Steve Reaven’s baseball rankings and player of the week for Lake County

Steve Reaven’s baseball rankings and player of the week for Lake County

Libertyville, Highland Park and Grant move up as Lakes and Grayslake North enter the rankings.

TOP 10

With records through Wednesday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. Libertyville 5-2-1 (2) 

The Wildcats came up one run short of a perfect 4-0 trip to Arizona.

2. Highland Park 8-2 (10) 

Led by Luke Weber, the Giants returned from Florida with a 3.08 ERA, a 1.102 WHIP and a .934 fielding percentage.

3. Stevenson 5-5 (1) 

Frank Costabile leads the Patriots’ offensive charge, batting .345 with four extra-base hits, six RBIs, 12 runs scored and six stolen bases.

4. Grayslake Central 4-1 (3) 

The Rams, who went 3-1 during their trip to Florida, have four home runs — just three fewer than they had all of last season.

5. Mundelein 5-2 (4) 

A stable of junior pitchers, including Dylan Trahan, help the Mustangs overcome some early season injuries.

6. Grant 5-1 (9) 

Connor Mirocha and Adrian Medina, batting in the fourth and fifth spots, seem to be in the middle of every big rally by the Bulldogs.

7. Lake Forest 2-2 (5) 

Luca Royer is hitting .556, pacing a robust offense that scored 34 runs in the Scouts’ first four games.

8. Lake Zurich 4-4 (7) 

Ryan Kondrad, who is hitting .679, and Owen Strahl have combined for seven home runs and 18 RBIs for the Bears.

9. Lakes 5-1 (NR) 

The Eagles are getting it done at the plate and on the mound. They’re batting .358 and have a 2.08 ERA.

10. Grayslake North 4-3 (NR) 

The Knights returned from Florida with four starters batting .450 or better.


Stevenson junior pitcher Yuni Hamideh went 1-0 with a 0.46 ERA while striking out 19 and walking just four in his first three starts.

Steve Reaven is a freelance reporter.

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