Eisenhower powers past Iroquois
Eisenhower struck early, then closed the game with a flourish in an 11-1 Region 4 win over visiting Iroquois Monday.
The Knights got another complete game win, this time from Tegan Gray, to pick up their second-straight victory. Zane Alexander had three hits and Zach Rohlin a pair of RBI to lead the offense.
Eisenhower (3-10 overall, 2-7 Region 4) opened the scoring in the second.
Owen Trumbull singled and advanced to third. Jared Beers followed with a walk to put runners on the corners. Dakota Chase singled in Trumbull to put the Knights up 1-0. One out later, Paul Swanson singled in Beers. Chase scored on a wild pitch to give Eisenhower a 3-0 lead.
Eisenhower picked up another run in the fourth.
Dillon Benson hit a leadoff single and stole second. He moved to third on Swanson’s ground out. With two outs, Alexander hit a single to center to plate Benson and push the lead to 4-0.
Rohlin singled to start the fifth, but was forced out at second on Chase’s ground ball to third. Beers went to second on a wild pitch and Chase walked to put two on. Benson followed with a single and an error on the play allowed Beers to score.
The Braves (2-11, 1-9) got on the board in the sixth.
Drew Johnson hit a leadoff single and stole second. He moved to third and came home on a passed ball.
The Knights ended the game in the bottom of the inning.
Garret Bailey walked and Alexander singled. Gray walked to load the bases. Bailey and Alexander scored when Rohlin reached on an error. When the play was over, Gray was on third and Rohlin second. Gray scored on a wild pitch and Rohlin advanced to third. Trumbull walked, then moved to second. Rohlin and Trumbull scored on a wild pitch to make it 10-0. Beers reached on a dropped third strike and Chase reached on an error. One out later, Swanson singled to load the bases. With two outs, Beers scored on a passed ball to end the game.
Eisenhower hosts Maplewood Wednesday.
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Z. Jackula 3b-p 3-0-0-0, Oswalt lf 3-0-1-0, Visalle 1b 3-0-1-0, May c 3-0-1-0, Wakefield ss-p 2-0-0-0, Johnson 2b 2-1-2-0, M. Jackula p-3b 2-0-0-0, Gray cf 2-0-0-0, Chapman rf 2-0-0-0, Cruz rf 1-0-0-0, Totals 23-1-5-0
Alexander c 4-1-3-1, Gray p 3-1-0-0, Rohlin 2b 4-1-1-2, Trumbull cf 3-2-2-0, Beers 1b 3-1-0-0, Chase ss 3-1-1-1, Benson 3b 4-1-2-0, Swanson rf 4-0-2-1, Bailey lf 3-1-0-0, Totals 30-11-11-5
Iroquois 000 001 x – 1 5 4
Eisenhower 030 116 x – 11 11 3
IP H R ER BB K
M. Jackula (L) 5 9 5 4 2 5
Z. Jackula 0 1 3 3 2 0
Wakefield 0.2 1 3 0 1 3
Gray (W) 6 5 1 0 4 8
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KENNEDY CATHOLIC 10, YOUNGSVILLE 2
Kennedy Catholic took the lead in the sixth and broke the game open with a 6-run seventh en route to a 10-2 Region 1 win at Youngsville Monday.
The Eagles took a quick 2-0 lead, but the Golden Eagles scored twice in each of the fifth and sixth innings before exploding for six in the seventh. Cody May pitched a complete game for KC, while Charles Gonzalez, Max Feeney and Thomas Malvar had two RBI each for KC’s first win of the year.
Nyko Mercado and Jason Beers hit a double and single, respectively, to start the home half of the first. Both came around when Dominic Walton reached on an error.
May held the Eagles (3-10 overall, 1-4 Region 1) to just two more hits the rest of the way.
Mercado started on the mound and held the Golden Eagles (1-10, 1-4) scoreless through three innings.
The Golden Eagles got on the board in the fifth.
Anthony Cipriani reached on a dropped third strike to start the inning. He stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. May followed with an infield single to bring in Cipriani. May advanced to third on Gonzalez’s ground out and scored on Feeney’s ground out to tie the game.
KC struck again in the sixth.
With two away, Nate Taylor and Cipriani drew consecutive walks and May was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Gonzalez walked to give the Golden Eagles the go ahead run and Cipriani scored on a wild pitch to double the lead to 4-2.
Carsen Burkhart and Cord Pocza drew consecutive walks to start the seventh. Both advanced on a wild pitch and came home on Malvar’s single to left. Sean Kirkland reached on an error and, one out later, Cipriani walked to load the bases. With two away, Gonzalez walked to bring in a run and Feeney followed with a RBI single. Burkhart reached on an error and Gonzalez and Cipriani scored on the play to make it 10-2.
The Eagles got a 2-out single in the home half, but May induced a ground out to end it.
May allowed two unearned runs on four hits over seven innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven.
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Kennedy Catholic (10)
May p 5-1-1-1, Gonzalez cf 3-1-0-1, Feeney 2b 4-0-1-2, Burkhart ss 3-1-2-0, Pocza c 4-1-0-0, Malvar rf 4-1-1-2, Kirkland 1b 4-1-0-0, Taylor 3b 3-1-0-0, Cipriani lf 2-3-0-0, Totals 32-10-5-7
Mercado p-rf 3-1-1-0, Beers ss-p 3-1-1-0, Hoover 3b-2b 3-0-0-0, Reese dh 3-0-0-0, Walton 2b 1-0-0-0, Leofsky 2b-3b 2-0-0-0, Victor cf 2-0-0-0, Kemery p-ss 1-0-0-0, Smith c 3-0-1-0, Curry rf-p 3-0-1-0, Morningstar lf-p 3-0-0-0, Totals 27-2-4-0
Kennedy Catholic 000 022 6 – 10 5 4
Youngsville 200 000 0 – 2 4 6
DP-None. 2b-Mercado (Y). SB-Burkhart (K) 2, Cipriani (K), Beers (Y), Walton (Y), Curry (Y), Turner (Y). CS-Smith (Y). E-Burkhart (K), Kirkland (K), Malvar (K), Taylor (K), Hoover (Y) 2, Beers (Y), Kemery (Y), Olsen (Y), Curry (Y).
IP H R ER BB K
May (W) 7 4 2 0 0 7
Mercado (L) 3 2 0 0 1 3
Curry 2 1 2 2 1 3