AREA BASEBALL ROUNDUP WEDNESDAY APRIL 28
Last updated 4/28/2021 at 10:23pm
CENTRAL SUBURBAN NORTH
MAINE EAST 2 MAINE WEST 1
The Blue Demons (3-5, 2-1) swept away their rivals from Des Plaines behind senior RHP Mason Ishii.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the third inning, Blue Demon freshman Jalen Moraga walked and was driven home by a booming triple to right off the bat of Ishii to tie the game at 1-1.
Senior Chris Illiopoulos followed with a clutch two-out RBI single to left scoring Ishii for a 2-1 Blue Demon lead.
Ishii (1-2) allowed one run on three hits and three strikeouts in his outstanding 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Senior RHP Anthony Sarkis allowed one hit in his 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the save.
BENET ACADEMY 10 ST FRANCIS 3
The Redwings (2-3) were tied at 2-2 with the Spartans before erupting for four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to roll to the victory in Wheaton. Sophomore Luke Bafia tripled to lead off the top of the fifth and score on a one-out single off the bat of Steve Drabrowski for a 3-2 Redwings lead they would never relinquish. Bafia fell a homer shy of hitting for the cycle with his single, double and triple.
Senior Steve Drabrowski was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI, while junior Pete Messina went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Senior Aidan Creighton (1-0) earned the win, pitching four innings and allowing two runs, two hits, one earned run, while fanning one.