Local teams hit the road
Knights, Crusaders, RedHawks able to open 2014 season
Spring trips to Florida are commonplace for many high school- and college-aged students.
Baseball players at Marist, however, opted to travel in the other direction. They went to Arizona, where cold temperatures were nowhere to be found and they were able to begin their 2014 season on schedule.
Athletes at Chicago Christian and Brother Rice, meanwhile, chose Jacksonville as their destination last weekend — Jacksonville, Ill., that is. While winter hadn’t yet loosened its grip on the downstate locale, either, that town’s Lenz Field is covered with artificial turf, meaning baseball games were able to get played.
Both the Knights and Crusaders saw action twice on Saturday, and the former triumphed in each instance. Wins over Midwest Central (6-2) and Valmeyer (13-11) gave Christian a 6-0 mark in three journeys to Jacksonville over the past two years.