Gavin Sommer and Owen Hilke tag-teamed the duties on the mound to shut down the Cardinals on Monday afternoon in Wanamingo.

Sommer started and fired the first four innings, before Hilke secured the victory in the final three innings.

After Bethlehem Academy grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second, Kenyon-Wanamingo tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the third before scoring three runs in each of the bottom of the fourth and bottom of the fifth.

Hilke and Sommer both collected a pair of hits, while Jaedin Johnson and Tyler Craig both whacked a home run.

For the Cardinals, Bo Dienst started on the mound and four runs in four innings, before Henry Schoolmeesters fired the final two innings while surrendering three unearned runs. Andrew Caron notched a hit and drove in a run, while Lucas Linnemann notched a hit and stole a base.

The Knights next play Monday, May 10 at Triton. The Cardinals played again Tuesday afternoon at NRHEG, and plays again Saturday morning at home against United South Central.

Reach Regional Sports Editor Michael Hughes at 645-1106 or follow him on Twitter @APGSoMnHughes. © Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved. 

Sports Editor for the Northfield News. Also a California native looking for tips on surviving the winter and an Indiana University grad on the quest for a good breaded pork tenderloin.

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