Sophomore With the rainout to end the season against Bolingbrook, the Hornets only had one game this past week and it was against rival York. CJ Drake had an RBI single to score Ryan Carli but that was a lone bright spot in the game, as York made the plays they needed to win the game. The final score was 10-2. We would like to thank all of our parents and supporters who were there rooting us on from the stands each and every game. Coach Reyes and Gawle wish the team 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 Hornets traveled to Leyden on Tuesday to start the final week of the season. We were victorious with a final score of 4-2 in a pitcher’s duel that featured quality defense on both sides of the field. Cole Bozzi delivered a gem going 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs while Benny Metzger made play after play at shortstop to help soil any run scoring opportunities. Offensively, Benny Metzger added a hit and scored a run, while Tyler Anderson and Logan McGinley added 2 hits and a run scored.
On Wednesday, the Hornets took part in an offensive showdown against York, but ultimately fell 8 – 12. With the wind howling out to right center, both teams took advantage and capitalized on multiple extra base hits. Nathan Pomey limited the damage going 5 innings and striking out 3 hitters. Nathan also added 3 hits including a triple to his offensive tally for the year. Tyler Anderson had a single and 2 rbis and Logan Cunningham had 2 doubles and 1 rbi.
We traveled to Andrew High School on Thursday for the final midweek game of the season but sadly lost 2 – 5. A few missteps caused an Andrew rally that ultimately was our downfall. Benny Metzger and Michael Colant provided some offense, both scoring a run and collecting a hit.
The final weekend against Bolingbrook was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Hornets finished the season with a record of 15 – 11 and a conference record of 10 – 5. Michael Colant led the Hornets offensively, hitting .433 and Logan McGinley led the pitching staff a 2.00 era and 6 wins.
Week of May 8th
Sophomore This week, the Hornets tried to continue their winning streak as they closed out conference play versus Morton. In game one, Jared Herchenbach, Evan Zengar, and Frankie Klemm combined to pitch a two hitter with two thirds of the outs being strikeouts. Mark Christofaro continued to have a good approach at the plate reaching base three times as the Hornets won game one 12-0.
Game two, the Hornets pitching staff of Owen Dellamaria and Jake Klepacz did a nice job throwing another two hitter. Jared Herchenbach went 3-4 with a single, double, and triple along with Ryan Kilrea reaching base all four times. The Hornets won the game 10-0.
In the finale of the series, Mike McCormick and Jared Herchenbach threw for the Hornets and were very efficient on the mound. CJ Drake scored all three times and Evan Zengar reached base every time. The Hornets finished off a team sweep in the series by winning 13-3.
Saturday, the Hornets had a crossover series against a strong LT team. Game one of the doubleheader was a game filled with drama and heartbreak. It was a back and forth game throughout and the Hornets were down two runs heading into the last inning. Mike McCormick and Ryan Kilrea had back to back doubles to put us down by one with no outs. Jake Klepacz and CJ Drake also put the ball in play following which led us to take the lead by one going into the bottom half of the 7th. Unfortunately, Lyons tied it up with two outs in the 7th and won on a walkoff in extra innings by the score of 8-7. Owen Dellamaria and Nick Zelenik threw the ball well in the loss.
Game two, the team tried to rally back after a crushing defeat in game one. Ryan Carli continued to have a hot bat after being moved up to the two spot in the lineup unfortunately the Hornets list the game 8-1. Next week the team looks to finish out the season with a high note as they take on York and Bolingbrook, expect Victory!
Freshman The Hornets started the final conference series with a trip to Morton on Monday, May 8th. We came away victorious with a final score of 12 – 8 thanks to a combination of good pitching and timely hitting. Nathan Pomey was solid on the mound going 5 innings and keeping us in the game. The final 2 innings were pitched by Kyle Cattaneo. Offensively the Hornets received contributions from the entire lineup. Michael Colant contributed 2 hits, 2 rbis and 3 runs scored.
