Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Kimball needed a win before the start of playoffs for confidence and they got it with a win over St. Johns Prep. The Cubs, which were on a seven-game slide, needed a game like this one to get the bats going and get everyone in the right mentality to go into playoffs.
Junior Burke Tagney pitched a complete game, allowing one run on two hits. Everyone else contributed from the plate including Juniors Bobby Arens and Andy Dingmann, who each went 3-3 with 2Dbles and 3Runs scored in the game for the Cubs. Kimball 11 - St. Johns Prep 1 Kimball hitters: Karl Hunt 1-4 SB Run, Ben Knaus 2-3 3SB RBI 2Runs, Kurt Kuechle 1-4 Run, Bobby Arens 3-3 2DBLS RBI 3Runs, Andy Dingmann 3-3 2DBLS 3Runs 2RBI SB, Burke Tagney 1-3 SB, Zak Kuseske 1-2 Run 2RBI, Scott Stenger 1-2 Run RBI SB. Kimball record: 5-10 Overall Cubs lose tight one in playoffs For first round playoff action, Kimball traveled to ACGC, a rematch from last years first round game. The outcome this year would be different for Kimball though. The Cubs played very well for the first four innings, keeping the game to a 0-0 tie. I walk and hit batter put two men on for ACGC, after getting two outs, Kimball gave up a two-run double to ACGC. That would prove to be enough, as Kimball could not put together anything from the plate. Kimball 0 - ACGC 5 Kimball hitters: Ben Knaus 2-2 SB, Andy Dingmann 1-3, Burke Tagney 1-2. Kimball ends the season 5-11 overall Nathan Schwieters, coach