University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pitcher LJ Waco spent his summer and fall seasons transitioning to a starting role. The Cary-Grove graduate has become a highly effective starter this spring with a 2-0 record, a 1.95 ERA and three different starts lasting eight innings.

Hampshire’s Dominick Kooistra fired 11 strikeouts for the Whip-Purs in a 6-2 victory against Prospect at Duly Health and Care Field in Joliet. Plus more results in baseball in Wednesday's prep roundup.

Crystal Lake South's baseball team improved to 2-0 on its spring break trip in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while Hampshire's Austin Ernst tossed a five-inning no-hitter against Belvidere. Plus more in Tuesday's prep roundup.