One for 'Zuni': Jake Zylman hits grand slam as St. Rita honors Mike Zunica

By: Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown

Mike Zunica thought he was done getting emotional.

St. Rita honored its baseball coach during a pregame ceremony Saturday by retiring his No. 13 and naming the field after him, beginning with the 2018 season.

St. Rita Head Baseball Coach Mike Zunica / Photo: Gary Middendorf / Daily Southtown

St. Rita Head Baseball Coach Mike Zunica / Photo: Gary Middendorf / Daily Southtown

"It got the best of me," Zunica said. "I didn't think I would get emotional but I did. Once the game started, I thought I was good."

Junior catcher Jake Zylman then cracked a grand slam in the first inning of the Mustangs' 12-5 Catholic League Blue victory over Loyola.