sacred Heart-Griffin on March 28. The Titans took an 8-5 lead with a two-run sixth inning only to give up four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Loyola 7, Taft 2
— Ryan Lin-Peistrup accounted for three hits and three RBIs to lead LA to a 7-2 victory over visiting Taft on March 28. Liam McKeough added two hits and two RBIs as the Ramblers (2-0) outhit Taft 9-3.
David Blankenship earned the win for LA. He pitched five strong innings and ended up with five strikeouts.
Glenbrook North 11, Von Steuben 1
— Tommy Gertner picked up the win in GBN’s 11-1 five-inning victory over visiting Von Steuben on March 26. He allowed only four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and no walks.
Kyle Mitter (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Alex Cualoping (2-for-4, 2 runs) led the offense for the Spartans, who improved to 4-1 overall.
Loyola 3, Oak Park-River Forest 1
— The host Ramblers tallied three runs in the bottom of the second inning and went on to beat OPRF 3-1 on March 26. Liam McKeough pitched five innings and earned the win. Kevin Knapp was solid in relief (2 IP, 3 Ks).
Andrew Bartholow (2) and Will Jackson drove in LA’s runs.
Highland Park 4, Grayslake Central 1
— Thanks to a solid pitching outing by Tommy Tigges (6 IP, 5 Ks), the Giants got into the win column with a 4-1 victory over host Grayslake Central on March 26. Noah Stern pitched a scoreless seventh inning (2 Ks) to earn the save.
Offensively, the Giants (1-3) were paced by Thano Fourlas (2 hits) and Justin Mills (2 RBIs).
Dundee-Crown 11, Glenbrook South 0
— It was a tough game all the way around for visiting GBS on March 26, when the Titans (1-3) fell to Dundee-Crown 11-0 in six innings. GBS had only two hits, while it committed four errors.
Munford (Tennessee) 2, New Trier 0
— In the final game of their Tennessee trip, the Trevians dropped a 2-0 decision to Munford on March 23. Matt Kann had NT’s lone hit.
Starter Justin Romic (4.2 innings) and reliever Jack Falk (1.1 IP) pitched well in the setback. Romic finished with six strikeouts. Munford had only four hits.
Lafayette (Kentucky) 4, Lake Forest 3
— The Scouts came up just short in the second outing of their spring trip to Kentucky, falling to Lafayette 4-3 on March 23. Cal Coughlin (3 hits) and Charlie Reinkemeyer (2 hits) led the LF offense. Grant Messner had six Ks in three innings of work.
Glenbrook North 3, Stevenson 2
— Ace right-hander Michael Oh tossed a complete-game four-hitter in GBN’s 3-2 victory over visiting Stevenson on March 22. Oh finished the game with 15 strikeouts to go along with two walks. He allowed no earned runs.
The offensive hero was Jordan Kaplan, who smacked a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Noah Taffel (2-for-3) and Conor Fitzpatrick (1-for-2, double, run) also helped the cause.
It was a sweet win for GBN (3-1). The Patriots eliminated the Spartans from postseason last spring.
New Trier 6, Briarcrest Christian Academy (Tennessee) 3
— A solid pitching performance by Will Jamieson helped NT to its first win of the season. The Trevians tallied three runs in the second inning and made it hold up as they beat host Briarcrest Christian 6-3 on March 22.
NT scored six runs on only four hits. Eric Nicholas drove in two runs.
Notre Dame 17, Highland Park 7
— This was not a pretty one for visiting HP. The Giants fell 17-7 in five innings to the hard-hitting Dons on March 22. The Giants were outhit 16-9.
Sayre (Kentucky) 6, Lake Forest 2
— The Scouts opened the season in Kentucky on March 22 and dropped a 6-2 contest to Lexington’s Sayre High School. Scott Czerniejewski led the Scouts with two hits and one RBI. Senior Cal Coughlin pitched four innings and fanned nine.
Stevenson 2, Glenbrook South 0
— In an errorless game, GBS dropped a 2-0 decision to host Stevenson on March 21. Brett Borre pitched well for the Titans (1-2), while three Stevenson hurlers held GBS to two hits.
Glenbrook North 5, Ridgewood 3
— Jordan Kaplan and Michael Leibow led the way as GBN claimed a 5-3 win over visiting Ridgewood on March 21. Kaplan had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Leibow earned the win after allowing no hits or runs in four-plus innings.
Collierville (Tennessee) 5, New Trier 4
— The Trevians lost a tough one in their season opener against host Collierville on March 21, when they were unable to protect a 4-1 lead. They gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Ben Brecht, who started and worked four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts, got a no decision.
Oak Park-River Forest 5, Glenbrook South 1
— The host Titans were held to four hits in a 5-1 setback to OPRF on March 19. Jacob Smiley had two hits for the Titans. Cameron Pauly started and pitched four scoreless innings.
Mount Carmel 5, Highland Park 4
— The visiting Giants fell to Mount Carmel 5-4 in nine innings on March 19. The squad pushed across four runs on only three hits as the hosts committed four errors.
St. Rita 5, Glenbrook North 4
— Host GBN dropped an extra-inning game to visiting St. Rita on March 19. St. Rita is ranked third in Prep Baseball Report’s Power 25.
Glenbrook South 14, Leyden 4
— Senior Andrew Kaczmarek came up with three hits and three RBIs to spark host GBS to a season-opening 14-4 win over Leyden on March 17. Justin Machado helped the 13-hit attack with two hits and two RBIs.
Glenbrook North 8, Trinity 5
— The host Spartans opened the 2016 campaign with an 8-5 victory over visiting Trinity on March 17. Michael Oh fanned 11 hitters and gave up only two hits over 4.1 innings and picked up the W. The offense was paced by Jordan Kaplan (2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs) and Mitch Schermerhorn (1-for-1, 3 runs).
Palatine 4, Highland Park 3
— The Giants opened the 2016 campaign with a tough loss to visiting Palatine 4-3 on March 14. Senior outfield Justin Mills led the Giants with three hits and two RBIs.