Sophomore The last two games of the season concluded this week for the Hornets and Coach Reyes and Coach Gawle couldn't be any more proud of how the season finished for their team. Monday, the team traveled to York in which turned out to be a breakout game for the Hornets. Jack Lombardo went the distance allowing three runs, not all of them earned. Even though Lombardo was dealing, the Hornets found themselves in a close game entering the sixth inning with the score 3-2. The new York pitcher had been doing a great job throwing two perfect innings and the key play of the game soon followed. Leading off the sixth, Ross Wenkus laid down a beautiful bunt single down the third base line. Sometimes its not the flashiest of plays, but this play opened the gates and took the Dukes off of their game. The Hornets then proceeded to score 5 in the sixth and an amazing 13 in the seventh, capped of by an inside the park grand slam off the bat of Matt Uba. Colton Kotecki also had a number of hard hits including a triple to lead off the game. The Hornets would win the game by the score of 21-3.
Tuesday, the Hornets closed out the season traveling to Legion Field to take on rival Downers Grove North. Connor McGinley started the game, going five strong innings keeping the Hornets in the game. Paris Lewis was locked in at the plate all game long, hitting line shots all over the diamond one of which would have left the yard had the wind not kept it in. All members of the Hornets were able to play in this game and those who reached base did a masterful job of stealing bases. Ross Wenkus came into the game to throw the last two innings and shut North down. The Hornets won the game by the score of 9-7.
We would like to thank all of our parents and supporters who were there rooting us on from the stands each and every game. This was a close team and no matter the score, they always played till the final out. We wish them the best going forward and continuing their success in the classroom and as the enter summer ball as part of the varsity squad, Expect Victory!
Freshman The Freshman season ended with a 2 game week, where we won one and lost the other. On Monday, we traveled to York, where we ended up losing 13-8. We started out fast, scoring 4 runs in the first inning. Evan Zenger and Jake Klepacz both reached on errors and later scored. Coach Ducky had the double steal working to perfection as we turned 3 first and third situations into 3 runs scored. Mike McCormack also added an RBI single. However, we gave York 3 runs back in the bottom of the first, all after 2 outs. York took advantage of 3 walks and 2 errors in the 3rd inning to score 7 runs to put the game out of reach. Frankie Klemm added an RBI single in the 6th inning to score Owen Dellamaria. We then rallied for 3 runs in the 7th, but it wasn't enough to overcome York's lead. Mike McCormack added 2 more RBIs with a double and Nick Angus drove in a run with a single.
On Tuesday we completed our season with a 3-1 victory over Downers Grove North. Evan Zenger and Frankie Klemm combined for a well pitched game. They combined for 7 strikeouts, while scattering 6 hits throughout the game. The defense helped out by turning a double play in the second inning and Max Cilek threw out a runner trying to steal in the 5th inning. In the third inning, Frankie Klemm walked and later scored, Nick Zelenik singled and scored, and Max Cilek added an RBI. In the 6th inning, Jake Klepacz had a single and a run scored in the and Ryan Kilrea pounded out a double. It was a well played game, and it was a great way to end our season. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of May 9
Varsity On Monday May 9th the Hornets completed the sweep against Morton by a score of 9-4. The win went to John Colucci who threw 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Cloucci struckout 5 and walked no one as the Hornets moved their record to 17-1 in the West Suburban Gold. The Hornets are 26-5 overall. David Dahms finished the rain soaked affair allowing 0 earned runs and striking out two. Offensively the Hornets were led by Terrence Cribbs who went 2-3 and Danny Mazzei who went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored.
On Thursday May 12th the Hornets traveled to LaGrange where junior Jaxon Herchenbach threw a complete game shutout against the Lions and the Hornets won by a final of 6-0. Herchenbach (4-1) scattered 6 hits, struck out 7 and walked two on his way to his 4th victory of the season. The Hornets were led offensively by Zach Duffy who was 1-2 with 2 RBI’s and two runs scored. Tim Dziergas, Danny Schimmel, Danny Mazzei, and Mike Nicosia all added key hits. The Hornets are now 27-5 overall.
Sophomore This week, the Hornets closed out conference play along with having two tough non-conference games as the schedule begins to wind down. Monday, the Hornets traveled to Morton to try and clinch a share of the conference title while also trying to beat the impending rain in the forecast. The Hornets battled tough as the game see-sawed back and forth. The team was up going into the last inning, however Morton was able to tie the game sending it to extra innings. In extras, the rain started falling and so did the hits for our team. Connor McGinley and Tyler Matsunaga had back to back doubles to give us the lead and we never looked back taking the game by the score of 10-7.
Wednesday, the Hornets welcomed OPRF to Alumni Field to have a matchup between the leaders of both the Silver and Gold Divisions of our conference. The Hornets played solid defensively and Ross Wenkus did a masterful job on the mound as the Hornets took the game by the score of 3-2.
After a rainout pushed Thursdays game to Friday, the Hornets welcomed Lyons to close out their home schedule on the season. LT jumped out to an early lead but the Hornets never quit in this contest. Trailing 8-3 heading into the final inning, the Hornets rallied and fought till the final out. A 2 RBI basehit by Bobby O'Donnell cut the lead to 8-7. After O'Donnell advanced to second base to try and tie the game, the Hornets flied out to right field ending the game with a loss by the score of 8-7. Two non-conference games loom as we head to the final games of the season, Expect Victory!
Freshman It was a typical week for the Freshman Hornets, as we split our games, 1-1, and we had some weather issues with 2 games cancelled due to rain and poor field conditions. On Monday, we completed a 3 game sweep of Morton, 7-0. The sweep was dominated by our pitchers as we registered 3 consecutive shutouts against the Mustangs. Monday's victory went to CJ Drake, who pitched 5 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts. Evan Zenger pitched the last 2 innings, getting all 6 outs by strikeouts. It was a dominant pitching performance. The offense was slow to get started, but we finally erupted in the 4th inning with 4 runs. Nick Angus, CJ Drake, Greg Turner and Evan Zenger (triple) all had RBI's in the inning. Greg Turner would also add an RBI in the 6th inning. Kevin Shanker and Max Cilek scored runs in the 6th inning.
We were not as fortunate in Friday's game against Lyons Township. Lyons came to play and erupted for 10 runs in the first inning. We ended up with our worst defeat of the season, 16-2. The only offense came in the 5th inning when Frankie Klemm singled and came around to score on Evan Zenger's double. Evan would later score on a single by Jake Klepacz. We will look to bounce back next week in games against York and Downers Grove North. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of May 2
Varsity The Hornets had another successful week going 4-2.
On Monday May 2nd the Hornets lost a tough one in Northlake by a score of 5-4. This was the first Hornet loss in conference this season. The Hornets out hit Leyden 7-5 but couldn’t overcome a rough 6th inning in which they allowed all 5 runs. The Hornets record moved to 13-1 in the conference and 21-4 overall.
On Tuesday May 3rd the Hornets got back on track by defeating conference foe Leyden at home by a score of 10-0. John Collucci went the distance (3-1) allowing just 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking no one on his way to his 3rd victory of the season. The Hornets pounded out 11 hits and were led offensively by Zach Duffy who was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s and a run scored. Danny Mazzei was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored and Mike Nicosia who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. The Hornets are now 14-1 in conference and 22-4 overall.
On Wednesday May 4th the Hornets traveled to Palos Heights to play Staag and lost a tough one. In the bottom of the 7th Staag scored the winning run on a base hit to right field. The Hornets are now 22-5 overall. On Thursday May 5th the Hornets hosted cross-town rival Hinsdale Central on Senior Recognition Day. The Hornets defeated the Red Devils by a score of 7-0. Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the win by scattering 4 hits over over 5 innings. John Colucci pitched the final 2 innings striking out 3. The Hornets were led offensively by Terrence Cribbs who went 3-4 with an RBI, Zach Duffy who went 2-3, and John Stoltz who had a bases clearing double to drive in three runs. The Hornets are now 23-5 on the season.
On Friday May 6th the Hornets started the last conference series of the season against Morton in Berwyn. The Hornets pounded out 13 hits and scored 18 runs defeating the Mustangs and moving their conference record to 15-1 and 24-5. Frank Basic picked up his 6th win of the season and David Dahms pitched one scoreless inning. Offensively the Hornets were led by Aaron Frueh who went 3-3 with 4 RBI’s and scored 2 runs. Mike Nicosia, John Stoltz, and Zach Duffy each had 2 hits in the game. Jake Nipperus, Zach Charters, Petey Louise, and Will Yurchak each added a hit.
On Saturday May 7TH the Hornets pounded out another 13 hits beating Morton 7-4. Tim Dziergas picked up the win; pitching 3 innings of scoreless baseball in relief of starter Charlie Klemm. The Hornets were led offensively by Mike Nicosia (3 hits), Mike Stoltz (2 hits), and Aaron Frueh (2 hits). The Hornets are now 16-1 in conference and 25-5 over-all.
Sophomore The Hornets came into the week with a daunting six game schedule, but that did not stop them from playing their hearts out and having one of the best weeks of the season. Monday, the Hornets welcomed Leyden for a home conference game. The game went back and forth throughout and the team found themselves down three runs entering the 7th inning. As we've seen time and time again from this team they never quit. With the score now being 10-9 having bases loaded and two outs, Jack Lombardo hit a slow roller to short. He was able to beat out the throw scoring Colton Kotecki from third, and Ryan Kuhlman never stopped running and was able to score from second base on an infield hit to win the game.
Tuesday, the Sophomores traveled back to Leyden to complete a rain shortened game versus Leyden the past Saturday. Jack Lombardo did a magnificent job on the mound and the team as a whole played aggressive and fundamentally sound baseball winning the game 11-7.
Wednesday, the Hornets welcomed non-conference opponent Stagg to Alumni Field. After a top half of the first inning to forget, the Hornets outscored Stagg the rest of the way but ultimately fell 11-5.
Thursday, we took on rival Hinsdale Central and it was no doubt the most exciting and drama filled game of the season. It was a back and forth game throughout. Bobby O'Donnell hit a monster home run to right field in the second inning to highlight the plethora of hits the Hornets had throughout. Matt Uba threw the entire game, including extra innings. The game ended in heartbreak as Hinsdale Central was able to push across the winning run in extra innings as they won 6-5.
