Palatine and host Elk Grove engaged in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, as the host Grenadiers and David Camacho edged the Pirates and Nick Refka 2-1 in Mid-Suburban League play Friday.
Camacho struck out four without a walk and allowed 3 hits, all singles. Greg Grana picked up the only RBI for Palatine in the top of the seventh.
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Elk Grove scored once in the fifth, and once in the sixth.
Refka allowed 4 hits and struck out three as Palatine fell to 12-9-1 overall and 7-3 in the MSL.
Matt Wary had the game's only extra-base hit, a run-scoring double. Mikey Maize drove in the other run for Elk Grove (16-6, 8-2).
Fremd 7, Wheeling 2: Jack Miller earned a win with a 5-inning relief stint as visiting Fremd started the game with a 4-run first inning and finished it with a 3-run seventh.
None of the runs allowed by Wheeling starter Nathan Cooney were earned, and he struck out nine. The Wildcats (6-12, 2-8) got a 2-run double from Angelo DeBlasio in the sixth inning.
Matt Isola doubled for Fremd (11-7, 5-3).