Charlie White has 12 doubles among his 58 hits this year.
As efficient as the Naperville North graduate is at stretching a single into a double, stealing bases usually is not a problem. The University of Maryland junior has stolen 24 bases and has only been caught three times.
“When I am on base, I just try to read the pitcher and I look for a breaking ball,” White said. “I usually want a pitch that takes some time to get to the plate and the catcher will not be in a good position to throw me out. We get scouting reports and they have usually been great.”
White, who is hitting .274, has helped Maryland (36-20, 15-14 ACC) win their first two games of the ACC Tournament. In the 7-6 win over Virginia, he was 1-for-5 with a home run. In a 5-3 victory over nationally ranked Florida State, White scored a run.
Ian Lewandowski (Naperville Central), an Illinois-Chicago pitcher, worked 6 1/3 innings in UIC’s 8-7 win over Oakland. Lewandowski, who did not get a decision, struck out six for UIC (24-25, 17-13 HL). Conor Philbin (Naperville Central) was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer. He also walked. In the 7-2 loss to Oakland, Tomas Michelson (Neuqua Valley) suffered the loss. In 5 2/3 innings of work, he allowed two earned runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out a pair.
Missouri-St. Louis (49-8) ended its softball season in the NCAA Division II Super Regional, losing to Wayne State in the three-game series. Jena Boudreau (Neuqua Valley), a junior, was 1-for-4 in the 1-0 loss. She walked and scored a run in the other loss, 8-4. UMSL won the opener 1-0.
Miami of Ohio’s Dave Wing (Neuqua Valley) competed in both the 10,000-meter run and the 5,000 at the Mid-American Conference Championships. Wing finished second in the 10,000, crossing the finish line in 30 minutes, 24.43 seconds. Wing finished 11th in the 5,000 (15:03.82). Matt Stewart (Metea Valley) finished 10th in the 10,000 (30:55.33). Miami of Ohio finished sixth with 69 points. Eastern Michigan took first with 198.5.
Meg Griffin (Naperville Central) and Bella Masini (Naperville North) recently finished the softball season at Elmhurst. Griffin, who started all 30 games, finished with a .369 batting average. She finished with a team-leading 38 hits (four doubles). She had 14 runs, 11 RBI and eight walks. Masini, who started 26 games, finished with 31 hits for a .356 batting average. She had one triple. She also had 13 runs scored, 11 walks and four RBI.
Kyle Klosak (Naperville North) finished 3-2 with one save for Lewis (26-25, 18-17 GLVC) in baseball. In 38 innings, he allowed 32 earned runs on 44 hits for a 7.58 ERA. He fanned 29 hitters and walked 17.
Illinois Wesleyan (24-20, 14-7 CCIW) ended the baseball season with a 3-2 loss to Letourneau in the NCAA Division III Regional. Bobby Czarnowski (Naperville Central) was 1-for-5 and drove home one of IWU’s runs. Sam Santa Maria (Benet) was 1-for-3.Tags: College Report, Naperville Central, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley