Illinois Daily Roundup: May 23 Games

By Drake Skleba
Senior Writer

Friday May 23


No. 10 Joliet Catholic Academy 2, St. Rita 0

Andrean 10, Providence 0  

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No. 3 Lemont 4, No. 14 Brother Rice 0
Lemont (28-4) blanked the Crusaders behind a three-hit shutout from LSU-bound lefty Jake Latz. Latz had 13 punchouts with two walks.St Louis University-bound Jake Terrazas led the Indian attack with two singles and three RBI.

No. 2 St. Laurence 3, Peoria Notre Dame 1
St. Laurence (28-5) rallied past the Fighting Irish, scoring twice in the top of the seventh for the victory. NIU-bound Brad Wood ripped an RBI triple to right scoring Anthony Chimera with the lead run. Chimera had singled, his second of the game. Wood would score on a sac-fly from Purdue-bound Mike Kornacker. John Riordan fired 1.2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Junior Frank Greco fired 5.1.innings, allowing no earned and five hits in his quality start for the Vikings.

5:15 No. 6 Mount Carmel 6, Oak Park River Forest 0
Mount Carmel (26-7) blanked the Huskies behind a combined one-hitter from Marko Boricich, Aaryn Chandler and closer Scott Kapers. Boricich allowed the one hit in his scoreless three innings to pick up the win. Chandler fired three hitless innings Kapers finished off the Huskies with a hitless seventh. Greg Plozaj went 2-for-2 for the Caravan with an RBI while sophomore AJ Lewis singled and plated a pair for MC.

7:30 New Trier 7, Marian Catholic 3
New Trier (18-15) picked up the win at Wheaton College behind senior Frank Nicholas and Sammy Visconte. Nicholas went deep for the Trevians and drove home a pair while Visconte doubles and also had two RBI.  

CPS SEMIFINALS @ Wrigley Field

Morgan Park 3, Whitney Young 1
Morgan Park (18-7-1) scored three runs in the third, erasing a 1-0 Dolphin lead and rolled into the CPS title game behind Christian Bullock. The University of Michigan sophomore recruit fired a four-hitter at Young with seven strikeouts. Alcorn State-bound Jamal Martin’s RBI single to center gave the Mustangs the lead 2-1 and Christian Lipscomb drove in an insurance with a single.

Taft 7, Kenwood 6
Taft (26-4) won in walk-off fashion when junior Joe McFeely drove home the Eagle game-winner, sending Taft into Saturday's CPS Championship Game. McFeely led the Eagle attack with a pair of hits and three RBI.  


Elk Grove 4, Schaumburg 0 (9 innings)
The Elk Grove Grenadiers (21-10) were celebrating back home along the banks of Salt Creek in Elk Grove after their pulsating victory in nine thrilling innings at Schaumburg. The Grens exploded for four runs in the top of the ninth to wrap up another MSL title for head coach Terry Beyna. Adam O’Malley pitched and hit the Grenadiers to victory. O’Malley singled home the first run of the game in the top of the ninth and then finished off the Saxons in the bottom of the ninth to complete his four scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win.  

Stagg 4, No. 20 Sandburg 3
I’m quite sure Lockport head coach Andy Satunas sent Stagg head coach Mike O’Neill a thank-you text after O'Neill's Chargers stunned No.20 Sandburg 4-3 on Friday. The Stagg victory gave Satunas’ Porters an outright Southwest Suburban Conference Blue Division Championship, the Porters’ fourth consecutive SSC-Blue crown.

Stagg (13-18; 7-7) scored four times in the third to wipe out a 1-0 lead and hung on for the win. Nick Nowak’s RBI single tied the game at 1-1 in the third. A costly Eagle miscue led to two Charger runs and then Pete Angelos’ suicide squeeze bunt plated what turned out to be the winning run. Tim Gambill did the rest going the distance allowing one earned run and eight hits to pick up the win.


No 3 Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin over Quincy

SHG improved to 32-2 with the five-inning rout of the Blue Devils. Connor Etheridge fired a two-hitter with four strikeouts at Quincy. The Blue Devil run was unearned. Hayden Hewitt tripled and drove home two runs to lead the Panther attack,  

No. 5 O’Fallon 5, Breese Central 0
O’Fallon (30-3) bounced back from Thursday night’s 4-2 loss to Waterloo, behind Blake Deatherage. Deatherage fired a two-hit shutou at BC with seven strikeouts to improve to 11-0.

No. 6 Lincoln-Way North 5, Oak Forest 3
Lincoln-Way North (25-2) outlasted the Bengals in 10 thrilling innings in Oak Forest. The Phoenix scored twice in the top of the 10th on a booming two run double by Mike Rissley who was 3-for-5 in the game. Mike Magdziarz knocked down the Bengals in the bottom of the 10th. Magdziarz allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts in his stellar five innings of work.

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