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Sports briefs: Cougars’ Schwarber promoted to Daytona

GENEVA – Cubs first-round draft pick Kyle Schwarber’s quick stay in Kane County is over.

The Cubs have promoted Schwarber from Kane County to High-A Daytona, Cougars manager Mark Johnson confirmed. Schwarber, the No. 4 overall pick in June’s draft, hit .361 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 23 games with the Cougars after beginning his professional career with a weeklong stint in Boise.

The catcher/outfielder out of Indiana University had his 11-game hitting streak snapped Monday in his final game with the Cougars. 

Navigato racks up additional offers

GENEVA – Geneva boys basketball senior forward Nate Navigato has added new Division I scholarship offers in recent days.

Bucknell, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Toledo each have offered Navigato scholarships within the past three days, according to Navigato’s AAU program, Mercury Elite. Toledo, of the Mid-American Conference, became the most recent program to extend an offer Tuesday.

Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State and Lehigh previously have offered the 6-foot-7 forward scholarships.

North baseball moves on in summer playoffs

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles North baseball team defeated Yorkville, 9-2, Tuesday in the second round of the summer playoffs.

Brendan Joyce and Tyler Mettetal (two hits apiece) and Kyle Novotany (two-run double) paced North’s offense. Jack Lambert (6-0, two earned runs allowed this summer) pitched six innings to get the win.

The North Stars (21-1) advance to face Crystal Lake South, a 12-inning winner over Oswego East, in today’s 2 p.m. St. Charles East Regional semifinal.

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