Varsity baseball defeats Sandburg


The Minooka varsity baseball team is coached by Jeff Petrovic.

Going into the game Minooka had won eight out of their last nine games.

On  Saturday, April 8, the Minooka varsity baseball team defeated Sandburg 5-3. 

Coming into the game the Indians were hot and were looking to continue that. On the other side Sandburg came into the game as winners early in their season too. 

The start of the game it was scoreless until the third when both teams scratched across a run to make it 1-1. The Indians had a good day on the mound for Gabe Knowles, Colin Hickey, Anthony Rizo, and Ben Muhich. Sandburg had only two hits the entire game.

“The pitching against Sandburg was good but from what we’ve seen so far throughout the season we could’ve done better,” Hickey said. 

The next score came in the bottom of the sixth with the Eagles scoring a run to give them an advantage, but the  Indians answered back with 2 of their own to make the game 3-2 in favor of Minooka. 

The offense was led by outfielders junior Nate George and senior Dylan Mroz. George went 3 for 4 on the day with 1 RBI. Mroz went 2 for 3 with a walk to add to that. 

“I was seeing the ball very well and was able to make adjustments to different pitches,” George said.

The next score was by Sandburg in the bottom of the seventh to tie it up at 3. The game would stay scoreless until the ninth inning where the Indians would score 2 to make the game 5-3 in favor of the Indians. In the bottom of the  inning the Eagles were held scoreless in the bottom and that gave Minooka a win and went 1-0 on the day.

Obviously in a game that long you expend so much energy and emotion as well as using up so much of your pitching staff so it is imperative to get a win,” head coach Jeff Petrovic said.