Knights Have A Successful Weekend
Friday, May 21st
The Knights faced a much improved Quamba club and were fortunate to come away with a 4-3 victory. Newcomer Blake Karas notched his first mound win for the knights as he allowed only 1 hit over the 7 2/3 innings he worked. Less than stellar defense by the Knights left the outcome in doubt until the last out of the game. Shawn Ausmus came on in relief for the Knights and Ryan Ausmus drove in what proved to be the winning run for Hinckley.
Sunday, May 23rd
Hinckley traveled to Princeton for a Sunday evening matchup with perennial powerhouse Princeton. The Knights showed a flash of offense that was fairly consistent the entire game as they only had 2 innings where they failed to at get at least one base runner on board. Hinckley pounded out eighteen (yes 18) hits against two Panther pitchers in securing the win. Truett Kroschel again proved again why he is the ace of the staff by scattering 10 hits against a power packed Panther lineup. He worked out of a couple of really sticky situations to seal the victory. Offensively, the Knights had big nights from Tommy Miller (4-5 with 3 rbis), Ryan Ausmus (3-5 with 1 rbi), Shawn Ausmus (2-4 with 2 rbis), and David Lovly (2-4 with 1 rbi).
Hinckley is now 4-1 on the year overall. Their next action is this Friday night as they travel to Isanti to take on the undefeated Redbirds. On Sunday, May 30th, the Knights play host to the Chisago Lakes Bulldogs in a 2 pm matinee at the Brennan. As always, there is never an admission charge for any regular season Eastern Minny games. Come on out and support your hometown team and enjoy some great outdoor baseball.
Saturday, May 15th – Hinckley over Anoka 16-15
Shawn Ausmus (5-6 & 4 rbis), Kevin McFerran (2-4 & 2 rbis), Ben Aalfs (2-3 & 2 rbis), Ryan Ausmus (2-5 & 3 rbis)
Sunday, May 16th – Hinckley Downs Mora 3-0
Shawn Ausmus (1-3 & 2 rbis), Ryan Ausmus (2-4 & 1 rbi)
Truett Kroschel allows only 3 hits, strikes out 11, walks 1
Sunday, May 16th – Mora tops Knights 5-3
Blake Chaffee (2-3 & 1 rbi), Kevin McFerran (2-4), Shawn Ausmus (2-4 & 1 rbi)
Blake Karas takes the loss for Hinckley on the mound (left early with injury)