Big lead slips away from Kits in loss to GBS
Evanston's baseball team erupted for 6 runs in the third inning, but starter Joe Liss couldn't hold onto the lead and Glenbrook South rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Wildkits Wednesday in Central Suburban League South division action.
A two-run double by the Titans' James Hackett --- after Liss was one strike away from preserving the lead --- in the sixth inning completed the comeback for the hosts. GBS visits ETHS on Wednesday to conclude the home-and-home series.
Liss pitched 1-hit ball through the first 4 innings, then surrendered 4 runs in the 5th and 4 more in the 6th. He allowed 9 hits overall, struck out 6 and issued 4 wild pitches.
Evanston sent 12 hitters to the plate in the top of the third against GBS starter Matt Rosenberger, with Alex Vasquez, Hank Liss, Joe Liss, Wilson Clarke and Brandon Brokowski all contributing run-scoring singles.
But the Kits couldn't touch reliever Josh Moosey. He got the last out in the third, then retired 11 in a row before Clarke's 1-out single in the top of the 7th. Moosey then zipped a called third strike past Evan Burns to end the game.