The rivalry never lacks excitement.
But Grayslake North provided some extra drama Friday, as the host Knights rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to knock off Grayslake Central 4-3.
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Grayslake North, which visits Grayslake Central in today's 10 a.m. rematch, improved to 14-7 and 9-6 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division.
The winners got 2 hits from Alex Alvarez and RBI from Adam Gomski, Carl Russell and Merrick Gentile. Andrew Cantor earned the win in relief of starter Alvarez, who threw 5 innings.
Grayslake Central starter Kevin Peloza allowed a pair of unearned runs in 4 innings. Mike Stone was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Rams.
Lakes 12, Lake Forest 4: The host Eagles exploded for 17 hits and 12 runs in the North Suburban Conference crossover to up their record to 11-14.
Senior Dan Jackson paced the offense, going 5-for-5 with 2 doubles and driving in 4 runs. The winning pitcher was Drake Larriuz, who went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits. Senior Eric Kuhlman came in and threw 3 innings of hitless baseball for the Eagles.
Lakes also got offensive contributions from Adam Vassios (3-for-4, 2 RBI, run), Kyle Vanderwall (2-for-3, RBI) and Mike Brey (2-for-3, RBI, 2 runs).
Libertyville 6, Glenbrook South 4: Conner Simpson had a double and 2 RBI for the host Wildcats in the nonconference game.
Matt Vogt and Matt Reed also doubled for Libertyville. Winning pitcher Mitch Townsend struck out eight in 6 innings, while Mike Rogers pitched the seventh for the save.