WHEATON – With only two seniors starting in the field, Glenbard South’s baseball team had plenty of unknowns heading into the spring.
“We have a lot of inexperience,” Glenbard South coach Mike Riley said, “but we’ve been in every game we’ve played. And our kids battle for seven innings every game. At this point, our pitching and defense has been pretty good and the last few games, and the bats are coming around.”
On Saturday, the squad dropped a 7-4 decision to Wheaton Warrenville South in a nonconference affair, which put an end to a six-game winning streak.
“We didn’t play poorly on Saturday,” Riley said. “They just hit the ball hard. It was a hitter’s day.”
Glenbard South was coming off a three game sweep over Fenton in its first Metro Suburban Conference series, which wrapped up with an 11-7 decision April 10.
The Raiders overcame a 7-0 first-inning deficit behind a 15-hit performance by the offense. Andrew Wrona was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs, and Alex McGimpsey was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Jacob Straza, Nick Yangas and Will Cornwell all had two hits and Tim Marks added a double and two RBIs.
Jacob Straza got the win in relief, allowing just two hits while