Fenwick coach David Hogan told Quinn Snarskis to be prepared to pitch Saturday. The big surprise was that Snarskis was needed so early.
The junior right-hander entered the Class 3A Glenbard South Sectional final in just the second inning and turned in a gem of a relief appearance to help the seventh-seeded Friars clinch their first sectional title in school history.
After allowing two runs in the first inning, Fenwick rallied for a 6-2 victory over third-seeded Montini to advance to the North Central College Supersectional at 5 p.m. Monday against Grayslake Central. Snarskis (5-1) allowed one hit, walked one and struck out four while throwing only 55 pitches over six innings.
“Mentally you have to prepare yourself when you come in in short notice,” Snarskis said. “I just have to step up and help the team any way I can.”
Hogan kept right-handed side-armer Jimmy Madormo on a short leash despite his 7-2 record. In the second inning, Madormo walked three and threw 26 pitches, including nine for strikes.Fenwick