Knights look to rebound after losses to Grizzlies, Wolfpack | Baseball

By David Pan | Apr 27, 2017
Photo by: David Pan Kamiak’s PJ Luckovich watches the pitch from second base against Glacier Peak.

Kamiak is looking to rebound following a week that saw the Knights drop a pair of games to first place Glacier Peak and lose to playoff rival Jackson.

Kamiak’s week started with a 14-3 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday, April 18, continued with a 9-2 defeat to the Wolfpack on Friday, April 21 and wrapped up with a 10-0 rout by Glacier Peak on Saturday, April 22, in Wesco 4A baseball action.

Not much went right in all three contests for Kamiak (3-6, in the league, 6-9 overall), which currently is in sixth place in the league.

“I don’t think we pitched particularly well and we didn’t play good defense,” Kamiak coach Kevin Agnew said.

The offense obviously also struggled.

The Knights’ next two opponents, Mariner and Cascade, are the two teams behind Kamiak in the standings. The top six squads advance to the district tournament.

“It was tough,” Agnew said of last week. “The kids took it pretty hard. I think they’re still optimistic about these next couple of games. They’re still positive, as tough as last week was.”

Glacier Peak was the first series Kamiak did not split this season. The Knights were scheduled to face Jackson on Tuesday, April 25, after the Beacon’s deadline and then host Mariner at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26. A special pregame ceremony honoring former coach Frank Nickerson, who passed away last year after a long battle with cancer, and former player Jake Long, who was one of three Kamiak High School graduates killed at a party last summer, will be held at 6:50 p.m., prior to the game.

Kamiak travels to Mariner for a 4 p.m., Friday, April 28 game and then wraps up the regular season with a two-game series against Cascade (4 p.m., Monday, May 1 at Cascade and 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at Kamiak).

“We need to do a better job of playing catch and throwing,” Agnew said. “If we can do that, I think we’ll be fine. If we don’t do that with good teams, we really struggle.”

Starting the week, Kamiak was a game behind Jackson and a game ahead of Mariner and Cascade.

“It should be a pretty exciting finish,” Agnew said.

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