Fri May 25, 2012
PBR DAILY ROUNDUP
By Drake Skleba
Brace yourself for the largest roundup ever …
CLASS 2A Sectional Semifinals
Canton (18-14) smoked Illini West 9-1 led by Alex Shake. Shake threw a two-hitter and struck out nine in his complete-game masterpiece. Eric Jarvis led the Little Giant attack with three hits and three RBI.
Monmouth (Roseville) Sectional Final
Rock Island (Alleman) (26-12) vs. Canton (18-14)Saturday. 11
Morrison Sectional Final
Richmond Burton (26-7) vs. Rock Falls (25-12) Saturday 11
Benedictine Sectional Final
Gordon Tech (21-17) vs. Walther Lutheran (16-16) Saturday 11
Chicago Christian (26-12)slipped past Wilmington 4-3 behind 6-foot-3 senior RHP Trent Overzet (11-3). Overzet fired a five-hitter with nine strikeouts for the Knights.
Coal City Regional Final
Herscher (31-7) vs. Chicago Christian (26-12) Saturday-11
Robinson Sectional Final
No. 10 Teutopolis (30-8) vs. No. 20 Mount Zion (31-5) Saturday 10
Trenton Wesclin (18-17) smashed Breese Mater Dei 11-5 behind Warrior junior Brett Mammenga, who had a perfect 3-for-3 day for Wesclin with three RBI. Senior Alex Wilkin (5-3) picked up the win on the mound and helped himself with two hits and three RBI.
Vandalia Sectional Final
Anna-Jonesboro (29-7) vs. Trenton (Wesclin) (18-17) Sat 11
Lincolnland College Super-Sectional
Stanford Olympia (15-18) rolled past Champaign (Thomas More) 6-1 behind Spartan Sawyer Howard. Howard (5-3) fired a six-hitter with nine strikeouts for Olympia. Sawyer helped himself with a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.
Clinton Sectional Final
Normal U-High (25-10) vs. Stanford Olympia (15-18) Saturday 11
Quincy Notre Dame Sectional Final
Williamsville (30-5) vs. Quincy Notre Dame (22-9) Saturday 11
Class 4A Regionals
Class 4A Rockford Riverhawks Super-Sectional 2
Machesney Park Harlem
Rockton Hononegah (26-9) outslugged Machesney Park Harlem 13-11 in eight innings. Indian Max Frost had two doubles, a bomb and drove home six for Hononegah.
Machesney Park Harem Regional Final
No. 15 Rockford Boylan (26-8) vs. Rockton Hononegah (26-9) Saturday 4:30
Elgin (13-23) scored eight times in the top of the seventh to stun Barrington 12-5 on Thursday.
Elgin Larkin Regional Final
South Elgin (19-12) vs. Elgin (13-23)Saturday at 10
Jacobs (20-15) spotted Huntley a 3-0 first-inning lead and then soared past the Red Raiders 8-4. Senior Mark Self led the Golden Eagle attack with three hits, including a solo shot. Senior Greg Mixson (5-2) went the distance for Jacobs.
Huntley Regional Final
No. 24 Crystal Lake South (27-9) vs. Jacobs (20-15) Saturday 4
Grant (21-11) defeated McHenry 5-3
McHenry Regional Final
Cary-Grove (22-14)vs. Grant (21-11) Saturday at 4
Schaumburg (24-12) defeated York 5-3 and will meet St. Charles North (24-12) in the regional final on Saturday at 10. (See Sean Duncan’s story)
York Regional Final
St. Charles North (24-12) vs. Schaumburg (24-12) Saturday at 10
Addison Trail (21-12) got past Batavia 8-4.
Wheaton North Regional Final
Addison Trail (21-12) vs. Willowbrook (21-15)Saturday at 11
St. Charles East Regional Final
St. Charles East (24-10) vs. Glenbard East (20-14) –Glenbard North (16-18) winner Saturday at 11
Lake Park (21-16) rolled past Glenbard West 5-1 behind Lancer junior RHP Christian Taugner. Taugner (8-3) fired a six-hitter with seven strikeouts against the Hilltoppers.
