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By Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown
Brother Rice pitcher Ryan Palmblad was perfectly aware of Mount Carmel’s recent offensive achievements.
The Caravan had scored 40 runs in their previous three playoff games, inducing the 10-run rule each time.
While that might have intimidated some, the challenge of taming those bats excited Palmblad, a Central Michigan recruit.
The senior left-hander was up to the challenge Saturday afternoon, throwing a six-hitter to lead Brother Rice to a 7-2 victory in the Class 4A St. Laurence Sectional championship game.