High School Baseball

In his first two high school seasons, Trey Butler established himself as one of the best players in the Public League and the state.
Hintz, Pluta, Orloff, Kent and Summerhill are playing college ball for the Wildcats.
Amaan Khan, a 16-year-old right-hander, pitched for the Pakistan national team during its two-game stay in a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
“The day of the draft, I still didn’t know if he was going to be drafted, or if he was going to attend Vanderbilt until the Sox picked him,” Larry Schultz, Noah’s father, revealed Monday. “We weren’t quite sure what was going to happen.”
The White Sox picked Oswego East lefty Noah Schultz with the 26th pick. Schultz, a 6-9 Vanderbilt recruit, was the top-ranked player in the state’s Class of 2022 according to Prep Baseball Report.
More than 230 college scholarships have been earned by ACE graduates.
There was just one home run during the eight games this weekend, and it came in Edwardsville’s thrilling 4-3 win against Mundelein in the Class 4A championship game.
Nazareth beat Glenwood 5-1 on Saturday at Duly Health and Care Field in Joliet. It’s the first baseball state title for the Roadrunners.
The Bennett Musser-Danny Connelly battery has been together since both were 10 years old. So Connelly, the catcher, knows when Musser has his best stuff.
Edwardsville’s big bats came through in the middle innings, and the Tigers knocked off Brother Rice 7-4.
Crystal Lake South starter Mark DeCicco pitched a clean first inning, but Nazareth hit the ball hard and Roadrunners right fielder Nick Drtina could feel good things were about to happen for his team.
All the game times and scores this weekend in Joliet.
Lane starting pitcher Josh Katz retired Brooks outfielder Kendall Larry on his 114th pitch of the game, securing a 2-1 win in the Chicago Public League title game.
The kid who grew up in Norwood Park, starting out playing T-ball as a 6-year-old, made his MLB debut with the Pirates on April 26 as a 23-year-old outfielder.
Besides being the brightest star on a team with serious Class 4A state title aspirations, he also is one of Illinois’ top prospects for the MLB Draft.
The Dolphins’ center fielder committed to Arizona, but he might be drafted.
Plainfield East baseball players Gavin Schmitt and Christian Mitchelle aren’t sure if their school even has a trophy case.
The Senators overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Wolves 8-7 and win their first baseball state championship.
When the pandemic robbed them of their junior season, the players learned how to pitch themselves.
White Sox might be setting sights on catcher or pitcher, though, in first round of draft Wednesday.
“African Americans should understand there are more sports that you can dominate,” Ed Howard said. “Guys like Tim Anderson are [doing it], and guys like me coming up behind him have to continue with it, to open doors.”
Team Chicago opens with a victory in the inaugural GEICO Baseball City Series, with Thursday’s final to be televised on ESPNU.
To combat the shortage, he runs the Home Plate Umpires Association (HPUA), an organization that employs more than 100 youth umpires across the city.