Brother Rice pitcher Ryan Palmblad had some big shoes to fill Wednesday.
The junior left-hander had to follow consecutive complete-game shutouts Tuesday by fellow Crusader pitchers Ryan Kutt and Jack Guzek
Palmblad proved up to challenge, firing a four-hitter as Brother Rice registered a 3-0 win over Huntley in the semifinals of the Phil Lawler Summer Classic at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.
The Crusaders pitching staff hasn’t allowed a run in 21 straight innings, while outscoring their last three opponents 15-0.
Brother Rice (15-6-2) will play Plainfield South, a 6-3 winner in the other semifinal over Naperville Central, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the championship game at Boomers Stadium.
Update: Due to weather, the game was suspended and will be resumed at Boomers Stadium on Monday night at 6PM. The game is tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the 3rd inning.Read More