ADDISON – After Addison Trail had taken an early lead, Willowbrook called upon reliever Jeremy Knable and he delivered.
Knable gave up just two unearned runs in five innings of work and the Warriors came back to win 10-5 on Wednesday. The series finale win gave the Warriors a three-game sweep over their District 88 rivals.
"Jeremy did a great job there coming in and settling us down," Willowbrook coach Vic Wisner said. "We're a good hitting team so we knew we'd get the bats rolling. It was just a matter of stopping them and Jeremy came in and did a great job."
When Knable entered, Willowbrook (8-2, 6-0 West Suburban Gold) trailed 3-2 in the third inning. After Knable retired the Blazers in order in the bottom of the third Willowbrook scored four times in the top of the fourth and led the rest of the game.
"It's hard to come in at first, but once you get used to it the innings go by and it gets easier and easier," Knable, a senior, said about his bullpen role.
Mike Rothmund had two RBIs and a run scored. Tyler Zunkel was 2-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases.
Addison Trail fell to 0-6 in the Gold.