The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights cruised to a 10-0 five inning win over the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten on the young baseball season.

The Knights are 3-0 and the Cardinals fell to 2-2 after the game in Wanamingo.

Seniors Gavin Roosen and Matt Houglum combined to throw a two-hit shutout for Kenyon-Wanamingo. Roosen threw 67 pitches in the first three innings with 39 strikes. He struck out six and walked three while allowing just one hit. Houglum threw the last two innings and had 35 pitches, 21 for strikes. He also allowed just one hit while fanning three and walking one batter.

Senior Hunter Dienst started for Bethlehem Academy and took the loss and sophomore Kyle Kohl threw to the final four batters of the game. Dienst went the first four-plus innings with 81 pitches, 49 for strikes. He struck out three and walked one while hitting a batter and gave up seven hits. Kohl threw 15 pitches, nine for strikes, and gave up three hits, including the game-winning RBI single by Knight Peyton Hilke in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Faribault State Farm Insurance agents Faribault players of the game courtesy of Tony Langerud and Jason Krohn were the two Cardinals with hits: senior Brendan Trump and freshman Spencer Ell.

The Sviggum Insurance Agency of Wanamingo Knights of the game were Calvin Steberg, Jack Beulke, Hilke and Roosen and Houglum. Steberg had two hits and scored two runs with an RBI. Beulke tallied two hits and two RBI and Hilke had two hits, scored a run and collected a RBI.

In addition to picking up the win on the mound, Roosen had two hits, scored twice and had two RBI. The Held Bus Service of Kenyon play of the game was a steal of home by Roosen in the four-run Knights third inning.

Dienst was pitching from the windup with Roosen at third and never looked his way as he came barreling home for the fourth run of the third inning.

The Knights added a run in the fourth and finished the game with five runs in the fifth inning on a beautiful evening in Wanamingo.

Kenyon-Wanamingo has no more games this week while Bethlehem Academy hosts Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Thursday.

Our next Knights broadcast will be next Tuesday when the Cannon Falls Bombers stop by Kuntz Memorial Field in Wanamingo for an HVL game.

Bethlehem Academy Makes Pitching Change Against Kenyon-Wanamingo- picture by Gordy Kosfeld
Bethlehem Academy Makes Pitching Change Against Kenyon-Wanamingo- picture by Gordy Kosfeld

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