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Marian Catholic grad Brett Lilek picks a great time to shine

Marian Catholic grad Brett Lilek picks a great time to shine

When Arizona State pitcher Brett Lilek earned the first PAC-12 Pitcher of the Week accolade in his career, he could have done so by going against an inferior opponent in a nondescript midweek game. But that's not how the Marian Catholic graduate took care of business. Instead, the junior left-hander went up against the then-No. 2 team in the country and turned in a brilliant effort. In the Sun Devils' 2-1 victory over visiting UCLA on May 10, Lilek pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and no earned runs. The South Holland resident struck out seven and walked one while also hitting a batter. Of his 108 pitches, 68 were strikes. Lilek retired the first 14 Bruins of...

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