Sophomore On Monday the Sophomore baseball bats came alive on Monday trouncing Addison Trail 14/3. They never knew what hit them as Jake Fulscher and Kyle Cattaneo led the charge with 3 hits each. Ricky Lepic pitched 5 strong innings for the win.
Week of April 16th
Varsity On Thursday (4/19) the Hornets hosted Morton for the first game of the three game series. The Hornets jumped out to an early lead scoring five in the 1st inning. The Hornets had 5 hits and 12 walks in route to a 10 -0 five inning win. The Hornets had two hits from Ryan Kuhlman, and single hits from Bobby O’Donnell, Jake Klepacz, and Paris Lewis. John Colucci had 3 RBI’S. Bobby O’Donnell and Paris Lewis each had 2 RBI’S a piece. John Colucci went 3 innings to pick up the win. Colucci is now 5-1 on the season. Matt Uba threw 1 & 2/3 innings in relief; allowing 0 hits and 0 runs while striking out 4. The Hornets are 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the West Suburban Gold Conference.
On Friday (4/20) the Hornets hosted Oak Park River Forest in a West Suburban Cross over game. The Hornets were trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth when they plated two runs. The Hornets tried to put together a 7th inning but fell short. The Hornets lost by a final of 7-3 to a very good Oak Park team. Offensively the Hornets were led by Matt Uba. Uba went 2-2 with a run scored and two walks. Paris Lewis, Jack Lombardo, Evan Zenger and Jake Klepacz each added a hit. The losing pitcher was Michael McCormack. McCormack pitched 4 and 2/3 innings allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 2. JR Rickert threw 1 and 2/3 innings of relief and Frankie Klemm pitched to the last two batters striking out both of them. The Hornets are now 7-5 overall.
Sophomore On Thursday the Sophomore baseball team won against Morton 13 to 0. Logan McGinley was stellar on the mound going 5 strong innings and Jared Herchenbach threw well the last inning. Everybody contributed with hits and it was good to finally play a game.
Sophomore baseball split a doubleheader Saturday with Oak Park. The boys came out flat the first game and lost 10/1. They responded with a win in the nightcap with a 10/7 win. Cole Bozzi went 7 strong innings for the win and Sean Murray added 2 hits. The team is ready for a series vs. Addison Trail this upcoming week.
Week of April 9th
Varsity On Wednesday (4/11) the Hornets played Willowbrook for the second game of the three game series and because of the rain it was played nine days later than it was originally scheduled. The Hornets fell behind early in the 3rd inning as Willowbrook scored twice. The Hornets scored their first run in the 6th inning on a bases loaded walk to Jack Lombardo; plating Evan Zenger who had led off the inning with a walk. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning the Hornets had yet to register a hit off of Willowbrook. John Colucci led off the inning with a walk. Colten Kotecki pitch ran for Colucci but was forced at second on Ryan Kuhlman’s sacrifice attempt. Evan Zenger once again worked a walk in a 7 pitch at bat. Then the moment the Hornets had been waiting for happened when; Frankie Klemm double to the base of the wall in right center scoring both Kuhlman with the tying run and Zenger with the winning run. John Colucci was stellar on the mound pitching all 7 innings and allowing only 3 hits while striking out 8. Colucci is now 4-1 on the season and the Hornets are 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the West Suburban Gold Conference.
On Thursday (4/12) the Hornets traveled to Hillside to take on West Suburban Cross-over foe Proviso West. The Hornets defeated Proviso West by a score of 11-3. Frankie Klemm picked up his second win of the season by pitching 3 innings allowing 0 earned runs and striking out 6. JR Rickert pitched a scoreless inning and struck out 2. Evan Zenger pitched the final 3 innings striking out 4 and giving up 0 earned runs. The Hornets had hits from the following guys: John Colucci, Matt Uba, and Paris Lewis (2b). Connor Maddeen went 2-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Evan Zenger went 4-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Matt Uba had 3 RBI’s, Max Cilek, Frankie Klemm, Paris Lewis, and Ryan Kuhlman each added an RBI. The Hornets are now 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the West Suburban Gold Conference. Sophomore Hinsdale South sophomores lost to Willowbrook Wednesday despite stellar pitching performances by Logan Mcgilney and Ricky Lepic. We were only able to scratch out one hit but the kids played well. They are playing hard and I told them the wins are going to come soon.
Freshman The first game of the week was a midweek makeup game against Willowbrook High school. Tristan Shauer battled on the mound through a pitchers duel throwing 6 innings strong allowing 3 earned runs. However the Hornets’ bats were quieted by a strong performance from Willowbrook’s pitcher. Jacob Jones put together a few quality at bats at the plate.
