Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/14/2012 7:58 PM

Libertyville outscores Evanston

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Libertyville's Anthony Mack scores during Saturday's game against Evanston.

       Libertyville's Anthony Mack scores during Saturday's game against Evanston.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville's Kevin McQuillen delivers during Saturday's game against Evanston.

       Libertyville's Kevin McQuillen delivers during Saturday's game against Evanston.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville first baseman Darwin Townsend digs the ball out of the dirt for a putout during Saturday's game against Evanston.

       Libertyville first baseman Darwin Townsend digs the ball out of the dirt for a putout during Saturday's game against Evanston.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville's P.J. Neumann puts the ball in play during Saturday's game against Evanston.

       Libertyville's P.J. Neumann puts the ball in play during Saturday's game against Evanston.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville's Nick Coutre barely makes it back to first on a pickoff attempt as Evanston's Max Siedlecki applies the tag.

       Libertyville's Nick Coutre barely makes it back to first on a pickoff attempt as Evanston's Max Siedlecki applies the tag.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
By Irv Solomon
Daily Herald Correspondent

Libertyville's baseball team appeared that it might give Saturday's game to visiting Evanston.

But Evan Skoug and Darwin Townsend powered the offense, while Mike Rogers provided great relief to help the Wildcats hang on to win 10-8 in a nonconference game.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Libertyville's pitchers gave up 7 hits and walked 10.

"We kept (Evanston) in the game with all of the walks," Libertyville coach Jim Schurr said. "But we got some timely hitting and some nice defense today."

Libertyville starting pitcher Kevin McQuillen pitched the first 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. He struck out three and walked two.

Rogers pitched the final 2 innings to save the game for Nick Carlucci.

Libertyville (10-4) scored twice on 4 singles in the bottom of the first and added two more runs in the fourth on Townsend's 2-run double.

In the fourth, Evanston (11-4) took the lead, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring 6 runs on only 2 hits and 7 walks.

With one man out, Carlucci came in to pitch. He walked in a pair of runs.

"I knew that McQuillen wouldn't pitch the entire game," Schurr said. "We need him to pitch later in the week."

Brandon Vamarasi hit a 2-run single and Jim Hageman also singled in the fourth to give Evanston a 6-4 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, Skoug slammed a fastball over the right-center field fence for his first homer of the season, capping a 4-run inning and giving Libertyville a 10-6 lead.

"The coaches told me to wait on by back foot just a little bit longer," Skoug said. "I just listened to what the coaches said."

Evanston scored two more runs in the sixth, but Libertyville's defense came through, as second baseman Nate Cote, shortstop Anthony Mack and first baseman Townsend teamed up on a 4-6-3 double play to end the rally.

In the seventh, Libertyville right fielder Victor Scalpone made a diving catch for the first out.

Nick Coutre had 2 hits for Libertyville.

Mack had 1 hit and drove in 2 runs.

Connor Hackett had 2 hits for Evanston.

"We had plenty of opportunities to score, but we just didn't take advantage," Evanston coach Frank Consiglio said. "If you don't make enough pitches, Libertyville is going to hurt you with their bats."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here