Photo: Sophomore Anthony Holubecki went six strong innings Monday against Yorkville. Photo by Patti Wilk
Baseball looks to solidify against Yorkville, DeKalb, Wheaton Academy
KANELAND—Compared to last year’s mediocre season output, it appears this year’s version of the Knights on the diamond has found its footing quite well.
This past week saw a home defense against rival Yorkville on Monday, seeing a 2-0 win at KHS. On Saturday, Kaneland went to West Chicago to face Wheaton Academy and fell 3-1, but managed to snatch a home-and-home with DeKalb, winning 5-3 and 7-3 down the Knights way.
Following Monday’s action, Kaneland is 11-4 and 7-0 in the Northern Illinois Big XII landscape.
Anthony Holubecki on Monday took the win after RBIs from Joe Panico and Tyler Carlson in the bottom of the sixth. Nick Stahl earned the save, his fourth.
Saturday’s non-conference affair against the host Warriors saw Colton Fellows (2-1) get tagged with the loss, despite a steady six-inning effort with three strikeouts. Fellows allowed three runs on six hits.
Joe Laudont went 1-for-3 with the lone RBI in the fifth inning.
The Friday matchup with DeKalb had Nate Hopkins earn his second win of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits, while Stahl pitched a perfect seventh for the save.
The Knights were able to pound out 15 hits, including Laudont going 3-for-4 with a double and triple, and Holubecki going 3-for-4 with three doubles to his credit.
Last Thursday, it was a four-run rally to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth that helped KHS win out. Nick Henne retired the last four batter to earn his first win of the season.
Jacob Bachio went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Lucas Wolski went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
The Knights host Yorkville on Thursday, May 1.