Lake Park Regional Final
Lake Park (20-16) vs. Bartlett (18-19) Saturday at 11
Rockford Riverhawks Super-Sectional 1
Loyola (12-25) outslugged Elk Grove 10-8 behind junior LHP Danny Raffery (9-1). Rambler senior Logan Spurlin went deep with a man on for Loyola.
Loyola Regional Final
No. 21 New Trier (25-10) vs. Loyola (11-25) Saturday at 10
Leyden (19-17) won a slugfest with Taft 13-9 on Thursday.
Niles West Regional Final
Niles West (25-10) vs. Leyden (19-17)Saturday at 11
Maine West (14-16)defeated Lane Tech 7-1.
Maine West Regional Final
No. 5 Maine South (30-4) vs. Maine West (14-16)Saturday at 11
Evanston (18-19) defeated Niles North 8-4.
Oak Park Regional Final
Oak Park (25-9-1)vs. Evanston (18-19) Saturday at 11
Glenbrook South Sectional
Stevenson (21-13) spotted Rolling Meadows a 4-0 lead and rallied past the Mustangs for a thrilling 5-4 win in eight innings.
Stevenson Regional Final
Glenbrook North (25-11) vs. Stevenson (21-13)Saturday 11
Libertyville (24-11) defeated Prospect 6-5. Anthony Mack had three hits, including a bomb for Libertyville.
Palatine Regional Final
Libertyville (24-11) vs. Palatine (17-19)Saturday at 10
Fremd (20-16) defeated Lake Zurich 5-3.
Mundelein Regional Final
No. 4 Mundelein (31-4) vs. Fremd (20-16) Saturday at 9:30
Carmel (20-10) hung on to defeat Warren 8-7. Corsair junior Tyler Murphy went deep with a teammate aboard.
Warren Regional Final
Carmel (20-10) vs. Highland Park (17-19) Saturday 3
Standard Bank Super-Sectional
Mount Carmel Sectional
Oak Lawn (22-14) smoked Argo 8-1 behind Spartan junior Bobby Kametas. Kametas had a perfect 3-for-3 day and drove home five big runs for the Spartans.
Mount Carmel Regional Final
No. 6 Mount Carmel (30-5) vs. Oak Lawn (22-14)
St. Rita Regional Final
No.16 St. Rita (23-12) vs. (Brother Rice-St. Ignatius winner Friday 4:30)
Whitney Young (21-13) blanked Fenwick 3-0 behind a five-hitter from Dolphin junior Dan Villodas (4-1). Villodas singled home the only run he would need in the first inning
Fenwick Regional Final
No. 7 St. Laurence (29-6-1) vs. Whitney Young (21-12) Saturday 11
Defending Class 4A State Champs Lyons Township (22-12-1) defeated Reavis 10-7 on Thursday. Lion junior starting pitcher RHP Keith Lehmann (8-2) picked up the win and saved his own game by re-entering in the top of the seventh with no out and the bases full of Rams.
Lehmann got a big strikeout and then the pitchers best friend, the old 1-2-3 double play to end this thriller.
Evan Booth, Steve Heilenbach and Brad Taylor all went deep for the defending Class 4A state champions.
Reavis Regional Final
Lyons Township (22-12-1) vs. Morton West (5-30) Saturday at 11
Lincoln-Way East (21-12) outslugged rival Lincoln-Way Central 10-8. Griffin Kevin Duffin continued his all-out assault on the baseball with a 4-for-4 day against the Knights. Duffin hit a three-run bomb, doubled twice and drove home four big Griffin runs.
Providence Regional Final
No. 3 Providence (28-7) vs. Lincoln-Way East (21-12) Saturday at 11
The PBR’s Drake Skleba will be in New Lenox for all of the action.
Lincoln-Way North Regional Final
No. 2 Lincoln-Way North (31-4) vs. Lockport (24-12). Saturday-11
PBR Executive Director Sean Duncan will be in Frankfort for all of the action.
Andrew (26-10) romped past host Richards 9-3 behind a six-hitter from T-Bolt senior Marcus Radz (5-2). Radz struck out nine Bulldogs. T-Bolt senior SS Pat Elget went deep with two on for Andrew. 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior Zach Klockowski chipped in with two-hits and two RBI for the T-Bolts.
