The Dekalb Barons, looking for a signature win in this still young baseball season, jumped out to a 5-0 lead early on the 11-1 Leo Lions tonight, and then held on for dear life to record an 8-6 win.
Dekalb once again got an excellent performance on the bump from senior Jacob Dickey. Dickey was very effective before tiring in the fifth inning. He was relieved by Will Vadney, who survived a last ditch Leo rally in the 7th, as he retired the final hitter leaving the bases loaded.
The “Nickel,” Nick McDonald, had a home run and single for the Barons, while Bayley Coleman added 2 singles and a double. Ty Rottger also had 2 hits for Dekalb. Logan Schilling, Cody Burniston, Cody Krumlauf, and Jacob Vanderhorst all added single tallies. Scott Day added to the offensive festivities by executing a perfect squeeze bunt.
Dekalb will be back in action on Thursday as they will host East Noble in NHC conference action.