More than bragging rights will be on the line when the Libertyville and Mundelein baseball teams play their home-and-home series next week.
A friendly wager has been made between Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler and Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz.
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At a meeting last week, they were talking about how well their high school baseball teams are doing this season. The two made a bet that if either team sweeps the upcoming series May 6 and 7, the other mayor would have to provide dinner from local restaurants for the mayor, village board and immediate staff at the winning village's next committee of the whole meeting.
It's all in the spirit of fun, community pride and support of the student-athletes.
Lentz helped coach many of the MHS team members when they were about 11 years old, and Weppler is an LHS alum.
Libertyville's baseball team sits in first place in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division with a 6-0 record. Mundelein, which is the two-time defending conference champ, is 3-1 in the division.
Libertyville visits Mundelein next Tuesday, before hosting Mundelein the following day.
Libertyville trio signs:
Three seniors on Libertyville's team -- lefty pitcher Ian Grant, starting second baseman Noah Greenberg and right-handed pitcher Andrew Mack -- have signed letters of intent to play college baseball.
Grant will play for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Greenberg is headed to Concordia University and Mack will pitch for Grinnell College.
Wagner to Whitewater: Lake Zurich senior catcher Colton Wagner has announced he will continue his education and baseball career at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.