Saturday, the Hornets played a doubleheader against conference opponent Morton. Jack Lombardo and Ross Wenkus pitched games one and two allowing no earned runs on the day. The Hornets won both games by the scores of 9-0 and 6-1 with every player contributing in one way or another. This upcoming week, the Hornets have three games but we'll see if mother nature agrees. Either way, Expect Victory! Freshman It was a good week of baseball for the Freshman team as we had 3 wins and 2 losses. The only bad game was a loss to Hinsdale Central, other than that, the team played great baseball all week. The week started off with another victory over Leyden, 4-1. Evan Zenger pitched a complete game with 7 strikeouts and gave up only 3 hits. The defense was solid all game with only 1 error and turned a double play in the 2nd inning. We scored 4 runs in the first inning and that would be all the runs we needed. Justin Davis turned in a nice catch in left field in the 7th inning and Kevin Shanker had a solid base hit in the 6th inning. On Tuesday, we played one of our best games of the year, but lost to Stagg 5-4. After a rough 1st inning, Mike McCormack came in for 5 innings of relief pitching, where he only gave up 1 run and had 6 strikeouts. The defense played well again and had only 1 error. Both Mike McCormack and Mark Christoforo had singles and RBIs in the first inning. The other RBIs were collected by Evan Zenger and Nick Angus. Nick Zelenik also contributed to the offense with 2 hits and a run scored.
On Thursday we traveled to Hinsdale Central to face our district rival. It was a tough day for the defense and we fell behind early and could never recover. We rallied for 3 runs in the 7th inning, but it wasn't enough as we lost 9-3. Mark Christoforo collected 2 hits, had an RBI and scored a run. Also, Ryan Kilrea smashed a double and scored a run. It was a tough loss, but the players learned that they need to be more consistent in the field and at the plate.
We wrapped up our week on Saturday, at home, with a doubleheader against Morton. It was a good day for the Hornets as we swept the Mustangs, 10-0 and 8-0. In the first game, Nick Angus and Nick Zelenik combined for a no-hit shutout. They combined for 8 strikeouts and were backed up by a stellar defense. CJ Drake made a triumphant return from injury with a double, a walk and 3 runs scored. Kevin Shanker had a nice day at the plate with a single, an RBI and a run scored. The game was broken wide open in the 2nd inning when the Hornets scored 7 runs. That inning was led by Jake Klepacz with a double and 2 RBIs and Owen Dellamaria with a single and 2 RBIs. The Hornets never looked back and cruised to a 10-0 victory. The second game was much of the same as Mike McCormack, Frankie Klemm and CJ Drake combined for a 2 hit shutout with 7 strikeouts. The game was decided early with 3 runs in the 1st inning and 2 runs in the 3rd inning. The offense was led by Nick Angus, who had 2 singles, a triple, 2 RBIs and a run scored. Evan Zenger pounded out 2 doubles, while both Owen Dellamaria and Max Cilek had a hit, a walk and a run scored. The doubleheader sweep of Morton was a great way to end the week. We will look to continue our winning ways next week with 4 games on the schedule.
Week of April 25
Varsity The Hornets completed the sweep of Willowbrook by a score of 4-3 in another exciting game with the Warriors. (Monday 4/25/16). The Hornets were led by Terrence Cribbs who went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and Aaron Frueh who went 2-4 with an RBI. John Stoltz had the game winning walk off hit in the 7th inning by doubling in Danny Schimmel who had previously singled and stole second base. On the mound for the Hornets in relief and picking up the win was Zach Wenkus. Wenkus threw 3 and 1/3 innings in relief of starting sophomore pitcher John Colucci. Wenkus allowed just 1 hit and 0 runs while striking out 3. Wenkus picked up his 3rd win of the season and the Hornets moved to 12-0 in conference and 20-2 overall.
Friday (4/29/16); the Hornets traveled to Oak Park and lost a tough game to the Huskies by the score of 5 to 4. The Hornets out hit the Huskies 6 to 5 but couldn’t overcome a rough 1st inning in which they spotted the Huskies 5 runs. The Hornets were led offensively by Zach Duffy who went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and Terrence Cribbs who went 2-3 with an RBI. Tim Dziergas and Danny Schimmel each added a hit for the Hornets. Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the loss but really settled in after the first inning. Herchenbach did not allow a run after the first inning; only giving up 1 hit over the next 5 innings. Herchenbach struck out 6 and walked 2 in 6 innings of work. The Hornets record moved to 20-3 overall.
On Saturday (4/30/16) the Hornets hosted Leyden in an early morning game trying to beat the rain. The Hornets were successful in both getting the game in and securing the 10th conference championship in schools history. The Hornets defeated Leyden by a score of 7-2. Frank Basic went the distance picking up his 5th win of the season; scattering 7 hits and striking out 6. The Hornets were led offensively by Danny Mazzei; 2-3 with 2 RBI’s, Danny Schimmel 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI; and John Stoltz 2-3 with an RBI. Zach Duffy was 1-2 with walk and a run scored. Duffy stole 3 bases on the day running his season total to 23 stolen bases. Mike Nicosia, Terrence Cribbs, and Aaron Frueh each had a hit. The Hornets are now 21-3 on the season and 13-0 in the West Suburban Gold.
Sophomore This past week was a week filled with high emotion, good pitching, and a 2-1 record for the Sophomore Hornets. Monday was the rubber match between the Hornets and conference opponent Willowbrook. This was a wild game of back and forth baseball with high drama with close calls. The Hornets found themselves tied 9-9 going into the sixth inning, however they were not able to get the benefit of a few close calls and dropped the game by the score of 10-9.
Tuesday, the Hornets quickly put that game behind them as they poured on their highest run total of the 2016 season. Every single player contributed and the Hornets beat Proviso West by the score of 25-1.
