GLEN ELLYN – Will Kincanon didn't make many mistakes on the mound Thursday, but Jake Mencacci took advantage of one.
The Montini first baseman hit a hanging curveball deep to right field for a triple, the only extra base hit the Broncos had against the Riverside Brookfield ace, to result in the game-winning run. The Broncos won 4-2, scoring three unearned runs on five Bulldog errors, in the Class 3A sectional semifinal at Glenbard South.
Montini advanced to Saturday's sectional final against Fenwick.
Mencacci's two-out triple drove in Eddie Bava, who reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the sixth, and gave the Broncos a 3-2 lead. He later scored on another error.
"Kincanon is a great pitcher," Mencacci said. "The gameplan was a two-strike approach the entire game. Choking up just trying to make contact. I got a curveball up there, closed my eyes and hit it as hard as I could."
The Broncos (23-9) struck first when Pat Hennessy's infield single in the second inning scored the first run of the game.
RB (23-12) took the lead in the fourth when Kincanon led off with a double and was driven in by Justin Agne. Brian Kulaga later scored Agne with an RBI single of his own.
Montini tied the scored in the bottom of the fourth on two errors and a balk. RB left two runners on in the fifth and sixth innings before Mencacci's big triple.
"This is what happens in baseball," Kincanon said. "It's part of the game. I tried to pitch around it and I couldn't do it. I gave up a big hit when I had a chance to get out of it even though there was an error."