Mundelein musters up NSC title
May 21, 2015 9:35 PM -
There was no way Mundelein coach Todd Parola was going to quash Thursday's celebration. But part of him wanted to look away, or at least partially cover his eyes while praying for the best, as his players charged the mound in the wake of a 1-0 win over Lakes for the North Suburban Championship, Mundelein's third in the last four years. At the bottom of this huge pile of humanity was Mundelein's ace pitcher, sophomore lefty Brendan Murphy, who nearly had a no-hitter and moved his record on the mound to 8-0 with the win. He tossed his mitt high into the sky and let out a primal scream when he ended the game with a strikeout, his sixth of the game. Then, chaos ensued, and he was covered up quickly by joyous teammates.