KANELAND—Looks like Knights baseball is still working out the kinks in this early juncture of the 2011 season.
However, they did pick up a win during spring break.
In the third of four clashes at Rent One Park in downstate Marion, Ill., the Knights came away with a 10-6 win over the Warren Blue Devils in eight innings on March 30.
However, KHS was stifled by the Cary-Grove Trojans in a 6-0 meeting on Thursday for the last game of their spring break stop.
On Monday, the Knights fell to the visiting Harlem Huskies by an 8-7 clip.
Coach Brian Aversa’s crew now sits at 2-4 through six games of the season.
Against Warren, Kyle Davidson earned the win in relief with three innings thrown, and one run on one hit given up.
Joe Camiliere went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI while Bobby Thorson had a 3-for-3 outing with a double and a run scored.
For Warren, Ryan Kenney went 2-for-5 with a run.
After the Blue Devils took a 5-0 lead with four runs in the third and one in the fifth, KHS exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth inning, helped by a bases-loaded triple from Sam Komel. After the game-tying hit, Tyler Heinle laid down a suicide squeeze for a 6-5 advantage.
After Warren plated one to tie the game at 6-6, Kaneland waited until the top of the eighth to pull away, thanks to an RBI double by Drew French. Brian Dixon followed up with a bases-loaded triple to take the final four-run margin.
Against the Huskies, junior Drew Peters was tagged with the loss in relief after giving up four earned runs
Bobby Thorson went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, while Drew French smacked a homer and a double and had two runs scored.
The Knights travel to Rockton, Ill., to battle host Hononegah on Thursday, April 7, and will host NIB-12 crossover opponent Dixon on Saturday, April 9.