Evanston's Wildkit varsity baseball team dropped its opening game to Prairie Ridge 4-0 today.
Evanston pitcher Jordan Crawford had a no-hitter through the first four innings. But, in the fifth, Prairie Ridge opened with a double to right field. A botched pick-off play and error by the Kits gave Prairie Ridge a 1-0 lead. They added 1 in the sixth and 2 in the seventh off reliever Jack Anderson.
Despite the heat, the Wildkit bats were still cold. Evanston managed only 5 baserunners and had only 3 hits (Mia Delgado, Cooper Powell and Max Siedlecki).
The Kits took the JV game 4-3 with a two-run comeback in the bottom of the seventh. Evanston next plays at home against Ridgewood on Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 p.m at Evanston Stadium.