Richards Regional Final
Andrew (26-10) vs. Marist (24-11) Saturday-noon
Homewood-Flossmoor Regional Final
Sandburg (23-7) vs. Homewood-Flossmoor (21-11) Saturday 11
University of Illinois Super-Sectional
Illinois Wesleyan Sectional
Plainfield South (22-13) slipped past Joliet West 3-2 behind Cougar juniors Greg Butler and Rick Salazar. Butler put the Cougars up 2-1 with a long bomb in the bottom of the sixth and after Joliet West (20-15) tied it at 2-2, Salazar singled home the game-winner with a single with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Cougar senior RHP Julian Clouse (7-2) fired a three-hitter at the Tigers with nine strikeouts.
Minooka Regional Final
Minooka (23-13) vs. Plainfield South (22-13) Saturday 11
Normal Community (17-19) sent Pekin home in dramatic fashion on Thursday. Ironman Eric Fight hammered a three-run bomb in the top of the tenth inning to send NCHS past the Dragons 5-2. 6-foot-6, 275 pound Randy Hiedeman (5-4) fired 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief to pick up the win. Hiedeman struck out six.
Pekin Regional Final
Moline (25-8) vs. Normal Community (17-19) Saturday at 11
Edwardsville (26-9) rolled past Quincy 7-3 on Thursday.
Granite City Regional Final
Edwardsville (26-9) vs. Alton (25-9) Saturday at 11
Belleville West (21-14) stunned cross-town rival Belleville East 3-0, behind a shutout from Maroon senior RHP Ian Zimmerman (7-4). Maroons RBI were by junior C Austin Bummer, junior Aaron Meyer and sophomore Jake Wilson.
Belleville West Regional Final
No.11 O’Fallon (29-7) vs. Belleville West (21-14)Saturday at 11
Bolingbrook (18-16) romped past Naperville North 8-1 behind 6-foot-3 Raider junior Brad Elmore. Elmore went deep twice for the Raiders. Fellow junior Mario Samuel hit a long two-run bomb for “The Brook” and Chandler Piekarski also homered.
Bolingbrook Regional Final
No. 19 Neuqua Valley (29-7) vs. Bolingbrook (18-16) Saturday 10
Downers Grove South
Naperville Central (24-12) rolled past Oswego 9-4, scoring six times in the fifth to soar past the Panthers. Senior RHP Ian Lewandowski (7-1) fired a seven-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the ‘Hawks.
Downers Grove South Regional Final
Naperville Central (24-12) vs. Downers Grove South (24-12) Saturday 10
Benet Academy (19-16) used the long ball to sink Downers Grove North 6-4 on Thursday. Senior 3B Sam Santa Maria, junior C Kevin Jendra and senior Greg Arend all went deep versus the Trojans. Senior LHP Chris Sanderson (6-4) picked up the win and Redwing senior closer Bobby Hayes, nailed down another save for Benet.
Plainfield North Regional Final
No. 8 Plainfield North (31-4) vs. Benet Academy (19-16)
Metea Valley (16-18) routed Wheaton Warrenville South 12-5 on Thursday.
Waubonsie Valley Regional Final
No. 17 Hinsdale South (29-5) vs. Metea Valley (16-18) Saturday at 10
Class 3A Regionals
Washington Regional Final
Morton (29-7) vs. Bartonville Limestone (25-7) Sat 11
Mahomet-Seymour (24-11) stunned No. 9 Bloomington 5-3. Bulldog ace Brad Herrmann (8-1) fired a five-hitter at the Purple Raiders with three strikeouts.
M-S was led by Bulldog freshman Joe Kenny, who had a two-run double and finished with three RBI. Herrmann had a clutch RBI single to help himself. Bloomington bows out at 28-7.
Normal West Regional Final
No. 12 Normal West (29-7) vs. Mahomet-Seymour (24-11) Saturday at 10
Champaign Centennial defeated Champaign Central 8-3.
