And just like that, the Mid-Suburban East baseball race is all tied up again.
Prospect broke out of a second-place tie with Hersey by beating the Huskies 15-8 on Wednesday. That outcome, coupled with Rolling Meadows' 3-1 victory at Elk Grove, leaves Prospect and Elk Grove tied for the East lead with 2 games left on the MSL slate.
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The Knights' Jake Cavaiani led a 12-hit Prospect attack at Hersey by going 4-for-5 with a double.
Pat Donohue, Grant Gerdes and Grant Miller each drove in 2 runs, and Gerdes and Tyler Zamasky had 2 hits apiece.
C.J. Reichel and Eric Labahn had 2 hits each for Hersey.
Rolling Meadows 3, Elk Grove 1 (11 inn.): Brett Gibson threw 10 scoreless innings for Rolling Meadows and ended up earning the victory as the visiting Mustangs scored 3 runs in the top of the 11th.
Elk Grove's Adam O'Malley kept Rolling Meadows scoreless through 10 innings but suffered the loss after striking out nine.
The Mustangs scored their 11th-inning runs on a fielder's choice and a pair of singles.
Peter Arbov went 3-for-5, and Brandon Post was 2-for-5 and drove in Elk Grove's run with a single.
Rolling Meadows (12-14, 8-6) and Hersey (13-14-1, 8-6) are both 1 game behind East co-leaders Prospect (16-10-1, 9-5) and Elk Grove (18-9, 9-5).
Fremd 4, Hoffman Estates 3: The visiting Hawks led 3-0 entering the bottom of the sixth before Fremd did all its scoring in the next two innings to notch an MSL victory.
Ethan Hajdukovic got the Vikings started with a solo homer in the sixth. Fremd (12-13, 7-7) scored 3 more in the bottom of the seventh to win it. Austin Jetel doubled twice, while Cody Patenaude drove in a run and walked twice.
Greg Pinderski earned the win for Fremd. He went the distance, striking out six and allowed 2 earned runs.
Hoffman Estates fell to 9-15-1 overall and 4-10 in the MSL.
St. Viator 5, Notre Dame 4: Visiting St. Viator led 5-1 after the third inning and managed to hang on the rest of the way in East Suburban Catholic Conference play in Niles.
The Lions scored 3 runs in the third inning as Robbie Jaydos delivered a 2-run single. Matt Prazuch went 2-for-2 and also drew 2 walks.
Matt O'Neill earned a victory and George Burny got the the final two outs to get a save for St. Viator (20-9).
Maine West 4, Glenbrook North 1: The Warriors made the most of their 4 hits, and Matt Swanson did the rest.
Swanson tossed a complete game 5-hitter with 5 strikeouts as the Warriors picked up a CSL North victory on the road.
Geoff Duckmann, Crosley Duckmann, Dillon Ronan and Sean Russell each had hits for Maine West (11-13), which has won five of its last seven games.
Conant 7, Palatine 7 (10 inn.): In a game that was tied 4-4 after inning No. 7, both the visiting Pirates and the Cougars scored 3 runs in the 10th to keep it that way.
Chris Macahon, Matt Saltess and Nolan Gavin each had 2 hits for Palatine (17-14-1, 7-6-1).
Multiple hitters for Conant (9-18-1, 4-9-1) were Brady Pelesh, J.T. Peacock and Anthony Forte with 2 each.