Prep Roundup: Lutze, Aurora Christian baseball edge Kaneland

MAPLE PARK – The Aurora Christian baseball team rode a shutout pitching performance from R.D. Lutze on Friday as the Eagles notched a 1-0 non-conference win over Kaneland.

The Eagles (8-7) scratched their run across on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth. Both teams had three hits, with sophomore Drew Wagner going 2 for 3 and scoring the game's lone run for the Eagles.

Cody Worst had the other hit for Aurora Christian, which went errorless in the field.

Kaneland falls to 11-7 overall.

St. Charles North 7, Metea Valley 1: At Aurora, North (14-4, 8-2 Upstate Eight Conference River) won the conference crossover as Kyle Khoury and John LeGare each homered for the North Stars.

Montini 4, St. Francis 2: At Lombard, St. Francis fell to Montini in SCC action.

SOFTBALL

Chicago Christian 3, Wheaton Academy 0: At West Chicago, Marissa Gagliano and Autumn Ratliff had two hits each but the Warriors (8-7, 4-4 Suburban Christian Conference Gold) were blanked at home.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lisle 2, Aurora Central Catholic 1: At Aurora, Jordyn Sundberg scored for ACC and Bry Mandarino made nine saves but the Chargers (8-3-1) dropped the nonconference match.

Burlington Central 3, Sycamore 2: At the Freeport tournament, Cali Andrew, Cassi Ciganek and Anna McMahon scored as Central (7-4-2) separated from a 1-all tie at halftime. Abbi Ciganek made 10 saves for the Rockets.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Benet tournament: St. Francis defeated Waubonsie Valley and Plainfield Central in two games each on the first day of the tournament. The Spartans (23-3) were led for the day by Jeff Jendryk (22 kills, 11 blocks), Greg Churney (13 kills), Robert Smith (49 assists) and Joe Denny (six kills).

MAPLE PARK – The Aurora Christian baseball team rode a shutout pitching performance from R.D. Lutze on Friday as the Eagles notched a 1-0 non-conference win over Kaneland.

The Eagles (8-7) scratched their run across on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth. Both teams had three hits, with sophomore Drew Wagner going 2 for 3 and scoring the game's lone run for the Eagles.

Cody Worst had the other hit for Aurora Christian, which went errorless in the field.

Kaneland falls to 11-7 overall.

St. Charles North 7, Metea Valley 1: At Aurora, North (14-4, 8-2 Upstate Eight Conference River) won the conference crossover as Kyle Khoury and John LeGare each homered for the North Stars.

Montini 4, St. Francis 2: At Lombard, St. Francis fell to Montini in SCC action.

SOFTBALL

Chicago Christian 3, Wheaton Academy 0: At West Chicago, Marissa Gagliano and Autumn Ratliff had two hits each but the Warriors (8-7, 4-4 Suburban Christian Conference Gold) were blanked at home.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lisle 2, Aurora Central Catholic 1: At Aurora, Jordyn Sundberg scored for ACC and Bry Mandarino made nine saves but the Chargers (8-3-1) dropped the nonconference match.

Burlington Central 3, Sycamore 2: At the Freeport tournament, Cali Andrew, Cassi Ciganek and Anna McMahon scored as Central (7-4-2) separated from a 1-all tie at halftime. Abbi Ciganek made 10 saves for the Rockets.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Benet tournament: St. Francis defeated Waubonsie Valley and Plainfield Central in two games each on the first day of the tournament. The Spartans (23-3) were led for the day by Jeff Jendryk (22 kills, 11 blocks), Greg Churney (13 kills), Robert Smith (49 assists) and Joe Denny (six kills).