Hinsdale Central 1, Wheaton Warrenville South 0
Hinsdale Central and Wheaton South battled for nine innings Friday night before Red Devils’ third baseman Max Peters drove in a pinch-runner Ben Chapman from second with two outs in a 1-0 win in a 4A Bolingbrook Regional semifinal. Both pitchers were outstanding, with senior Austin Butler picking up the win for the Red Devils (19-16). He gave up two hits and struck out seven, including the final two batters in the ninth. Senior Brett Stuebing took the tough loss for Wheaton South (16-14), which didn’t have a baserunner after the sixth. Hinsdale Central advances to face Plainfield on Saturday with a trip to the sectional semifinals on the line.
In a battle of two outstanding pitchers, Steubing intentionally walked designated hitter Michael Johnson after Matt Muellner hit a two-out double. Peters had a 3-2 count when he connected, sending the ball skirting down the third-base side.Hinsdale Central High School