Despite an 8-run deficit in the second inning, the Blue Stars almost came all the way back, eventually falling 14-12 to Morton Grove on Sunday. The Blue Stars scored ten runs in the failed comeback that consisted of a combined 14 hits and 22 combined quality at-bats, production that was undermined with 11 errors committed on the field.

The Blue Stars couldn’t keep up with Morton Grove Lightning early in the game. Morton Grove Lightning scored on a walk, a stolen base, and a wild pitch in the first inning.

The Lightning captured the lead in the first inning. A wild pitch by Shimon scored three runs for Morton Grove.

Skokie Youth scored five runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Joey, another single by Meir, an error that got Shimon on base, a walk by Noam, and a walk by Josh.

But the Morton Grove Lightning scored five runs in the second inning. The big inning for Morton Grove came thanks to a walk by #24, a walk by #9, a single by #22, a fielder’s choice by #20, and, what do you know, an error.

The Stars did however collect 14 hits. Gabriel, Shimon, Josh, and Joey each collected multiple hits for the Blue Stars. Josh, Shimon, and Gabriel all had three hits to lead the squad. And the team tore up the base paths, as four players stole at least two bases. Joey led the way with three.

#22 for Morton Grove went 3-for-3 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in. #22 led the Lightning with five stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 16 stolen bases.

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Morton Grove Lightning
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
#1 2 2 1 0 2 1
#10 2 2 0 0 2 2
#18 4 1 1 0 0 2
#9 2 2 1 1 2 0
#22 3 3 3 3 1 0
#20 4 0 0 1 0 2
#15 3 1 1 0 0 0
#13 2 0 0 0 1 2
#29 3 1 1 0 0 0
#24 2 2 1 0 1 0
Totals 27 14 9 5 9 9
Batting

2B: #9
TB: #1, #18, #9 2, #22 3, #15, #29, #24
RBI: #9, #22 3, #20
ROE: #15 2, #29
FC: #20
SB: #1 2, #10 2, #18, #9, #22 5, #15 2, #13, #29 2

Totals

Team QAB: 21 (58.33%)
#1 3, #10 2, #18 3, #9 3, #22 2, #20 2, #13 2, #29, #24 3

Team LOB: 4

Blue Stars
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Zev 2 1 0 0 3 0
Gabriel 4 2 3 2 1 0
Josh 3 3 3 3 1 0
Joey 4 1 2 2 1 0
Shimon 3 1 3 2 2 0
Jonah 5 0 1 0 0 2
Meir 4 1 1 1 0 2
Noam 2 1 0 0 2 2
Micah F 3 2 1 1 0 0
Totals 30 12 14 11 10 6
Batting

TB: Josh 3, Gabriel 3, Joey 2, Jonah, Meir, Shimon 3, Micah F
RBI: Josh 3, Gabriel 2, Joey 2, Meir, Shimon 2, Micah F
ROE: Micah F
HBP: Josh, Micah F
SB: Josh 3, Gabriel, Joey 3, Zev, Meir, Shimon 2, Micah F 2
PIK: Jonah, Zev

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (52.38%)
Josh, Gabriel 3, Joey, Noam 3, Jonah 3, Zev 3, Meir 2, Shimon 4, Micah F 2

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: 11

Morton Grove Lightning
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
No players with Pitching stats.
Totals 6.0 166 .488 14 12 8 6 10 0
Blue Stars
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Shimon 1.1 74 .405 1 9 8 4 8 0
Joey 2.2 47 .638 6 4 2 3 1 0
Zev 2.0 18 .667 2 1 0 2 0 0
Totals 6.0 139 .518 9 14 10 9 9 0
Pitching

WP: Joey, Shimon 3
Pitches-Strikes: Joey 47-30, Zev 18-12, Shimon 74-30
Groundouts-Flyouts: Joey 2-0, Zev 2-1, Shimon 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Joey 8-15, Zev 3-7, Shimon 5-14