On Thursday May 12th the Hornets played a double header with Morton in order to close out the series. In game one of the doubleheader the Hornets got shutout in a disappointing loss 0 – 2. Benny Metzger and Zachary Rynkar began a nice rally with a walk and a single in the last inning but the Hornets were unable to score.
In Game 2 the Hornets bounced back winning by a score of 10 – 0. Zachary Rynkar threw a complete game shutout with 5 strikeouts in his best outing of the year. Offensively Nathan Pomey and Tyler Anderson were the heroes as they each added 2 doubles. Logan McGinley and Zachary Rynkar also added a double each.
In the first game of a doubleheader the Hornets lost to Lyons Township by a score of 1 – 11. Logan McGinley battled on the mound but one bad inning spelled disaster for the Hornets. James Ruzicka shined in game 1, logging a single, a double, and a walk as well as the sole RBI for the game. Zach Rynkar also singled and scored our only run.
Game 2 started promising as the Hornets got on the board early. However, we weren’t able to maintain a steady stream of runs as the LT pitchers continued to induce poor contact. The Hornets fell by a final score of 2 – 12. Jake Fulscher had a solid day at the plate adding 2 hits to his yearly total. Josh Ririe and James Ruzicka also added hits to the game.
Week of May 1st
Sophomore After a thrilling conference win against Willowbrook last week, the Hornets continued that momentum into this weeks conference series against Leyden.
ame one was a pitchers duel with Mike McCormick and Evan Zenger combining to allow one run over the course of the entire game. However, the Hornets bats were relatively quite until the fifth inning when Jake Klepacz had an RBI double to tie the game at 1. He then scored by stealing home after CJ Drake threw a throw trying to advance to second base. This proved to be the winning run as the Hornets won 2-1.
ame two was a hit party, with everyone contributing to the win by the score of 10-0. The bright spot from this game was Frankie Klemm having his first game action since being out with a fractured collarbone. He went 1-1 at the plate and threw two scoreless innings on the mound.
The Hornets went for the sweep on Saturday with Owen Dellamaria, Jake Klepacz, and Mike McCormick all throwing on the mound. Ryan Carli continued to hit to all parts of the field along with CJ Drake having some power ripping a double down the left field line twice. The Hornets won the game 7-4. Next week, the team closes out conference play with Morton and then LT in a crossover game Saturday.. Expect Victory!
Freshman The Freshman Hornets had 3 games cancelled this week against Leyden. We hope to reschedule and complete the final game of the series soon.
The Hornets started the week with a dominating win against Leyden on Thursday with a final score of 13 – 0. Nathan Pomey had a perfect day at the plate with a double and 3 walks while also adding 2 rbis and 3 runs scored. On the mound, Logan McGinley was again a force as he completed a full 5 innings allowing 0 runs.
The following day the Hornets continued their success against Leyden, winning with a final score of 12 – 2. Offensively the Hornets were led by Michael Colant who went 3 for 3 with a single, double, and a triple. He also contributed 3 rbis and 2 runs scored. Cole Bozzi went the distance on the mound, throwing 5 innings and allowing 2 runs. The Hornets plan to continue their recent success with a trip to Morton for next week's series.
Week of April 24th
Sophomore Even though the Hornets have been on a bit of a slide the past week, their effort and determination paid off big time this week. Monday began a three game series against conference foe Willowbrook, who has been undefeated in conference play the past year and a half. Monday, Evan Zengar started for the Hornets and threw the ball well. Unfortunately, defensively he did not receive much help but Mark Christafaro and Max Cilek had nice jobs at the plate going a combined 2/3 with three walks and scoring two runs in the game one loss.
Tuesday, the team played much better with Max Cilek, Ryan Kilrea, and Jake Klepacz each reaching base three times. Constantly throughout the game, the Hornets where one play here or there away from breaking the game open but ended up falling 10-6. After being on an extended period of defeat, a team has a choice to fold or work harder to get back on the right side of victory.
