Tommy Pearson held visiting Palatine to 1 earned run over 5 innings as host Hersey came out on top against Palatine 9-4 on Thursday in the Mid-Suburban League third-place crossover game.
Karl Taillon went 2-for-3 and drove in 3 runs from the No. 8 spot in Hersey's order. Brendan Starr and Quentin Jedd also had 2 hits for Hersey (12-18).
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Chris Macahon had a pair of hits and Neal Ori and Bill Stewart doubled for the Pirates (17-13-1).
Buffalo Grove 3, Schaumburg 0: Starter Brian Kleczynski tossed 4 scoreless innings, and relievers Adam Kowalski (2 innings) and Ken Bartlet (1) followed suit as the Bison won the MSL crossover against the visiting Saxons.
Sean Edgar went 2-for-3 for BG, and Matt Blankshain got 2 RBI for Buffalo Grove (10-16). Mike DiViesti scored twice and went 1-for-2 with a walk.
Schaumburg starter Kyle Reinhart allowed 1 earned run in 41⁄3 innings for the Saxons. He and Joe Petritis both doubled for Schaumburg.
Hoffman Estates 5, Wheeling 4: The visiting Hawks led 3-1 after the fourth inning, scored twice more in the fifth and were able to hang on despite a 2-run fifth from Wheeling and 1 run in the Wildcats' final at-bat.
Nick Fraser doubled and Danny Alba earned the pitching victory for Hoffman Estates.
Prospect 10, Conant 4: Tommy Flahaven doubled twice and A.J. Compton drove in 2 runs for visiting Prospect, which scored 7 runs in the first inning to provide a nice cushion for winning pitcher Allen Backes.