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West Chicago

Baseball roundup: Close one goes against West Chicago

Ebeling complete game lifts Wheaton Academy against St. Edward

West Chicago's Grant Hosticka swings during the home game against Nequa Valley on Saturday April 27th. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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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