Wednesday and Thursday were two of our best practices all season. Coach Reyes and Gawle were going to end practice Wednesday but the team insisted on getting extra work for 30 min after practice ended, every person stayed after to prepare for Friday. The extra work paid off on Friday.
In the most compelling and heart pounding game of the season took place against undefeated Willowbrook. The Hornets started Jared Herchenbach, who played in his first game off a sprained ankle, and jumped out to a 3-0 lead capped off with Nick Angus RBI triple to deep right center field. Herchenbach threw an absolute gem, keeping Willowbrook off its game all evening long. Unfortunately, he had to exit the game early due to pitch count regulations. In the sixth inning, Nick Angus had another RBI triple and Mark Christafaro had a sac fly to bring him in. Heading into the last inning, the Hornets were up 5-4. The bats came to life again, scoring two runs by Ryan Kilrea and Jake Klepacz. Klepacz also came in to close the game down in the 7th. Willowbrook got the game to a one run game with the winning run on second, but Klepacz got the hitter to fly out to Evan Zengar to snap Willowbrook's two year conference undefeated streak and win by the score of 7-6. Saturday, the Hornets traveled to OPRF in the rain to try and play the crossover doubleheader. We were able to get the first game in and had many chances to score, but never could have that big sustained rally. The final score was 10-1. The Hornets have a busy schedule next week with six games, including a conference series with Leyden and district rival Hinsdale Central. Expect Victory!
Freshman We started the week with another exciting conference game against Willowbrook High School. Unfortunately the hot Willowbrook offense was too much for the Hornets to handle as we dropped the game 6 – 16. Nathan Pomey started on the mound and threw 3 quality innings. Offensively, James Ruzicka drove in 2 runs while Michael Colant had a positive game going 3 for 4 with 3 singles. The Hornets will try to bounce back in game two on Tuesday.
In game two of the series with Willowbrook, the freshman Hornets were victorious with a final score of 3 – 1. Two Hornet pitchers, Logan McGinley and Cole Bozzi, were locked in on the mound to combine for 1 earned run in 7 innnings. The Hornets scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth thanks to key walks from Nathan Pomey and Cole Bozzi, a sacrifice bunt from Sawyer Jones, and finally a clutch double from Lucas Cunningham. The Hornets will finish the series on Thursday, April 27th.
The Hornets locked up a series win against Willowbrook with a final score of 5 – 3. Nathan Pomey gave the Hornets a quality start going 5 innings strong and keeping us in the game. Cole Bozzi came in to pitch the final innings again to help seal the victory. Offensively, Kyle Cattaneo added an RBI and Sawyer Jones added 2 as well.
The final game of the week was a bitter cold battle against Oak Park River Forest. The Hornets dropped the game 2 – 9. Ricky Lepic had a quality start getting plenty of ground balls and pop ups, but poor defense and timely hits chased him from the game early. At the plate, Tyler Anderson provided the Hornets only offense, picking up the teams only 2 hits. We look to bounce back from a disappointing loss on Monday in a conference game against Leyden.
Week of April 17th
Varsity On Monday the Hornets started a three game series with Downers Grove South by beating them 9-4 in Downers Grove. The Hornets were led offensively by Jaxon Herchenbach 2-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. John Colucci went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Nick Wenkus went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Danny Mazzei went 2-4 with 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored. The winning pitcher was John Colucci who went 4 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits. Matt Uba came in and pitched the final 3 innings to collect the save. The Hornets moved their conference record to 5-1 and 10-1 on the season.
