No. 4 Plainfield North Continues to Roll, Tops Plainfield South


Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor - Illinois/Wisconsin

PLAINFIELD - No. 4 Plainfield North traveled across town to take on emerging Plainfield South, who just missed the cut on our recent Power 25 update. North ran the table last week with a perfect 4-0 record, and got this week off on the right foot with a 4-2 win over South, pushing their record to 18-5. The Tigers have now won nine of their last 10, moving up three spots to No. 4 in the Power 25.

For North, it was all about senior RHP Brady Miller. Miller, a Western Michigan commit, had to battle all game against a scrappy South lineup that would not go down easy. Miller didn’t get a clean 1-2-3 inning all day, but he clutched up with bg strikeouts at potential turning points throughout his outing. Miller ended the third, fifth and seventh innings with punchouts, stranding runners in the fifth and seventh. Then again in the fourth, a one out strikeout with the tieing and go-ahead runs at second and third quickly ended a potential rally. Twice the 6-foot-4 righty got back to back K’s after leadoff men reached in the second and sixth innings, squelching any potential rallies there.

Miller finished the complete game with 100 pitches on nose, striking out eight while scattering eight hits, two runs, one earned, and one walk.

The Tigers got their scoring started in the first with a solo shot from three-hole hitter Gavin Doyle. Doyle finished the day driving in a pair of Tiger runs including a sacrifice fly in the fifth to add and insurance run.

North added two more runs in the second on back to back hits from the bottom of the lineup in Chris Miller and Ryan Summers. Miller added an RBI single and Summers drove in Miller with a triple to right field.

For South, the Cougars had their chances but just couldn’t come up with the timely hit to give any run support to starter Austin Richardson. The only two Cougar tallies came in the third by way of back-to-back productive outs from Connor Blake and A.J. Mannucci.

South’s Tony Mosher and Zach Pawlak led the offense with two hits a piece. Mosher had the only extra base hit of the day with a leadoff double.

Garret Cook went 2-for-4 to lead Plainfield North in hits.

The two teams are back at it again on Wednesday with Plainfield North playing host.

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