SYCAMORE – The Sycamore baseball team’s offense continued its white-hot hitting Wednesday as the Spartans notched a 14-1, five-inning home win against Rochelle.
Senior catcher Nate Haacker led the offense, going 2 for 2 with four RBIs and his sixth home run of the season. Senior shortshop Michael Swanberg went 3 for 3 and drove in a pair of runs, senior right-fielder Alec Kozak was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, and junior Austin Jacox was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in the designated hitter slot.
The Spartans (14-3, 6-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East), have responded to a pair of losses last week by scoring 53 runs in their past four games, coach Jason Cavanaugh said.
“Our hitters are starting to do what we want them to do offensively,” Cavanaugh said. “We’re a really talented group, and when we have the opposite-field approach, we’re pretty hard to stop.”
Pitcher Cam Godinsky (4-1) picked up the win for the Spartans, throwing four innings of two-hit ball, with four strikeouts, two walks and one earned run.
Knights shut out: Kaneland mustered only four hits, including two by junior Nick Stratman, in an 8-0 loss to Yorkville. It was the first NI Big 12 loss of the season for Kaneland, which fell to 7-1 in conference, 11-4 overall.
Somonauk nips Royals: Hinckley-Big Rock lost 1-0 in a Little Ten Conference matchup with Somonauk, which won its 13th consecutive game behind starting pitcher Trevor McCoy (3-0).
Barbs over Dukes: DeKalb got a 10-2 win over Dixon in a nonconference matchup.
DeKalb wins: The Barbs won a dual with Belvidere, 4-1.
DeKalb, Kaneland draw: The Barbs and Knights played to a scoreless draw in an NI Big 12 matchup.