Owls soar past Eisenhower, 10-2
Hot bats and sound pitching created the perfect winning recipe for the Elgin baseball team in the Owls' 10-2 blowout road victory over Eisenhower on Thursday afternoon.
Elgin (13-8) got a big contribution from its leadoff hitter, Trevor Bianchini, who drew two walks, scored four runs and went 2-for-2 with a triple.
"Trevor has picked his game up and is starting to get hot," Elgin coach Levi Garrett said. "He was all over the bags today."
Braeden Shackelford and Trevor's brother Lance Bianchini did all the work on the mound. Shackelford earned the win after tossing four innings and striking out eight Eagles while yielding two earned runs. Lance tossed two scoreless innings in relief and tallied three strikeouts.
"Braeden and Lance did a good job of attacking the strike zone and putting the ball in play," Garrett said.
Lance added a hit and an RBI as did Jacob Dawson. Jake Meents went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Holden Bartosovsky added a 2-RBI double while Jaken Snider tacked on 2 RBIs.
"Trevor had been scuffling there for a bit," Garrett said of Bianchini's recent slump. "Him and Jake (Meents) have been solid and as they've gotten hot, we've started scoring more runs again. It's huge for us because we need those guys to set the table for our reliable RBI guys in the middle of the lineup."