Warren tops Prospect, stashes away a regional title
Jun 1, 2015 10:29 PM -
The old hidden-ball trick worked. Just not in the way Prospect had intended. Prospect third baseman Pat Donohue hid the ball in his glove with a Warren baserunner right beside him on Monday afternoon. When that baserunner came off the bag, Donohue tagged him for what he thought was the second out of the fourth inning. But, in the meantime, Prospect pitcher Willie Sampson had returned to the mound, and since a pitcher isn't allowed to do that without the ball in his hand, the out was waved off, the baserunner was sent home and Warren scored an unexpected and momentum-changing run. It was one of a couple of wacky plays that went host Warren's way in a 7-2 Class 4A regional championship victory over No. 2 Prospect in Gurnee.