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Bats go cold for Hinsdale South against Mustangs

DARIEN – Hinsdale South’s baseball team entered its series against Downers Grove South with a chance to make some noise in the West Suburban Gold standings.

But the offense abandoned the Hornets during the three-game set and the Mustangs took all three games by outscoring Hinsdale 18-3.

The Hornets hosted the finale on Monday and lost 3-0.

All four hits for the home team were singles. Joe Jablonski had a hit and drew two walks, and Matt Marrera, Mike Meyers and Eric Benson had the other hits.

A six-run fourth inning was the major blow for Downers Grove South in Saturday’s 10-3 contest.

Hinsdale South trimmed a 2-0 deficit to 2-1 in the top of the third. Marrera laced a leadoff double, was sacrificed to third by Brian Hoel and came home on Joe Oehmen’s sac fly.

The Mustangs added a run in the bottom half of the frame. When the Hornets scored twice in the sixth, DGS added an insurance run it its half of the inning.

Jablonski singled to start the sixth and Tom Mihalkanin came in to run for the catcher. Alex Carpenter and Dean Serritella were both hit by pitches to load the bases. Mihalkanin scored on Marrera’s groundout and Carpenter scored on a passed ball.

The Mustangs won the first game of the series 5-0 on May 2.

Against Oak Park-River Forest on Tuesday, Oehmen went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI, but the Hornets lost 11-4.

South grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Huskies responded with three runs in their half of the frame.

The Hornets scored three times in the third to retake the lead, but OPRF plated three runs in the third, then added insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Mike Mullaney, Seritella and Benson scored one run each, while Meyers and Hoel had one RBI apiece.

South returns to WSG action Saturday when it hosts Willowbrook for a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. The series continues at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Villa Park.

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