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May 27, 2015 at Wapsie Valley
Knights beat Wapsie Valley on Tuesday 11-0 in five innings.
Knights scored five runs in the fifth on Knights scored in the fifth on an RBI single by Hunter Fleshner, a two-run double by Derek Holschlag, an RBI single by Brady Driscol, and an error.
Driscol racked up two RBIs on three hits for Knights.
Knights’ Alex Barz kept Wapsie Valley off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the bump. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out nine.
Mitchell Sovic was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked four and struck out four.
The game’s last lead went to Knights thanks to a first inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on a two-run double by Alex Krieger and a groundout by Alex Barz.
Knights increased its lead with three runs in the fourth. A clutch wild pitch scored Jase Glenn to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Driscol’s single, scoring Holschlag.
Alex Barz did all he could to give Knights a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Wapsie Valley, as Knights lost 8-6 in seven innings on Wednesday.
Barz was hot from the plate for Knights. He went 3-4 and drove in one. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first and seventh innings.
Austin Jeane got the win for Wapsie Valley despite allowing six runs over 6 2/3 innings. Jeane struck out six, walked none and gave up eight hits.
Justin Carey was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings, walked three and struck out six.
Knights jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Brady Driscol started the rally for Knights with a single. A stolen base then moved Driscol from first to second. Alex Barz singled, scoring Driscol. More runs came home for Knights when Faber scored on an error.
Wapsie Valley answered Knights’ top inning with three runs of its own in the second. Wapsie Valley scored on an RBI single by Taylon Sauerbrei and a two-run single by Colin Schrader.
The game was never in doubt after the fourth, as Wapsie Valley scored three runs on three singles.
Wapsie Valley piled on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A clutch error scored Blake Michael to open the scoring in the frame.
After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, Knights faced just a 8-6 deficit. A single by Alex Barz sparked Knights’ rally. But, Jeane got Cael Lambe to ground out to end the game.