After some rain outs and quality conditioning inside, the Hornets were able to get one game in of a scheduled doubleheader against conference opponent Leyden on Saturday. Matt Uba was dominant on the mound keeping the opponents guessing at the plate pitching a two hit shutout. The Hornets scored two runs in the first inning by Colton Kotecki and Ryan Kuhlman as they won game one 2-0 before rain postponed game two. Six games on the radar for the Hornets this upcoming week highlighted by four conference games and a date with Hinsdale Central, Expect Victory!
Freshman The Hornets started off their week on Monday with the final game of the 3 game series against Willowbrook. Unfortunately we ended up on the wrong end of a 12-2 decision. Despite the score, the game was well played by the Hornets as Willowbrook only scored in 2 innings. Evan Zenger pitched well enough to win, but a 5 run inning by Willowbrook was enough to give them the victory. Ryan Kilrea and Mike McCormack each had 1 RBI in the first inning.
Mother Nature reared her ugly head again as our 2 games during the week were cancelled and we were only able to play 1 game of our doubleheader on Saturday. It was worth the bus ride up to Leyden, as we won 10-4 on a rainy morning. Owen Dellamaria turned in another fine performance on the mound with a solid 5 innings, while only giving up 2 runs. Nick Zelenik came in and finished out the game. The offense started out slow before putting up 3 runs in the 4th and 6th innings. Jake Klepacz had a triple, a walk and 2 runs scored. Ryan Kilrea had 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Mike McCormack had a big 2 RBI double in the 6th inning. Lastly, Nick Angus had a bid day at the plate with a double, a triple, a walk and 3 runs scored. We will try to keep playing good baseball next week as we have 5 games. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of April 18
Varsity The Hornets had another great week winning all five games that they played. The Hornets completed the sweep of Downers Grove South by a score of 8-6 on the road Monday (4/18/16). The Hornets were led by Mike Nicosia who went 4-5 with 3 runs scored. Zach Duffy went 3-5 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Terrence Cribbs went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s and Tim Dziergas was 3-4 with an RBI. On the mound for the Hornets in relief picking up the win was Alex Briscolino. Briscolino threw 3 and 1/3 innings of relief. Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the save by pitching two scoreless innings.
Wednesday (4/20/16) the Hornets completed the sweep of Addison Trail at home. (5-4) The Hornets were led offensively by John Stoltz who went 1-3 with two big RBI’s. Tim Dziergas and Danny Schimmel each added a hit and an RBI to the attack. Zach Wenkus picked up the victory throwing 3 1/3 in relief of John Colucci. Wenkus allowed 1 hit and 0 runs while striking out 4. The Hornets moved their record to 9-0 in conference and 16-2 overall.
On Thursday (4/21/16) the Hornets hosted Proviso West and defeated the silver division foe by a score of 5-0. The Hornets had 9 hits enroute to their 17th win of the season. Will Yurchak went 2-2 with a run scored and an RBI and Jaxon Herchenbach went 1-2 with an RBI. Mike Stoltz went 2-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Lane Nieman went 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Tim Dziergas went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Tim Dziergas, Chris Meyers, Mike Nicosia, John Stoltz, Zach Duffy, and Aaron Frueh, all added a hit. David Dahms picked up the win allowing 1 hit and striking out 5 in 5 innings of work. Tim Dziergas pitched the final 2 innings of scoreless baseball to preserve the victory.
Saturday (4/23/16); the Hornets traveled to Villa Park for a crucial conference double header taking on Willowbrook. The Hornets swept the Warriors by a score of 5-4 and 3-2 in extra innings. The sweep put the Hornets in firm control of the West Suburban Gold Division. On the day the Hornets were led offensively by Danny Mazzei who went 6-8, with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. In game one Mazzei was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. John Stoltz went 3-3 with an RBI. Mike Nicosia, Terrence Cribbs, Aaron Frueh and Danny Schimmel all had hits. Frank Basic picked up the win pitching 6 solid innings allowing just 2 runs. Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the save completing the 7th inning.
In game two the Hornets needed some late inning heroics that were provided by Danny Schimmel, Lane Nieman, and Zach Duffy. Trailing 2-1 in the 7th inning Danny Schimmel beat out a bunt single; stole second and then scored the game tying run on lane Niemans two out; clutch single to left field. The winning run came on Zach Duffy’s double in the top of the Tenth inning scoring Mike Nicosia. On the mound all three Hornets were brilliant. Charlie Klemm pitched 5 2/3 innings. Alex Briscolino threw 2 innings of no hit scoreless baseball and Zach Wenkus dominated the final 2 1/3 innings allowing 0 runs and 0 hits while striking out 3. Wenkus picked up the win and the Hornets moved their conference record to 11-0 and 19-2 on the season. Sophomore The Hornets rolled into this past week with another busy schedule coming off a week with six games. With having one non-conference game rained out this past week, that left the Hornets with four conference games. The team opened up on Monday against DGS, trying to take the rubber match in the series. The Hornets were solid, taking advantage of some mistakes made by Downers and won the game 7-2.
Tuesday, the Hornets traveled to Addison Trail to play a makeup game from a rain out earlier in the season. Connor McGinley took the hill and delivered another masterful performance, allowing 5 hits in a complete game gem. The Blazers kept it close but the Hornets battled tough and almost turned a game ending triple play, as they took the game 4-2.
