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Pat Disabato

Chicago Ridge, IL, United States

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Past articles by Pat:

‘He deserves everything he’s getting’: Marist’s Luke Sefcik is the 2021 Daily Southtown Baseball Player of the Year

Marist's Luke Sefcik embraced the challenges of playing seven different positions while leading the RedHawks to a 32-win season. → Read More

Introducing the 2021 Daily Southtown Baseball All-Area Team

Star-studded group produced remarkable offensive numbers while leading their respective teams to conference and playoff success. → Read More

Column: After 31 years, covering thousands of games and telling countless stories, it’s time to say goodbye ... and thank you

I've seen it all during a wildly gratifying career of covering high school sports in the Southland. Now it's time to open up a new chapter in my life. → Read More

Jalen Headly has been a starter. And then he wasn’t. But he had two hits and two RBIs as St. Laurence bounced back to finish third.

The left-handed hitter made a strong case after stroking a single and a double and driving in two runs in a 12-6 win over Washington. → Read More

‘He is St. Laurence’: Evansville commit Kevin McCormick scores a pair of runs as Vikings lose in 8 innings in 3A state semifinals

Kevin McCormick scored two runs as the Vikings lost 6-4 to Springfield in eight innings during the Class 3A state semifinals. → Read More

Column: Brother Rice runs into Louck-ness monster in the supersectional with loss to Notre Dame-bound Brady Louck

Watching Notre Dame commit Brady Louck unleash an impressive arsenal erased any notion that Plainfield East beating Brother Rice was an upset. → Read More

Mike Laudando couldn’t underestimate the stakes. The senior right-hander leads St. Laurence to the ‘biggest win of my life’ in a supersectional against Marian Catholic.

Mike Laudando struck out 11 as St. Laurence earned a 5-2 win against Marian Catholic in a Class 3A supersectional at Ozinga Field in Crestwood on Monday. → Read More

Column: One more batter. One more chance for Marian Catholic’s Mark DiLuia to pitch for Maryland. One more moment in the sun.

The only batter pitcher Mark DiLuia faced this season for Maryland came with two outs in the ninth inning on senior day. The result was perfection. → Read More

Danny Durkin, who plans to walk on at Notre Dame, was two outs away from his first no-hitter for Sandburg. And help was on the way.

The senior right-hander retired 19 of the first 20 batters Friday vs. Andrew. His only blemish was hit by a pitch until his thumb flared up. → Read More

Baseball notes: From hockey to baseball, from catcher to shortstop, Brother Rice’s Luke Lawrence makes transition as smooth as ice

After being named Catholic League hockey's MVP, Brother Rice's Luke Lawrence has been equally prolific on the baseball diamond. → Read More

Column: Sandburg’s now the men of Troy. A new day dawns for the Eagles with the hiring of Phillips’ McAllister as head football coach.

After years of playing it safe, Sandburg goes all in with the hiring of Troy McAllister, who led Phillips to a pair of football state championships. → Read More

Baseball notes: Owen Wolcott, accepted into Indiana’s business school, is putting on a hitting exhibition for Lincoln-Way West

Owen Wolcott is leaning heavily toward attending Indiana but is uncertain if he'll try to walk on to its baseball team. → Read More

Daily Southtown baseball rankings and player of the week for Friday, May 28, 2021

Lincoln-Way East takes over the top spot after Marian Catholic snaps Marist's 16-game winning streak. Eddie King is the player of the week. → Read More

He wants to be a Navy SEAL. First, Victor Izquierdo sealed the deal with a 3-run homer and 5 RBIs as Lockport rallied to rout Andrew.

The junior first baseman/DH had three hits Wednesday, including a three-run homer, to lead host Lockport to a 16-6 win over Andrew. → Read More

Column: Simple words. ‘Play ball.’ Travel does have its place, but nothing could replace the joy of high school baseball. Nothing.

There's no denying the impact of travel baseball, but the high school season instills life values that extend well beyond the field of play. → Read More

As good as Gold(berg): Will Goldberg strikes out 7 in four innings of relief and hits huge double as H-F holds off Lincoln-Way West

The junior left-hander allowed only one other hit and struck out seven over four innings to lead host H-F to a 10-5 conference win. → Read More

Baseball notes: Bigger, stronger and smarter, Illinois recruit Ryan Moerman putting up massive power numbers for Lockport

After putting on 30 pounds of muscle and altering his approach, Illinois recruit Ryan Moerman becomes a power-hitting threat for Lockport. → Read More

Daily Southtown baseball rankings and player of the week for Friday, May 21, 2021

Oak Forest and Chicago Christian make season debuts in the rankings, while Sandburg's Jimmy Burke is the player of the week. → Read More

‘Nothing will ever top that’: Valparaiso commit Ryan Maka hits a walk-off three-run homer to power Oak Forest past Lemont

Ryan Maka crushed a walk-off three-run homer to right-center that gave host the host Bengals a thrilling 6-5 win over Lemont. → Read More

Column: Bobby Seymour was struggling at Wake Forest. His dad told him to raise his hands. What followed was an epic power surge.

After scuffling early, the Mount Carmel graduate takes some advice from his father and hits 15 homers in 16 games for Wake Forest. → Read More