INA, Ill. (May 4, 2017) – Rend Lake College Baseball (17-9) is entering the post-season strong after a grueling end to the regular season, plagued by poor weather and stiff competition, highlighted by taking two-of-three from second place Wabash Valley (18-5) and drawing level on the season series with rival and conference leader John A. Logan College (19-5).
In their 3-1 win over JALC, Warrior pitchers allowed just three hits with Jacob Kelly (Shephardsville, Ky.) earning the win. The freshman lefty tossed five and two-thirds innings, allowing one run, three hits, and striking out five. Darick Hayes (Mt. Vernon) recorded the last four outs to earn the save for RLC Warriors.
TJ Byrd (Chicago), Grant Brueggenjohann (Ballwin, Mo.), Tanner Maskey (Springfield), Jake Vernon (Elkhart, Ind.), and Sam Troyer (Goshen) all had one hit to lead RLC Warriors.
Tuesday, the Warrior staff held another powerhouse program when they notched their second win of the season against Wabash by a final of 3-2. Only RLC and JALC were able to take away two conference wins from Wabash this season.
TJ Satterly (Louisville, Ky.), earned the win for RLC Warriors. He threw six innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out seven. Hayes recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
RLC had ten hits in the game. Ian Walters (Paducah, Ky.), Troyer, and Maskey each collected multiple hits. Byrd, Vernon and Walters each drove in one run to lead the Warriors.