GLEN ELLYN — Nearly four days had passed between the top and bottom half of the fifth inning of the series finale between Glenbard South and Riverside Brookfield, but RB ace Will Kincanon stayed on the mound for a complete game.
The game was suspended Thursday due to lightning in the area in the middle of the fifth inning with RB leading 4-2. Kincanon was in control then, and when play resumed on Monday he stayed in control to help the Bulldogs salvage one game from the Metro Suburban Conference series with a 4-3 victory.
Kincanon struck out 12 Raiders in the two-day, one-game performance. Resuming a game on the mound is a first for the RB junior.
“It was a little different experience because the other day I had my best stuff with my change up and my curveball,” Kincanon said. “Today I didn’t have my change up at all.”
Kincanon may not have had his best change up, but his wicked curveball kept the Raiders off balance.
The lone run the Raiders pushed across on Monday came when Nick Yangas reached first base after striking out on a curveball in the dirt that got away from catcher Justin Agne in the bottom of the sixth. Ethan Gasbarro scored on the wild pitch, but Kincanon got out of the inning and the Raiders went down in order in the seventh.
“I thought it was very resilient of Will to come back here after a few days off and finish this game,” said RB coach Dallas Till.
Kevin Garvey led RB offensively with a 3-for-4 game with an RBI and a run scored.
After the Raiders won the first two games in the series both teams have 10-2 records in the MSC with six games remaining. The Bulldogs play Fenton and Elmwood Park while Glenbard South takes on third place Illiana Christian and Ridgewood.
“We own the tiebreaker so if both teams win the last six games we would win the conference because we won two out of three, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said South coach Mike Riley. “Six games is a lot of games. We’re still playing some worthy competition so we gotta come out and play.”