Baseball: Glenbrook South snaps Maine South’s 18-game win streak
Updated: May 10, 2012 8:47PM
Josiah Carlson came into Thursday’s game with no room for error.
With the Titans looking to preserve their three-run lead, the Glenbrook South senior inherited the bases loaded with two outs from starter Sully Stadler in the top of the sixth inning.
Carlson calmly got a ground ball to end the inning. The right-hander then pitched a scoreless seventh to help Glenbrook South to a 3-0 win over No. 6 Maine South in Glenview.
The win ended the Hawks’ 18-game winning streak and put the Titans in position to at least earn a share of the CSL South championship. Glenbrook South (19-7, 9-4) is three games behind Maine South (22-4, 12-1) with three to play.
“In that situation, you just want to throw strikes,” said Carlson, who recently moved to the bullpen after starting some games earlier in the spring. “I try not to think about it too much. I try not to make it bigger than it is.”
Glenbrook South gave Stadler a two-run lead after the first, and the senior left-hander cruised until the sixth. The Indiana recruit had a no-hitter through four innings and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings for the victory.
Mac Zabriskie and George Stellas each had RBI singles for the Titans.
“Hopefully, this win gives us some confidence,” said Glenbrook South coach Bob Rosinski, whose club lost to the Hawks 6-4 on Tuesday. “I think we came out scared the first time we played them. But we have the ability to play with anyone at any time.”
After going hitless through four, the Hawks threatened in the fifth when Frank Perrone and Nick Calabrese both hit singles. Maine South wasn’t able to move Perrone past second base.
The Hawks then failed to plate a run the following inning after loading the bases.
John Forsythe pitched all six innings to take the loss.
“This gives us momentum and some confidence moving forward,” Carlson said.
Rocky Saavedra said the loss — the team’s first since April 2 — was a wake-up.
“When we first lost a game, we lost three in a row,” the senior said. “We can’t do that again. We will throw this one way and start on a new streak.”