Coach: Mike Riley.
Last year: 20-14, 12-6, third in Metro Suburban Conference; lost 3-1 to Montini in Class 3A Montini regional final.
Top players: Alex McGimpsey, sr., OF-P; Andrew Wrona, sr., SS; Dominic Fazzari, sr., P; Joey Atkinson, sr., DH; Dylan Brambora, sr., OF-P; Kyle Carli, jr., C; Tim Marks, jr., OF-3B; Brian Ashe, sr., 2B; Michael Ashe, jr., 3B; Fabian Garcia, jr., P; Roy Dodge, jr., P; Joey Cimaglia, jr., P-OF.
Scouting report: Despite vast inexperience the Raiders won 20 games a year ago and challenged for the conference title until a late slide. A more seasoned group is primed for a run at the crown this spring. "These guys have experience and they do things the right way," Riley said. "There's no question we're a better team than we were last year." Fazzari won 5 games last season and posted a 0.90 ERA. Brambora returns another 35 innings while McGimpsey and Garcia also figure into the pitching plans. Defensive strength up the middle starts with Carli behind the plate and Wrona at shortstop. Atkinson batted a team-high .349 last season but the lineup needs to develop depth from one-to-nine. Glenbard South has five captains this season, a sign of the strong leadership on the team.
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