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Indians sweep league series vs. Bremen

Sarah Minor -
Lemont outfielder James Lulek fires to the infield Saturday at Wheaton North.
Sarah Minor - Lemont outfielder James Lulek fires to the infield Saturday at Wheaton North.

MIDLOTHIAN — One day after knocking out 18 hits, Lemont’s baseball team rode the right arm of Jake Terrazas to a series sweep of Bremen Tuesday.

Tossing a complete-game, six-hitter, the junior was the story of the Indians’ 5-2 win.

“He pitched very well,” said Lemont coach Brian Storako. “He allowed no earned runs.”

On Monday, Lemont scored 14 runs in the first three frames in an eventual 15-0 victory in five innings.

Cody Caballero continued his dominance on the mound, improving to 3-0 on the spring after allowing just three hits in a complete-game effort. Mike Papierski, Jake Latz and Terrazas all went 3-for-3 at the plate.

“Cody also threw very well,” the coach said, “and we hit the ball so that made his life a little easier. He is more of a control pitcher so as far as being so dominant, I think he has even surprised himself. But I couldn’t be happier with how he is pitching.”

The Indians were coming off a 12-9 loss to Wheaton North Saturday in a non-conference affair. The two-time defending DuPage Valley Conference champions are 10-1 on the season after two victories over Naperville North this week.

Bill Hayes was 2-for-4 with a homer while Tokarski went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

“We hit the ball well,” Storako said. “It came down to, they brought a guy in at the end of the game who was a really good pitcher and we struggled. We played with them and hung in there, just couldn’t get the big hit at the end.”

Lemont was 5-3 through eight games and a perfect 4-0 in South Suburban Blue conference action.

“Offensively, we are scoring something like eight runs a game,” Storako said. “That’s crazy. And our pitching is starting to round out. We are getting guys more work so they are starting to find their location.

“We started off the conference with TF South and Bremen and they are both decent programs with some good players. They are no pushovers, that’s for sure. We are playing pretty well.”

The Indians were scheduled to face Shepard on Thursday before traveling to play Lincoln-Way North on Saturday. Lemont opens a two-game series with Tinley Park Tuesday.

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