KANELAND—A trip down south for Kaneland High School baseball during spring break also sent their fortunes going south at this early juncture, at least for the time being.
After a 10-6 loss to Plainfield North on March 23 was called after six innings, Kaneland trekked down to Rent One Park in Marion, Ill., for games against various teams.
Monday night saw the Knights lose to the Trevians of New Trier High School 7-6 before facing old rival Glenbard South on Tuesday and winning 7-3.
Against New Trier, Bobby Thorson was tagged with the loss but contributed two runs batted in at the plate.
Joe Camiliere went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored.
Kaneland was up 2-0 after the first inning, but New Trier took a 3-2 lead after three. The Trevians added three more in the top of the fifth before KHS came back with one in the bottom of the fifth. The Trevians went up 7-3 before Kaneland chiseled into the lead.
In the bottom of the seventh and down by a run, KHS had the tying run on third and the winning run on second before New Trier executed a game-ending pickoff at second.
Drew French picked up the win against the Raiders, and Sam Komel earned the save. French also went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
KHS had two games left at the home of the Southern Illinois Miners, Wednesday against Warren and Thursday, March 31, vs. Cary-Grove, before getting back up to the area for a Tuesday, April 5, contest against Machesney Park’s Harlem High School.
KHS postseason destination
2011 Sycamore regional
• Aurora central catholic (3-19 in 2010)
• Illinois Math & Science Academy (9-13-1)
• Kaneland (23-13)
• Sycamore (15-22)