Boys Baseball Class AA State Final Results 1997-98 

 Barrington 4, Lockport (Twp.) 1

 Play-By-Play

Game time: 6:56 p.m.
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 80 degrees
Wind:WSW, 15 mph

Lockport 1st: Greg Blaesing laces a single to right. Brian McDonald grounds out 5-3, Blaesing to 2nd (1 out). Vince Serafini is hit by a pitch. Blaesing is picked off 2-6 (2-outs) Jeff Stanek strikes out 2-3 (3 outs). 0 1 0 1

Barrington 1st: Kyle Flubacker taps out 2-3 (1 out). Jason Mergott doubles to right. Jess Sayer strikes out swinging (2 outs). John Austin reaches on an infield hit up th emiddle, Mergott to 3rd. Daniel Pohlman rolls out 6-4 (3 outs). 0 2 0 2

Lockport 2nd: Matt Serafini singles to center. Eric Blaeser bounces out 4-3, Serafini to 2nd (1 out). Tony Romo strikes out looking (2 outs). Matt Serafini advances to 3rd on a wild pitch. Mike Serafini bounces out 4-3 (3 outs) 0 1 0 1

Barrington 2nd: Frank Favia walks. Chip Oviatt sacrifice bunts 5-3, Favia to 2nd (1 out). Brady Tinkham doubles off the right field wall, Favia to 3rd. Favia scores on a passed ball, Tinkham to 3rd. Mark Tapley doubles over the left fielder's head scoring Tinkham. Flubacker flies out to right, Tapley tags and moves into 3rd. Tapley scores on a passed ball. Mergott walks. Sayer lines out to deep right (3 outs). 3 2 0 1


Lockport 3rd: Craig Duppong lines a single to left. Blaesing flies out to deep right (1 out). McDonald strikes out looking (2 outs). V. Serafini walks, Duppong to 2nd. Stanek bounces out 5-4 (3 outs). 0 1 0 2

Barrington 3rd: Austin strikes out swinging (1 out). Pohlman bounces out 6-3 (2 outs). Favia walks. Oviatt lines a single off the first baseman's glove, Favia to 3rd. Tinkham strikes out looking (3 outs). 0 1 0 2


Lockport 4th: Matt Serafini rolls out 5-3 (1 out). Blaeser doubles to left center. Rowe lines out to 1st (2 outs). Mike Serafini lines a RBI single to right. Duppong strikes out swinging (3 outs). 1 2 0 1

Barrington 4th: Tapley strikes out swinging (1 out). Flubacker doubles to left center. Mergott bunts out 5-3, Flubacker to 3rd (2 outs). Sayer strike outs swinging 2 unassisted (3 outs). 0 1 0 1

Lockport 5th: Blaesing lines out to right (1 out). McDonald rolls out 5-3 (2 outs). V. Serafini walks. Tony Romo pinch runs at 1st for V. Serafini. Stanek bounces out 4-6 (3 outs). 0 0 0 1

Barrington 5th: Austin flies out to right (1 out). Pohlman rolls out 6-3 (2 outs). Favia bounces out 3 unassisted (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Lockport 6th: Matt Serafini flies out to right (1 out). Blaeser strikes out swinging (2 outs). Rowe taps out 1-3 (3 outs). 0 0 0 0

Barrington 6th: Oviatt flies out to center (1 out). Tinkham doubles off the left centerfield wall. Jeff Sansone pinch runs for Tinkham. Tapley doubles to right center scoring Sansone. Flubacker rolls out 6-3, Tapley to 3rd (2 outs). Margott bunts out 5-3 (3 outs). 1 2 0 1

Lockport 7th: Mike Serafini rolls out 3-1 (1 out). Duppong bounces out 1-3 (2 outs). Blaesing strikes out swinging (3 outs). 0 0 0 - 0

Game ends: 8:37 p.m.
Time of the game 1:41




 Box Score


Lockport                   AB   R   H RBI
BLAESING                    4   0   1   0
MCDONALD                    3   0   0   0
V. SERAFINI                 0   0   0   0
STANEK                      3   0   0   0
MA. SERAFINI                3   0   1   0
BLAESER                     3   1   1   0
ROWE                        3   0   0   0
MI. SERAFINI                3   0   1   1
DUPPONG                     3   0   1   0
ROMO                        0   0   0   0
                         
                         
Totals                     25   1   5   1
                         
E --                     
2B --BLAESER             
3B --                    
HR --                    
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH --                    
DP --                    
LOB -- 6                 
PO-A --18-8              
                         
Barrington                 AB   R   H RBI
FLUBACKER                   4   0   1   0
MERGOTT                     3   0   1   0
SAYRE                       3   0   0   0
AUSTIN                      3   0   1   0
POHLMAN                     3   0   0   0
FAVIA                       1   1   0   0
OVIATT                      2   0   1   0
MERCER                      0   0   0   0
TINKHAM                     3   2   2   0
TAPLEY                      3   1   2   2
SANSOME                     0   0   0   0
                         
Totals                     25   4   8   2
                         
E --                     
2B --FLUBACKER, MERGOTT,  TINKHAM-2, TAPLEY-2
3B --                    
HR --                    
SB --                    
CS --                    
SF --                    
SH -- OVIATT             
DP --                    
LOB --7                  
PO-A --21-12             
                         
Pitching Summary
Lockport                      IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
SERAFINI                       6   8   4   3       3
                         
WP --                    
PB --2                   
HBP --                   
Balk --                  
                         
Barrington                    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
AUSTIN                         7   5   1   1   2    
                         
WP --                    
PB --                    
HBP --1                  
Balk --                  
                         
WINNING PITCHER AUSTIN   
LOSING PITCHER: SERAFINI 
                         
Score By Innings          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Totals
Lockport                  0 0 0 1 0 0 0       1
Barrington                0 3 0 0 0 1         4


 Notes & Quotes
Winning coach,: Kirby Smith of Barrington "Lockport has some outstanding hitters who drive the ball plus they have long ball power. We feel fortunate that we were able to compete with them. I'm just happy that we got some big hits and Johnny (Austin) pitched a strong game. We have had hitters up the down the order. The way the ball carries here causes a problem for high school players. The depth is different for fly ball and can even effect cut off throws. "

Losing coach,: Jim Hall of Lockport "Congratulations to Kirby Smith and the Barrington kids. He's a classy guy. I even told my wife the other day he would be a good guy to lose to and she thought I was a little crazy.'

''The kids can hold their heads up high. Losing is part of baseball and we lost to a heck of a team. We figured we needed five runs to win this and as you can see we came up a little short.''