Fittest loser
Article updated: 6/10/2013 1:45 PM

Peloza, Burba power Grayslake Central to third place

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Grayslake Central players celebrate after their team beat Mt. Vernon 1-0 during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central pitcher Kevin Peloza delivers a pitch during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game against Mt. Vernon at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central pinch-runner Danny Reed scores the game's only run during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game against Mt. Vernon at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central's Kyle Clark hustles to the base on an infield groundout during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central's Kyle Clark and his teammates receive congratulations after the Rams beat Mt. Vernon 1-0 during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central players greet pinch runner Danny Reed as he returns to the dugout after scoring the game's lone run during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game against Mt. Vernon at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central players celebrate after their team beat Mt. Vernon 1-0 during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Grayslake Central first baseman Kyle Clark tags out Mt. Vernon's Jake Pike to complete an inning ending double play to end the top of the sixth inning during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Central players charge onto the field after their team beat Mt. Vernon 1-0 during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Grayslake Central's Justin Allen smiles after getting his team's first hit in the bottom of the sixth inning during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

Grayslake Central players receive the trophy after their team beat Mt. Vernon 1-0 during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Grayslake Cebtral's Pat Burba drives home the game's only run with a single during the Class 3A state baseball third-place game against Mt. Vernon at Silver Cross Field in Joliet Saturday.

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Few high school baseball teams win their final game. Even fewer win the way Grayslake Central did on Saturday. The Rams scored the game's only run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give them a 1-0 victory over Mt. Vernon in the Class 3A third-place game at Silver Cross Field in Joliet.
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