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Four area teams had baseball games washed away on Tuesday. Here are the updates:

--Naperville Central and Naperville North will each have home games on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Redhawks will face Glenbard North, while the Huskies take on Wheaton North, which is ranked second in the latest Chicago Sun-Times poll.

--Waubonsie Valley will host a doubleheader against Streamwood on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

--Neuqua Valley will travel to St. Charles North on May 13 to make up Tuesday's Upstate Eight Conference game.

Waubonsie Valley hasn't picked up where it left off. The Warriors advanced to the semifinals of the state summer tournament, but they've opened this season 0-4.

After Wednesday's 9-4 loss at Naperville North, Waubonsie coach Dan Fezzuoglio was a little curt, but at the same time emphatic that good things will happen.

"We have hit the ball pretty well," Fezzuoglio said. "We hit the ball well today against one of the better kids in the area (Jake Naumann) and that's encouraging."

Waubonsie can also begin to start over in a sense with Thursday's Upstate Eight Conference opener against St. Charles East. At least it doesn't play in the DuPage Valley Conference. Waubonsie's losses thus far have come against North, Naperville Central, Wheaton North and West Chicago.

"I'd rather be working the kinks out (now) instead (of) the end of the year," Fezzuoglio said. "We could see Central again or North again. We know we're a quality team and we're gonna be there."

Naperville North is generating some momentum, riding a five-game winning streak into the postseason. Joe McNicholas scored 19 points to lead the Huskies to a 63-54 victory over West Chicago on Wednesday night in Naperville

James O'Shaughnessy finished with 12 points while Matt LaCosse added 11. No. 16 North (12-13) faces No. 17 Benet on Monday at the Batavia Regional. The winner faces Neuqua Valley (26-1), the top seed in the Oswego East Sectional.

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Brad Engel

Brad Engel is the longest-tenured member of The Sun sports staff and has won several national and state awards in his coverage of preps as well as the Chicago Bears, Chicago Fire and general sports.

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