Boys Baseball Class AA State Final Results 1997-98 

 Edwardsville (H.S.) 14, Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 4

 Play-By-Play
Edwardsville 1st: Dave Crouthers laces a single to center. Matt Bogle grounds out 4-3, Crouthers to 2nd. (1 out). Crouthers advances to 3rd on a wild pitch. Chad Opel foul pops out to 3rd (2 outs). Nick Seibert walks and steals 2nd on the 1st pitch. Matt Evers rolls out 4-3 (3 outs). 0 1 0 2

Oak Park 1st: Blake Wealy walks. Whealy is picked off 1-3 (1 out) Scott Legan triples off the centerfield wall. Vasili Spanos walks. Andy Ralston taps out 2-3, scoring Legan, Ralston to 2nd (2 outs). Gabe Schaab strikes out and reaches 1st on a passed ball, Ralston to 3rd. Chris Perrino strikes out looking (3 outs). 1 1 0 2

Edwardsville 2nd: James Hutton homers over the left field wall. Matt Turner lines out to center (1 out) Andrew Honneger bounces a single to center. Kory Kuba lines out to right (2 outs). Crouthers rolls out 6-4 (3 outs). 1 2 - 0 1

Oak Park 2nd: Adam Lopez loops a single to right. Matt Yeisley flies out to right (1 out). Mike Coglianese walks, Lopez to 2nd. Whealy hits a 3-run homer over the center field wall. Legan strike sout swinging (2 outs). Spanos strikes out swinging (3 outs). 3 2 0 0

Edwardsville 3rd: Bogle bounces out 4-3 (1 out). Opel to center (2 outs). Seibert rolls out 4-3 (3 outs). 0 - 0 - 0 0

Oak Park 3rd: Ralston singles to left. {Edwardsville defensive change: Ben Hutton enters to pitch} Schaab rolls out 4-3, Ralston to 2nd (1 out). Perrino is hit by a pitch. Lopez bounces into a 6-4-3 double play (3 outs). 0 1 0 2
Edwardsville 4th: Evers rolls a single to right. J. Hutton strikes out swinging (1 out). Turner strikes out swinging (2 outs). Honneger laces a single up the middle, Evers to 2nd. Kuba strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 2 0 2

Oak Park 4th: Yeisley flies out to left (1 out). Coglianese rolls out 1-3 (2 outs). Whealy pops out to 2nd (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 5th: Crouthers triples off the center field wall. Bogle lines a single to center scoring Crouthers. Opel doubles over the center fielder's head, Bogle to 3rd. {Oak Park defensive changes: Perrino moves to pitch, Schaab moves to 1st} Seibert walks to load the bases. Evers rips a grand slam home run over the center field wall. J. Hutton strikes out swinging (1 out). Turner walks. Honneger lines out to center (2 outs). Turner steals 2nd. Kuba walks. Oak Park defensive changes: Andy Hoffman enters to pitch} Crouthers lines out to 2nd ( 3 outs). 5 4 0 1

Oak Park 5th: Legan strikes out swinging (1 out). Spanos rolls out 1-3 (2 outs). Ralston strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Edwardsville 6th: Bogle homers over the left field wall. Opel singles off the pitchers glove. Seibert doubles over the right fielders head, Opel to 3rd. {Oak Park defensive change: Ryan Kalita enters to pitch} Evers bounces out 6-3, Opel scores, Seibert to 3rd (2 outs). Tim Hansel pinch hits for J. Hutton and slaps a single to left driving in Seibert. Bill Flowers pinch runs at 1st. Turner pops out to the pitcher (2 outs). Honneger grounds out 6-3 (3 outs). 3 4 0 1

Oak Park 6th: Schaab bloops a single to right. Schaab advances to 2nd on a wild pitch. Perrino flies out to left (1 out). Lopez strikes out swinging (2 outs). Yeisley strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 1 0 1

Edwardsville 7th: Kuba homers over the right field wall. Crouthers laces a single to left. Crouthers steals 2nd. Bogle singles to left, Crouthers to 3rd, Bogle moves to 2nd on the throw. Opel triples to left center plating Crouthers and Bogle. Seibert walks. {Oak Park defensive changes: Sean O'Neil moves to pitch, Perrino to 1st} Opel scores on a wild pitch, Seibert to 2nd. Seibert moves to 3rd on a wild pitch. Evers strikes out swinging (1 out). J. Hutton lifts a sacrifice fly to left scoring Seibert (2 outs). Robert Hohn pinch hits for Turner and strikes out swinging (3 outs). 5 4 0 0

