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Lake County Rankings and Player of the Week

Lake County Rankings and Player of the Week

Stevenson rolls into first place on a winning streak, and Libertyville’s Joshua Holst is the player of the week.

TOP 10

With records through Wednesday and previous rankings in brackets.

1.Stevenson 21-8 (3)

Brandon Schultz and the battle-tested Patriots have won nine in a row, with a key North Suburban Conference series against Libertyville and tough non-conference games ahead.

2. Libertyville 20-7-1 (1)

Chase Lockwood threw a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks in the Wildcats’ NSC win against Zion-Benton on Tuesday.

3. Mundelijn 17-6 (2)

Caden Earing leads the way in the Mustangs’ come-from-behind NSC victory against Lake Zurich on Wednesday, going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

4. Wauconda 18-8 (6)

Zac Johnson drills a two-run go-ahead homer in the Northern Lake County Conference leaders’ win against Antioch on Wednesday.

5. Grayslake Central 18-8 (4)

Jordon Dumas drops his ERA to 1.20 in the Rams’ win against Richmond-Burton on Monday after Jacob Redker pitched five scoreless innings and earned a save in NLCC wins against Lakes.

6. Lakes 16-7 (5)

The Eagles open their NLCC series against Grayslake North with a walk-off win on Wednesday.

7. Hooglandpark 17-9 (7)

Charlie Cohen goes 2-for-3 with three RBIs, nearly all Illinois recruit Luke Weber needs, in the Giants’ Central Suburban North win against Niles West on Wednesday.

8. Grayslake North 16-10 (9)

The Knights had won 10 of 11 before Wednesday’s loss, when Tyler Morgan allowed just two earned runs.

9. Award 15-9 (10)

Braden Otahal follows up his shutout against Antioch last week with another strong performance against Round Lake in NLCC action Wednesday.

10. Lake Zurich 12-11 (8)

It’s hard to find a more powerful tandem than Ryan Kondrad and Owen Strahl, who combined for 13 home runs, 52 RBIs and 34 runs scored.


Junior pitcher Joshua Holst, an Air Force commit who threw a one-hitter and struck out 17 during Libertyville’s 2-0 North Suburban Conference victory over Zion-Benton on Monday, is also 7-for-13 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, eight RBIs and five runs scored in his past five games.

Steve Reaven is a freelance reporter.