Burlington Central’s Tanner Smith hit a home run Saturday for the second straight year at Dundee-Crown to trigger a comeback and the Rockets went on to score four runs in the seventh inning and snap a three-game losing streak in a 6-2 nonconference victory.
For John Bell Invite host West Aurora, which finished sixth, the indisputable highlight was brothers Connor and Brady McCue sweeping the open 800. Downers Grove North won the elite meet.
St. Charles East scored seven runs in the first two innings of the Upstate Eight game en route to a 9-5 win over Bartlett, hitting the ball on the screws during a four-run first inning.
St. Charles East graduate hits two home runs and drives in five runs to help Judson roll to 12-4 victory.
The Warriors pounded out 15 hits and Shannon Hohman was dominant on the hill in an 11-0 win.
Feeling a bit under the weather did not stop North Central senior Roger Klein (Streamwood) from recording his best time in the 5,000 meters last week at the Don Church Twilight.
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Nick Travieso pitched five-hit ball over six innings as Dayton blanked visiting Kane County 9-0 Friday night.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area.
Morgan Schulz of Cary-Grove, named the meet MVP, won the A-level 100 hurdles and the 800, anchored a third-place 800 relay and then came back to win the 300. Cary-Grove won the event with 349 points. Naperville North was second with 313.
Naperville North senior Jake Pecorin edged New Trier’s Josh Rosenkranz by less than a second in the 3,200 with an effort of 9:31.83 Thursday in his school’s Gus Scott Invitational. Oak Park-River Forest won the team title with 306 points and Waubonsie Valley took third with 281.
Tori Iatarola’s score dramatically altered the complexity of the game and propelled the No. 2 Ramblers to the 2-0 victory over the No. 8 North Stars in a PepsiCo Showdown quarterfinal Thursday in Northfield.
With the game tied at 1 in the top of the seventh inning, Marmion’s Brady Roberts drew a bases-loaded, two-out walk from St. Edward pitcher Jake Lafrenz on a full count to break the tie and give the Cadets (5-3, 5-0) the winning run in a 3-1 victory.
South Elgin fell back on an insurance run scored in the bottom of the sixth inning to get Michigan recruit Ryan Nutof his first win of the year, 3-2, over St. Charles North in a contest marred by 10 errors and five unearned runs.
With 16 hits and well-timed rallies, Neuqua Valley gained a 10-9 win over St. Charles East on Thursday.