The Indians dropped their first Southwest Prairie Conference game of the year, losing in eight innings to the Bengals by a 3-2 score.
Steve Szymanski was the losing pitcher, despite throwing 7 2/3 innings. He allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out three.
Minooka only had four hits — all singles — with Chris Costa knocking in both runs.
Ryan Schuetz got the win in relief. In two innings, he allowed three hits and fanned four. He was pitching in relief of Bryan Bergeson.
Offensively, Trent Nugent was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Daniel Hamilton was 2-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI; Brandon Pasdertz hit a homer and drove in two and Brent Bergeson was 2-for-4.
Serena 1, 5 innings
Pasdertz was the winning pitcher for the Irish. He went all five innings allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five.
At the plate, Nugent had a double and Brian Bergeson was 2-for-3 with a double, homer and five RBI.
GSW 9, 1
Lexington 2, 7
Cody Harvey was the winning pitcher for the Panthers, getting the complete game victory. He went all seven innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out nine.
At the plate, Harvey and Dalton Wright had two hits and two RBI each.
In the nightcap, Chris Lardi was the losing pitcher. He went five innings before giving way to Brendon Elens.
“I’m proud of the kids,” GSW coach Todd Grieff said. “Splitting with Lexington was a quality day.”
Kirkland-Hiawatha 14, 8
Newark 8, 19
Joe Hughes suffered the pitching loss in the opener and Kevin Klock was the winner for the Norsemen.
Kenny Hume was 2-for-2 in the opener for Newark and Austin Pagel was 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the nightcap.
Coal City 6,
Jared Skubic was the winning pitcher for the Coalers. He allowed eight hits while walking one and striking out three.
At the plate for Coal City, Jack Serine, Matt Gubelman, Skubic and Shawn Greiner were the leading hitters. Skubic had three hits and Scerine, Gubelman and Greiner two each.
In a ‘B’ game, Alex Roop was the winning pitcher for the Indians while Patrick Rumsey had four hits.