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Daily Southtown: Ryan Palmblad Pitches Brother Rice Past Huntley in Summer State Semifinals

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.

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Source: Daily Southtown | Pat Disabato

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