Lost Opportunities Aside, Knights Play Rams Tough
Rockville Rams 10 Wheaton Knights 5
The Knights certainly had their chances with runners at second and third and one out in the 5th inning, with 3 and 4 in the order up…and bases loaded with 1 and 2 in the order up in the 6th and only pushing over a single run. Sophomore outfielder Fletcher Smith drew an RBI walk to score senior Lee Roy Nchinda with the only run produced out of those 2 opportunities, as the Knights fall in their regular-season finale.
Freshman Kelvin Pedroza went to the freshman pitch limit of 95, finishing the 6 innings and giving the rest of the pitching staff a rest in preparation for the upcoming playoffs. He struck out 4 batters in this contest.
Notables…Fletcher Smith drew his 7th walk in the last 2 games, and recorded his RBI in this game as a result of a bases-loaded pass. Senior co-captain Anushka Fernando had 2 hits in 4 trips, and raised his team-leading average to .475, his OPS at a staggering 1.312. Freshman Luc Bartusek had 3 hits in 3 ABs to raise his average to .317, and, with the 10 hits, the team batting average surged to .291.