After a rainout on Thursday, the Hornets battled Willowbrook for their first home doubleheader of the season. In Game 1, Jack Lombardo threw a magnificent game allowing no earned runs. Unfortunately, errors paved the way for Willowbrook to take game one 8-4.
In Game 2, Matt Uba took to the hill to throw another great game not allowing any earned runs, while Ryan Kuhlman came in to play catcher for the first time all season and made a spectacular catch on a foul ball. The Hornets won Game 2 by the score of 7-4. Another good week for the Hornets, as their season marches on to another busy week of conference play. Expect Victory!
Freshman It was a split week, 3 wins and 3 losses, for the Freshman Baseball Team. On Monday we concluded our season series with Downers Grove South. We ended up on the wrong side of a 12-3 defeat. Evan Zenger was stellar in the leadoff spot as he had a double, 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Frankie Klemm also contributed with a walk and a run scored.
On Tuesday, we rebounded with a solid win over Glenbard South, 5-3. Owen Dellamaria had a great outing on the mound and also added 3 hits at the plate. Evan Zenger banged out another double and Nick Zelenik had a single, double and a run scored.
On Wednesday we continued our dominance of Addison Trail by completing the 3 game sweep, 15-0. It was a 4 inning complete game for Nick Zelenik, who had 5 strikeouts. Evan Zenger continued to be a hot hitter with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Nick Angus and Frankie Klemm were very active on the basepaths as each player scored 3 times.
On Thursday, we continued our winning ways with a victory over Riverside Brookfield, 9-6. Evan Zenger had another big day at the plate with a hit, 2 walks and 3 runs scored. Jake Klepacz had 2 singles, a double and scored twice. Michael McCormack and Ryan Kilrea contributed with 2 RBI's each.
On Saturday our 3 game win streak came to an end as we were swept by Willowbrook, losing 4-3 and 15-4. Owen Dellamaria and Frankie Klemm had good outings on the mound in game 1, despite our defense having multiple errors. We battled the whole game but came up a run short in the end. Jake Klepacz led the way with 2 hits and an RBI, while Frankie Klemm had a run scored and an RBI. In game 2, Willowbrook came out hitting and we did not. (6 walks and 4 hit batters and 3 errors did not help the cause either). We did manage a late rally with 4 runs in the 4th inning, but did not have enough in the tank to climb out of the hole that we had dug earlier in the game. In the 4th inning, Jake Klepacz started off with a walk and later scored. Also during the 4th inning, Ryan Kilrea, Owen Dellamaria and Frankie Klemm all had hits and all went on to score. We will look to bounce back on Monday with our last game against Willowbrook. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of April 11
Varsity The Hornets had a busy week winning all five games that they played. The Hornets beat Addison Trial at home on Tuesday (4/12/16) 15-0 in five innings. The Hornets were led by John Stoltz who went 3-3 with 2 RBI’s. Mike Nicosia went 3-3 with 3 runs scored and an RBI and Terrence Cribbs who went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI’s. On the mound Frank Basic picked up the win pitching 4 innings of shutout ball. David Dahms pitched the 5th inning and allowed just one base runner.
Wednesday (4/13/16) the Hornets traveled to Addison Trail and defeated the Trail Blazers by a score 0f 6-0. The Hornets were led offensively by senior center fielder Zach Duffy who went 2-3 with 2 runs scored. Terrence Cribbs 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Aaron Frueh went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Tim Dziergas, Danny Mazzei, Mike Nicosia, and Lane Niemann all had a hit. Charlie Klemm moved his record to 4-0 on the season; allowing just 3 hits in 6 innings of work. Klemm struck out 5 and walked 2 while allowing no one to score. Jaxon Herchenbach came on to pitch the 7th inning and preserve the victory. The Hornets moved to 5-0 in conference and 11-2 overall.
On Thursday (4/14/16) the Hornets traveled to Glenbard West and defeated the silver division foe by a score of 11-5. The Hornets pounded out 14 hits enroute to their 12th win of the season. Mike Nicosia went 2-5 with 2 RBI’s. Mike Stoltz went 2-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Lane Nieman went 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Tim Dziergas went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Zach Duffy went 2-5 with a run scored. John Stoltz, Aaron Frueh, Danny Mazzei, and Terrence Cribbs all added a hit. Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the win allowing 4 hits in 5 innings and only 1 earned run. Zach Wenkus pitched the final 2 innings to preserve the win.
Friday (4/15/16) the Hornets hosted Downers Grove South and defeated them by a score of 3-1. The Hornets were led offensively by Zach Duffy who went 2-3 with an RBI and Danny Mazzei who went 1-3 with an RBI. Terrence Cribbs, John Stoltz, and Mike Nicosia each added a hit to the attack. John Colucci pitched all 7 innings; scattering 6 hits and allowing only 1 earned run. Colucci is now 3-0 on the season. The Hornets moved their conference record to 6-0 and 13-2 on the season.
On Saturday (4/16/15) the Hornets defeated Downers Grove South for a second time in less than 24 hours by a score of 4-3. Mike Nicosia went 2-3 with an RBI. Terrence Cribbs went 1-2 with a double, two RBI’s and a run scored. John Stoltz, Tim Dziergas, Aaron Frueh and Danny Mazzei each had a hit. On the mound Frank Basic picked up his 3rd win of the season pitching six innings allowing only 1 earned run and scattering 6 hits. Zach Wenkus pitched the 7th inning picking up his second save of the year. The Hornets are now 7-0 in the West Suburban Gold Division and 14-2 overall.
