Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Adam Beyer, coach
The Cubs' baseball season continued last week with them first traveling to Rockford for the second match-up of the year. The Cubs were able to get to a 6-0 lead through four and one-half innings. Sophomore pitcher Matias Hennen started the game by throwing five innings of no-hit baseball, but the Rockets were able to get a couple hits off him in the sixth inning and scored four runs that inning. That was all the Cubs allowed and held on to win 6-4. Offensively, seven different Cubs hitters had one hit. Both Austin Ruehle and Quentin Bryce were 1-1 with three walks.
On Thursday, the Cubs hosted a double-header with Pierz. In the first game, the Cubs jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. Pierz delivered a big blow, hitting a three-run homerun in the sixth inning, to take a one-run lead. The Cubs threatened to come back in the bottom of the seventh, but left the tying run at second base. The final score ended up 7-5 in favor of Pierz. At the plate, the Cubs were led by Bryce, who was 3-3 with two RBI. Tim Konz added two RBI of his own going 2-3.
In the second game, the Cubs again jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Pierz pecked away again, tying up the game and took a 6-4 lead after three innings. This time it was the Cubs who would make the comeback to win 9-6. At the plate, the Cubs had a big game, Bryce, Aaron Laabs, and Tritton Tschida were all 2-4, Andy Linn went 3-3, and Konz was 3-4 with two RBI. Preston Peglow hit the Cubs first homerun of the season adding a late insurance run. Starting pitcher Jordan Joseph went the distance, picking up the win, while striking out six.