Sutherland Bullpen, VanderZwaag Stymie Aquinas in 6-3 Victory
Behind the strong pitching of the Sutherland bullpen, the Knights defeated Aquinas Institute 6-3 at Sargent Field. Jack Wilson, Jared Whitaker and Robbie Doggett, retired 15 of the 18 hitters they faced without allowing a base hit or a run. Wilson picked up the win with 2.1 innings of relief and Robbie Doggett threw a perfect seventh for his 3rd save of the season. Whitaker chipped in 1.2 innings of shutout ball.
The Knights fell behind 3-0 early but used a bases loaded walk by Matt Marchiony, a John Ragus RBI single, Ben Swisher 2-run single and numerous Lil Irish infield miscues to overcome the deficit. Michael VanderZwaag had 2 hits and 3 runs scored and Michael Pringle had 2 hits, 3 stolen bases and a run scored to lead the offense. VanderZwaag also made a highlight reel catch in centerfield to take away extra bases and keep a 3-3 game tied.
The Knights are now 7-1 and face Rush-Henrietta at Roth Middle School tomorrow.