Morton sweeps Glenbard East
The Morton baseball team used a seventh-inning rally in Stanford March 21 to complete a sweep of Olympia.
The Potters got their 2015 campaign off to the best possible start with 7-3 and 6-4 victories over the Spartans.
In the first game, Collin Mormann was 3-for-3 with a RBI, while Jared Liddle added two hits. Kevin Smith had two doubles and drove in two runs.
Noah Peterson also had a RBI, while Dan Bolt laced a two-base hit.
Mitchell Smith was credited with the win. The starter worked around four walks.
Trailing 4-2 with just three outs to work with, Morton scored four times in game two to stun Olympia.
Ben Main tripled among three hits. Kevin Smith also provided three hits for the Potters’ offense.
Bolt was 2-for-3 with a triple and he knocked in a run.
Mormann collected two RBIs, and Liddle and Peterson had one each.
Adam Christianson notched six strikeouts with no walks in his relief stint to win the decision.
MHS 11-8, Lombard Glenbard East 6-5
The Potters swept their second straight non-league foe on Saturday.
In the opener, Christianson cranked a three-run home run as part of a six-run third inning.
Liddle was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Bolt and Peterson also had two-base hits while driving in two runs.
Jake Starkey also had a RBI to help Morton stay undefeated.
Reliever Trace King picked up the win. He fanned three and walked one, while giving up two runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings.
The Potters built up an 8-2 lead in the second game before hanging on after the Rams scored three times in the top of the seventh inning.
Kevin Smith was 3-for-3 with a double and two-run homer to pace a 15-hit attack.
The middle of three Morton (4-0) pitchers, Kevin Smith threw three shutout innings. He allowed two hits, no walks and struck out three.
Liddle completed a 6-for-7 day at the plate with three more hits, and Christianson was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Bolt knocked in two runs with a double and triple for a squad that engineered three multi-run innings.
Bobby Becker also had a RBI at Morton Community Baseball Stadium as the Potters stayed undefeated.