Schaumburg defeats Fremd in conference showdown


Schaumburg defeats Fremd in conference showdown

By Marco Scola

Hanging in Fremds gym was a makeshift sign proclaiming, Welcome to the loudest gym in the MSL West,

Schaumburg silenced the home crowd Friday night, however, defeating the Vikings 42-37 in a Mid-Suburban West thriller.

Neither team held a lead larger than six points in the second half. After a flurry of fouls by both the Saxons and Vikings, Schaumburg led 40-37 with less than 10 seconds remaining.

Saxons forward Jimmy Lundquist went to the foul line for a one-and-one and made both free throws to clinch the conference victory for Schaumburg (17-5, 7-1).

Lundquist finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

I just knew what I had to do, and got the job done, said Lundquist.

The boys played well, and I was proud with the way they played with a large crowd working against them, said Schaumburg coach Matt Walsh.

Schaumburg jumped out to a 13-0 lead, capitalizing on four Viking turnovers. Fremd (13-9, 5-3) finally got on the board with 1:16 left in the first quarter on a basket by Adam Gorecki.

The Saxons went on to miss eight consecutive shots, helping Fremd to go on a 13-2 run before the half. But Schaumburg still held a 17-13 halftime lead.

Schaumburgs Christian Spandiary and Michael Mallet, who finished with 10 and nine points respectively, traded blows with Fremds Garrett Peters and Gorecki, making it a 26-23 game going into the fourth quarter.

Peters finished with 10 points for the Vikings, while Gorecki had 11 points and nine rebounds.

White Sox top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter in Triple-A Charlotte


White Sox top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter in Triple-A Charlotte

Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1 of Thursday's Charlotte Knights doubleheader.

The White Sox top pitching prospect recorded three strikeouts and issued three walks in a 4-0 win.

The Knights' Twitter account posted a video of the final out:

Perhaps the best part? It was against the Syracuse Chiefs, the Washington Nationals' minor league team.

The Nationals selected Giolito with the 16th pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Last offseason, the 22-year-old was traded to the White Sox as a key component in exchange for Adam Eaton.

The last Knights pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Andre Rienzo on July 25, 2013 against the Indianapolis Indians.

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