Baseball: Glenbrook South’s Sam Selby, Sully Stadler sink New Trier
Updated: April 19, 2012 8:14PM
Sam Selby felt confident enough about his game to ask for more playing time.
Glenbrook South coach Bob Rosinski obliged, and the junior made his first start last weekend.
After sitting out Tuesday in the series opener against New Trier, Selby was back in the lineup Thursday. The left-handed designated hitter made Rosinski look good by going 2-for-3 with two RBI in the No. 14 Titans’ 2-0 win over the Trevians on the road.
“I try not to think too much about it,” Selby said of his first two varsity starts after primarily suiting up for the JV club this spring. “If I am in my zone, I just go out and have fun and play baseball.”
Selby got Glenbrook South (12-5, 3-2 Central Suburban South) on the board in the fifth inning with a one-out single off New Trier’s Austin Zimmerman that brought home Mac Zabriskie, who led off the inning with a double.
Selby came through again in the seventh, this time driving in a run with a two-out single off left-handed reliever Liam Moore. Selby sat out Tuesday’s 2-1 loss because the Trevians (9-5, 3-2) started lefty Nick Hedge.
“I don’t want to be satisfied,” Selby said of possibly earning more playing time or even a full-time job after his clutch hitting. “I don’t feel like you earn it on one instance.”
With Selby providing the offense, Sully Stadler and the defense did the rest. The Indiana-bound senior southpaw struck out eight and allowed four hits in the victory. The defense didn’t make an error behind him.
“I was expecting it to be a tough game,” said New Trier’s Josh Perlmutter, who had two of the team’s four hits. “Sully pitched a great game. He hit his spots, and his slider was tough. He beat us.”
Zimmerman, who will play at Bucknell, pitched good enough to win. The right-hander surrendered one run in six innings.
“Both teams played well,” New Trier coach Mike Napoleon said. “It was tough enough with that one-run deficit. When they got that second run, it made it even tougher.”