Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity fell to Mundelein 8-7 on Saturday on the final play of the game. The game was tied at seven with Mundelein batting in the bottom of the seventh when Daniel Pacella hit a solo homer.
Despite the loss, Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity did collect nine hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Mundelein had nine hits on the way to victory.
Mundelein captured the lead in the first inning. Pacella drove in two when Pacella homered.
Mundelein knotted the game up at seven in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Drew Wellington’s sac fly scored one run for Mundelein.
Chris Rooney took the win for Mundelein. The fireballer went two innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out one and walking one. Jonny Patel threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Nikolai Nawracaj took the loss for Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity. The righthander went one and one-third innings, allowing two runs on one hit, striking out one and walking zero.
Keagan Bobbitt started the game for Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity. Bobbitt allowed eight hits and six runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out seven Tre Benjamin started the game for Mundelein. Benjamin surrendered five runs on eight hits over four innings, striking out three
Mundelein launched three home runs on the day. Matthew Peterson had a four bagger in the second inning. Pacella went deep in the first and seventh innings.
Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity tallied nine hits on the day. T.J. Slazyk, Aidan Healy, and Collin Murray each managed multiple hits for Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity. Murray, Healy, and Slazyk each managed two hits to lead Lincoln-Way West Warriors Varsity.
Mundelein collected nine hits on the day. Pacella, Peterson, and Wellington all collected multiple hits for Mundelein. Pacella went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Mundelein in hits.