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High school baseball roundup: Huntley locks up FVC title; Johnsburg clinches KRC crown

The Huntley baseball team clinched the Fox Valley Conference championship Thursday with a 2-0 win over Prairie Ridge in Huntley. The Red Raiders (28-5, 20-3) hold a two-game advantage over Crystal Lake South with one game remaining for each team. 

Adam Smylie pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings for the Raiders in the win over the Wolves (11-21, 6-17). He allowed four hits, no runs and struck out six. Noah Konie earned the save, throwing 2/3 of an inning and striking out one. 

Brad Model went 2 for 3 at the plate with a run scored. Matt Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with an RBI. 

For the Wolves, Joe Hansen pitched all six innings, allowing six hits, two runs, one earned. He struck out four in the loss. 

Johnsburg 10, Woodstock North 3: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks locked up the Kishwaukee River Conference title with a victory over Woodstock North. Nico LoDolce homered in the win and Chris Krennrich clubbed two doubles and drove in two runs. 

LoDolce finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored for the Skyhawks (17-14, 14-4). Ryan Kordik pitched six innings, earning the win. He allowed six hits, three runs and one earned run. He struck out six and walked three. 

For North (16-13, 10-8), Nate Harris went 2 for 4 and Brandon Amann went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Cory Busse hit a double. Amann suffered the loss on the mound, throwing three innings. 

Woodstock North 5, Johnsburg 4 (9 inn.): At Johnsburg, Woodstock North scored in the ninth inning to complete a game that had been suspended due to darkness on Wednesday. 

Zach Johnson hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the ninth. Amann went 2 for 3 in the game with three runs scored and two RBIs. Johnson also earned the win in relief, throwing 1/3 of an inning and only four pitches. 

For the Skyhawks, Krennrich went 2 for 5 with a home run and a double. Ryan Linkletter pitched the first seven innings of the game, allowing four runs, three earned, and striking out nine. 

Alden-Hebron 8, Galena 3: At the IHSA Class 1A Lena-Winslow Regional, Alden-Hebron won a regional semifinal against Galena and will face Hanover River Ridge co-op at 11 a.m. Saturday for a regional title.

Brad Judson pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed earned two runs in the win. He gave up four hits, walked three and struck out eight. 

Logan Grove went 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Kyle Judson went 1 for 1 with two runs and a walk. Jack Wagner went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. The Giants improved to 18-15 and if they win Saturday it would be their first regional title since 2009. 

Crystal Lake South 15, Cary-Grove 6: At Cary, after leading 7-6 heading into the final inning, the Gators poured on eight more runs to beat the Trojans. Brian Fuentes hit a home run and drove in two runs for South (28-4, 18-5 FVC). 

Ryan Parquette went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Griffin Bright had two hits and drove in three runs. 

Luke Dunham was credited with the win. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing six runs, five earned. Mark Paul and Noah Tyrrell combined to throw 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings. 

For Cary-Grove (23-8, 16-7), Justin Trausch went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Quinn Priester hit a home run and drove in two runs. Priester pitched six innings and allowed seven runs, all unearned. He struck out four and walked three. 

Jacobs 2, Dundee-Crown 1: In Algonquin, Jacobs pitcher Justin Lavrisa threw a complete game in a win over Dundee-Crown. Lavrisa allowed seven hits and one earned run. He struck out 10 and walked none. 

Bryce Vincent drove in both runs for Jacobs on a 1 for 2 day. Cory Dennison hit a double and scored a run for the Golden Eagles (17-17, 8-15 FVC). 

For D-C (14-16, 8-15), Erik Hedmark pitched all six innings, allowing three hits, two runs, both earned. Hedmark struck out eight and walked one. 

At the plate, Sean Jay and Joey Marczyk each hit doubles. Marczyk drove in one run. Jonathan Mays went 2 for 3. 

Crystal Lake Central 3, Stillman Valley 1: At Crystal Lake, four Tigers pitchers combined to hold Stillman Valley to one run in a Central victory. James Cormier earned the win, throwing the first two innings and striking out four. Anthony Novy, Anthony Ruffolo and Jack Updike also pitched at least one inning. 

Alex Van Witzenburg went 3 for 3 at the plate and drove in a run. Jake Staples went 1 for 2 and scored a run for Central (14-17).

McHenry 7, Hampshire 6: At McHenry, the Warriors swept a doubleheader against Hampshire, winning the first game 7-6. Dylan Honkala hit two home runs for McHenry (22-10, 15-8 FVC) and drove in three runs. 

Owen Patzin went 3 for 3 with two runs scored. Joe Kaminski pitched five innings and earned the win, surrendering six runs, four earned. 

For Hampshire (9-23, 4-19), Kyle Homa went 2 for 3 with a grand slam and two runs scored. Logan Nespor pitched four innings, allowing six runs, five earned. Nathan Peteck suffered the loss in relief. 

McHenry 3, Hampshire 1: At McHenry, Patzin hit a home run for McHenry in the second game of the doubleheader. Nick Finley and Michael Lasiewicz each hit doubles and drove in a run.

Nick Morris pitched 5 1/3 innings and earned the win. He did not allow a run. Morris struck out six and walked none for McHenry.

For Hampshire, Noah Schrader went 3 for 4 and Kevin Michaelson went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Alex Mahaz pitched six innings, allowing four hits, three earned runs and striking out four. 

Woodstock 5, Marengo 1: At Woodstock, Joey Brown threw five scoreless innings for the Blue Streaks in a win over Marengo. John Kubacha went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Streaks (20-10, 10-7 KRC).

Jake LaSota went 2 for 4 for Marengo (8-21, 4-14). Matt Meranda was 1 for 2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI. Meranda pitched five innings, allowing seven hits, five runs, four earned runs and striking out two. 

Burlington Central 11, Harvard 2: At Burlington, Ryan Stephen went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Hornets in a KRC loss to Burlington Central.

Harvard’s Cole Miller went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Josh Peterson suffered the loss on the mound. Peterson pitched three innings and allowed five hits, four earned runs and struck out four for the Hornets (5-20, 1-17). 

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