Sophomore baseball wins doubleheader


The sophomore baseball team is coached by Nick Barello.

Minooka’s sophomore baseball team won both games of the doubleheader against Carl Sandburg on April 8.

C.J. Deckinga started on the bump for the Indians in game 1. He did a solid job only giving up two runs in his three innings of work. 

Minooka was phenomenal, scoring 12 runs in the game. This run production came from some good performances from players Carter Lennington, Noah Pharo, Jason Duy, and Brady Kozlowski.

“My approach was to see the ball and drive it through the gap opposite field,” Lennington said. “See my pitch to hit.”

Kozlowski also took a smart approach at the plate.

“My approach was to stay calm and stay smooth, thinking left center opposite field, stay calm, and not doing too much at the plate,” he said.

Noah Martinez shut the door for Minooka, with a fantastic scoreless inning. Minooka won off a mercy rule walk off RBI single by Lennington. 

Game two was the best game Minooka has so far this season. Minooka won this game 20-0. Isaac Goddard started on the mound for the Indians. He went three innings with no runs allowed. 

“I feel like I did pretty well,” Goddard said. “The team wasn’t that good so I was just trying to throw strikes just to end the inning. I didn’t want to waste too many bullets.”

On the offensive end for Minooka the runs came from a bunch of the players — Goddard, Mario Jimenez, Kozlowski, Nick Frillo, Deckinga, Jason Duy, Brayden Zillis, Alex Worthington, and Keagan Riley. 

“I did really good with a triple, double, and a sacrifice fly. A lot of RBI’s and good base hits too,” Goddard said.

Kozlowski relieved Goddard in the fourth. He had three strikeouts to have a scoreless inning. 

Duy came into the 5th to shut the door and the game was over.