Bolingbrook's Silva, Lotarski shine for Raiders baseball, softball teams
Miguel Silva grows into solid starting pitcher, Lotarski excels in expanded pitching role
Many high school players are debuting in the spotlight this spring for area baseball and softball teams – from seniors stepping into leadership roles to underclassmen earning starting varsity jobs.
School: Bolingbrook baseball
Impact: In need of another pitcher to bolster the staff behind starters Brad Elmore, Mario Samuel and Steve Waldrop, Silva has done just that for the Raiders. His 1-2 record is misleading as he has allowed just 10 hits and has struck out 14 batters over 15 innings of work with an ERA of just 1.87. He flirted with a no-hitter in his win over Thornridge.
School: Bolingbrook softball
Impact: Lotarski saw a little bit of action in the circle last season, but she has been the Raiders' primary pitcher this season and has performed well in that role. Though her record stands at 7-7, her other stats — 104 strikeouts in 88 innings, 1.91 ERA, 23 walks, .193 opponents' batting average — are impressive. "Megan has a way about her on the mound. She is so even-keeled," Bolingbrook coach Jean Ryan-Moak said. "She is so fluid and doesn't let what is going on around her affect her."
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