The baseball team took down conference leader on Thursday at BSM.
The Orioles tightened the North Suburban race by defeating the Red Knights, who were 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the NSC entering the game. BSM was ranked 13th in the most recent coaches' poll. Park moves to 6-2 (5-2 in NSC) under manager Aaron McEachran.
Senior Zach Lewis started his first game of the season and allowed only two hits over 4 2/3 while fanning five. Lewis had been hampered all spring with shoulder and arm soreness and his return is a great sign. He was an all-conference pitcher as a junior for the O's. Austin Broz contributed three RBIs with two sac flies and a run scoring single in the fifth.
Cole Hoyt produced three knocks from his spot in the order and battled a difficult sun to make several catches in right field. Jacolbi Courington-Meier scored two runs with a hit, sac bunt and walk to continue his hot hitting. Ryan Froom pitched the final 2 1/3, striking out three to earn his first save.
Earlier in the week, the Orioles whitewashed Colombia Heights 11-0 in five innings. Broz struck out eight and didn't issue a walk and allowed only three hits. Broz was magnificent as he only needed 61 pitches to dispatch the Hylanders. Courington-Meier banged his first home run of the season. Froom added two doubles and Parker Stennes clubbed a double among his perfect four-hit performance—the first four-hit game of the season.
The Orioles play Prior Lake at 11 a.m. and Minneapolis Southwest at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in a doubleheader at Prior Lake. The orange and black return home for games on Monday and Friday against North Branch and Cooper. All fans are encouraged to head to , as both games start at 4:15 p.m.