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Boylan, Winnebago score 1-run wins over rivals

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Boylan Appino double

ROCKFORD/WINNEBAGO (WREX) — The rain came down and that was just fine with Boylan's baseball team. The Titans edged rival Hononegah, 3-2, in a game called due to rain. The Indians took a 4-3 lead in the 6th inning, but the rain did not allow the teams to complete the inning, so the game reverted back to the final completed inning, giving Boylan the 5-inning win. The Titans battled back from a 2-0 deficit when Joey Appino ripped a 2-run double to centerfield, putting Boylan on top 3-2. The two teams will meet again Wednesday as the NIC-10 contenders try to position themselves for a run at a conference title this year.

In the Big Northern Conference, Winnebago edged Byron, 2-1, in 6 innings in another game shortened by rain. Winnebago lefty Jason Buhl struck out 11 batters in 5 innings of work to keep the Tigers bats quiet for the majority of the game.

Derek Bayne

Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email dbayne@wrex.com.

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