On Tuesday the Hornets dropped a tough game to Downers Grove South at home by a score of 5-2 in 10 innings. The Hornets led 2-1 up to the sixth inning and had plenty of chances to put the game away. Offensively the Hornets were led by: Matt Uba 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and John Stoltz 2-4. Mike Stoltz, Chris Meyers and Jaxon Herchenbach each added a hit. On Wednesday the Hornets lost another tough conference make-up game vs. Addison Trail in Addison by a score of 3-2. The Hornets gave up 2 runs in the seventh to lose 3-2. The Hornets received hits from Mike Stoltz, Matt Uba, Jaxon Herchenbach, Will Yurchak, and Paris Lewis. The Hornets are now 5-3 in the West Suburban Gold and 10-3 overall.
On Thursday the Hornets finished up the Downers Grove South series losing by a score of 8-3. Danny Mazzei led the Hornets going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and an RBI. The Hornets dropped to 5-4 in conference and 10-4 overall. On Friday the tough stretch continued dropping another late inning loss to Shepard on the road in Palos Heights. The Hornets gave up 3 unearned run in the final two innings to lose by a score of 4-3. The Hornets had 5 hits on the evening. Danny Mazzei, John Stoltz, Colton Kotecki, Will Yurchak, and Matt Uba each had a hit. The Hornets are now 10-5 overall.
On Saturday the Hornets played a West Suburban cross-over game vs. Proviso West. The Hornets pounded out 12 hits and 19 runs while stealing 7 bases. The Hornets were led offensively by John Colucci and Matt Uba who each had two hits. Jack Lombardo picked up the win pitching 4 innings and allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. The Hornets are now 11-5 on the season.
Sophomore The Hornets entered this week with three conference games against rival Downers Grove South. It was a tough series and the team battled best they could. Game one, the Hornets lost by the score 11-4. Nick Zelenik had two hits along with Ryan Kilrea reaching base all four plate appearances. Game two, Owen Dellamaria battled on the mound throwing a solid game but unfortunately didn't get much run support. Jake Klepacz had a RBI triple along with Evan Zenger scoring two runs in a 7-2 loss. Thursday was the final game of the series and Mike McCormick threw a very good game. Unfortunately errors did not help the Hornets dropping the game by the score of 4-2. Next week, the Hornets have a tough test against conference foe Willowbrook along with a crossover doubleheader against OPRF, Expect Victory!
Freshman The week began with a disappointing loss with a final score of 1 – 11 to rival Downers Grove South. The Mustang’s pitching proved to be too much for the Hornet offense as the Hornets struggled to put up runs. Logan McGinley provided the sole rbi for the Hornets.
The freshman Hornets came back with a stronger performance the next day, but fell in the final inning as Downers Grove South mustered a comeback walk off double to win 7 – 8. Both Nathaniel Phelan and Cole Bozzi were tough on the mound, pitching multiple innings each. Sawyer Jones and Lucas Cunningham were huge at the plate. Sawyer and Lucas both had 3 rbis each in clutch situations. The Hornets look to bounce back for the third game of the series.
In the final game of the series against Downers Grove South the Hornets won in a pitcher’s duel 3 - 1. Once again, Logan McGinley gave the Hornets his all on the mound going 6 innings strong and allowing 1 run. Offensively, Benny Metzger scored a run and knocked one in going 1 for 3. It was a balanced attack for the Hornets, as every single offensive player reached base at least once. The Hornets looked to start a winning streak as Shepard visited on 4/21/17. The Hornets offense exploded for a total of 19 runs as the Hornets took the game 19 to 9. Josh Ririe tallied a hit and had an rbi while Cole Bozzi and Kyle Cattaneo also recorded 3 rbis each.
The final game of the week was against Proviso West. Every Hornet provided some offense as every player reached base at least once and scored a run. The Hornets look to continue to play well next week in a key conference series with Willowbrook.
Week of April 10th
Varsity On Tuesday the Hornets started a three game series with Proviso East. The Hornets swept the series and moved their conference record to 4-0 and 8-0 on the season. The Hornet pitchers that picked up wins in the series were: John Colucci, Sophomore Michael McCormack, and Charlie Klemm.
