Spring Break Varsity Sports Results – March 22-31, 2019
updated as results become available
Saturday, March 30
Stevenson at Union City (Tenn.) Tournament: The Patriots (5-2) defeated another Illinois school, Geneva, 10-2, and were declared the winner of the Final Flight Baseball Classic after the title game was rained out. Seniors Nick Wang, Hayden Brotz and Brandon Ward combined to hold the Vikings to six hits, and didn’t walk a batter, while four Patriots homered. Seniors Chris Farina (3-for-4, 3 runs scored) and Ryan McElhinny (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit back-to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the first inning to give SHS a 2-0 lead. Senior Michael D’Angelo (2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI) hit a three-run blast in the fifth, and junior Zach Taylor (2-for-3, 3 RBI) belted a two-run shot in the sixth. – GameChanger.com
Friday, March 29
Stevenson at Union City (Tenn.) Tournament: The Patriots (4-2) swept both of their games at the Final Flight Baseball Classic in Tennessee, defeating Hueytown (Ala.), 7-5, and Dyersburg, 8-4, in a five-inning exhibition. In the opening win over Hueytown, SHS rallied from a 5-2 deficit by scoring four runs in the fifth inning and adding an insurance score in the sixth. Seniors Chris Farina, Ryan McElhinny and Michael D’Angelo all went 2-for-4 and drove in a run, while classmates Jake Surane and Isaiah Hart also had an RBI apiece. Senior Hayden Brotz earned the save by pitching two scoreless innings to close the contest. In the nightcap, senior Brandon Ward went 2-for-2 and knocked in four runs, and fellow senior Josh Snider also went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Stevenson broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the bottom of the third inning. – GameChanger.com
Thursday, March 28
Stevenson 7, Yorkville 5: Senior Isaiah Hart hit a solo home run to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Patriots (3-2) rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Foxes in the Final Flight Baseball Classic at Elam Stadium in Union City, Tenn. Yorkville led 5-1 after two innings, but reliever Josh Snider, a senior, held the Foxes scoreless for the next four innings while Stevenson mounted its comeback. He gave up four hits, struck out five, walked none and gave up two runs, both unearned, in 4-2/3 innings to earn the win. Senior Nick Brueckert closed out the game with a scoreless seventh, striking out two and setting the Foxes down in order. Senior Hayden Brotz hit a two-run single during the Patriots’ three-run fourth inning, and classmate Jake Surane tied the game with a two-run double in the fifth. Senior Ryan McElhinny capped the comeback with an RBI single after Isaiah’s homer. Brandon Ward, also a senior, went 2-for-2 with an RBI, while fellow Class of 2019 member Michael D’Angelo swiped five bases, including a steal of home for the team’s first run. – GameChanger.com
Wednesday, March 27
Stevenson 6, Dundee-Crown 5: The Patriots (2-1) rallied from a 4-0 first inning deficit in the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont. SHS scored two runs in the second and third innings to tie the game at 4-4. After the Chargers pushed across a run in the top of the fourth, Stevenson tied the game in the bottom of the frame and then scored what would turn out to be the winning run in the fifth. Sophomore Haley Barnes was the winning pitcher, tossing four shutout innings and surrendering one hit, and also went 3-for-4 with a double. Sophomore Emily Freedman, freshman Elle Ruchim and junior Mara Lippman all went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Junior Maggie Trotter doubled and freshman Allison Wade hit a triple and knocked in a run for SHS, which had 13 hits. – Daily Herald
Stevenson 9, Crockett County (Tenn.) 8: Right fielder Matt Dutler threw out the tying run at home to end the game in the Final Flight Baseball Classic at Elam Stadium in Union City, Tenn. The Patriots (2-2) built an early 6-0 lead, then held off a Cavalier rally over the final four innings, including three runs in the last inning. Seniors Ryan McElhinny and Michael D’Angelo each went 2-for-4 , scored three runs and had a run batted in. Michael also stole three bases for SHS, which had eight in the game. Sophomore Benjamin Ries knocked in two runs, including a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner. – GameChanger.com
Monday, March 25
Stevenson 3-4, O’Fallon 4-0: Five pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the nightcap, an exhibition game, for the visiting Patriots (1-2) outside of St. Louis. Senior Ethan Kallish pitched the first three innings, striking out three. He was followed with one-inning stints from junior Jacob Freed, seniors Michael D’Angelo and Brandon Ward (one strikeout), and junior Brandon Frankel (two strikeouts). The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when SHS scored three runs with two outs. Senior Isaiah Hart singled, stole second, and scored on an error by the catcher for the only run Stevenson would need. Brandon Ward went 2-for-4, stole three bases and scored a run in addition to his scoreless inning of relief. In the opener, seniors Chris Farina and Jake Surane each had two hits. Starting pitcher Jacob Rosenkranz, a senior, pitched four innings, giving up two unearned runs. He surrendered four hits while striking out five and walking one. – GameChanger.com
University School of Nashville 10, Stevenson 9: The host Tigers scored the winning goal with 9 seconds remaining, dropping the Patriots to 1-5 on the season.
