Baseball: Mundelein grad Gandolfi turns in solid effort at Division III World Series
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:15AM
Despite the efforts of Mundelein High School graduate Charlie Gandolfi, the Webster University (Mo.) baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Division III World Series.
The Gorlocks were defeated by Marietta College (Ohio) 12-7 in Appleton, Wis., on May 28. Webster actually took a five-run lead over Marietta, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, before the defending national champions bounced back to earn the win.
Gandolfi, a freshman second baseman/outfielder, finished 1-for-2 with a run and two RBIs. He also reached base after being hit by a pitch, and had a sacrifice bunt as well.
The right-handed hitter played in 36 games this season, including 23 as a member of the starting lineup. Gandolfi finished with a solid .376 on-base percentage; he drew 16 walks, tops on the team among non-regulars. He also scored 16 runs and had seven RBIs.
Webster wound up 36-14 overall, in the process setting a single-season school record for victories. The Gorloks also claimed the SLIAC title for a sixth straight time, won the Millington Regional, and qualified for their first-ever World Series.