Airola, Butler lead Indians past Cougars for SPC title

– Compiled by Drake Skleba

-Minooka (22-9, 14-4) catcher Nick Airola and centerfielder Jon Butler, led the Indians past Plainfield South 6-5 in eight thrilling innings, for the 2017 Southwest Prairie Conference championship. Airola had three hits and three RBI to lead the Indian attack, while Butler also had three hits and drove in two runs.
Plainfield South (22-9-1, 13-5) was led by AJ Manucci, who drove home a pair of Cougar runs.

Plainfield East 7, Oswego East 5
The Bengals (20-15) won for the 20th time this season behind Jake Havis and JJ Zwyiciel, each had two RBI for the victorious Bengals.

Romeoville 12, Joliet Central 10
For the first time this season the Spartans (9-23, 4-14) have won two games in a row. Fernando Perez continued his torrid hitting, with four more hits and Jeff Zack added three hits, with a pair of RBI for the Spartans. Tyler Horvath added three RBI for the red-hot Spartans.
Joliet Central (11-18-3, 4-14) was led by Ryan King and JoJo McNair. King had three hits while McNair drove home two Steelmen runs.

Sandburg 9, Bolingbrook 4
Sandburg (18-6, 7-3) grabbed a share of the Southwest Suburban Blue title, with Lincoln-Way East (13-14, 7-3), with the win at The Brook (14-12-1, 5-5). Kellen Quigley drove home a pair of runs for Bolingbrook. Willowbrook 4 DG South 3
The Mustangs (23-10, 13-5) fell in their West Suburban Gold finale in Villa Park on Thursday. Mark Greco had two hits and two RBI to lead the Mustangs. Brett Riegler, chipped in with two hits and an RBI. Tyler Horvath chipped in with three big RBI.

Plainfield North 10, Illiana Christian 0 ( six innings)
The Tigers (25-8) blanked the Vikings in a six-inning nonconference game at North. Gavin Doyle and Cody Harrison combined to throw a two-hit shutout. Connor Peplow had three hits and a pair of RBI for North. The red-hot Anthony Fumagalli,continued to crush the baseball, with two hits and three RBI for the Tigers.

Montini 2, Lockport 0
The Porters (17-15-1) lost in the Sixth Annual Steven M. Bajenski Memorial Tournament at Wheaton College on Thursday. The Porters could only muster four hits against the Broncos, with Josh Bentley picking up a pair.

Notre Dame 7, Maine West 4
Max Rimac continued his hot-hitting with two hits and two more RBI, as the Dons (14-18-1) rolled past the Warriors in nonconference action. Paul Bergstrom struck out 10 in his six solid innings of work on the mound to pick up the win.

Conant 8, Maine South 7
The Hawks (4-26) battled but fell a little short in nonconference  actions against the Cougars. Declan Griffin had three hits for the Hawks while Spyros Vaselopuols drove home a pair of runs.

ICCP 6, Lisle 2
The Lions (12-19) fell in a Class 2A Westmont Regional semifinal on Thursday. Emmett Malavia drove home the final two Lions of the season

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