Glenbrook South, O'Hara Cruise Past Glenbrook North

By: Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

GLENVIEW, IL - In a District 225 rivalry game, the Glenbrook South Titans played host to the  Glenbrook North Spartans on a perfect weathered Saturday morning. Both teams entered the weekend hot leading their perspective sides of the CSL conference, while also coming off no-hit victories a day prior. Behind southpaw starter Ryan O’Hara, Glenbrook South took home a 4-0 victory on Senior Day.

O’Hara set the pace early and maintained through his six innings of work. He allowed only three singles in the contest and the first did not come until the 5th inning. The uncommitted lefty pitched his way out of self-induced jams stranding five base runners, while showing a more than serviceable FB/SL combination touching 89 mph with the heater. He finished with a line: W, 6IP, 3H, 0R, 6K, 2BB (55 of 89 for strikes).

South took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never turned back. Jacob Snyder singled and Brandon Matias doubled deep to left setting the table for an O’Hara RBI groundout and a George Korompilas RBI single up the middle.

Small ball was in full effect on both sides, but proved more so in favor of the Titans as they manufactured one more in the 2nd inning. Luke Smith was plunked and bunted over to second, he stole third and scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Nick Mathein. Matias scored the fourth and final run in the 5th inning. He led off the frame with his second double to left, was bunted to third, and touched home on a Korompilas ground out to second base.

Zach Carr threw a clean and hitless 7th inning for Glenbrook South.

Zach Crane took the loss for Glenbrook North going five innings of five hit ball allowing four runs, all earned, with one strikeout and two walks.

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