Baseball: Trojans take down DC for ninth win to start season

Cary-Grove’s baseball team won its ninth game in a row to start the season with an 8-3 victory over Dundee-Crown last week. 

The Trojans offense was clicking on all cylinders throughout this matchup, with CG scoring at least one run in the first five innings, including three in the second. Nathan Crick propelled the team with a solo home run (his second in two games).

“When I crossed the plate, it was to start off an inning, and I feel like it was a good start of the inning,” Crick said.

Cary-Grove also got a brilliant start on the hill from pitcher Ethan Dorchies, who didn’t allow a run until the fifth inning and got through each frame quickly and efficiently. 

“(A) little shaky last start, so I think it was a good bounce back,” Dorchies said. “Today was more of a ‘command-seeking’ day. It worked getting by Dundee-Crown.”

Dorchies is looking for opportunities to improve his offensive contributions as well as his pitching.

“I would like to be the ‘dual-threat,’” he said. “I like to be in the order. I think that would be a really fun way to play this year.”

While the Trojans are surely pleased with their string of victories, they acknowledge that they will need to continue to improve to sustain that success in conference play.

“I think we did good enough to get by this team,” Crick said. “Definitely some little things we’ve got to clean up, but overall we did really well as a team.”