Johnsonburg baseball downs Kane in five innings

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg baseball remained undefeated with an 11-1, 5-inning victory over Kane Wednesday at Knothole Area Recreational Park. Johnsonburg was fueled by an 8-run fourth inning which put the Rams in position for the 10-run rule. Leading 3-1 entering the home half of the fourth, Johnsonburg began the inning with 1-out walks from Kyle Sheldon and Devon Zilcoski. Cole Peterson was hit by a pitch and Cameron Grumley was walked, plating Sheldon. Mitchell Holmberg hit a sacrifice fly to score Zilcoski and Quinn Luhr roped a 2-run triple down the left field line which scored Peterson and Grumley. C.J. Herbstritt and Frank Kocjancic walked to load the bases again but they didn't remain loaded for long as Taylor Feronti hit a 3-run double to right field to score Luhr, Herbstritt and Kocjancic. Sheldon singled home Feronti as the Rams took an 11-1 lead. "We got some big hits with two outs and did pretty good," Johnsonburg assistant coach Jim Holmberg said. "The guys run the bases well." Grumley came in and pitched a perfect fifth inning to close out the game. Luhr pitched the first four innings and allowed just one run. "Quinn pitched real well, pitched a real good game," coach Holmberg said. "Cameron came in and finished it up. Our defense was good again. We had real good pitching early on." Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Otto-Eldred at 4:15 p.m. Friday.