Sophomore Spring was definitely in the air for a busy week for the Sophomore Baseball team. With the good weather, came a busy week of games highlighted by comebacks and good pitching. Monday's game versus Proviso East was one filled with excitement and determination. The Hornets had a plethora of pitchers in that game which included Connor McGinley, Connor Madden, Mike Early, and Ross Wenkus. They did a wonderful job of keeping the game close to setup what turned out to be an improbable comeback. Going into the last inning, the Hornets were down 6-2 and had two outs in the inning. From there, the Hornets would score five runs on two outs with Tyler Matsunaga drove in a pair and David Nkansah would drive in Ryan Kuhlman for the game winning run.
Tuesday, the team traveled to Addison Trail for a showdown with the Blazers. Jack Lombardo was very commanding on the mound going the distance. However, due to some fielding errors the Hornets found themselves down 8-1 going into the last inning. Once again, the Hornets proved they will not go down without a fight. The Hornets rallied to make the score 8-7 after Paris Lewis had yet another lined shot to the outfield to drive in a run. However, they were not able to drive in the tying run at second to fall 8-7.
Wednesday was redemption day facing AT, this time at Alumni Field. Matt Uba took the hill for the Hornets and threw an absolute gem, keeping the Blazers guessing all game long. The Hornets put the pressure on early and never gave up. AT tried to rally at the end but it was nowhere near enough as the Hornets won 11-5.
Thursday, the Hornets took on a very formidable opponent in Glenbard West. The Hornets put Connor McGinley on the hill and did he ever deliver. He pitched a complete game, 4 hitter keeping the Hilltoppers bats at bay all game long as the Hornets won 6-1. The key hit in that game was a bases clearing triple by Jack Lombardo which broke the game wide open in the late innings.
Saturday, the team traveled to DGS for an afternoon doubleheader. In Game 1, Jack Lombardo threw a gem going the distance allowing only 1 run. However, going into the last inning the Hornets and Mustangs were deadlocked at 1. The Hornets bats woke up and batted around the order as they pounded away for an 11 run seventh inning to win the game by the commanding score of 12-1.
Game two did not go as favorably. Ross Weknus did a great job of throwing strikes on the mound but some costly errors gave the Mustangs the majority of their runs. The Hornets battled tough, overcoming an early lead to tie it in the 4th inning at four a piece. They put another small rally together in the 7th but ultimately fell short by the score of 12-7. Going 4-2 was a great accomplishment for having so many games in a week, but with another five games this upcoming week the Hornets will need to continue to keep the bats hot and pitchers continuing to throw strikes. Expect Victory!
Freshman The season finally got into full swing as we played a full week's schedule without a rainout. We started our conference schedule with 2 straight wins over Addison Trail. We won the first game 8-4, behind starting pitcher Nick Angus, and relief pitcher, Frankie Klemm. The offense was led by Owen Dellamaria with 3 hits and 2 runs scored and Nick Zelenik with a hit, 2 walks and 2 runs scored. We followed up that victory with a 10-0 win the next day. Evan Zenger pitched great and got the win. A big 7 run third inning was the catalyst to our victory. Evan Zenger started the inning with a single and Max Cilek ended the scoring with an RBI single. 7 different Hornets scored during the inning.
On Thursday, we dropped a game to a tough Glenbard West team, 10-2. Glenbard West had a consistent offense and they scored in each of the first 5 innings. This proved too much for us to overcome. However, Frankie Klemm and Ryan Kilrea did have 2 hits apiece.
On Saturday, we had a big doubleheader with our rivals, Downers Grove South. It was a tough day for the Hornets as we dropped both games to the Mustangs. We lost the first game, 12-7, after putting up 4 runs in the first inning. Mike McCormack, Nick Angus and Mark Christoforo each had an RBI single in the inning. However, the Mustangs responded with 5 runs in the bottom of the first. The pitching was inconsistent all game as they issued 10 walks and hit 2 batters. We responded with 3 late runs, but it wasn't enough to overcome the high powered Mustang offense. Jake Klepacz and Ryan Kilrea each had 2 runs scored. The second game ended up as a 10-0 loss. The Mustangs used a 7 run third inning to put the Hornets away. The Hornets hit the ball well, but there was always a Mustang in place to get the out. We will look forward to another busy week as we have 4 games during the week and another doubleheader next Saturday. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of April 4
Varsity The Hornets had a busy week going winning all four games that they played. The Hornets beat a very good Schaumburg team (6-2) 4-0 nothing at home on Tuesday. The Hornets scratched out four runs in the sixth inning on 3 hits. Mike Nicosia, Zach Duffy, and Terrence Cribs each had a hit. Terrence Cribbs had 2 RBI’s. Aaron Frueh and Tim Dziergas each had an RBI. Tim Dziergas was the winning pitcher going 6 strong shutout innings and allowing only 2 hits while striking out 6 and walking 1. Sophomore John Colucci pitched the 7th to preserve the win.
Friday the Hornets defeated Proviso East in a West Suburban Gold Contest. Charlie Klemm picked up his 3rd win of the season and the Hornets pounded out 11 hits and scored 17 runs. Zach Duffy went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and Terrence Cribbs went 2-2 with 2 runs scored.