The Freshman Hornets looked to start a winning streak as the Proviso West freshman came to our field. The Hornets coupled together good offense with sound pitching to get a win. Max Nicholas, Leo McClellan, and Jack Nick all threw well on the mound. Glen Hogan powered a double to help pace the Hornets offense as well.
Week of April 2nd
Varsity The Hornets opened the conference season on Monday (4/2) in Villa Park by defeating Gold Conference favorite Willowbrook. The Hornets struck first by plating Evan Zenger who led off the game with a crisp single to center field. That was all the Hornets would need as John Colucci picked up his third win of the season by allowing five hits and no runs; while striking out six in his complete game. The Hornets pounded out seven hits and had nine walks; winning 5-0. Evan Zenger went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI. John Colucci, Bobby O’Donnell, Frankie Klemm, Jake Klepacz (RBI/ Triple), and Matt Uba each added a hit. The Hornets are 4-4 on the season and 1-0 in conference.
Freshman The Hornets finally put a tally in the win column as the conference season started with a game against Willowbrook at home. The Hornets benefited from strong pitching performances by Max Nicholas and Leo McClellan. McClellan was able to get out of a jam in the 5th inning by striking out 3 straight batters in a bases loaded 0 out situation. Offensively the Hornets were aided by a Grand Slam from Donny Lowdermilk in the 1st inning. Great at bats from Jacob Jones and Tristan Schauer also added the the Hornets run total. Finally, Tristan Schauer put on a show by stealing 6 bases in one game. The final score was 10 - 4 good guys.
Week of March 26th
Varsity The Hornets traveled all day Sunday (3/25) to Memphis Tennessee to take on Tennessee power Memphis University School on Monday March 26th. The Hornets ran into a buzz saw and were shut-out and defeated 10-0 in five innings of work. The highlight of the day would have to be that the boys visited the Civil Rights Museum earlier in the day and went to Central Barbeque for lunch. The Hornets are now 3-2.
On Tuesday the Hornets traveled to Millington Tennessee to the famous USA Stadium. The Hornets lost a tough game to Barrington by the score of 8-6. With the bases loaded and 1 out in the 7th the Hornets could not get the runners in to tie or win the ball game. The Hornets were led offensively by Evan Zenger who went 2-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Ryan Kuhlman, Jack Lombardo, Jake Klepacz and Paris Lewis each had hits. Matt Uba, Paris Lewis, Jack Lombardo, Bobby O’Donnell, Evan Zenger and Frankie Klemm each had RBI’s. Matt Uba picked up the loss in 4 innings of work. Uba gave up 6 runs on 7 hits. The Hornets record is now 3-3.
Later that day the Hornets took on Mississippi State power; Magnolia Heights. The Hornets got another solid pitching performance from John Colucci who went 6 innings allowing just 3 earned runs while striking out 6. The game was tied at 3 going into the 5th inning but Magnolia Heights scored a run in each of their last 3 innings. The Hornets lost another very good baseball game by the score of 6-3. The Hornets were led offensively by Jake Klepacz who went 2-3 with a run scored. Bobby O’Donnell who went 1-3 with an RBI double and a run scored. Ryan Kuhlman had 2 RBI’s and Jack Lombardo added a hit. The Hornets record is now 3-4. Freshman The Hornets started a tournament at Plainfield South over Spring Break with a game against Lemont High school. The Hornets scored in the first inning but quickly fell behind. Solid offensive performances from Derek Potts and Jack Nick helped the Hornets make a slight comeback but it was not enough as the Hornets fell in game one of a double header.
We dropped the second game of the double header to Plainfield North. Game 2 of the double header ended on a positive note as the Hornets bats came alive late in the game to score 4 runs in the 6th inning. Donny Lowdermilk laid down a perfect bunt to start a rally that included 4 hits from 4 different Hornets.
The Hornets dropped a tough game to Oak Forest High School on the final day of the tournament. Offensively Tristan Schauer added 1 hit, 1 steal and 1 run scored while Leo McClellan tallied 2 hits, 1 rbi and 1 run scored. Jack Nick started the game with 2 and 2/3rds solid innings pitched before being chased by a high pitch count.
Week of March 19th
Varsity The Hornets hosted non-conference foe Shepard High School at Alumni Field on Wednesday (3/21). The Hornets struck first by scoring the first run of the game in the 5th inning to take a 1-0 lead. John Colucci picked up his second win of the season in relief of Matt Uba. Uba pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Uba scattered 4 hits, struck out 7 and walked no one before he was taken out at the 70 pitch count. Colucci was dominant in relief striking out 5 and allowing only 1 hit in 2 innings of work. The Hornets pounded out seven hits and had twelve walks; winning 9-1. Paris Lewis, Matt Uba, Jake Klepacz, Frankie Klemm, John Colucci, Bobby O’Donnnell and Jack Lombardo each added a hit. The Hornets are 3-0 on the young season.
