Knights win rain-shortened home opener en route to third straight win

By Dylan Kleintop

Knightly News Reporter - This story originally ran on The Knightly New Blog

Although it may not have been baseball weather on Friday, the Central Penn Knights baseball team showed resilience, beating Scotland Prep 4 – 1 in the Knights home opener at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra.

The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the rain became steady and field conditions worsened.  This win helped the Knights to improve their record to 3-6 with three straight wins.

Having Quentin Heckard on the mound and Peyton Polletti behind the plate, the Knights knew they had every chance to win from the start.  Heckard turned in his finest start of the season, going the distance in the game while striking out nine batters and only allowing three hits.

Christian Fulp rounds third on his way to score in the Knights 4 - 1 victory against Scotland Prep. Photo by Andrew Day.

Christian Fulp rounds third on his way to score in the Knights 4 – 1 victory against Scotland Prep. Photo by Andrew Day.

Coach Robert Stern rallies the Knights as they take the field in the first inning.

Coach Robert Stern rallies the Knights as they take the field in the first inning.  Photo by Andrew Day.

It only took the Knights three innings to score their first run, after Mikeal Pecot crossed home to open the scoring.  Later in the inning, Connor Graham singled, which scored Christian Fulp and Marquis Broxton.  In the fourth inning, Chris Keefer scored off a balk, making it 4-0.

Scotland Prep added one of their own after Heckard found himself in a jam with the bases loaded.  He found a way to work out of the jam though, only allowing one run to cross the plate.

The Knightly News livestreamed the game, with Paul Miller, Tyler Coleman, and Brian Christiana on the call.  You can view the game below.

The Knights next contest will take place on April 9 for a doubleheader against Penn State Mont Alto at 2 and 4 p.m.  You can catch the game live on the Knightly News YouTube channel.


Quinton Heckard was named the Knightly News Player of the Game.

Dylan Kleintop is the Vice President of the Knightly News Media Club.