Knights can’t find friendly diamond

By on April 4, 2014

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—Knight baseball were finally able to get out on the field to begin the 2014 regular season.

It shall have to wait a bit longer for its first win to be in the books.

Housed at the American Legion fields in Carol Stream, Ill., the Knights took on former conference rival Batavia, only to lose in a 2-1 squeaker.

“It was nice to see some things that we did well and it was good to see what we need to still work on,” KHS coach Brian Aversa said. “We will be able to figure things out here pretty quickly, and hopefully we can get in a rhythm getting some games in if Mother Nature cooperates.”

The Bulldogs scored single runs in the bottom of the third and fifth innings, while Kaneland plated a run in the sixth inning.

Curtis Thorson led Kaneland with two hits in the losing effort, and Nick Stahl earned the loss on the mound.

The Knights were bound for the Cincinnati area for a three-game spring break trip, beginning on Thursday, April 3, at Bishop Elder. On Friday, April 4, the Knights square off against Archbishop Moeller, alma mater of Ken Griffey, Jr., and face Dixie Heights on Saturday, April 5.