Saturday, March 28, 2009

One in the Books

The first conference game is under our belt and unlike other firsts this year, we do not have to use it as a learning experience. Although there were moments where we weren't at our best, it is much easier to work on those things after a win. We held on for win number two on the year but more importantly it's a 1-0 start in the CCIW. We travel to Augustana tomorrow for a double-header in which we will be the home team in one of the games.

In general, the team played great but the pitching staff, who has been under such scrutiny lately, came up big. Mike Kloss battled into the 8th inning and Ricky Foytik and Matt Blaine helped get out of a bases loaded, nobody out situation and only gave up one run. Dusty Gilbreth singled home the eventual game-winner and Kevin Krajewski ("Juice") may have found his calling in the 9th inning by nailing down the save. It's a great start, but the CCIW is a grind and there's a long way to go.

A special thanks to all the North Central and Augustana fans who stuck it out today. I know it was a typical Chicago spring day but it was still miserable conditions to watch a game and your support is appreciated!

One more note...the home uniforms looked awesome with the black sleeves underneath with the black hat and red bill. Whoever helped decide the color scheme this year was spot on!

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