Prep Baseball Report

No. 13 New Trier Strikes Late To Defeat Maine East 2-0

By Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

PARK RIDGE, IL – No. 13 New Trier traveled to Park Ridge to take on Central Suburban Conference foe Maine East in a Saturday matinee game. Pitching was the story on the day for both teams seeing 24 strikeouts, but the Trevians of New Trier plated two runs late to take the 2-0 victory. 

Antoine Kelly (Central Arizona JC commit) started on the mound for the Maine East Blue Devils and put on quite a performance for six innings. The long-limbed lefty used a two pitch FB/SL mix all game flashing swing and miss ability with both offerings. Kelly struck out 13 Trevians, 10 by way of fastball and 3 with his slider. The No. 16 prospect in the 2018 Illinois’ class got timely punchouts with 4 Ks with runners in scoring position. He also struck out the side in three of his six innings of work. Kelly finished with a line of: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 13 Ks, 1 HBP on 102 pitches. 

New Trier counterpart, Drew Gorski threw a gem of his own tossing 7 scoreless innings of one hit ball finishing with a complete game shutout. Gorski also utilized a two pitch FB/CB mix for strikes keeping the Blue Devil offense honest all game. He was able to expand the zone when necessary as well as use all edges of the strike zone with both pitches. The Senior right-hander got the victory finishing with a line of: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 9 K, 1 HBP on an impressive 76 pitch total.  

The scoreboard read 0-0 until New Trier got a two-run rally started in the 7th, when Antoine Kelly exited the game. Patrick Jodloman led off the frame with a single and was driven in three batters later by Brian KerwinKyle Caponi, the leadoff hitter for New Trier, then laced an RBI double to the left/center gap. Jodloman, Kerwin and Caponi all finished 1-for-3 at the plate. Senior catcher Cam Redding (St. Louis commit) led New Trier in hits going 2-for-3 with a hard opposite field double on an outside fastball.

Kelly registered the only hit for Maine East going 1-for-3 at the plate. Ashton Schwab took the loss on the mound for the Blue Devils giving up two runs on three hits and two strikeouts in the 7th

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