Champaign Central Regional Final
Champaign Centennial (25-11) Vs. Danville (19-14) Sat 11
Decatur Eisenhower Regional Final
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (25-11) vs. Springfield (14-21)
Waterloo Regional Final
Marion vs. Waterloo (21-15) Saturday at 11
Chatham Glenwood Regional Final
Chatham Glenwood (26-7) vs. Springfield S.E. (16-19) Sat noon
Mattoon (22-13) destroyed Charleston 11-1 in five innings on Thursday,
Effingham Regional Final
Effingham (27-8) vs. Mattoon (22-13)Saturday 11
Highland Regional Final
No.15 Troy-Triad (28-8) vs. Highland (25-11) Saturday 11
La Salle-Peru Sectional
Rock Island (15-18) vs. Geneseo (19-16)Saturday 11
Galesburg Regional Final
Galesburg (26-10) vs. Dunlap (13-18)Saturday at 11
Metamora Regional Final
La Salle-Peru (28-7) vs. Streator (19-16)Saturday at 10
Yorkville (24-11) smashed Morris 7-1 behind a five-hitter from Fox junior LHP Brett Assell (8-2)
Yorkville Regional Final
Yorkville (24-11) vs. Ottawa (25-11) Saturday 11
Marmion (21-10) defeated St. Francis 5-1behind junior ace Connor
Riley (7-2). Riley fired a six-hitter with five strikeouts against the Spartans.
Cadet senior Pete Bowe tripled with the sacks full for the big hit of the contest.
Kaneland Regional Final
Marmion (21-10) vs. De Kalb (18-15) Saturday at 11
North Central College Super-Sectional
Glenbard South Sectional
Guerin Prep (Triton College) Regional Final
Riverside-Brookfield (23-12) vs. Clemente (21-9) Saturday at 11
St. Joseph Regional Final
St. Joseph (20-17) vs. Fenton (11-21) Saturday at 10
Nazareth Regional Final
Nazareth (26-8) vs. Little Village (N/A) Saturday at 10
Montini crushed Lake View 12-2 in five innings behind Bronco Curtis Logocki who had 5 RBI for the Broncos.
Glenbard South (26-10) vs. Montini (21-16)Saturday at4:30
Grayslake Central Sectional
Antioch Regional Final
Antioch vs. Lakes (20-16)Saturday at 10
Vernon Hills Regional Final
Vernon Hills (27-8) vs. Grayslake North (17-15) Saturday at 11
Deerfield (13-20) outlasted Lake Forest 22-19, as both teams took advantage of Thursday’s 45-mph winds.
Deerfield Regional Final
St. Viator (20-15) vs. Deerfield (7-18) Saturday 11
Notre Dame Regional Final
Grayslake Central (27-8) vs. Notre Dame (11-17)Saturday 2
Standard Bank Stadium Super-Sectional
Chicago Washington Sectional
U-High beat King 10-0 in five innings.
Simeon Regional Final
No. 25 Simeon (28-7) vs. U-High(10-8) Saturday at noon
Jones Regional Final
Washington (26-6) vs. Jones (17-13)Saturday 11
Kenwood Regional Final
vs. Kenwood Sat 11
Harlan Regional Final
Harlan (23-9) vs. TBASaturday 1
Lincoln-Way West Sectional
TF North Regional Final
Marian Catholic (20-17) vs. Illiana Christian (23-12) Saturday 11
Lincoln Way West (24-11) outslugged the regional hosts from Crete-Monee 14-9. Warrior Dan Brokop fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle. Brokop homered, had two doubles and singled for L-W West. Cougar Jake O’Leary chipped in with four RBI.
Crete-Monee Regional Final
Lemont (23-9) vs. Lincoln-Way West (22-13) Saturday at 11
Bremen (17-19) survived Morgan Park 10-9 on Thursday. Brave junior Shamari Walker had a perfect 4-for-4 day and plated a pair of Bremen runs. Senior Eric West chipped in with two hits and three RBI for the Braves.
JCA Regional Final
No. 1 Joliet Catholic Academy (29-7-1) vs. Bremen (17-19) Saturday 10
Rich Central (21-16) went deep three times to defeat Tinley Park 8-5 on Thursday. Senior CF Brandon Fowler, senior SS Jordan Smith and senior C Ryan Calvin, all hit bombs for the Olympians.
Oak Forest Regional Final
Oak Forest (26-6) vs. Rich Central (21-16) Saturday 11