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May 29, 2015 at La Porte City
Cael Lambe was strong at the plate and on the bump in carrying Knights to a 9-1 victory over Oelwein on Friday.
Lambe racked up four RBIs on three hits for Knights. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the first and sixth innings.
Knights relied on Lambe to eat up innings en route to the win. Lambe pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs, five hits and one walk while striking out four.
Knights beat Oelwein thanks to nine hits, including one extra base hits.
Austin Arndt took the loss for Oelwein. He allowed seven runs in four innings, walked four and struck out one.
Knights stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring one run on an RBI single by Lambe.
Knights brought home two runs in the second inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the second, Knights scored on an RBI single by Derek Holschlag, bringing home Blake Faber.
Knights added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A single by Justin Carey ignited the offense,, plating Koby Alpers. That was followed up by Lambe’s double, plating Carey, Holschlag and Alex Barz.
Knights jumped out to an early lead on Oelwein and captured a 15-4 victory on Friday.
With 11 runs in the first three innings, Knights left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
An RBI single by Derek Holschlag, an RBI single by Justin Carey, a bases loaded walk by Cael Lambe, and a three-run double by Austin Kiler in the second inning helped Knights put some runs on the board early.
Kiler racked up five RBIs on two hits for Knights.
Holschlag got the win for Knights. He allowed four runs over five innings. He struck out nine, walked six and surrendered five hits.
Kyle Woodraska took the loss for Oelwein. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed four runs.
The top of the first saw Oelwein take an early lead, 2-0. Brennon Ryan started the rally for Oelwein with a single. A single by Tanner Reising then moved Ryan from first to second. John Leo doubled, scoring Ryan and Reising.
Two runs in the top of the third helped Oelwein close its deficit to 6-4. An error and a walk by Ethan Fink sparked Oelwein’s rally. Kyle Woodraska struck out to end the Oelwein threat.
After a quick strike from Oelwein, Knights responded with five runs in the third. Knights scored on an RBI single by Brady Driscol, a two-run triple by Alex Barz, and a two-run triple by Kiler.
Knights built upon its lead with four runs in the fourth. A clutch error scored Holschlag and Carey to open the scoring in the frame.