Varsity baseball drops tough one to Oswego


The Minooka varsity baseball team is coached by Jeff Petrovic.

Knowing the moves the Minooka varsity baseball team made during the offseason to get back on the road for a deep run in the post-season, their energy came a little short coming into the Oswego game that lasted over five days. 

The game finished in a 6-5 loss against Oswego that started on Friday, April 21.  It was stopped because of bad weather, and later rescheduled to finish on Wednesday, April 26. They ended up playing a staggering 16 innings, so the game was definitely well hard-fought throughout. 

Runs were scored by Noah Munson, Sully Minor, Dylan Mroz, Andrew Forillo, and Nate George. Nathan McBroom also helped Minooka score 5 runs by having 3 RBI’s and 3 hits.

Head coach Jeff Petrovic agreed that the team started acting rather sluggish unexpectedly, after a quite impressive start to the season.

“We are struggling a bit right now as a team and expended a lot of pitching and energy in the Oswego series, and it stings not to walk away with a win,” Petrovic said.

The team had started 12-1-1 before the Oswego series came along. The team’s record has dropped to 13-8-1 ever since performing the way they have been since April 14. They picked up a win over Plainfield North 3-0 on May 2. 

Sully Minor, whose battle toward breaking the team’s struggling performance unfortunately wasn’t quite enough against Oswego, despite scoring 1 of 5 runs that game.  He thinks the pitchers pitched a good game, which turned out to be not good enough, seeing the 6 runs they gave up.

“We ended up playing 16 innings in that game so we definitely fought hard the whole game. It was a battle and our pitchers pitched really well. They just happened to get some timely hits and we couldn’t answer,” Minor said.