We will be following young Blake O'Brien of the Glenbard West Hilltoppers this year.
The following are exerpts from the Glen Ellyn Sun:
Glenbard West pitcher Blake O'Brien epitomizes the attitude both Glen Ellyn high school baseball programs are taking heading into the 2009 campaign.
"He goes into the season as the No. 1 pitcher on our team," Hilltoppers coach Brian Wojtun says. "I'm very happy with the way he spent the offseason. Blake's been working super hard to get bigger and stronger."
Across town, this year's depth of West talent has Wojtun excited.
Bryan Emanuel, Jessie Condie, O'Brien and Joey Wheeler comprise a skilled senior class.
Emanuel put together a strong summer, and Condie is considered a five-tool middle infielder.
"We have a good mix of defense and offense," Wojtun said. "We have 13 seniors, and all of the kids have done a great job in practice and the offseason."