Saturday, March 23
Stevenson 3, Nazareth Academy 1: Senior Kalyssa VanZanten scored two goals and junior Gracie Wingfield had the other as the host Patriots (4-0-1) erupted in the second half after a scoreless first half. Gracie’s goal, assisted by Kalyssa, was the first of the game. Kalyssa made it 2-0 on a penalty kick, then extended the lead with her final goal, which was assisted by sophomore Abby Kalou. Senior keeper Jenny Staten made five saves and junior Arushi Nair had four.
Stevenson at Joliet West Invitational: The Patriots (5-1) swept all three of their matches to capture the Silver Bracket championship, finishing 4-1 in the tournament. SHS opened the day with a 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 win over St. Charles East, then dispatched Wheaton North, 25-18, 19-25, 26-24, before knocking off Bolingbrook, 25-18, 26-24, for the bracket title. Juniors Justin Ross and Gavin Meng each had six kills in the final match, while senior Daniel Doczi added four. Justin led SHS with 11 kills against Wheaton and recorded eight versus St. Charles East. He also had two solo blocks and 15 block assists in the three matches. Gavin had a team-high nine kills against St. Charles and added seven versus Wheaton North. Senior Will Sorenson dished out 76 assists on 161-of-167 setting. He also had 10 block assists and five kills. Senior Thomas Finn recorded 10 kills and 12 digs on the day, while Daniel had eight kills and junior Wally Wormser contributed six. Andrew Keevins, a junior, made 14 digs, and classmate Samuel Epstein tallied 10.
Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Illinois Top Times Indoor Championships: Senior Kendall Roberts ran the 1,600 meters in a personal-best time of 5:08.73 to finish eighth in Class 3A at Illinois Wesleyan University. – Official Results
Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at Illinois Top Times Indoor Championships: Junior Jahleel Perrin finished sixth in the Class 3A 200-meter dash with a time of 22.81 seconds at Illinois Wesleyan University. He also placed 18th in the 60-meter dash (7.190). Freshman Ray Zhao was 11th in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 11 inches. – Official Results
Stevenson at Indianapolis Brebeuf Invitational: The Patriots fell to the host school, 17-11, and Kentucky’s second-ranked team, Eastern High from Louisville, Ky.
Friday, March 22
Stevenson 9, Glenbrook South 7: The Patriots (1-1) rallied from a five-run first inning deficit to topple the Titans at Heritage Park in Wheeling, giving head coach Nick Skala his first career victory. Junior Jake Surane went 3-for-5, drove in three runs, stole a base and scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning on a Glenbrook South error. Senior Michael D’Angelo went 2-for-3 with a home run and double, scored three runs and also drove in one. Junior Zach Taylor belted a two-run homer during Stevenson’s four-run fourth inning, which ended with the Pats leading 6-5. He also scored two runs in the game. Senior Nick Wang worked a scoreless seventh, including striking out the final batter with two runners on base, to earn the save. – GameChanger.com
Stevenson at Joliet West Invitational: The Patriots (2-1) split their first two matches of the two-day event, beating Oak Forest, 25-17, 25-17, after falling to Plainfield South, 25-22, 26-24. Junior Gavin Meng led SHS with five kills in each match. He also served three aces, made seven digs and added a solo block. Senior Will Sorenson was 84-of-87 setting with 27 assists, served five aces, had four kills and made 10 digs. Junior Andrew Keevins also had 10 digs to go along with four aces. Justin Ross, also a junior, had seven kills, two aces, two solo blocks, five block assists and five digs.
Boys Water Polo
Winter Park (Fla.) 19, Stevenson 13