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Baseball: Three things learned

1. Mike Costanzo is a bulldog. St. Rita’s senior left-hander didn’t have his best stuff Wednesday against Fenwick, loading the bases in the first two innings. However, he worked his way out of both jams and guided the Mustangs to an 11-0 win. Battling an opponent without your “A” game and persevering is the mark of an ace.

2. Don’t underestimate Evergreen Park. The Mustangs started slowly, but have been playing better ball as of late. When senior pitcher Frank Meisl is on the mound and the defense is making plays, the Mustangs are capable of beating a lot of teams. Just ask Oak Forest, which suffered its first South Suburban loss Thursday by a 5-0 count to Evergreen Park. Meisl consistently kept the Bengals guessing with first-pitch breaking balls and by spotting his fastball.

3. Comeback kids at H-F. The Vikings badly stubbed their toe a few weeks back during a two-game SouthWest Suburban series against Sandburg, but have rebounded, dumping Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way Central. Against the Griffins, H-F rallied from an 11-3 deficit to post a 13-11 win and followed that with a 3-0 blanking of the Knights.

Pat Disabato



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