Apr 10, 2024

⚾️ #2 Sacred Heart Maintains Undefeated Status in Sweep of SES

Posted Apr 10, 2024 3:10 PM

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

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The 2nd-ranked Sacred Heart baseball team continued to roll on Tuesday night, sweeping rival Southeast of Saline in a two-game set.

With victories of 7-0 and 7-4 the Knights march on to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in league play while the Trojans fall to 6-6 and 2-2.

Game one was a true pitchers' duel, with the two teams combining for just seven hits, split almost evenly down the middle.

Sacred Heart would score all 7 runs of the contest, with two in the second and three in the sixth bookended by a lone run in the fifth and seventh.

While the bats took time to warm up, the Knights found other ways to get runners aboard, capitalizing on nine walks, three errors, and a pair of hit batsmen.

The real star of the show was Evan Bogart, who tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and seven walks while striking out six.

Game two was more of a back-and-forth affair with Sacred Heart jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first before Southeast clawed both of those runs back in the second.

After a few scoreless frames, the Knights would tally another run in the fifth, and two more for insurance in the sixth and seventh, which proved to be enough as SES scored just two more runs in the final frame, falling 7-4.

This game saw better days at the plate for both teams, with an evenly spread 16 hits this time around.

It was a team effort for the Sacred Heart lineup as six different Knights recorded a hit, and four brought at least one run in to score.

On the bump, Cam Yohe and Jett Samuelson combined to allow just four runs on seven hits, with Yohe striking out six and earning the win.

The Knights will be back in action on Friday when the team returns to Salina to take on Valley Heights, the Trojans meanwhile will continue their homestand on Friday as they battle the Chapman Fighting Irish.