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Funny, good and good-natured, Libertyville's new student PA announcer had a nickname for every Wildcat batter Friday. The rookie even had a couple of monikers for Antioch third baseman Nick Muskat, who got some "Muskrat" love during one at-bat and had a "Musket" fired at him another time he stepped into the box. The nickname for Libertyville first baseman Kevin Calamari? Sure, "The Squid." "I've heard them all," Calamari said. " Fried Cal.' I get Squid' a lot. All the Italian jokes. The Italians love it." On a rainy day best suited for those who thrive in water, who better to be a hero for Libertyville than "The Squid?" Calamari doubled twice off hard-throwing Antioch ace David Meade, and Calamari's leadoff walk led to the winning run in the bottom of the eighth, as Libertyville rallied late to edge visiting Antioch 3-2 in a North Suburban Conference crossover.