In the end, Stevenson reigns
Apr 24, 2015 9:25 PM -
It was clearly a game of two weather patterns. First, it was cold and dry. Home-standing Wauconda took advantage of that and fell a homer short of a team cycle in the first frame. And then the rains came down on Friday afternoon. Scoring the winning run for Stevenson was leadoff man, Charlie Ling. And strangely enough, he scored that run after striking out leading off the Patriots' seventh inning. "Baseball is a funny game,'' Ling said. "I know never to give up. I knew the ball was wet." Ling reached first base after his strikeout on an error. He quickly stole second and raced to third on another error. And yes, the rain contributed to another error as Ling scored the go-ahead run. While the field was dry, Wauconda (8-7) led 3-0 heading to the fifth inning. The Bulldogs led 4-2 entering the sixth. But finally Stevenson (11-6-1) pulled out an 8-4 win.