Oak Park 7th: Geoff Richey replaces Seibert in left} Coglianese doubles past the 1st base bag. Wealey pops out to 2nd (1 out). Legan rolls out out 4-3, Coglianese to 3rd ( 2 outs). Spanos strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 1 0 1

Game ends: 3:26 p.m.
Time of the game: 2:46




 Box Score


1998 IHSA Class AA Boys Baseball Tournament
Game #1

Edwardsville               AB   R   H RBI
CROUTHERS                   5   2   3   0
BOGLE                       5   3   3   2
OPEL                        5   3   3   2
SEIBERT                     2   3   2   0
EVERS                       5   1   2   5
J. HUTTON                   3   1   1   3
TURNER                      3   0   0   0
HAMPSON                     0   0   0   0
HONEGGER                    4   0   2   0
KUBA                        3   1   1   1
RICHEY                      0   0   0   0
HANSEL                      1   0   1   0
FLOWERS                     0   0   0   0
HOHN                        1   0   0   0
Totals                     37  14  18  14
                         
E --                     
2B --OPEL, SIEBERT,      
3B --CROUTHERS, OPEL,    
HR -- BOGLE, EVERS, HUTTON, KUBA
SB --CROUTHERS, SIEBERT, TURNER
CS --                    
SF --HUTTON              
SH --                    
DP --1                   
LOB -- 8                 
PO-A --21-8              
                         
Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest)  AB   R   H RBI
WHEALY                      3   1   1   3
LEGAN                       4   1   1   0
SPANOS                      3   0   0   0
RALSTON                     3   0   1   1
SCHAAB                      3   0   1   0
O'NEIL                      0   0   0   0
PERRINO                     2   0   0   0
LOPEZ                       3   1   0   0
YEISLEY                     3   0   1   0
COOLIANESE                  2   1   1   0
HOFFMAN                     0   0   0   0
KALITA                      0   0   0   0
                         
Totals                     26   4   6   4
                         
E --                     
2B --COGLIANESE          
3B --LEGAN               
HR -- WHEALY             
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH --                    
DP --                    
LOB --5                  
PO-A --21-7              
                         
Pitching Summary
Edwardsville                  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
HAMPSON                        2   4   4   4   3   4
B. HUTTON                      5   2   0   0   0   2
WP --1                   
PB --1                   
HBP --1                  
Balk                     
                         
Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest)  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
O"NEIL                         5   8   4   4   1   4
PERRING                      2/3   5   7   7   4   1
HOFFMAN                      1/3   3   3   3   0   0
KALITA                         1   1   0   0   0   0
                         
WP --3                   
PB --0                   
HBP -0-                  
Balk --0                 
                         
Score By Innings             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Totals
Edwardsville                 0 1 0 0 5 3 5      14  
Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0       4
                         
HUTTON WINNING PITCHER   
PERRING LOSING PITCHER   
                         
Umpires: Plate, Tom Sternquist, Belvidere; 
1st Base,  Greg Couch, Bolingbrook; 
3rd Base, Bob Rowatt, Milan
                         
Time of the game: 2:46   

Attendance -- 1200       


 Notes & Quotes
Winning coach,: Tom Pile of Edwardsville: "My kids have been working really hard. We hit the ball hard all day - right on the button even the outs. When Matt (Evers) hit the grand slam it was pretty much over because they had to bring in second line pitching. Ben Hutton threw 97 pitches on Tuesday so that is why he did not start. Jack Kaiser is a class act. I have learned a lot from him"


Losing coach,: Jack Kaiser of Oak Park (O.P. River Forest) "We were going great guns for the first three innings then it was 'Katie Bar the Door.' They started to hit the ball and beatthe tar out of us.''

"There isn't much you can do when they hit the ball like they did. When they made outs early in the game they were hard hit outs.''

''We haven't hit the ball too well lately. We had hoped our pitching and defense would help us out but then they started to put the ball all over the park, and that was pretty much it.''