Baseball: Resnick notches second no-hitter as Glenbrook North tops Niles West
Updated: April 10, 2012 10:37PM
The first no-hitter of Peter Resnick’s Glenbrook North career came in a 2011 sectional semifinal against Loyola Academy.
While the stakes weren’t as high against Niles West’s powerful offense Tuesday, Resnick was equally impressive. He threw his second no-hitter to lead the Spartans to a 3-0 win over Niles West (11-2).
“I thought I had a chance to dominate them on the field,” Resnick said. “We’ve played them for years now. I knew their lineup, I knew what I could do. You always go out there with the confidence that you can beat the team in front of you and you can make the pitches to get them out.”
Resnick (7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K) did just that, consistently throwing every pitch in his repertoire for a strike. He routinely got ahead in the count, leaving Niles West’s hitters to second guess themselves.
“I thought the main thing he was doing is he was starting off with an off-speed pitch, which a lot of our players were not going to swing at,” said Niles West cleanup hitter and starting pitcher Jason Meger, who kept the Wolves within one run until the seventh inning. “He kept that ball really low and it’s really tough to hit a low-strike.”
Glenbrook North’s Doug Mazewski went 2-for-4 Tuesday, with a run scored and a RBI. Brad Margolin singled, drew two walks and scored the game’s first run.