Baseball: Sandburg’s big bats, live arms amount to rout
Updated: April 6, 2012 7:48PM
Sandburg scored early and often in Friday’s baseball game against host Eisenhower.
The Eagles sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning and coasted to a 20-0, five-inning victory over the Cardinals.
Alec Nelson and Ryan Trokey combined on a one-hitter for Sandburg (6-2-1). Nelson struck out four over three innings and Trokey three over two.
“The pitching has been great,” Sandburg coach Jim Morsovillo said. “The guys have done a nice job of throwing strikes and letting teams put the ball in play.
‘‘We haven’t made all of the plays behind them, but they’re doing the job.”
Dylan Rajkovich led the Eagles offensively with a two-run triple and RBI single in the first.
Matt Farrington added a two-run double, while Adam Zehme (double), Zach Reks (single) and Matt Shimonis drove in runs in the opening inning for Sandburg.
Rajkovich also made a great diving catch in left field, robbing Eisenhower’s Justin Longoria of extra bases in the first inning.
Sophomore Christian Diaz de Sandy broke up the no-hit bid with a sharp single to right field in the fifth for Eisenhower (2-9).
Morsovillo cleared his bench early.
“We were able to get some other kids playing time,” Morsovillo said. “Alec and Ryan threw the ball well and, with the exception of one play, we played good defense.”
Sandburg, which has a team ERA of approximately 1.80, has yet to allow more than five runs in a game.