Sophomore baseball team defeats Oswego


The sophomore baseball team is coached by Nick Barello.

It was a nice day for baseball in Oswego on April 18, and the sophomore Minooka team was ready to take on the Panthers. 

The game started off with both teams playing well, but it was Minooka who scored first. The crowd went wild as C.J. Deckinga hit a line drive to center field, scoring two runs. 

The Oswego team tried to come back, but Minooka’s defense was too strong. 

In the second inning, Minooka scored another run, making it 3-0. Oswego finally scored their first run, but Minooka’s pitcher, Brayden Zillis, quickly shut them down.

The third inning was a quiet one, with neither team able to score. But in the fourth inning, Minooka’s bats came alive again. They scored another run, making it 4-1. 

Oswego tried to keep up, but Minooka was just too good. Minooka’s pitcher was on fire, striking out batter after batter. In the fifth inning, Minooka scored one more run, making it 5-1. Oswego scored one more run, but it was too little, too late. 

Zillis was a big contribution in keeping the Panthers down and Minooka up. 

“I feel as if I could’ve focused on my spotting on my pitching better but felt I did good,” Zillis said.

 Zillis pitched all game up until the last inning and Noah Martinez came in and cleaned it up. 

Deckinga also made a huge contribution to Minooka’s lead in hitting. He went 2-3 with a single, triple, and 2 RBI. He said he was happy with how he hit and how he contributed to the team.

The game ended with Minooka winning 5-2.