The Kentucky Christian University Knights wrapped up their 3-game weekend series on Saturday with a doubleheader. Unfortunately for the home team, the Bears roared as they swept KCU with a 9-4 first game win and a 13-2 series finale victory.
The Knights jumped out early as they scored three runs in the 1st and a single run in the 2nd to hold a 4-0 entering the top of the third. But UPike responded with three runs to draw to within one run of the lead and this is where the defense failed the team’s efforts to level the series. KCU committed six errors and the Bears scored six more times to capture game two.
Offensively, The Knights were very active on the base paths as Anton Wheeler was credited with three stolen bases while the duo of Trey Mills and Chrystian Westfall added one each. Kirk Jennings also added to his team-leading home run total by going yard in the 2nd inning with a solo shot. Cole Cordle took the loss for the Knights.
The second game of the afternoon was a different story as the Knights defense performed much better but with an inconsistent effort from the pitching staff, KCU dug an early hole from which they couldn’t recover. UPike scored eight in the 1st inning and never looked back adding five additional runs in the 3rd to essentially put the game away.
Logan Wade and Jennings went 2-3 in the game with Jennings producing the team’s only extra-base hit and Wade scored a run and drove in the only other KCU run. Alex Jacobs got the start in the nightcap and was tabbed with the loss.
Kentucky Christian returned to the diamond on Tuesday with a home game against the University of Cincinnati-Clermont.