Mustangs Win Summer State Title

By Tim O'Brien, The Beverly Review

Talking with the coaching staff of the sophomore team this past spring, St. Rita Coach John Nee heard glowing reports time and time again about Diego Koval.

Pitching mostly out of the bullpen this summer season, Koval showed skills that drew comparisons to Kansas-bound Steve Washilewski.

St. Rita Mustangs Baseball - 2017 Summer State Champions

Taking the mound in the summer state title game, Koval delivered in a big way. The junior fired a complete game, striking out 3 and allowing a lone run on 5 hits as St. Rita claimed an exciting 4-1 victory over Lincoln-Way East (LWE) on July 24 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Diego Koval - Title game winning pitcher

Frank Napleton - Lawler Summer Classic MVP