On Friday the Hornets lost a tough conference make-up game vs. Addison Trail in Addison. The Hornets gave up 1 run in the seventh to lose 1-0. John Colucci went the first three innings allowing 0 runs on 1 hit. Charlie Klemm came in relief of Colucci giving up 1 run on two hits and striking out 3. Offensively the Hornets had hits from Matt Uba, Jaxon Herchenbach, Danny Mazzei, and John Colucci. The Hornets are now 4-1 in the West Suburban Gold and 8-1 overall.
On Saturday the Hornets played a West Suburban cross-over game vs. Glenbard West. The Hornets pounded out 7 hits and 5 runs while stealing 5 bases. The Hornets were led offensively by John Colucci who had two hits. Mike Stoltz, Matt Uba, Jaxon Herchenbach, Will Yurchak and Nick Wenkus each added a hit. Matt Uba picked up the win pitching 4 and 2/3 innings allowing 0 runs on 3 hits. The Hornets are now 9-1 on the season. Sophomore This week was a busy week for the Hornets with lots of opportunity. The week began with two games against Proviso East which the Hornets won by big margins in both games where ALL members of the team contributed both games. Friday featured a rain makeup between Addison Trail. Evan Zenger and Jared Hercenbach combined to allow zero earned runs in the game, while Ryan Kilrea had three great hits to the fence. Unfortunately, the Hornets couldn't cash in with runners in scoring position and dropped the game 6-1. Saturday was a doubleheader against non conference foe Glenbard West. Ryan Kilrea had a two run home run in the first inning of game oneThe Hornets had opportunities to score every inning, but hit the ball hard right at the defense which turned several double plays which led to a 9-7 loss. Game two was highlighted by Jimmy Mojica's first ever pitching appearance, striking out one batter while also getting a hit at the plate. Unfortunately, the team dropped game two of the doubleheader. This week begins a conference series against DGS along with a rain makeup against Shepard, Expect Victory!
Freshman The freshman Hornets started the week with a game against Bradley-Bourbonnais on April 12th. The Hornets came out on top with a score of 3-2 in the most exciting finish of the year so far. The hornets trailed in a pitchers duel 2-1 going into the final inning. Lucas Cunningham drew a key walk to start the late inning rally. James Ruzicka represented the winning run after an error allowed him on base and also moved Cunningham to second.
On Thursday April 13th the Hornets made the long trek to Bradley-Bourbonnais for a rematch. The game started out positive with many Hornets putting together good at bats. We took a 5 – 0 lead in the fourth thanks to good at bats from Lucas Cunningham and Logan McGinley. Unfortunately our lead did not last long as costly walks and errors allowed Bradley to get back in the game. Ultimately the Hornets dropped the game and split the series with a final score of 5 – 7. Looking to bounce back, the Hornets returned home for the final game of a series with Addison Trail on Friday the 14th. We trailed early as Addison Trail was able to string together a series of nice hits. The Hornets fought back to bring the score within 2, but were unable to complete the comeback as Addison Trail combined timely hitting an excellent pitching to create a larger gap. The final score was 5 – 15.
In the final game of the week, the freshman Hornets travelled to Glenbard West in the first crossover game of the series. The Hornets were challenged right out of the gate by a tough pitcher and a relentless offense put out by Glenbard West. Logan Mcginley pitched a brilliant game, going 6 innings allowing only 2 runs. Offensively the hornets barreled pitches all game but were struck with some bad luck as it seemed as though Glenbard always had a player in perfect position. Michael Colant tied the game up in the 6th inning at 2 – 2 with the freshman Hornet’s first homerun of the season! Unfortunately, the Hornets dropped the game in walk off fashion as Glenbard knocked back to back doubles in the 7th inning. The Hornets look to bounce back strong on Monday against Downers Grove South.
