Crusaders wait before piling up more wins
Forget all you’ve ever heard about the early bird.
Brother Rice has grown to love being fashionably late when it comes to scoring its most important runs. And the waiting has proved worth it.
In all four of their outings last week, the Crusaders collected markers during their final at-bat. On two of those occasions, the runs provided the margin of victory.
With four more wins to its credit, Rice stretched its unbeaten streak to eight games. This latest quartet of successes came at the expense of fellow Chicago Catholic League members, including De La Salle, which dropped a 4-0 decision on Saturday.
Making the conquest of the Meteors significant was that De La Salle was only two days removed from its own 4-0 win over defending Catholic League Blue champ St. Laurence.
Pitcher Brian Musielak kept the Meteors off the scoreboard despite getting nicked for nine hits. De La Salle actually outhit the Crusaders (15-3, 4-0) by one, but the latter registered half of their eight safeties in the bottom of the sixth to give themselves some breathing room.