The Knights faced of against the Bombers this weekend in what turned out to be quite the battle. The Knights were riding in high after last weeks win over the Miners and were able to jump on the Bombers early in the 2nd inning scoring 2 runs. Wes Drinkard got the ball for the Knights and gave the Bombers all they could handle for the first 4 innings of the game.
The Bombers were able to work their way back into the game scoring 2 runs in the 5th inning on some timely hitting and smart base running. But the Knights offense was just too much putting the gas pedal down scoring 2 more runs in the 5th inning and 1 run in the 6th to cruise to a 7-5 win over the Bombers.
Offensively Mike Speck has been a real catalyst for the Knights roster. Don't let the gray hairs or the tattoos fool you, this dude can ball. He has reached base every single time he has been at the plate this year and has played some pretty slick 2nd base as well. The Knights have also been very clutch in key situations for instance Lowell Douglass has on got one hit on the year but has 3 RBI's, Gary Lopez has only been to bat 4 times yet has scored 2 runs. If this efficiency continues the Knights will be in for a great year.
And hey, let's not forget the bullpen in this game. Jesse Lane came in in the fifth inning and gave the Knights 4 innings and 8 strikeouts of shutdown relief, Rolaids style. Louis Patterson came in to shut the door in the 9th. Overall it was a great game to play and probably watch. Tip of the cap goes out to the Bombers and their entire pitching staff for locking down this hot hitting Knights club.
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