BATAVIA – Batavia senior Colby Green fired a no-hitter Friday as the Batavia baseball team shut down South Elgin, 6-0.
Green walked three and struck out six; the Bulldogs committed one error.
Green said only about half the team knew it was a no-hitter in the immediate aftermath. He found out South Elgin had no hits about midway through the game.
“It was more of a ‘I can’t believe I did this,’ ” Green said of his reaction. “With the great defense behind me the whole game, hands down, I have to give it to them. They did their job when the ball was in play. It was one of those that was just like, ‘Wow, my first career no-hitter. It just happened.’ ”
Pitching to catcher Dino Simoncelli, Green (2-0) said he had ample confidence for the game based on throwing a two-hit shutout against the Storm last year.
Jeremy Schoessling went 3 for 3 and Kyle Niemiec slugged a two-run home run to lend offensive support for the Bulldogs (9-1, 5-0 UEC River) in the Upstate Eight Conference crossover.
The game was moved to an 11 a.m. start because of Good Friday. Green, who switched his college baseball plans from Upper Iowa to Triton College a few weeks back, said he planned to celebrate the no-hitter on the golf course with some friends.
“I haven’t golfed in a while, so we’ll see how that goes,” he said.
Kaneland 9, Rochelle 2: At Rochelle, Colton Fellows pitched six inning of two run-ball and Joe Laudont and Nick Stratman had two hits each as Kaneland (6-3, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) prevailed. Stratman stole three bases.
St. Charles East 4, West Chicago 3 (9 inn.): At St. Charles, Jordan Hieber singled in Katie Kolb with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as East (11-3, 5-0 UEC River) took the conference crossover. Kate Peterburs had two hits and Haley Beno pitched the complete game with 13 strikeouts for the Saints, who tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
St. Charles North 21, East Aurora 0 (5 inn.): At St. Charles, Alex Millett went 4 for 4 and Allison Hausl, Abi Ginther and Andrea Beal each had three hits to help North (8-4, 4-2 UEC River) throttle conference crossover foe East Aurora.
Batavia 12, Oswego 6: At the West Aurora Invite, Ryanne Rokos went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Toni Galas and Natalie Offutt had three hits each as Batavia (3-6) won its third straight.
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Sandburg Tournament: St. Charles North beat Riverside-Brookfield, 8-3, and lost to Sandburg, 11-5. John Pretet had seven goals on the day for North (13-5-1).