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Grimaces — not grins — for Libertyville

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Left to right, Libertyville players Matt Vogt, Evan Skoug and Justin Guarnaccio hold the second-place trophy following the Wildcats' 2-1 loss to Mt. Carmel in the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville's Evan Skoug makes a fist as he looks toward his team's dugout after hitting a first-inning double during the Class 4A state baseball championship game against Mt. Carmel at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Libertyville's Riley Lees celebrates after scoring for the Wildcats during the Class 4A state baseball championship game against Mt. Carmel at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville's Sean Ferraro breaks up a double play as Mt. Carmel shortstop Joey Houston hangs onto the ball in the fifth inning of the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville's Riley Lees scores for the Wildcats during the Class 4A state baseball championship game against Mt. Carmel at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville right fielder Conor Simpson goes deep to catch a Mt. Carmel flyball during the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville shortstop Jimmy Govern gets a ball on the short hop, which he threw to first for an out during the Class 4A state baseball championship game against Mt. Carmel at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville players have a group photo taken following their second-place finish in the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Saturday.

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Libertyville pitcher Nate Cote delivers to the plate during the Class 4A championship game against Mt. Carmel.

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Libertyville pitcher Jason Buss is congratulated for his effort after being removed from the game in the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Libertyville players stand together in their dugout as fireworks are launched in celebration of Mt. Carmel's victory in the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Libertyville catcher Evan Skoug holds up the ball for the umpire after tagging out Mt. Carmel's Joshua Stowers on an attempted steal of home in the seventh inning.

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Mt. Carmel pitcher Jeremy Kravetz, right, celebrates his team's victory over Libertyville with teammate Beau Filkins in the Class 4A state baseball championship game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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About this Article

Libertyville's baseball team completed a historic run Saturday night in Joliet, but it was hard for the Wildcats to get much satisfaction out of it after the final game of the season ended in a 2-1 loss to Mt. Carmel in the Class 4A state championship game.
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