Knight sluggers split week with Yorkville, beat OEHS

By on May 13, 2010

KANELAND—It looks like the Kaneland baseball roster has no problem scoring runs.
Now, all that’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.