DeKalb comeback against Auburn sparked by Sykes' double in the third
DeKALB – A four-run third put the DeKalb baseball team in the lead, and the Barbs never looked back, beating Rockford Auburn, 5-3, in the opening round of the Class 4A Guilford Regional.
The Barbs gave up two runs in the first inning and one in the top half of the third. Things got cooking in the bottom half of the frame when Jarrett Sykes hit a double over the head of Knights center fielder Eliott Butler. Matthew Searls knocked him in with an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1. Back-to-back errors for the Knights plated one run and set the table for a big two-RBI single by Bryce Wheeler.
“Jarrett Sykes’ double kind of ignited the inning and got us going,” Barbs coach Dedric Wright said.