Play at the plate


Junior catcher Dylan Jenkins (left) of the Willowbrook baseball team is pictured while tagging a Bartlett baserunner at home plate during the Warriors’ 2023 home opener in Villa Park. The runner, who tried to score from third base on a fly out to left field in the top of the fifth inning, was called safe at home. Bartlett’s run on the play cut Willowbrook’s lead to 3-2. The Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Willowbrook defeated Bartlett 5-2 in the March 22 contest, which was shortened to five innings because of darkness and rain. The Warriors improved their record to 1-1 with the win. Willowbrook opened its season with a 9-6 loss at Glenbrook South on March 21. The Warriors traveled to Tennessee during their spring break week (March 27-31). Willowbrook played a couple of games in Tennessee before returning home. The Warriors opened their West Suburban Gold Conference season with a game at Downers Grove South on April 3.