Quinn Snarskis has been more valuable to Fenwick as a second baseman than a pitcher this season, but the junior right-hander earned his spot on the mound Monday.
Snarskis pitched through two innings of heavy rain showers to throw a complete game in his starting debut. Snarskis gave up five hits, walked one and struck out 10 as the Friars beat Loyola 4-1 in a Catholic League game at the Priory. The Friars (8-6, 2-3) were coming off a pair of losses to Brother Rice and Providence that each went 10 innings. Snarskis (1-1) last pitched against Brother Rice April 17 in relief and earned an opportunity to start from coach David Hogan.
Snarskis not only battled against Loyola’s lineup, but he survived the elements as the game went uninterrupted despite the rain. Hogan said with the win, Snarskis emerged as one of three reliable starting junior pitchers for Fenwick, along with Kevin Forde and Jonathan Kagan.