By Mike Wendlant
STEVENS POINT, WI - Junior Drew Kedrowicz struck out fifteen batters in six innings and scored two runs on offense to lead Pacelli to 10-0 win over Port Edwards on Thursday afternoon at Bukolt Park.
The game started off with a perfect inning from Kedrowicz before Brycen Cashin started the bottom of the first with a triple, scoring two batters later on a Brock Birrenkott groundout. Cashin ended up three for four at the plate, driving in two and scoring two runs from the leadoff spot to key the offensive surge from Pacelli.
“He’s the prototypical leadoff hitter for us. He’s extremely fast and has some power. When he gets on base for us it sets the table early,” Coach Wayne Sankey said after the game about his center fielder.
After those two runs scored it was all about Kedrowicz, who cruised through the game, throwing only 88 pitches in the six innings, only allowing a double in the fifth inning to Bryce Baungert.
Port Edwards used five pitchers in the game with Carson Orheim taking the loss, allowing three run in three innings. The Cardinals used three runs in the fourth and three in the sixth to end the game as Jerry Auer scored the final run on a wild pitch after doubling in a couple of Cardinals on a drive to the center field fence. The Cardinals got RBIs in the game as well from Kadin Mayek, Tim Sackmann, and Nolan Wojchik in the game as they start the season 2-0.
Pacelli now head to Green Bay to take on Notre Dame on Saturday in a double header. First pitch of the opening game is scheduled for 11:00.