In about as good of a spring season as any pitcher could have, st. charles east senior matt starai got a chance saturday to avenge the only thing that went wrong when he faced neuqua valley in the class 4a third-place game at silver cross field in joliet. starai entered the final game of his senior season with a 10-1 record and 0.54 era including three postseason wins. the only blemish on that record? a 4-0 loss to neuqua valley when the upstate eight conference foes met in may. starai got his second chance against the wildcats saturday and didn't disappoint. pitching on back-to-back days for the first time this year after he threw 24 pitches in relief friday in the semifinals, starai battled through five innings for a 6-4 victory.
updated: 6/8/2013 10:30 PM
St. Charles East tops UEC rival Neuqua for 3rd
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