On Friday the Hornets traveled to Frankfort to take on Lincoln Way Central in a very cold but well-played game by both teams. The Hornets fell behind 2-0 in the 3rd inning and gave up another run in the 4th to perennial power Lincoln Way Central. Trailing 3-0; the Hornets scored once in the sixth on an RBI double by John Colucci. The Hornets put together a rally in the 7th by loading the bases with one out but failed to come up with the tying runs. The tough luck loser was Michael McCormack who pitched well enough to win. McCormack struck out 4 and allowed only 2 hits in 3 and 2/3 innings of work. JR Rickert pitched 1 and 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball and Evan Zenger pitched 2/3 of scoreless baseball in relief. The Hornets and Lincoln Way Central were both perfect in the field with zero errors. The Hornets were led offensively by John Colucci who went 3-3 with an RBI double. Jack Lombardo added a double and Paris Lewis had a hit and reached base on a HBP. The Hornets are now 3-1 on the season. Sophomore
Freshman The Hornets looked to bounce back after suffering a week of rainouts and bad weather with a game against Lincoln Way Central High School at home. Jelani Wilson found his way around the bases twice scoring 2 runs and adding an rbi single in the 5th inning. Jayden Salvareddy also had a solid game going 2 for 2 with 1 rbi. The Hornets lost the game as high pitch counts started to hurt the pitching staff late in the game.
Week of March 12th
Varsity The Hornets opened the season on Friday (3/16) hosting Bolingbrook at Alumni Field. The Hornets struck first by playing a little small ball. Ryan Kuhlman led off the game and the season by doubling down the left field line. Frankie Klemm followed with a perfect sacrifice bunt moving Kuhlman to third. Matt Uba then had an eight pitch at bat that ended in a walk. Paris Lewis continued the small ball attack with a sharp single up the middle driving in the first run of the season. Then the small ball attack shifted to big ball. Bobby O’Donnell launched a three run homer to right center clearing the bases. That was all the Hornets would need as John Colucci picked up his first win of the season by allowing four hits and one run; while striking out three in five innings of work. The Hornets pounded out nine hits and eleven runs; winning 11-1 in five innings. Frankie Klemm went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. John Colucci went 2-2 with an RBI. Evan Zenger and Ryan Kilrea also had hits.
On Saturday the Hornets traveled to chilly Highland Park. Frankie Klemm pitched all seven innings allowing only one run on three hits. Klemm was sparking in his varsity debut striking out seven, walking one, and picking up his first win of the season. Klemm also drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh with a two out walk. The Hornets were led offensively by Bobby O’Donnell who had a one out triple in the fourth inning driving in the game tying run. Ryan Kuhlman, Jake Klepacz, Evan Zenger, and Matt Uba each added hits to move the Hornets to 2-0 on the young season.
Sophomore In the First game vs. Highland Park Logan McGinley threw 4 solid innings and got the win and Nathan Pomey got the save in a 6-2 victory. Benjamin Metzger also played a stellar shortstop and added 3 hits. In the Second game everyone contributed and it was a good team win 7 to 1.
Freshman The Freshman Hornets started the season on Friday March 16th with a matchup against Bolingbrook high school on a cold and windy day. Max Nicholas started the game on the mound and had 2 solid innings of work before being chased from the game due to a high pitch count. Errors cost the Hornets as they dropped the game 2 - 8. Jack Nick was great in the closing innings, throwing 2 scoreless innings and striking out 3. Lucas Kozak and Bradley Reinhardt connected late in the 6th inning to help the Hornets score their first run of the season.
The Hornets made the trip up north to Highland Park High School on March 17th for a double header in the cold weather. In game one of the double header Tristan Schauer spearheaded the attack on the mound by throwing 6 quality innings with 1 earned run. Due to poor defense however, the Hornets were trailing 8 - 10 in the top of the 7th, but a string of walks and a big hit from Jelani Wilson pushed the Hornets ahead by 1 going to the bottom of the 7th. Unfortunately, the Hornets were not able to hold off the Giants offense as they pushed across two runs to win on a walk off double, winning 11 – 10.
Game two ended with a final score of 7 – 17 in favor of the Highland Park Giants. The Hornets showed some offensive power by scoring 5 in the first inning, but could not slow down the red hot Giants hitters. The Hornets look to bounce back on Wednesday against Shepard High School.
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