The Honkers played in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 against the Glendale Pirates. In game 1, the Honkers made short work of the Pirates, winning 10-0 in its first shutout of the season. The game lasted only five innings, and Lakeview was never threatened.
After a scoreless first inning, Lakeview went to work hard in the second, scoring 4 runs. Then the Honkers knocked off two consecutive 3-run innings and held Glendale without a run in the fifth before the game was eventually called. Coach Sean Radford singled out Trevor Callaghan’s pitching as one of the reasons the boys were so successful.
“Trevor Callaghan did a great job for us on the mound,” he said. “He threw a lot of strikes and was in total control the whole game.”
Callaghan threw 8 strikeouts, to be exact, and received plenty of help from his team when he did allow hits. He also had a solid offensive performance, going 2-for-three and scoring 2 runs.
Cody Clemens went 2-for-two and had 3 runs and 1 RBI.
Game 2 of the doubleheader was a much different story, as Lakeview struggled to keep pace with the seemingly rejuvenated Pirates early on. The Honkers went up 5-2 after two innings, then found themselves in a world of hurt in the third inning as the Pirates erupted for 8 runs. Glendale pushed the pedal to the metal in that inning, and it took every bit of grit Lakeview had to respond in kind.
It was a back-and-forth affair until the sixth inning when Lakeview finally grabbed the lead for good. The Honkers rattled off 4 runs to Glendale’s 1, and held them scoreless for the final inning. While not a problem in the game 1, pitching was an issue in game 2