Evanston Takes Down Lane Tech 9-7 in 4A Sectional Semi

Evanston played Lane Tech last Thursday (May 31, 2018) at Loyola's Munz athletic fields campus. It was a great game. Evanston jumped out to a two run lead. Lane rebounded with seven runs a couple innings later. Then Evanston put up seven runs of its own an inning later and took a 9 - 7 lead. The Indians were unable to make up the difference. Evanston won 9-7 and advanced to play Loyola on Saturday. 

The  photos were high shutter speed and high ISO. The Loyola announcer was gracious enough to let me shoot photos from the mobile press box which helped me get some great shots. 

Lane Tech Defeats Glenbrook South 6-2 to Advance to Regional Final

Lane Tech Indians defeated the Glenbrook South Titans 6-2 at Kerry Wood Field Thursday evening (May 24, 2018). The Indians manufactured a lead in the bottom of the first with aggressive base running. With one out, Lane center fielder Mason Peterson walked then stole second. After a strikeout, Mason Peterson stole third. When the ball got away on the throw to third, he dashed home. The throw beat him but the Glenbard South catcher lost the ball and Peterson was safe on a close play. See the photos below.

The Indians added three in the bottom of the fifth on two walks, two infield singles and a hit batsman. Lane added two more in the bottom of the sixth all after two outs aided by some questions calls at first and the Titans through errors. 

After giving up a run in the top of the seventh, Lane held on to defeat the Titans 6-2 and advance to the  4A Regional Championship game against New Trier on Saturday at 4:00 pm at Kerry Wood Field.

As for the photography, I continued to stretch the ISO to see what results I would get shooting a night game at very high ISO and fast shutter speeds. The photos came out fine despite the noticeable graininess. Tack sharp focus shows up great on internet publication; graininess not so much.

I hope you like the photos.