Glenwood Breaks It Open Late, Knocks Off Sacred Heart-Griffin

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Glenwood hosted Central State Eight conference foe Sacred Heart-Griffin on Tuesday afternoon in game one of a two-game set. Behind a big five run bottom of the sixth inning and a complete-game performance by Drew Detmers, Glenwood came away with a 7-2 win.

The game was tied at two in the bottom of the fifth inning, when the Titans of Glenwood broke it open with five runs. After a leadoff flyout, the Titans walked four consecutive times, scoring the go ahead run at the time without getting a hit. After another flyout, Titan leadoff man, junior Lucas Ryan, delivered a line-drive to center field. The Sacred Heart center fielder laid out for the liner and came up empty handed, resulting in a bases-clearing double for Ryan. The big blow turned out to be the dagger. Ryan eventually came around to score on a Luke Lehnen pushing the lead to 7-2.

Glenwood (20-7) starter RHP Drew Detmers took care of the rest. The uncommitted junior finished off the complete game win with a scoreless bottom of the seventh inning. Detmers threw an efficient 85 pitches in his seven innings of work (72% of them for strikes) scattering six hits, two runs, striking out two and walking two. Detmers challenged hitters with a fastball that sat 82-83 mph, touching 84. His go-to secondary offering was his curveball, which he gained feel for and went to his curveball more often as the game went on.

Sacred Heart-Griffin (13-10) did all of their scoring in the top of the fourth inning. The Cyclones trailed 2-0 entering the frame but thanks to four hits and two, two-out RBI singles, tied the game at two. Sam Antonnaci got things going with a one out double. He scored two batters later on a Luke Healey two out single to right field. Freshman Ramon Jimerson delivered the game-tying RBI single to left field, scoring Healey. Healey led the way for the Cyclones offensively going 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI.

Adam Holm and Lucas Ryan had doubles and a stolen base apiece in the Glenwood win and Lehnen finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. All told the Titans collected six hits and walked eight times in the win.

The two teams will face off again tomorrow at Sacred Heart-Griffin.

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