Patience at plate allows Raiders to keep good times rolling offensively
CARTHAGE, Ill. — As potent as the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team’s lineup is, the Raiders must also show a little bit of patience.
Friday, with the wind gusting in from center field and taking away the opportunity to drive the ball deep, the Raiders relied on their ability to work counts, move runners and engineer scoring opportunities in an 11-1 victory over Illini West at Jacob Burling Field.
With one out in the first inning, Tucker Tollerton, Dalton Miller and Brady Kindhart drew consecutive walks before Jack Linenfelser was hit by a pitch to force in one run and Nolan Robb walked to force in another. A double play got the Chargers out of the inning.
In the second, Colin Kurk’s RBI triple made it 3-0, and he scored on Jake Schisler’s groundout. A walk, an error and a groundout plated another run.
In the fourth, Schisler cracked a one-out RBI double, Tollerton had an RBI single and Kindhart added an RBI double. Linenfesler added a run-scoring single and scored on an error for a 10-0 lead.
Illini West scratched across a run in the fourth on Drake Mudd’s single.
Linenfesler had two of the Raiders’ nine hits as QND took advantage of seven walks, two hit batters and six errors. Evan Kenning earned the victory, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and three walks.
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