(YouPostTheNews) – Coach Kenney Courville placed the right players in the right places in the second game of the season for Kinder as they held on for a 5-3 win over Menard Friday evening in Kinder.
Sophomores Stag Credeur, Chris Khammany and Trey Credeur all came up big for the Jackets. First year first baseman Stag Credeur had a single, walk, reached on an error and scored a run. Khammany scored a run and got a sac fly RBI in the 4th. Trey Credeur came in to pitch in the 6th and gave Menard just 3 hits. Senior Noah Nelson, also a first year starter, came up with a huge single in the 4th scoring two go ahead runs for the Jackets. Senior catcher Bryce Baker had two singles and mowed down two runners, one on first base and the other at second.
Dylon Poncho struck out three and working 1 2/3 innings
scored the first run in the 3rd and three more in the 4th after Menard took a 2-1 lead. Menard added one more run in the 6th but Kinder got the run right back taking a 5-3 lead. Kinder held on for the win.
Senior Zach Rider started on the mound for the Jackets and had 4 strikeouts in the game. Kinder showed some great defense in the 1st inning. After Rider walked the first batter, Baker mowed the runner down at second base on an attempted steal. Center fielder Jared Rider had a great diving catch for the second out and Third baseman Welles Cooley had a great snag on a line drive to get Kinder out of the inning.
Menard tried to get something going in the 2nd when Michael Smilie singled to center and John Roy drew a walk with one out. Kinder's catcher Baker did a snap throw to first base and Stag Credeur applied the tag for the second out. Rider then got his second strikeout of the inning to get them out of the inning.
Kinder scored their first run in the 3rd inning behind Zach Rider's single and an error by Menard's second baseman on a ball hit by Dylon Poncho.
Menard took the led in the top of the 4th. Rider walked Zach Smith with one out in the inning. Coach Courville brought in Poncho to pitch replacing Rider. Poncho walked Zach Crooks and Smilie had a sac fly to center field. Roy then had a single pass first base scoring the second run for the Eagles.
Kinder took the lead right back in the bottom of the 4th. Jared Rider doubled
Stag Credeur had a single, walk and scored a run in the game
down the 3rd baseline to start out the inning. Stag Credeur followed that up with a single pass 1st base putting runners on the corners. Credeur then stole 2nd base. Noah Nelson hit a single up the middle scoring both runners. Chris Khammany lifted a sac fly to center field scoring Nelson.
Trey Credeur came in the pitch in the 6th and gave up a double to Crooks but struck out the next batter. Roy then hit a ball towards 3rd base that T. Credeur picked up and gunned to 1st base for the 2nd out of the inning. A run scored on an errant throw down to 3rd base trying to get the runner.
Kinder got the run back in the bottom of the 6th. Khammany was hit by a pitch and Trey Credeur reached on a sac bunt when Menard failed to get the lead runner. Khammany scored on a ground out by Cooley. Kinder lead 5-3 after 6 innings.
Menard had one last chance in the 7th after with two outs Teddy Price hit a single at the shortstop and Corbett Miguez had a double to center putting the winning run at the plate. Credeur closed out the game with a strikeout looking to give Kinder the big win.
The younger guys stepped up tonight and showed that they too will play a big part in another winning season for the Jackets. "Happy to get the win against a quality opponent. We have to focus on getting better," Coach Courville said after the game. "Those guys have worked hard and continue to improve," Courville said about Nelson, S. Credeur, T. Credeur and Khammany.
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