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Baseball roundup: Close one goes against West Chicago

Ebeling complete game lifts Wheaton Academy against St. Edward

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:45 a.m. CDT
(Lorae Mundt)
West Chicago's Grant Hosticka swings during the home game against Nequa Valley on Saturday April 27th. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media

WEST CHICAGO – West Chicago lost its fifth game of the season by one run Monday, falling 4-3 against Metea Valley in an Upstate Eight Valley contest.

Austin Kordik went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored in the losing effort, and Jon Michiels drove in two runs.

Alex Cabral allowed no earned runs in a complete-game pitching performance, striking out two while walking none.

West Chicago also lost a doubleheader Saturday against the Mustangs by scores of 2-1 and 8-4.

Dave Kordik allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work in the opener while Antonio Solis went 2-for-3 at the plate. Connor Dall drove in the run.

In Game 2, Dave Kordik went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

The Wildcats had closed out their UEV series against Neuqua Valley by dropping a 10-6 decision April 30.

Austin Kordik was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Ryan Koester added a home run and three RBIs. Solis added a hit and two RBIs.

West Chicago returns to the diamond Saturday for a doubleheader against East Aurora and will play the Tomcats again Tuesday before beginning a series May 15 against South Elgin.

Wheaton Academy

The Warriors were held to three hits in a 4-1 loss Monday against Aurora Christian. Chris Johnson drove in the lone run with a homer and Jake Lindstedt, and Michael Moses each had a single.

Brett Albaugh allowed two earned runs in seven innings, yielding five hits while striking out four.

On Saturday, with Austin Ebeling tossing a complete game, the squad pulled out a 2-1 win against St. Edward. Ebeling allowed five hits while striking out eight. Offensively, Tanner Philipps was 2-for-3, and Luke Kram had a hit and RBI.

Wheaton Academy fell 15-1 April 30 in five innings against Marian Central Catholic. Bryce Sandberg was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Kram scored the lone run for the Warriors.

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