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Prep Roundup: Batavia baseball rolls in opener

CAROL STREAM – Batavia smacked five extra-base hits in Monday’s baseball season opener, a 6-2 victory against York at Wheaton College’s Pfund Stadium.

Tyler Kledzik doubled twice for the Bulldogs, while Joey Gross and Willie Firth tripled.

Winning pitcher Evan Acosta added a double among his 3 for 3 day. On the mound, Acosta scattered three hits, two runs – one earned – one walk and five strikeouts in five innings.

Nick Rogalski pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh, striking out two.

Warren 5, Geneva 4: At Gurnee, Geneva lost its season opener as Warren scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh.

Burlington Central 13, Urbana (Ohio) 1: At Cocoa Beach, Florida, BC sophomore Dylan Berry pitched a one-hitter.

St. Francis 10, Fleming (Ky.) 0 (6 inn.): At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, St. Francis’ Jason Sullivan struck out six in a no-hitter, helping the Spartans improve to 3-0.


Batavia 9, Kaneland 3: At Maple Park, Morgan Weber paced Kaneland’s attack with three hits and two RBIs, while Paige Kuefler and Meg Cohrs drove in two runs apiece.

Natalie Offutt doubled for Batavia, which had only three hits against the Knights’ Angie Morrow.

Geneva 9, DeKalb 3: At Geneva, Anna Geary went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs to boost Geneva (1-1). Rachel Fanella spaced seven hits, one strikeout, three walks and one earned run in seven innings.


St. Charles North 0, Plainfield North 0: At Geneva’s Burgess Field, goalkeeper Shelby Stitz made nine saves for 1-1-1 North.


Ralston, Woods net IBCA honors: At Bedford Park, the Illinois Boys Basketball Coaches Association named Geneva’s Phil Ralston and St. Charles East’s Pat Woods among the organization’s Class 4A Boys Basketball Coaches of the Year for 2014-15.

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