Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Kimball Cubs baseball was able to get two more games last week after the weather postponed their only game the week before. On Tuesday, the Cubs began their conference schedule by traveling to Rockford.
The Cubs sent Jordan Joseph out as the starting pitcher to shut down the Rockets. Jordan had a perfect game going for three and a third innings. Offensively the Cubs got things going in the top of the second with an RBI single by Austin Ruehle and a two RBI single by Jordan. The Cubs struck again in the top of the third when sophomore Preston Peglow hit his first varsity homerun that easily cleared the leftfield fence.
In the fourth inning Rockford collected back-to-back hits, which were their only two of the game, and both runners eventually came around to score. The Cubs would answer back scoring six runs in the top of the fifth. That would end up being enough for the Cubs to hold on for an 11-4 victory.
In their second game of the week, the Cubs hosted Maple Lake another conference foe. On a cold, cloudy, spring day the Cubs' bats heated up. The Cubs pounded out eleven hits while holding Maple Lake to just three. Quentin Bryce, Jordan Joseph, Ty Filzen, and Andy Linn all had multiple hits. Jordan provided the two big ones twice burning the centerfielder, once for a triple and once for a double.
On the hill for the Cubs, senior David Joseph proved to be too much for Maple Lake. In his first action as a starter for the Cubs David went six innings scattering three hits and not allowing a run. The Cubs took a 5-0 lead into the top of the seventh inning when Maple Lake looked to rally. They were able to get their first three batters on base against David. Junior Aaron Laabs was called on to get the Cubs out of the jam. The first batter Laabs faced tapped a slow roller in front of the plate which Laabs flipped to catcher Andy Linn for the force at home and the first out of the inning. The next batter sharply hit a ground ball back up the middle that Laabs fielded threw to Linn, who fired it to first to complete the double-play and seal the victory for the Cubs. The win takes their record to 4-0 with a 2-0 record in the conference.