Sophomore Joe Santoro continues to swing a hot bat for Carmel Catholic's baseball team, which staged a huge seventh-inning rally Thursday to post another victory.
Santoro homered, doubled twice and finished 4-for-4 with 3 RBI to lead Carmel to a 9-8 win over visiting Palatine in nonconference action.
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Trailing 8-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Corsairs pushed across 6 runs.
Matt Skarzynski had a single and 2 RBI for Carmel (12-2-1). Both Nick Grandolfo (RBI) and Cooper Johnson were 1-for-3 with 2 walks, while Tom Greffly was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
Jordan Fuller threw 1⅓ scoreless innings in relief with 4 strikeouts for Carmel, while Garrett McClellan tossed 1 shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
Antioch 5, Grayslake North 3: Adam Harvey went 2-for-2 with a triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored for the host Sequoits in the nonconference game.
Bob Hamilton (1-for-3), Nick Muskat and Christian Norris (1-for-3) also knocked in runs for Antioch. Alex Stava pitched all 7 innings for the win.
Grayslake North (5-5) received 2 hits apiece from Alex Alvarez, Ryan Gross and Merrick Gentile. Alvarez and JP Zalewski each drove in a run.
Fremd 4, Stevenson 0: The Patriots (2-5) were shut out for the third time this week and fourth overall this season.
Deerfield 8, Wauconda 0: Collin Shrader went 2-for-3 for the Bulldogs, who fell to 1-6 with the nonconference loss.