KHS Knights finish spring trek, lose to Harlem at home
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.