The Hall Red Devils lost for the first time in 10 baseball games this spring, but it took a 5A school to do so.
Tinley Park Andrew, which has a enrollment of 2,137 students, scored in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat the Red Devils 2-1 Thursday in Tinley Park. Hall has an enrollment of 416.
Hall picked up the game with Andrew late when it’s original opponent, Alleman, had to cancel to be able to move up a Western Big Six Conference date.
“Thought we competed very well but they had one more big hit than we did . It was a very cool experience to go see how the big boys play,” Hall coach Tom Keegan said.
Andrew scored in the third inning with the Red Devils coming back to tie the game at 1 on a RBI hit by freshman Trez Rybarczyk in the fifth inning.
Ty Rybarczyk, Jimmy DeAngelo, Chance Resetich, Sean Riordan and Christian Stefania all hit safely for the Red Devils.
Ty Rybarczyk took the loss, scattering seven hits with seven strikeouts over six innings.
Hall 15, IVC 3: The Red Devils pounded out 13 hits en route to a five-inning victory in nonconference play shortened by the 10-run rule Tuesday at Kirby Park in Spring Valley.
The Grey Ghosts scored first with a run in the first, but Hall responded with seven in the second, three in the third and five more in the fourth to go up 15-3.
Cam McDonald led Hall with a 4-4 day, with Riordan going 3-4 and Ty Rybarczyk and Brant Vanaman adding two hits each.
Riordan, the starting and winning pitcher, tossed four innings with three runs (no earned), two hits and nine strikeouts.
Serena 6, LaMoille-Ohio 2: The Lions lost for the first time in Little Ten Conference play at home Thursday. Luke Moore went 2-3, Ryan Schultz went 1-2 with a RBI, and Austin Walker added an RBI for the Lions (2-3, 2-1).
LaMoille-Ohio 8, HBR 2: The Lions beat the Royals for the second day in a row with a road win at Hinckley Tuesday. Dominic Moore picked up the win, striking out nine batters, walking three and giving up two runs.
Clay Sundberg went 2-3, picking up 2 RBI, and Luke Lovgren went 1-4 with 4 RBI.
Bureau Valley 6-9, Kewanee 0-12: Tyler Gustafson pitched the Storm (1-8, 1-6) to their first win of the season, with a 6-0 shutout over the Boilermakers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday at Kewanee.
The Boilermakers won the nightcap 12-9.
Brandon McAlvey had six hits with four RBI and Gustafson had five hits between the two games. Spencer Marquez drove in three runs
Kewanee 11-18, Bureau Valley 1-9: The Boiler Girls swept the Storm in a Thursday doubleheader at Kewanee.
Kewanee made quick work in the opener, winning 11-1 in five innings, outhitting the Storm 12-4.
The nightcap was more of a battle, won by the Boiler Girls again 18-9. Kewanee outhit the Storm 14-13.
L-P 5, St. Bede 4: The Lady Bruins fell behind 5-1 after four innings and couldn’t come all the way back in Wednesday’s crosstown loss. Hayley Short, Addison Lee and Charleigh Holmes all had hits and RBI for St. Bede.
HBR 7, LaMoille-Ohio 1: The Royals returned home Tuesday to avenge Monday’s 10-3 loss at LaMoille.
Serena 7, LaMoille-Ohio 1: Allie Carlson had two hits for the Lady Lions in defeat Thursday at LaMoille.
Ottawa 6, Hall 5: The Lady Pirates scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for walk-off victory in nonconference play at Ottawa Tuesday.
Sara Perkins and Hanah Hart each had RBI triples for the Lady Devils, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
Seneca 8, Hall 1: The Lady Devils scored in the first inning, but did not score again in a nonconference loss Thursday in Spring Valley. Gabbi Englehaupt, Hanah Hart and Sara Perkins all had two hits for Hall (3-7).