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  • Quill the umpire: The heat is on ... and then some

    “Buy me some peanuts, but forget the coconut water, I don’t believe it can get any hotter…”I didn’t ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Saints’ ‘good experience’ ends with loss

    LISLE – The St. Charles East baseball team couldn’t get much going with its bats Wednesday night.Sti ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Saints respond to advance to semifinals

    LISLE – St. Charles East baseball coach Len Asquini and his Saints came to Benedictine University on Tuesday with one goal in mind.
    July 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • St. Charles East baseball stuns Libertyville, advances

    NAPERVILLE – Thomas Adams might not be an intimidating presence in the batter’s box, tipping the scale at only 135 pounds.
    July 21, 2015 - 8:02 am
  • Saints go marching into Elite Eight

    ST. CHARLES – Rain didn’t just spoil baseball for St. Charles East on Thursday, it put a bit of a damper on Saints coach Len Asquini’s birthday.
    July 17, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Quill The Umpire: From burnout to bluegrass

    I think I’m on the road to burnout, but fortunately think the road will end before I can get there. ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • St. Charles East baseball’s strong start halted by rain

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East baseball coach Len Asquini really couldn’t have asked for too much more from his team after three innings of its Phil L ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • East outslugs North, advances to regional final

    ST. CHARLES – A few months have passed since the St. Charles North baseball team swept its neighbors from St. Charles East in Upstate Eight Conference ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Early cushion not enough for Kaneland baseball

    MAPLE PARK – Despite holding an early four-run lead, the top-seeded Kaneland baseball team was upset by Waubonsie Valley, 10-4, in a Phil Lawler Summe ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Absences open up opportunities for Geneva baseball

    GENEVA – The Geneva baseball team opened up the Phil Lawler Summer Classic tournament without some of the players that coach Matt Hahn expects to be i ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Quill the umpire: Watching pal on tube and reminiscing

    I was too busy to watch much of the NCAA baseball tournament this year, but I did catch some of the UCLA vs. Cal-State Bakersfield game in the Los Ang ...
    July 10, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Druley: Milroy making charge as reliever in Marlins’ system

    Matt Milroy considers himself blessed to work with Joe Coleman each day. The middle entry of a three ...
    July 10, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • St. Charles East baseball connects late, takes tourney title

    ST. CHARLES – Battling through nine innings Thursday, the St. Charles East baseball team found a way to hang on and win the Terry Ayers summer wood ba ...
    July 9, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Quill the Umpire: Challenging the rules of the game

    I certainly have been accused at times of making up a baseball rule, but it’s something I’ve never done. Umpires don’t make rules – they enforce them. ...
    July 4, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Quill the umpire: Now hear this: My most peeved retorts

    It’s starting to get hot and humid at the ballpark.I now find myself sweating profusely, guzzling bo ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:24 pm