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Prep Roundup: East baseball blanked by West Chicago

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East baseball team fell to West Chicago on Tuesday, 2-0, in an Upstate Eight Conference crossover game.

Saints starting pitcher Adam Eck threw five innings of shutout ball before the Wildcats scratched across a pair of unearned runs in the top of the seventh off reliever Kyle Cook.

East coach Len Asquini was frustrated with an inability to cash in at key moments.

“We had scoring chances,” Asquini said. “Really the lack of offensive execution really hurt us today. We didn’t get a bunt down, we didn’t advance runners, we didn’t push a ball when we needed to push a ball and force them to make a play. Lack of offensive execution hurt us again. Obviously we have something to work on with that.”

Ben Smith had a pair of hits while Alex Abate had a leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh for the Saints (3-2, 0-1 UEC River). Brannon Barry also doubled for East.

Batavia 10, Bartlett 0: At Batavia, Evan Acosta threw 5 /3 innings of two-hit, shutout ball and Micah Coffey and Jake Piechota each drove in a pair of runs for Batavia (5-1, 1-0 UEC River) in the crossover win.

Marmion 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At West Chicago, Marmion’s Jake Esp took his perfect game bid into the seventh inning before Wheaton Academy’s Luis Ramos singled to break it up. Esp struck out nine while Edgar Sanchez, Brian Simon and Tyler Eberth each had two hits for the Cadets (2-2, 2-0 Suburban Christian Conference Blue).

West Aurora 7, Kaneland 2: At Aurora, Kaneland (0-3) scored two runs in the top of the second but then allowed seven unanswered. Joe Panico was 1-for-2 with a walk and run scored for the Knights.

Aurora Central Catholic 4, Guerin 3: At Aurora, Michael Fidler pitched 62/3 innings to get the win and Matt Rahn came on for the save for ACC (7-2).

St. Francis 4, Aurora Christian 1: At Aurora, St. Francis prevailed in the SCC clash.


St. Charles East 4, Waubonsie Valley 0: At Aurora, East pitcher Haley Beno threw a three-hit shutout while Kate Peterburs (three hits) and Alex Latoria (two RBIs) paced the offense for East (5-2, 1-0 UEC River) in the conference crossover.

Neuqua Valley 3, St. Charles North 2: At Naperville, North tied the conference crossover with a run in the top of the seventh but Neuqua plated the winning run in the bottom half. North (3-1, 0-1 UEC River) committed three errors as only one of the three runs allowed by pitcher Sabrina Rabin was earned.

Bartlett 8, Geneva 3: At Bartlett, Geneva (3-1, 0-1 UEC River) dropped the crossover despite two hits apiece from Anna Geary, Rylie Porretto and Molly Wrenn.

West Chicago 9, Batavia 3: At West Chicago, Batavia (0-2) dropped its first outdoor contest of the season despite an RBI double from Tara Zufan.

Yorkville 4, Rosary 0: At Yorkville, Rosary was blanked in nonconference play despite doubles by Jessica Wade and Elayne Young. The Royals fell to 0-5.

Burlington Central 1, Genoa-Kingston 0: At Genoa, winning pitcher Brooke Gaylord threw a two-hitter, striking out 11, and Bekah Harnish doubled and scored on an error in the top of the fifth to give the Rockets (4-3, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East) the game’s lone run.

Westmont 22, Aurora Christian 0: At Aurora, the host Eagles absorbed a lopsided defeat.


St. Charles North 7, Larkin 0: At Elgin, North had seven different goal scorers: Ashlyn
Walter, Lizzie Parrilli, Alyssa Brandt, Sophie Pohl, Danielle Noverini, Amanda Czerniak and Hanna Durocher. Pohl also had four assists for North (4-1, 3-0 UEC River).

Kaneland 4, Rockford Auburn 0: At Rockford, Courtney Diddell had a goal and an assist and Madi Jurcenko, Jess Coia and Michelle Ortiz also scored for the Knights (2-1) in the non-conference win.

Aurora Central Catholic 1, Montini 0: At Aurora, ACC (3-0-1, 1-0 SCC) won via a penalty kick shootout, 6-5, with Natalie Bruss notching the decisive PK.


St. Charles East def. West Chicago, 2-0 (25-21, 25-23): At St. Charles, RJ Yoder had eight kills and Joey Leaman supplied nine digs and three aces as East won the UEC crossover.

Waubonsie Valley def. Geneva, 2-0 (25-18, 25-22): At Aurora, Geneva fell despite 16 assists from David Franz and 14 digs from Brandon Navigato.

Neuqua Valley def. St. Charles North, 2-0 (25-20, 25-22): At Naperville, Nic Cook had 11 digs and Jack Bujko notched five kills but North (3-5) fell to Neuqua.


St. Charles North 4, Metea Valley 3: At St. Charles, North’s top two three doubles teams each won in straight sets and No. 3 singles player Tom Ninan put North over the top with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 triumph in the UEC crossover.

Geneva 4, South Elgin 3: At Geneva, Nick Huang won, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles to help Geneva edge South Elgin in the UEC crossover.

St. Charles East 7, East Aurora 0: At St. Charles, the host Saints dominated the UEC crossover.

Marmion 7, Oswego East 0: At Aurora, Marmion’s John King blew past his No. 1 singles foe, 6-0, 6-0, as the Cadets rolled in the non-conference dual meet.


Marmion wins triangular: At Aurora, host Marmion (85 points) topped Riverside-Brookfield (51) and Oswego (49). Tyler Maryanski won the high jump at 6-2 for the Cadets.


Kaneland wins triangular: At Maple Park, host Kaneland routed opponents Burlington Central and Oregon. The Knights (111 points) got wins in the 200-meter dash (25.94 seconds) and long jump (17-4) from Lauren Zick.


St. Charles North 13, Metea Valley 6: At Aurora, North (8-3-1) got eight goals from Nick Traxler and three from John Pretet in the win.

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