Dundee-Crown, which had baserunners in six of the seven innings, left 10 on base in dropping an 8-3 decision to Prairie Ridge in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball action in Carpentersville Wednesday afternoon.
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"Our pitch selection the whole game was poor," said D-C coach Jon Anderson. "They threw it in the dirt and we swang. We couldn't get the clutch hit."
The Chargers (9-10, 6-4) set the tone offensively in the first inning. Chase Bloch and Brett Johnson worked PR hurler Daniel Burris for walks while Zach Girard was hit by a pitch to load the bases with 1 out. But the Chargers couldn't score as Tyler Lewan struck out and Riley Alvarado flew out to center field.
The Wolves roughed up D-C starter and loser Jared Ludwig for 3 runs in the first inning on a 3-RBI double by Kyle Buresch.
The Chargers scored an unearned run in the second to slice the Wolves' lead to 3-1. PR rook a 4-1 advantage with a run in the third on an RBI single by Buresch.
The Chargers scored single runs in the third and fifth on an RBI single by Alvarado and a sacrifice fly from Girard to slice the PR lead to 4-3.
The Chargers wouldn't score again.
The Wolves (10-12, 6-5) added 2 insurance runs each in the sixth and seventh innings. The key hits were an RBI single by Chris Slack in the sixth and a 2-RBI single by Jack Lasswell.
Buresch, who was intentionally walked in the fifth, was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and 4 RBI.
Burris, who struck out 8, walked 5 and hit 2 batters in 5⅓ innings of work, picked up the win. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 3 hits.
In relief, Matt Mohapp retired the 5 hitters he faced, 3 on strikeouts, to register the save.
"Daniel Burris pitched a great game," said Prairie Ridge coach Glen Pecoraro. "He got himself in some trouble with walks but got out of some tough jams. Matt came in and threw hard and threw strikes. That is what we want out of our bullpen. Kyle Buresch really swung the bat today and we did a great job with situational hitting. We got our sacrifice bunts down and we moved runners over."
Johnson, Alvarado and Fabian Gutierrez each had hits for D-C.