Baseball: Jimmy Janicki’s walkoff homer leads Downers Grove North past Hinsdale Central

Trojans claim first regional title since 2015

Downers Grove North celebrates Jimmy Janicki's walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 7th during the IHSA Class 4A baseball regional final between Downers Grove North and Hinsdale Central at Bolingbrook High School on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

”It’s crazy. Seeing George get on with that hit up the middle, I knew I had to do something. As I recall, I knew they’d probably go offspeed. That was basically all I’d been getting. I don’t get too many fastballs from these guys. I was gearing up for that and just ripped it.

—  Jimmy Janicki, Downers Grove North