Sycamore came from behind to win its fifth straight baseball game Wednesday, defeating Hampshire, 10-9, at Sycamore Park.
Nathan Haacker went 3 for 3 with a home run, two doubles and four runs scored.
“He hit probably the longest home run I’ve seen there,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “There’s a tree out in right-center field, beyond the fence, and he hit it about two-thirds up the tree. It wasn’t a fly ball, either. It was a laser.”
Mitchell Jordan went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Spartans (5-2). Colin Eggleson got the win in relief, pitching two innings and striking out two. Clark O’Donnell went 1 for 2 with a double and the game-winning RBI in the sixth.
Barbs fall to Harlem: DeKalb lost to Harlem, 6-5. Tyler Gosnell took the loss on the mound, giving up seven hits while walking two and striking out four. He gave up just three earned runs.
“Frustrating game for us because we really earned our runs,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “We moved runners, hit line drives, quality runs. Defensively we just didn’t have it today for whatever reason.”
Trenton Sopko went 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI for the Barbs (5-2-1).
G-K takes loss: Genoa-Kingston lost, 8-3, to Johnsburg. The Cogs (1-8) committed six errors. Adam Price threw five innings, walked four, struck out three and hit three batters. Jake Langford went 2 for 2 and Mason Lucca went 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI.
Bats come alive for Sycamore: Meranda Brashears went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and two RBIs and Brittany Huber was 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs in Sycamore’s 15-5 win against Hampshire.
Keri Treml got the win for the Spartans (5-6). Treml allowed three hits, struck out six and walked seven. Becca Schroeder went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.
“It was nice to see the bats pick up the defense for a change,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “The girls kept picking away and finally got things going late in the game. Brit Huber and Becca Schroeder did a real nice job for us back to back today in the lineup. It was a good team win.”
Kitz HR leads Knights: Sarah Kitz went 2 for 2 with a home run to pace Kaneland on its way to a 12-0, five-inning victory against Hoffman Estates. Allyson O’Herron went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Knights (11-4).
Errors cost Cogs: Genoa-Kingston made two two-out errors that cost the Cogs four runs in a 6-2 loss at Ottawa. Danielle Engel took the loss for G-K (6-3). She struck out six and gave up two earned runs in a complete-game effort. Amy Clark had a triple and two RBIs.
Cogs shut out: Genoa-Kingston lost to Mendota, 2-0, to fall to 3-4.
“It took us awhile to adjust to the new turf field and with the wind behind them; they were able to get a couple of goals on us in the first half,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “We played better in the second half and we were able to get several shots on goal. Unfortunately, they were right to the keeper.”
Barbs edge East Aurora: DeKalb got wins at Nos. 4-10 singles and defeated East Aurora, 10-5. Sandy Morales won her match at No. 4 singles, 21-12, 21-18.
“We played well at the bottom of our lineup in singles, but not a good night for DeKalb badminton,” DeKalb coach Duane Cowley said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”