Saturday the Hornets took two more from the Pirates; completing the 3 game sweep. Aaron Frueh went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s, Danny Mazzei went 1-1 with 2 RBI’s and Jake Nipperus went 1-2 with an RBI. The win on the mound went to Alex Briscolino. In the second half of the doubleheader Jaxon Herchenbach picked up the win and the Hornets pounded out 17 more runs. The Hornets had 16 hits and were led by Lane Niemann, Charlie Klemm, and Will Yurchak who each had 2 hits. The Hornets are now 9-2 on the season and 3-0 in the West Suburban Gold Division.
Sophomore This week was filled with adjustment and cancellations for the Sophomore Baseball team. With five games cancelled this week, the Hornets were able to continually work hard and stay motivated throughout the week at practice. However, they were able to get one game in this week and that was versus Schaumburg on Tuesday. The elements were definitely a factor as it rained and sleeted during the last three innings. Being down 11-3 going into the last inning, the Hornets fought back to 11-8 and had the winning run at the plate but could not complete the improbable comeback. David Nkansah had a very good day at the plate having a number of solid at bats, while Ross Wenkus and Connor McGinley were throwing strikes consistently on the mound. Next week, the Hornets have six games in six days with five of those games being in conference. Expect Victory!
Freshman The weather was not kind to us last week as we had 4 games scheduled, but 3 were canceled. The one game we did play was well worth the trip up to Schaumburg, as we won, 10-1. Nick Angus started the game for us and gave us 2 scoreless innings. Owen Dellamaria came on in relief and consistently hit the strike zone. He only gave up 1 run over 4 innings. The offense was very patient at the plate and we received many walks. The whole lineup contributed, but the big hit of the game was a bases clearing triple by Michael McCormack. Those 3 runs extended our lead to 6-0, and we never looked back. We look forward to a busy week of 5 games. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of March 28
Varsity The Hornets traveled to Memphis where they played Monday (3/28/16) night against perennial power and defending Tennessee State Champion; Christian Brothers High School. The Hornets defeated Christian Brothers 13-2 in the JV game. David Dahms got the win on the mound as he pitched the complete game. In the Varsity contest the Hornets defeated Christian Brothers 6-3 in an exciting game. The Hornets were led offensively by John Stoltz who went 3-4 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Mike Nicosia was 2-4. Lane Niemann also had two RBI’s and Terrence Cribbs went 1-2 with 2 runs scored. Tim Dziergas, Aaron Frueh, and Danny Mazzei each had a hit. The star of the game was starting pitcher Frank Basic. Frank went all 7 innings, scattering 6 hits while striking out 9. Basic was in control from the start.
On Tuesday (3/29/16) the Hornets played a varsity game at USA Stadium in Millington Tennessee vs. St. Bede. The Hornets pounded out 12 hits on their way to a 9-1 victory. The Hornets were led offensively by Tim Dziergas (2-2 with a run and an RBI), Zach Duffy (2-4 with 2 RBI’S, 2 scored, and a home run), Jake Nipperus (2-3 with a run scored and an RBI), Terrence Cribbs (2-4- 2 doubles with a run scored). Jaxon Herchenbach, Danny Schimmel (triple), Mike Nicosia, and Aaron Frueh (double) each added a hit to the attack. On the mound Charlie Klemm got the win as he pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 hit. Alex Briscolino threw the last two innings in relief. Later on Tuesday evening the Hornets traveled to Memphis to take on St. Benedict in a jv / varsity contest. Making it 5 games played in a 24 hour time span. The Hornets lost the jv game 4-1. Matt Uba took the loss pitching two innings and allowing 2 unearned runs. The Hornets were led offensively by Aiden Carrol 2-3 with an RBI. Jaxon Herchenbach, Kevin Massa, and Paris Lewis each added a hit.
Tuesday (3/29/16) evening the Hornets dropped the varsity contest to St. Benedict 3-1. The Hornets had the tying runs on 2nd and 3rd with one out in the 7th but couldn’t come up with the hit. John Colucci pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing just 1 earned run. John Colucci scattered 6 hits and struck out 4 while walking none. Zach Wenkus threw one scoreless inning in relief. The Hornets were held to just 3 hits. (Mike Nicosia, John Stoltz, Danny Schimmel)
Wednesday (3/30/16) the Hornets played Memphis University School in a varsity / jv double header. In the Varsity contest the Hornets lost a heartbreaker 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning. Jaxon Herchenbach pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing just 2 runs and while scattering 6 hits. Zach Wenkus got the loss in relief but did not allow in an earned run in 2 1/3 innings. Wenkus gave up 2 hits, walked no one, and struck out 2. The Hornets were led offensively by Terrence Cribbs who was 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI’s. Cribbs hit an RBI double in the 1st and a two run homer in the 4th. Dziergas, Duffy, Nicosia, and Frueh each added a hit. The Hornets are now 5-2 on the season.
In the jv contest the Hornets won 11-4 with Chris Meyers getting the victory. The Hornets were led offensively by Aiden Carroll 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Charlie Klemm was 2-3 with 2 doulbes, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. Morgan Nowitzki (triple), Michael Stoltz, Zach Charters, Jaxon Herchenbach, and Matt Uba each added a hit for the Hornets.
