Kennedy Sweeps Series Over Colton

By Jeremy McDonald

MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Luke Beyer had the hot hand Friday in the Trojans doubleheader sweep of Colton, 13-0 and 11-1 with both being in five innings.  

Offensively, Beyer drove in 4RBI’s on three hits.  Defensively, Beyer pitched four innings in the second game, striking out nine.  Contributing to a Kennedy squad that came out of the midday doubleheader sitting at 12-0 on the season and 3-0 in 2A/1A Special District 2 play following their three-game sweep of the Vikings.

“It feels good to always contribute.  It wasn’t just me, it was the whole team in general.  Guys making plays, Charlie (Beyer) being the plate,” Beyer said.  “Our non-league  was tough.  We played UVC, Knappa, Regis, all those guys and a good Warrenton team.  Coming out with a victory in all of them, it’s good to be 12-0.  It’s all about keeping the energy up, guys staying locked in.  We know we can get hits, pitching is great all around, but it’s staying locked in for the most part.”

Game 2 of the doubleheader Friday proved to be an interesting start as Colton jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Kennedy going into the third inning before the Trojans were able to plate ten runs in the top half of the third and added another run an inning later to put an exclamation point onto the series.  Building even more momentum going into their league series with Country Christian/North Clackamas Christian this next week.

“We started off slow, but then guys began to figure out and we got one or two on the board.  We kind of let loose in that third inning.  We were a little sloppy at times and it was the third inning where we put it all together,” Beyer said.

Ethan Kleinschmit and Charlie Beyer each drove in 3RBI’s in the doubleheader.  Andrew Cuff, who got the start in Game 1 Friday, went four innings with seven strikeouts.  Ben Imdieke led the Vikings with a hit and struck out three in three innings pitching in Game 2 of the doubleheader.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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