Northwest Herald Sports Roundup for Thursday, May 25 – Shaw Local
IHSA State Tournament: In various northwest suburbs, Will Geske of Huntley, Jacob Kim of Prairie Ridge and Logan Wasilk of Crystal Lake Central moved from the first day of competition Thursday to the state tournament.
In class 2A, Geske won their first round match 6-1, 6-2, before losing in the second round, 6-0, 6-2. He will play in the consolation bracket on Friday at Prospect.
[ Photo gallery: Thursday’s action at boys state tennis ]
Cary-Grove’s Bryce Shechtman lost his opener 6-2, 6-0 and his consolation match 6-3, 6-0 to end his tournament as Hampshire’s Braden Koffen lost his opener 6-0, 6-0 and then gave up their second match 6-4, 6-2.
Jacobs’ doubles team of August Nelson and Soham Kalra lost their opener 6-1, 6-1, then beat Huntley’s Ben Hein and Jonathan Stec 3-6, 6-2, 14-12, in their first consolation game. The duo lost their next game 6-1, 6-0, to end the tournament. Hein and Stec lost their opener 6-1, 6-1.
In Class 1A, Kim lost their opening match 6-2, 6-3, before winning their next two matches 6-1, 6-2 and 4-6, 6-3, 12-10, respectively. He will continue to play at Elk Grove. Wasilk won 6-0, 6-4, before losing their second match 7-5, 6-1. He won his next two matches 6-2, 6-1 and 6-2, 6-0, respectively, and will continue at Rolling Meadows.
Prairie Ridge doubles pair Jaylan Tucker and Cole Palese won 6-1, 6-0, to start things off before losing in the second round 6-0, 6-0. The duo ended their run with a 6-0, 7-5 loss.
Crystal Lake Central’s Kento Ono and Brandon Oconer won their opener 6-0, 7-6(7), then lost 6-0, 6-2. The Tigers finished with a 6-2, 6-2 loss.
Crystal Lake South doubles pair Aaron Koh and Jack Dacy lost both matches, down 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-2 respectively.
Woodstock’s Vince Perez and Liam Hanson lost their two games 6-0, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-2, respectively.
Jacobs 9, Dundee-Crown 4: In Carpentersville at the Class 4A DC Regional, Paulie Rudolph was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Golden Eagles (17-18) beat the Chargers (6-26) in their Class Regional Semi-Final 4A DC.
Jacobs advances to Saturday’s 11 a.m. championship game against McHenry (21-14).
Owen Ziaja led in two runs and Christian Graves and Nick Gottfried each had an RBI hit.
Graves allowed two earned runs in a comprehensive win, walking seven and stoking five.
Leth Pearson scored an RBI double for the Chargers.
Burlington Central 8, Dixon 0: In Rochelle, Junior Michael Person struck out 13, and Brady Gilroy and Matt Lemon each hit solo home runs as the Rockets won a regional 3A Rochelle semifinal .
The person didn’t allow a hit for 6 2/3 innings, but a single bloop fell between three defenders in shallow center field to break it up. He also walked two batters and allowed only four base runners in the game, finishing the full game with 96 pitches.
Gilroy hit a solo home run to the left with one out late in the first, then Mitchell Pedrigi was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for a 2-0 lead. Lemon led the bottom of the second with another solo blast to the short porch in left field, then Jake Johnson hit a two-out RBI double before the Rockets scored another goal on an error for a 1-0 lead. 5-0 in two sets.
Chase Powrozek capped a three-run sixth with a two-run RBI single on the left after a two-out error kept the inning alive for the Rockets. AJ Payton finished with three hits and two runs, Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double.
Burlintington (18-17) advances to Saturday’s regional title game against Sterling at 2 p.m.
Antioch 6, Crystal Lake Central 2: In Antioch, during the Class 3A Antioch Regional, the Sequoits scored twice each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to defeat the Tigers (11-19) in the semifinals.
Central’s James Dreher was 4-for-4 with a run. Rhett Ozment was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Hampshire 5, DeKalb 3: At Hampshire, Evan Spenk had a two-out, two-run brace in the fourth that proved to be the deciding factor for the Whip-Purs in a Hampshire 4A Regional Semi-Final. Dominick Kooistra had two hits and scored for the Whip-Purs (20-15).
Austin Ernst pitched five three-hit scoreless innings for the win. Hampshire advance to the final to face Huntley at 11am on Saturday.
” We are confident. Anything can happen,” Hampshire coach Frank Simoncelli said.
“It doesn’t matter what you do in the regular season, it doesn’t matter what game in the regular season. It’s a brand new game and we have a good team. They’ve been there and we want to take on the challenge.