Knights are already in midseason form
While the spring baseball campaign officially ended less than a week ago, Chicago Christian’s summer squad is already operating at midseason form.
At least that was true five games into the schedule, as the Knights picked up wins in each. Included among the conquered foes were Walther Christian (9-1), Romeoville (10-0), Stagg (7-5), Andrew (8-5) and Illiana Christian (10-9).
Since rain interrupted play for a couple days at a number of sites, Chicago Christian’s ability to see action that many times was in itself noteworthy. Even more surprising has been the manner in which the Knights have prevailed.
“The offense has been very solid so far,” said coach Eric Brauer, whose squad’s biggest weakness in the spring was a somewhat meager attack. “We’re getting a lot of contributions from a lot of different guys. We’re playing pretty well and I’m pleased with it.”
Christian is returning 12 players from its 17-man spring roster, so the varsity experience is an obvious plus.
“We haven’t seen any real dominant pitching,” Brauer said. “You’re not going to see a lot of aces because they’re playing travel ball. That contributes [to our production] a little bit, too, but our seniors are really leading well with a good attitude.”