The WCA Knights baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader against Hillcrest last Thursday at home, 8-0, and 17-3.
“We played a young Hillcrest team,” said WCA coach Andy Koloski. “Our pitchers did a good job here pitching ahead in the count. Defensively we played well. Ryder Staples was very good in his first start throwing four innings of no hit baseball in the first game. Jordan Lohse pitched three very solid innings in relief in his first varsity pitching debut.
In the first game, Reubens Swanson went two for three, as Lohse, Colton Lindquist, and Mark Adams each got a hit.
In the second game Swanson and Lohse went two for three while Isaac Kreft went two for two.
Cole Anderson toed the rubber giving up three runs on three hits, while walking one and striking out three.
The Knights lost to Benson, 9-0 on Friday.
“The Benson game was a tough one. Benson pitcher Grussing was tough on the mound. He did a good job changing speeds and keeping us off balance. We just never really got any momentum going in the game,” said Koloski.
Grussing gave up three hits and stuck out five.
Colton Lindquist, Jordan Lohse, and T. Koloski took the mound for WCA, giving up seven hits while walking nine and striking out eight.
Reubens Swanson, Koloski, and Anthony Sykora each got a hit for the Knights.
The 3-1 Knights are scheduled to play a double header at Hancock on Tuesday, and the same at Ortonville on Thursday.