Knight sluggers split week with Yorkville, beat OEHS
KANELANDâ€”It looks like the Kaneland baseball roster has no problem scoring runs.
Now, all thatâ€™s left is making sure that always translates to wins.
Using a penchant for extra-base hits, the Knights went to Oswego East on Saturday and defeated the Wolves 11-6. That was on the heels of an 11-5 win at Yorkville on Thursday.
The week began with a 14-12 loss to those same Foxes at KHS on May 5.
The Knights now stand at 18-10, with a 10-5 record in the final season of Western Sun Conference play.
The Knights used the strength of an eight-spot in the top of the second inning on Saturday, and the steady arm of Sam Komel (3-2). Komel went six innings and allowed five earned runs on six hits, while striking out four.
Jake Tickle went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, while Bobby Thorson went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, a HR and 3 RBI.
Kaneland was faced with a 2-0 deficit on Thursday but scored one in the third, three in the fourth and five in the fifth to fuel the victory over Yorkville. Steve Colombe improved to 4-3 while giving up five runs in the complete game.
Cory Landers of Kaneland went 4-for-4 with a double, HR and 3 RBI. Teammate Tyler Callaghan went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI.
In the loss against Yorkville, the Knights found themselves down 9-1 in the bottom of the third before scoring four to make it 9-5. After Yorkvile made it 11-5, Kaneland came back to make it 11-10 after four but could get no closer.
Tickle went 2-for-3 with a HR, and Thorson doubled and homered with four RBI.
On the horizon for the Knights is a matchup with Sycamore at Kishwaukee Junior College in Malta on Thursday, May 13, and a battle in Maple Park against those same Spartans on Friday, May 14.