Week of April 3rd
Varsity On Tuesday the Hornets opened up the conference opener at home in an exciting pitcher’s duel against Addison Trail. This game went 13 innings total (over two days) and was not completed until Friday at Alumni Field. The Hornets game winning hit came off the bat of Matt Uba in the bottom of the 13th inning. Colton Kotecki scored the winning run from third on Uba’s infield single. The Hornets were trailing on Tuesday in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and nobody on when Charlie Klemm hit a dramatic solo homer to send the game into extra innings. John Colucci pitched the first 8 innings on Tuesday allowing just 2 runs. Charlie Klemm also entered the game in relief of Colucci and threw 3 scoreless innings on Tuesday and 2 scoreless innings on Friday to get the win. Offensively the Hornets were led by Charlie Klemm 2-5, Nick Wenkus 3-5, and Matt Uba 2-5. John Stoltz, Michael Stoltz, Chris Meyers, and Jaxon Herchenbach each added a hit to the attack. Klemm is now 3-0 and the Hornets moved their record to 4-0 and 1-0 in the West Suburban Gold.
On Saturday the Hornets played a West Suburban cross-over game vs. Downers Grove North at Legion Field. The Hornets pounded out 18 hits enroute to a 16-7 road victory. The Hornets were led offensively by Nick Wenkus who went 4-4. Jaxon Herchenbach homered and was 2-5 on the day with 4 RBI’s. Michael Stoltz had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s; John Stoltz went 2-3 with 3 walks; Danny Mazzei went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s; John Colucci went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s; and Will Yurchak went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Matt Uba added a hit and picked up the win throwing the first 4 innings. Chris Meyers picked up the 3 inning save entering the game when the score was 6-5. The Hornets are now 5-0 on the season.
Sophomore After 11 rainouts, the Sophomores finally were able to get three games in this past weekend. Friday, the Hornets traveled to Addison Trail for their first conference showdown of the season. Mike McCormick threw a gem on the mound, going six innings throwing 10 strikeouts. Despite the pitching performance by McCormick, the team found themselves tied at 2 going into the final inning. The entire team put together a five run rally with Jared Hercenbach getting a bases loaded hit and also closing the game on the mound for the 7-2 win.
Saturday was a non conference doubleheader against Downers North. Nick Zelenik started game one and was solid on the mound going six strong innings. Ryan Kilrea continued his hitting streak, while also calling a good game behind the plate. The Hornets won game one 8-6. Game two, Owen Dellamaria pitched five innings and also had some good at bats in his first plate appearances on the season. Mark Christofaro had a big two RBI hit in the first inning which helped propel the team to a 9-4 victory. Jimmy Mojica also had an RBI and a great diving catch in Right Field during the game. The Hornets have a busy week ahead with five games, three of which are conference games. Expect Victory!
Freshman The Hornets started conference play this week with a game against Addison Trail. On Tuesday, April 4th the freshman won by a score of 20 - 2. Cole Bozzi threw a complete game allowing 1 earned run off of 3 hits. Michael Colant went 2 for 2 w/ 2 walks, 2 rbis, and 2 steals. Nathan Pomey also had a great offensive day, going 3 for 3 (2 doubles), a walk and 3 rbis. Great pitching and timely hitting proved to be a recipe for success.
In the second game of the series the Hornets took a very balanced approach to win by a score of 10 – 0. 3 pitchers (Logan McGinley, Zachary Rynkar, and Nathaniel Phelan) combined to throw a scoreless game.
On Saturday the Trojans of Downers Grove North visited the freshman hornets. The Hornets won this game by a final score of 15 – 2. Logan McGinley turned in yet another quality start allowing 2 runs in 5 innings pitched. Logan was helped out defensively by strong days from Michael Colant in LF and Benny Metzger at SS. James Ruzicka was a monster at the plate as well by hitting 2 triples good for 5 rbis.
We are looking at a slower week next week and the freshman are excited to continue their fantastic start to the season.
