Knights take second game in key Wesco 4A series | Baseball
Last updated 4/18/2018 at Noon
Kamiak came up with timely hits and took advantage of six Lake Stevens’ errors to take the second game of a two-game series.
The Knights pulled out a much-needed split with the Vikings with a 6-4 victory in a Wesco 4A baseball game Friday, April 13, at Lake Stevens High School.
Senior Luke Doten allowed four runs, two of which were earned, and struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings and junior Bryce Coté pitched 2 1/3 innings to pick up the save.
“Luke was just awesome,” Kamiak coach Kevin Agnew said. “He did a good job at the plate.”
Senior Morgan White 2-for-4 with two RBI and three other players Doten, sophomore Andrew Stupey and sophomore Andrew Moore each drove in a run.
The Knights were outhit by Lake Stevens 9 to 5 but were flawless in the field.
“We had a lot better defense,” Agnew said. “We didn’t make any errors. We put the ball in play and hit the ball hard. They made a bunch of errors. That was the difference.”
Kamiak (2-4 in the league, 3-8 overall) was coming off a disappointing 9-0 loss to the Vikings (3-3, 4-6) Thursday, April 12, at Lake Stevens High School. That game was scheduled to be played on Wednesday, April 11, at Kamiak High School but was postponed a day to Lake Stevens because of field conditions.
White allowed only three runs in 6 1/3 innings and the Knights had runners on base but weren’t able to push across any runs. White finished with 13 strikeouts.
“Morgan pitched really well,” Agnew said. “We didn’t give him any run support. We really struggled at the plate. It was pretty frustrating. To come back out the next day and get a win, that was big.”
A couple of errors in the seventh inning enabled Lake Stevens to eventually score seven runs. Viking pitchers Justin Troia and Jacob Gordon limited Kamiak to only four hits.
The Knights started the week in seventh place and were scheduled to face sixth place Glacier Peak (2-3, 4-7) in a two-game series this week. Lake Stevens currently is in fifth place.
“It looks like it’s going to come down to us, Glacier Peak and Lake Stevens for that last playoff spot,” Agnew said. “That’s why that split with Lake Stevens is so big.”