Prep Baseball Report

New Trier Survives Late Charge, Defeats Glenbrook South

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Glenbrook South hosted New Trier in game two of their Chicago Suburban League conference series on Wednesday afternoon. The Trevians of New Trier scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, ultimately holding off a late Glenbrook South rally to win 8-7. 

The Titans of Glenbrook South (12-8-1) mounted a charge in the bottom of the seventh inning. Trailing 8-4 entering the frame, the Titans cut the lead to 8-7 with one out and had the tying run on third base. Sam Zacks, who came on in relief for New Trier, was able to freeze the next batter looking for a called third strike and then induced a chopper in front of the plate that was handled by the catcher, Leo Miller, who completed the 2-3 putout to secure the win for New Trier. An infield hit by Caden Herron got things started for Glenbrook South in the frame and the biggest swing was a two-run double deep into left-center field by junior shortstop James Hackett. Hackett finished the day 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs and two runs scored.

New Trier (13-7) scored in five of the seven innings and pounded out 12 hits in the win. A three-run first inning opened things up for the Trevians. The first five hitters of the inning reached base safely with Alex Calarco delivering the first hit, an RBI single back up the middle. Louis Florida, had the biggest swing of the frame, a two-run double scoring Ryan Kaestle (singled earlier in the frame) and Calarco.

New Trier tacked on two late insurance runs in the top of the seventh, which proved to be a crucial two runs after what transpired in the bottom of the seventh. James Karabas came off the bench and drove a pinch-hit, two-run double down the left field line. 

Unsigned senior, RHP Dylan Huang, got the win on the mound for New Trier. Huang went six innings, scattered seven hits, four runs, walked one and struck out five. Huang was all around the corners of the zone with his fastball (topped at 82 mph) throughout and showed a lot of confidence in his high-spin curveball. Huang routinely went to his 64-67 mph 11/5 breaker that spun at an elite level; routinely in the 2600-2700 rpm range. Huang’s arm plays short, clean and quick. He’s a strike-thrower that works with pace, has a confident demeanor on the mound and showed his athleticism multiple times throughout, bouncing off the mound to make plays. Given the clean arm and high-spin on the breaking ball, Huang should be a solid late pickup for someone looking for a reliable/quality arm. 

There were a number of impressive offensive performances on both sides of the ball. Kaestle, Charlie Brodell and Louis Florida all collected multiple hits for New Trier. 

New Trier hosts Niles North on Saturday in a CSL conference matchup. Glenbrook South travels to St. Viator on Thursday for a non-conference tilt.


+ Ryan Kaestle (New Trier): 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 SB’s
+ Charlie Brodell (New Trier): 3-for-5,
+ Louis Florida (New Trier): 2-for-3, 2B, 4 RBI’s, BB,
+ James Hackett (Glenbrook South): 3-for-3, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI’s, 2 R
+ Caden Herron (Glenbrook South): 2-for-3, 2 R 

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