Week of March 27th
Varsity On Monday the Hornets hosted the Schaumburg Saxons for the home opener. The Hornets got off to a quick start again by scoring 5 runs in the first. John Colucci picked up the win by allowing 4 runs over 4 innings. Colucci struck out 7 and walked 1. Chris Meyers threw the 5th inning in relief and Matt Uba pitched the 6th and 7th innings picking up the save while allowing no hits or walks in the final 2 frames. Offensively the Hornets were led by Nick Wenkus 2-2 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Danny Mazzei 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Matt Uba went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored and Jaxon Herchenbach went 1-3 with a homerun and 2 RBI’s. The Hornets finished up the day scoring in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings to win by a score of 9-5.
On Wednesday the Hornets hosted and defeated Glenbrook South by a score of 3-2. Charlie Klemm picked up his second win of the season pitching 6 innings. Klemm allowed 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 4. Matt Uba picked up his second save in relief by pitching a scoreless 7th inning. Offensively the Hornets were led by Matt Uba who had the clutch game winning 2 run single, 2 out single in the 5th inning that put the Hornets up for good. Charlie Klemm and Danny Mazzei each had a hit. The Hornets moved their record to 3-0 on the young season. Freshman A rainy forecast put a downer on the freshman Spring Break as our regularly scheduled games were all cancelled.
Fortunately, the Hornets were able to squeeze in a B team Doubleheader on Wednesday, March 29th against Huntley High School. The Hornets split the series losing 11 – 2 in game one and winning 17 – 10 in game two.
Game one started out tough as the Huntley offense came out strong early on. The Hornets tried to mount a comeback but struggled against Huntley’s offense. Tyler Anderson and Nathaniel Phelan scored the Hornets lone runs in game one.
The Hornets flipped the script in game two and scored multiple runs in each inning. Cole Bozzi had a perfect day at the plate, drawing a walk and hitting a single. On the mound, Logan McGinley delivered another good performance, throwing the first 2 innings and striking out 3.
The freshman Hornets start conference play next week against Addison Trail.
Week of March 20th
Varsity The Hornets opened up the 2017 season in Oak Lawn taking on the Richards High School Bulldogs. The Hornets got off to a quick start scoring three runs in the first on a bases loaded two out double to right center by Charlie Klemm. Charlie Klemm allowed 2 hits and 0 earned runs in the first three innings of the game. John Colucci came in relief to pitch the final 4 innings allowing just 1 hit and 0 runs. The Hornets tacked on 3 runs in the seventh inning for insurance. John Stoltz homered, Charlie Klemm went 3-4 with 4 RBI’S, and Matt Uba went 2-4 with a run scored.
Sophomore The Sophomore Hornet Baseball Team has been hard at work spending many hours in the cages, battling the elements outside on the turf, and conditioning constantly to prepare for a successful 2017 campaign. Even though they already have had four rainouts this early in the season, they were able to showcase that hard work in their opener this past Tuesday against Richards. Even though it was a bit chilly outside that day, the Hornets at bats were on fire all game long. After giving up a few runs in the top half of the first inning, the Hornets exploded to put up a 10 spot in the bottom half including a bases loaded double by Nick Angus. Jared Herchenbach went 3-3 with a sac fly, while also closing down the game on the mound in his first game action after being called up to the sophomore team. The team won the game by the final score of 17-9. Up next for the Hornets is three games over spring break before entering conference play, Expect Victory!
Freshman The Hornets started the season strong with a dominant victory over Richards High School on Tuesday, March 21st. The freshman combined great offense and stellar pitching to come away with a 13 – 0 win. Many of the hitters had very positive days at the plate. Sawyer Jones started the season with 2 hits and 2 rbis, while Logan McGinley also had a perfect day at the plate going 1 for 1 with 2 walks. Not to be outdone by the hitters, the pitchers also had a spectacular day by throwing a combined no-hitter! Logan McGinley started the game going the first 3 innings hitless and striking out 6. Jacob Stukas finished the final 2 innings striking out 2. Unfortunately the freshman were rained out on Wednesday, March 22nd. We are looking to continue the awesome play moving forward!
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