Prep Baseball Report

Illinois Insider: Weekly Diamond Notes

By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Each week we highlight the Porsche Exchange Player of the Week winner, but in doing so we also get several submissions from around the state. The following players and teams are excelling around the state within the last week as the playoff season approaches:

Hank Schau, RHP, Maine South, 2015
Heading to Madison Area Community College next fall, Schau defeated both Glenbrook South (five innings) and Jacobs. He threw ten total innings, earning the win in both contests while only allowing five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Schau also made a spectacular diving catch in centerfield to preserve a Hawk victory at Glenbrook South. He is now 6-2 on the season.

Jake Reynolds, OF, New Trier, 2015
Reynolds had a banner week at the plate, going 6-for-14 at the plate with two home runs, one which put the Trevians over the top in a 5-2 victory over Evanston on Wednesday. In Monday’s 16-2 New Trier win over Evanston, Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two singles, a grand slam home run, six RBI’s and to stolen bases. He also went 1-for-3 with a HBP and two steals in a 7-5 victory over Lemont on Saturday in the Bajenski Memorial Tournament.

Peyton Seidler, 1B, West Chicago, 2015
Seidler hit .470 for the week going 8/17.  Included in his eight hits were three doubles, one triple and two home runs. On the year, Seidler is hitting .384 with 13 doubles, three home runs and 29 RBI from his cleanup spot for the Wildcats.

Cameron Hupe, RHP, Mount Carmel, 2017
Hupe took revenge against St. Rita on Friday night in a 3-1 complete game victory, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh with two outs of the Bajenski Memorial semi-final contest.. The talented sophomore struck out seven and walked three, avenging a 1-0 loss from ten days earlier against the Mustangs. Mount Carmel went on to capture the championship with an 8-3 victory over St. Laurence on Saturday night.

Dan Bolt, OF, Morton, 2016
Bolt helped lead the Potters to a school record for victories this season, and they currently sit at 31-4. They went 6-0 last week with wins over U-High (11-9), Washington (twice), and Canton. They have now won 12 in a row with the talented junior outfielder hitting .510 on the year with 48 RBI. The Potters are hitting .371 on the year as a team, and open up tonight with Washington in the Washington regional at 7 pm.

+ Plainfield South High School tied the IHSA record for consecutive shutouts, with six straight coming during a stretch from May 9th to May 19th. The Cougars did not allow a run over 42 consecutive innings, finally giving up a run in a 3-1 victory over Oswego. The streak included shutouts over Eisenhower (twice), Romeoville (three times), and Oswego.

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