KANELANDâ€”After a bump in the road, Knights baseball broke out the bats to get it on the right track once again.
Kaneland (13-9, 6-4 Western Sun Conference) trounced visiting Batavia on Tuesday in six innings, 11-1.
The Knights lost 6-5 on Saturday afternoon to visiting Westminster Christian High School of Elgin by a 6-5 result. The setback ended Kanelandâ€™s five-game winning streak.
The Knights amassed 59 runs during the streak.
After allowing a first-inning run to the Bulldogs, KHS scored one in the second, three in the fifth and seven in the sixth, capped by a Dave Dudzinski (7 RBI) walk-off grand slam.
With a single, Jake Tickle increased his hitting streak to 16 games.
Against WC, KHS was up 5-0 after the second inning, but six runs in the top of the fourth, with five scoring off of errors, spelled doom for the Knights.
Sam Komel took the loss on Saturday, despite giving up only one earned run. Komel (2-2) struck out eight batters on the afternoon.
Dudzinski went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Bobby Thorson went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI.
Kaneland pounded Rochelle on Thursday by a 12-5 score. Steve Colombe, with six innings on the mound, improved to 2-2 and struck out five Hubs.
Bobby Thorson went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored and 2 RBI.
Catcher Tyler Callaghan went 4-for-5 with a home run and 4 RBI.
Kaneland scored five runs in the first, three in the second and three in the third to hold the host Hubs at bay.
Rochelle, with seven errors in the field, tallied 16 miscues on the three-game series.
On April 21, Kaneland hosted Rochelle and won 10-3. Thorson went the distance and struck out nine while scattering four hits.
Dudzinski went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a HR, while Callaghan went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Kaneland scored three in the first and three in the sixth to support the winning effort.