If you follow local high school baseball, chances are you've already made your picks for this coming week. If not, here's a peek at some stand-out upcoming boys varsity baseball matchups in and around Chicago, selected using data from high school sports site MaxPreps.
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Von Steuben vs. Lindblom
On Wednesday, May 15, the Von Steuben varsity Panthers (13-14) have a home nonconference game against the Lindblom Eagles (24-4). The tussle will begin at 4:45 p.m. at 5039 N. Kimball.
Thornwood vs. Urban Prep-West Campus
On Thursday, May 16, the Thornwood Thunderbirds (1-11) face off against the Urban Prep-West Campus Lions (15-2) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The first pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. at 17101 S. Park Ave. in South Holland.
Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park vs. UIC College Prep
The Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park Hawks (1-9) have a nonconference game against the UIC College Prep Firecats (2-5) at home on Thursday, May 16. The faceoff is set for 4:45 p.m. at 2245 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, IL.
Von Steuben vs. Payton College Prep
On Friday, May 17, the Von Steuben varsity Panthers (13-14) have a home nonconference game against the Payton College Prep Grizzlies (14-6-1). The game is set for 4:30 p.m. at 5039 N. Kimball.
Fenton vs. Taft
On Friday, May 17, the Fenton Bison (4-12) face off against the Taft Eagles (20-2-1) in a home nonconference game. The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. at 1000 W. Green St. in Bensenville.
Taft vs. Lindblom
On Saturday, May 18, the Taft (20-2-1) face Lindblom (24-4) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The skirmish will take place at 1 p.m. at 6545 W. Hurlbut St.
De La Salle vs. Naperville Central
On Saturday, May 18, the De La Salle varsity Meteors (16-5) have a home nonconference game against the Naperville Central Redhawks (4-22). The faceoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at 3455 S. Wabash Ave.
Marist vs. Tinley Park
The Marist RedHawks (18-8) are set to play a nonconference game against the Tinley Park Titans (19-5) at home on Monday, May 20. The contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. at 4200 W. 115th St.
Taft vs. Schurz
On Monday, May 20, the Taft varsity Eagles (20-2-1) have a home tournament game against the Schurz Bulldogs (0-12). The contest is set for 4:30 p.m. at 6545 W. Hurlbut St.
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