A day ‘two’ forget
Ottawa Marquette ends Knights’ postseason
According to a popular song of yesterday, one is the loneliest number.
After last Wednesday’s sectional semifinal game, members of Chicago Christian’s baseball program would probably disagree. For them, the answer is two.
By limiting their run production to that amount against Ottawa Marquette in a Class 2A Herscher Sectional matchup, the Knights separated themselves from further postseason play and were left alone to ponder what could have been.
The Crusaders edged Christian 3-2, which marked the third time in four years the latter exited the state tournament by being on the short end of that exact score. Making the loss sting a little more was that Ottawa Marquette, a 30-game winner entering the contest, didn’t finalize the verdict until its second-to-last at-bat.
That’s when the Crusaders bunched four of their nine hits off Knights ace Christian Bolhuis together to erase a 2-1 deficit.