Carmel rally overwhelms Stevenson

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Carmel 13, Stevenson 3

THE SKINNY

Carmel (8-2-1) wiped out an early 3-0 deficit en route to a 13-3 victory over Stevenson (2-2) in six innings Saturday in Mundelein. The victorious Corsairs had scoring innings of eight and five runs. Carmel pinch hitter Thomas Greffly ended the contest with a two-run double.

TURNING POINT

Stevenson took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the third, but Carmel sent 13 batters to the plate against three Patriots pitchers while scoring eight times. Carmel centerfielder Joe Santoro batted twice in the inning with an RBI in each appearance on a double and a single. The other big hit was a two-run double by designated hitter Cooper Johnson. In all, the Corsairs produced four hits, three walks and two hit batsman.

THE STAR

Carmel pitcher Dalton Wright (2-0) allowed only one hit in 3 1/3 innings of relief, retiring the last 10 batters he faced. That included nine groundouts.

BY THE NUMBERS

Six Stevenson pitchers allowed 10 hits, with the loss going to Nick Raaum (0-1). He kept the Corsairs hitless through two innings, but ran into trouble in the decisive third frame. Carmel shortstop Andy Kantor plated a run with a sacrifice fly, scored a run after being hit by a pitch and singled and stole second. Stevenson’s Jack Joseph knocked in all three runs with a two-run double and when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

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“I thought his [Wright’s] control today was the best it’s been. He threw some change-ups that had great downward action. I thought he had good movement. You saw they couldn’t square him up. Guys coming up were hitting ground balls. That’s Dalton.” Carmel coach Dann Giesey

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