Jeff Chiles 30 May 1997

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Jeff Chiles 30 May 1997 - DaflvHerald 1997 Fox VMM SPORTS Section...
DaflvHerald 1997 Fox VMM SPORTS Section .4/Pag*-5.. FCt best BY DAVID OBEKHELMAN Daily Herald Correspondent With nearly all the figures reported, the following Fox Valley area squads featured featured the highest team batting averages: Elgin Academy, .351; Burlington Central, Central, .345; Elgin, .337; Cary-Grove, .310; Larkin, .307. Elgin Academy finished second in the Independent School League. Burlington Central finished first in the Big Northern. Elgin tied for first in the Upstate Eight. Cary-Grove finished first in the Fox Valley. Valley. Only Larhin didn't compete for its respective conference title. Then there was Dundee-Crown (.267), Streamwood (.258) and Jacobs (.250), none of which, unfortunately, saw their conferences' first division. B • • The comeback trail: Elgin Academy's Academy's Gil Valencia, who made an amazing amazing recovery after open-heart surgery during the latter stages of basketball sea- I8»S£BALL/AREA NOTES son, played 97 innings for the Hilltoppers this season. In 44 at-bats he got only 10 hits for a .227 batting average, but he was second on the team in walks with 13, boosting his on-base percentage to .475. • • • Unsung heroes: Not everyone can be an everyday starter. It takes a special type of person and athlete to come through when a little bit rusty. Bob Hopp of Dundee-Crown was one of those players. Though he saw many innings, he got only 47 at-bats going into the playoffs. He made the most of those at-bats, hitting .340 with 2 home runs and a double among his 16 hits, for 10 RBI and a .489 slugging percentage. Kevin Hare of Crystal Lake South was out for most of the season with a neck injury linked to a skiing accident that happened in the winter but wasn't treated treated for months. He came back to lead the Gators in hitting at about .467, though in limited at bats. Dan Terlep, Elgin's catcher, hit only 256 this season, with 21 runs batted in. Not too great, one might say, but he didn't didn't even play baseball last spring. His teammate, Jeff Bogacki, batted .355 in 45 at bats. Other players who did well in part-time duty- Cary-Grove's Kevin Moony (.440), Jacobs' Andy Hartrick (.354), Burlington Central's Paul Esposito (.326) and Elgin Academy's Kenny Hamilton (.324) and Ed Christie (.375), • • • Stingiest pitchers: Walks may have made their earned-run averages a little higher but batters had a tough time against these pitchers. .. For example; Dundee-Crown's Rick Popilek allowed 70 hits in 330 batters who came up to the plate against him. That means batters hit just .212 against him. Other hurlers who were tough to face: Doug Hren (.218) and Eric Caldwell (.226) of Cary-Grove; Alex Roberti (.220) and Jeff Imming (.222) of Elgin Academy; and Aaron Jossart (.208) of Burlington Central. Central. Though the numbers aren't complete for such stalwarts as Scott Johnson, Jeff Chiles, Jeff Pagels and Dave Kukla, they would have to be doing pretty fair to beat Burlington Central's Eric Goff. In 52 innings this season, Goff faced 230 batters. He walked only 12, and 41 of them got hits. Batters averaged a paltry .178 off the left-handed pitcher. • • • All-basketball baseball team: Elgin Academy's Alex Roberti, Ryan Hurley and Jeff Imming; Burlington Central's Eric Goff, T. J. Sportsman and Matt Peterson; Peterson; Dundee-Crown's Josh Steinhaus; Streamwood's Steve Lamberti; Elgin's Dustin Ackman and Matt Ludemann; Jacobs' Scott Johnson; Larkin's Joel Castillo; Crystal Lake South's Jeff Chiles; St. Edward's Peter Aydt and Javier Hernandez; Hernandez; and Cary-Grove's Caldwell. All-football baseball team: Cary- Grove's Ryan Coghill and Joe Hanasz; Larkin's Brian Smith, Castillo, Brandon Hatley and Kasey Kluxdal; St. Edwards Charlie Walker and Matt Novak; Elgui-s Terlep and Lajuan Leonard; Dundee- Crown's Steinhaus, Popilek and (we hafta, though only 14 at bats) Sergio Tinajero. , ' c . Larkin's Vince Webber ran track this season. ''" m • • Rockets, obviously: Unless something had more than 10 stolen bases on the year, topped by Mike Schubert, who set a single- season record with 24. •""•, In 31 games Rockets coach Doug Ellett tallied 150 stolen bases, an average 'of 4.84 a game. . •'<'• Burlington Central's Dave Zierk got only 22 official at bats this spring. He stole 21 bases. BASEBALL / AREA LEADERS As reported to the Dally Herald through Tuesday, May 27 Batting (at least 55.8 at bats) — Roberti, (EA) .561. Imming, (EA) .484 Rezendes, (JAC) .483 Gioe, (SIR) .456, Schubert, (BC) .455, Frangiamore, (CG) .450, St. John, (CIS) .435, B. Smith, (LAR) .432, Kukla, (ELG) .425, Timmons, (EA) .414, Westphal, (BC) .412, Butler, (LAR) .400, Pagels, (ELG) .391, A. Ellis, (CG) .378, Orkfritz, (BC) .378, Hurley, (EA) .373, Gaszyinski, (ELG) .371, Jungers, (ELG) .367, Chiles, (CLS) .367, Dolewski, (STR) .366. Runs — Frangiamore, (CG) 36, Gaszynski, (ELG) 34, Imming, (EA) 30, Cripe, (CLS) 30, Wolff, (ELG) 29, Westphal, (BC) 28, Chiles, (CLS) 28, Leonard, (ELG) 28, Schubert, (BC) 26, Caldwell, (CG) 26, Hurley, (EA) 26, Bombino, (CLS) 26, Orkfritz, (BC) 25, Ackman, (ELG) 25, RBI — Pagels, (ELG) 35, Kukla, (ELG) 30, Van Meenan, (CG) 29, Roberti, (EA) 29, Bombino, (CLS) 29, Imming, (EA) 28, B. Smith, (LAR) 28, A. Ellis, (CG) 27, Timmons, (EA) 27, Sportsman, Sportsman, (BC) 25, Chiles, (CLS) 25. Hits—.Frangiamore, (CG).4.5,;.,; ;: Rezendes, (JAC) 42, Schubert,.: (BC) 40, Ellis, (CG) 37, Bombino, Bombino, (CLS) 37, Pagels, (ELG) 36, Westphal, (BC) 35, Kukla, (ELG) 34, Gaszynski, (ELG) 33, Chiles, (CLS) 33. Doubles — Orkfritz, (BC) 15, Imming, (EA) 15, Timmons, (EA) 15, Jungers, (ELG) 10, McEwen, (DC) 10, A. Ellis, (CG) 10, Wolff, (ELG) 9 .Krabbe, (LAR) 9, Bombino, (CLS) 9, B. Green, (JAC) 8, Pagels, (ELG) 8. Triples — Roberti, (EA) 5,. Westphal, (BC) 4, Imming, (EA) 4, Schubert, (BC) 3, M. Peterson, Peterson, (BC) 3, Cripe, (CLS) 3, Frangiamore, (CG) 2, Heimberg, (LAR) 2, L. Leonard, (ELG) 2, St. John, (CLS) 2. Home runs — B. Smith, (LAR) 8, Bombino, (CLS) 7, A. Ellis, (CG) 5, Meservy, (CLS) 5, St. John, (CLS) 5, Steele, (CLS) 4, Caldwell, (CG) 4, McEwen, (DC) 3, Cripe, (CLS) 3, Chiles, (CLS) 3, Robinson, (DC) 3, Roberts, (CG) 3, Orkfritz, (BC) 3 On base percentage — Roberti, Roberti, (EA) .735, Gioe, (STR) .625, Imming, (EA) .587, Hurley, (EA) .577, B. Smith, (LAR) .552, Timmons, Timmons, (EA) .548, Westphal, (BC) .523, Frangiamore, (CG) .518, DeMent, (DC) .514, Schubert, Schubert, (BC) .514. Stolen bases—..Cripe, (CLS) _ 26,;$chube,rt J : (BC) 24, CaldyvejUi ; (CG)--21, Zierk;: (BC) 21, West- v:,-j phal, (BC) 20, Jossart, (BC) 16, Dyrstad, (BC) 15, Peterson, (BC) 15, Frangiamore, (CG) 14, Gaszynski, (ELG) 14. Pitching (at least 4 decisions) — Hren, (CG) 10-0, Ludeman, (ELG) 4-0, Caldwell, (CG) 8-1, Jossart, (BC) 7-1, Goff, (BC) 71, 71, Tomaselli, (BC) 5-1, Pagels, (ELG) 5-1, Kukla, (ELG) 4-1, Wilkins, (BC) 4-1, Popilek, (DC) 7-2, Evans, (ELG) 5-2. Wins — Hren, (CG) 10, Caldwell, Caldwell, (CG) 8, Chiles, (CLS) 7, Jossart, (BC) 7, Goff, (BC) 7, Popilek, (DC) 7, Tomselli, (BC) 5, Pagles, (ELG) 5, Evans, (ELG) 5, S. Johnson (JAC) 5, Roberti, (EA) 5, Krabbe, (LAR) 5, Earned run average — Hren, (CG) 1.80, Goff, (BC) 1.88, Tomaselli, (BC) 2.37, Roberti, (EA) 2.38, Chiles, (CLS) 2.39, S. Johnson, (JAC) 2.43, Jossart, (BC) 2.71, Caldwell, (CG) 2.86, Kistler, (JAC) 3.43, Krabbe, (LAR) 3.50. Strikeouts — Chiles, (CLS) 95, Caldwell, (CG) 81, Jossart, (BC) 74, Hren, (CG) 66, Popilek, (DC) 61, Roberti, (EA) 59, Johnson, (JAC) 55, Goff, (BC) 55, Krabbe, (LAR) 53, Steele, (CLS) 47. Innings pitched — Chiles, (CLS) 76.0, Hren, (CG) 74.0, "CaldwelUCG) 73.1 Steele, S. S. Johnson, (JAC) 69.1, Krabbe, (LAR) 54.0, Goff, (BC) 52.0, Jossart, (BC) 49.0, Kistler, (JAC) 47.0, Roberti, (EA) 47.0 Berge, Pendergast make college choices Schaumburg's Tim Chambers rounds third after hitting a two-out, 3-run homer in last weekend*

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