Trojans, Young 2-run walk-off blast, sinks West Aurora

CLASS 4A REGIONAL FIRST  ROUND

PLAINFIELD SOUTH REGIONAL

Trailing, West Aurora  3-2, in the bottom of the seventh inning, at Legion Field, Trojan Nolan Young, stepped into the batters’ box. With a Trojan teammate on base, Young launched a two-run blast, that left the premises at Legion Field and gave the Trojans a 4-3 Class 4A Plainfield South Regional first-round win, over the Blackhawks.

Sam Condon and Tyler Rosen, led the Trojan attack with two his each. Nick Taviani, picked up the final out of the seventh, in relief of the Trojan starter Rosen, to pick up the win on the mound. Of course, Young’s blast ignited a Saratoga Avenue walk-off celebration, for the super-charged Trojan fans.

Downers Grove North (18-15) will travel to Plainfield South (22-9-1), to take on the regional hosts at 4:30  on Wednesday.

LINCOLN-WAY EAST REGIONAL
JOLIET CENTRAL 8, JOLIET WEST 7
The Steelmen (12-19-1), scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh, highlighted by a three-run bomb off the bat of Ryan King, to send the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, Ricky Malmfeldt sent Steelmen fans into a frenzy, with his two-out walk-off single to give Joliet Central, the victory over their archrivals from Joliet West (6-24-2). The Tigers were led by Adam Scharf who had three hits and Dylan Loftis drove home a pair of Tiger runs.

Joliet Central will play Lincoln-Way Central (20-8) at 4, at Lincoln-Way East on Wednesday.
HINSDALE SOUTH REGIONAL

HINSDALE SOUTH 2, ROMOEVILLE 1
The Spartans (9-23), battled the regional hosts only to lose in walk-off fashion, in Darien on Monday. The Hornets were only able to muster one hit against Tyler Horvath (six innings) but it was enough for the victory. Zach Swearingen drove home the final Spartan run of the 2017 campaign.

MAINE SOUTH REGIONAL FIRST-ROUND

MAINE SOUTH 14, SCHURZ 1   (5 INNINGS)
The regional hosts made quick work of their guests from Chicago, led by Danny Cerniglia and Spyros Vaselopulos, who each had three hits and drove home three Hawk runs. Danny Touhy, chipped in with a pair of RBI for Maine South (5-26), who will host Evanston at 4:30, on Wednesday.

MAINE EAST 5 VON STEUBEN  5 (8 INNINGS SUSPENDED)
The Demons (7-16-1) and their guests from Chicago, played eight innings before darkness forced a suspension of the game until Tuesday, in Park Ridge.

In regular season nonconference games on Monday…..

Joliet Catholic 7, Lincoln-Way Central 0

Sandburg 5, Downers Grove South 3
Lincoln-Way West 5, Plainfield North 4

– Compiled by Drake Skleba

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