Naperville Central coach Bill Seiple was out in Lockport scouting the Neuqua Valley-Providence Catholic sectional semifinal and had an interesting observation as to why Wednesday night's game was so low-scoring, and a theory about why his Redhawks broke through in the middle innings Thursday night.
"This is a very tough place to play, and when you play at 6 p.m., you got that shadow," Seiple said after a 6-2 victory over Lockport. "Neuqua and Providence (both) struggled all night long. And I don't know how (well) they saw the ball out of the pitchers' hands.
"It's not something you want to talk about, because then it gets crazy, people start thinking about it. ... I was concerned about it (but) we adjusted."
Seiple was looking forward to Saturday's first pitch at 10 a.m.