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Grayslake Central wins Florida finale

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Grayslake Central's baseball team ended its annual Florida trip on a winning note.

Matt Loeffl led the way, as the Rams defeated Waussau West (Wis.) 10-1 in a game played at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex on Thursday.

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Grayslake Central pounded out 12 hits, scoring 6 runs over the first two innings, as they improved to 3-1 on the season.

Loeffl, batting in the leadoff spot, had a double and 2 singles and scored 3 runs. Kyle Clark added a triple and a single, and Justin Dooley and Freddie Landers both added a pair of singles for the Rams, who scored in five of the seven innings against four Warrior pitchers.

Grayslake Central pitchers Justin Guryn, Jack Spicer and Kevin Peloza combined to throw a 3-hitter with 6 strikeouts. The sophomore Guryn picked up his first career varsity win.

"Great way to end the trip," Rams coach Troy Whalen said. "The kids really swung the bats well and our pitching was great all week. We had a chance to look at everyone between the varsity and JV games, and this trip gives us some early-season reminders on things to work on.

"We competed real hard the last two days, and that's what we will need to do each and every game."

The Rams are slated to host Burlington Central at 1 p.m. Saturday in their home opener.

Mundelein 12, Cary-Grove 5: Ryan Dolan (triple, 4 RBI) and Derek Parola each went 3-for-4 for the Mustangs.

Leadoff man Thomas Gandolfi singled, walked and knocked in 2 runs. Eric Davis earned the win, pitching 4 innings.

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