Freshman The Freshman team had an uneventful week as both doubleheaders got cancelled due to weather. We will have a busy week upcoming as we start conference play against Addison Trail. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of March 21
Varsity On Tuesday the Hornets defeated Richards at home in a well-played game by both teams. The Hornets game winning hit went to Danny Mazzei in the 5th as he singled sharply up the middle to score Mike Nicosia with the eventual winning run. The other Hornets who added hits were Mike Nicosia, Zach Duffy, Tim Dziergas and Terrence Cribbs. Cribbs accounted for the other two runs being knocked in with a two run single in the third. Mazzei, Nicosia, and Duffy each scored as well. Frank Basic was the starting pitcher going 4 innings and allowing just 1 run by scattering 4 hits. The win went to John Colucci; who went 3 innings of relief allowing just 3 hits and 1 run.
On Saturday the Hornets hosted Shepard HS. The Hornets jumped out early to an early lead scoring 4 in the first. Shepard came back to take a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the third. The Hornets then erupted by pounding out 16 hits on the day to defeat Shepard 15-5. The Hornets were led offensively by Tim Dziergas who went 3-3 with 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Aaron Frueh went 3-4 with 3 runs scored and a double. John Stoltz went 2-3 with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Danny Mazzei went 2-4 with a homerun. Zach Duffy added 2 hits with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. Four Hornet pitchers threw. They were Jaxon Herchenbach, Zach Wenkus, Charlie Klemm and Alex Briscolino who picked up the win in relief. The Hornets are now 3-0 on the young season.
The Hornets also defeated Shepard in a JV game by the score 7-3. The win went to David Dahms. John Colucci, Tim Dziergas, Jake Nipperus, Aaron Fureh, and Lane Niemann all pitched in relief. The following Hornets all had hits in the JV game: Will Yurchak- 2 hits, 2 runs scored. (double, triple);Kevin Massa- 2 hits (double) Aiden Carroll- 1 hit (double);Charlie Klemm- 1 hit (double). Zach Charters, Jaxon Herchenbach, and Mike Stoltz each added a single.
Sophomore Second week of games has come and gone for the Sophomore Baseball team and it was filled with more home runs and exciting finishes. Tuesday versus Richards, the Sophomores continued to remain perfect on the season with a 13-6 win on the road. Highlighted by Bobby O'Donnell hit two home runs, all those in the lineup put quality at bats together and put the ball in play.
Saturday, the team dropped both games of the doubleheader in tough fashion with the scores of 2-1 and 14-8. Tyler Matsunaga was the MVP of game one, going 2-2 with clutch at bats in his first game action of the season. The Hornets had the winning runs on base but were unable to get them across. The second game, the Hornets jumped out to an 8-2 lead after 3 innings but were unable to hang on. This week, some members of the team will be joining varsity on their spring break trip to Memphis, while others enjoy their spring break and get some quality work in during the week. The Hornets begin conference play with a doubleheader Saturday April 2nd versus Addison Trail, Expect Victory!
Freshman After a weather cancellation on Thursday, the Hornets were given a beautiful, sunny Saturday for a doubleheader with Shepard. The Hornets suffered a tough 12-10 loss. We scored 4 runs in each of the first 2 innings, but were unable to hold off Shepard. On the mound for the Hornets were Nick Angus, Evan Zenger and Michael McCormack. The offense was lead by Frankie Klemm and CJ Drake with 2 hits each and Ryan Kilrea and Michael McCormack, each with 2 runs scored. The B team won the second game of the doubleheader, 13-3. Owen Dellamaria pitched great to start the game and was relieved by Jake Klepacz. Nick Zelenik and Max Cilek had 2 hits each and both Justin Davis and CJ Drake drew 3 walks and scored twice. The Hornets are back in action next Friday against Lemont before starting conference play next Saturday against Addison Trail. GO HORNETS!!!
Week of March 14
Varsity The Hornets opened up the season in Bolingbrook defeating the Raiders 14-4 in six innings. Charlie Klemm got the win in his varsity debut. Klemm struckout 3 and walked no one. Klemm allowed only 1 hit and 1 run in 3 innings of work. Alex Briscolino, Jaxon Herchenbach, and Zach Wenkus each pitched in relief. Offensively the Hornets pounded out 11 hits. The Hornets were led by Aaron Frueh; 2-2 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBI’s. Tim Dziergas; 2-4 with 4 RBI’s and a run. Danny Schimmel; 2-3 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Mike Nicosia and Zach Duffy each had a hit and scored 2 runs. Mike Stoltz; 1-1 and 2 RBI’s. Jake Nipperus, and Terrence Cribbs each added a hit.
Sophomore The Sophomore Baseball team has been hard at work and began their season this year with an Opening Day victory over Bolingbrook 8-1. After many hours spent practicing in the cages and out on the diamond, the preparation of this team was evident. Matt Uba, Jack Lombardo, and Ross Wenkus were solid on the mound with having only one unearned run to their credit. Bobby O'Donnell had a towering home run in his first at bat of the season, while Colton Kotecki and Paris Lewis has solid stats at the plate. Looking ahead to next week, the Hornets have road games against Richards on Tuesday and a double header against Shepard on Saturday. Expect Victory! Freshman After a few weeks of practice, the Freshman Baseball season finally got underway last Friday with a home game against Bolingbrook. Unfortunately we lost the opener, 15-4. A slow start gave Bolingbrook the lead and we couldn't catch up. It is a long season and there is lots of talent on the team. We will look to bounce back this week with 2 games during the week and a doubleheader next Saturday. GO HORNETS!!!
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