Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski has been suspended for the remainder of the season, including the upcoming the state playoffs, in the wake of his arrest for driving under the influence last weekend.
With a steady breeze blowing out to left, Jack Tierney and Tighe Koehring both sent fly balls into the jet stream for home runs to account for all of St. Edward’s scoring in a 3-2 win against Aurora Christian in the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional semifinals.
Huntley managed only six hits Tuesday in an 8-7 nonconference win against Burlington Central, but the Red Raiders still produced enough offense as they capitalized on seven walks, two hit batters, three errors and six wild pitches.
Baseball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at Burlington Central, which locked up its fourth Big Northern East title in five years last week and is in the midst of a season best five-game win streak.
The ups and downs of the regular season will be nothing more than an afterthought this week as St. Edward tries to accomplish its primary objective at the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional.
Judson University has developed one of the more successful small college baseball programs in the region in recent years, and the Eagles are doing it with a roster that in many ways resembles a local all-star team.
Baseball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at South Elgin, which is trying to stay alive in the race for the Upstate Eight Valley championship. Pitching could be key for the Storm down the stretch as it boasts a 1.99 team ERA.
Judson left no doubt about its status as the CCAC’s best team by pounding Trinity Christian 13-3 in the championship game of the league tournament Friday at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Ind. The victory pushed the Eagles’ program-record win streak to 17.
St. Edward is one of the seven schools on the move from the Suburban Christian to Metro Suburban, marking a big change for the Elgin institution as it ventures into unfamiliar territory as part of a new 14-team league made up of both public and private schools.
Troy Dykhuis tossed a complete game with six strikeouts to help guide St. Charles East past rival St. Charles North 5-1 on Wednesday. The triumph comes on the heels of a shutout win for the Saints in the opener of the three-game crosstown series.
Jacobs’ Evan Blunk pulled off the unthinkable by throwing a complete-game shutout against Huntley’s high-powered offense as the host Golden Eagles claimed a 1-0 Fox Valley Valley victory Tuesday.
St. Charles North senior Quinten Payne committed to Ball State on Monday night after making an overnight visit to the Muncie, Ind., school Sunday. The decision comes just over a month after Payne decommitted from Loyola.
Baseball news and notes from around the area, including a look at Elgin High, which pulled off three dramatic comeback victories last week. After losing their first seven games of the season, the scrappy Maroons have won six of their past 11.
Dusty Gilbreth, the program manager and youth baseball instructor at The Infield in South Elgin, is making it his priority to set young pitchers in the Fox Valley on a path to long-lasting arm health.
Trailing by five runs going into the bottom of the seventh Saturday, Elgin mounted an improbable six-run rally for a 10-9 victory against rival Larkin as the Maroons took the rubber game of the three-game Upstate Eight River set for their first series win against the Royals in over a decade.
Elgin mounted a four-run rally in the top of the sixth and pushed past Larkin 6-5 in the opener of a three-game Upstate Eight River series at Trout Park. Isaac Narayan went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored the go-ahead run on Alex Buttell’s one out double in the sixth.