Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved.
June 8, 2015 at La Porte City
Denver 7, Union 4
Brady Driscol did all he could to give the Knights a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Denver, as the Knights lost 7-4 in seven innings on Monday.
Driscol was hot from the plate for Knights. Driscol went 2-3, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the first and sixth innings.
Denver couldn’t get anything going so long as Justin Carey was on the hill. Carey held Denver hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out six. Tanner Vohsman got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed four runs over seven innings. Vohsman struck out two, walked none and gave up six hits. Alex Barz ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in five innings, walked four and struck out one. Denver jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Denver’s rally started when Blake Deutmeyer singled.
The Knights quickly matched Denver’s strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the first. The Knights scored on an RBI single by Driscol, a groundout by Alex Barz, and a groundout by Cael Lambe. Denver never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring six runs on four singles. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, the Knights faced just a 7-4 deficit. An RBI single by Lambe sparked Knights’ rally. The Knights threat came to an end when Vohsman finally got the final out on a fly out.
Union is 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
Union 10, Denver 2
The Union Knights beat Denver on Monday 10-2 in seven innings. The Knights scored four runs in the fifth. The Knights scored in the fifth on a two-run single by Alex Barz, a steal of home by Brady Driscol, and an RBI single by Austin Kiler. The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with five lead changes.
The Knights finally managed to grab the lead after a strong third inning. A sacrifice fly by Driscol scored Derek Holschlag and gave Knights the lead for good.
Holschlag led the Knights’ offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He singled in the third inning. Driscol recorded the win for the Knights. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Driscol struck out six, walked three and gave up five hits. Zach Miller couldn’t get it done on the mound for Denver, taking a loss. He allowed eight runs in four innings, walked one and struck out one. It didn’t take long for Knights to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first. The Knights scored on an RBI single by Driscol and a groundout by Cael Lambe.