Only a lack of daylight stopped the Stevenson offense as the Patriots topped Grant 13-6 on Friday.
The game was called for darkness in the fifth inning after Stevenson scored 6 runs in the first inning and 7 runs in the fourth inning.
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Tony Heiser and Greg Voss both went 3-for-3 for the Patriots while teammates Jimmy Marchese and Mitchell Goll both had 2 hits. Pitcher Jordan Sheinkop got the win. He rolled up 9 strikeouts and gave up no walks over four innings. For Grant, Ryan Noda with 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, Jake Ring went 2-for-3 with a double and Brent Spohr also had a double.
Grayslake Central 3, Deerfield 2: Despite trailing 2-1 with two outs and no runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, host Grayslake Central still managed to get the win.
Jay Hoffman was hit by a pitch to start the rally and Ryan Fontana reached on an error. Justin Dooley, who had doubled and scored the Rams' first run earlier in the game, drew a walk. Freddie Landers was credited with an infield single and the attempt to first got away and brought in Fontana with the winning run.
"Unbelievable resilience by our kids," Grayslake Central coach Troy Whalen said. "They battled the whole game. The kids keep finding a way. They are fun to watch."
Russell Lundius tossed the final 4 innings for Grayslake Central and shut out Deerfield on 2 hits with 3 strikeouts.