The swings of baseball fate seemed to go both ways for the Kuemper baseball team at the end of last weekend and into the start of the new week.
On Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening, the Knights were able to hit their way to a win in the annual C.Y.O. tournament held at Merchants Park in Carroll.
The Knights started their tournament run with a narrow victory over Remsen St. Mary’s.
In the 9-7 victory, the Knights did most of their damage early, but Remsen seemed determined to make a ball game out of the semi-final round.
The Knights were able to take the lead when they scored three runs in the bottom of the second, surpassing the Remsen lead of one run that the Hawks had grabbed after one inning.
The Knights added to their lead with four runs in the bottom of the third.
Remsen closed things up with four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Kuemper padded its lead with a run in both the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings.
The Knights led 9-5 after five innings, and the lead seemed to stick until the top of the seventh, when the Hawks scored two runs.
With the semifinal win, the Knights moved onto the championship game, where they played St. Albert.
This time, the Knights were able to gain a 12-9 victory.
Once again, the Knights had to come from behind in the contest.
St. Albert scored five runs in the top of the first inning. The Knights added just one. St. Albert added a run in the top of the second. Kuemper scored three runs in the bottom of the second. The Falcons would score two runs in the third and a run in the fourth. Kuemper scored a run in the bottom of the third.
It wasn’t until the bottom of the fifth that the Knights started to crawl back into the game. They scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and added four runs in the bottom of the sixth to grab the victory.
Tuesday night the Knights had a rematch with St. Albert; this time St. Albert won 8-2. The setback was the first of the season for Kuemper.
Wednesday night the Knights were on the road again, and they fell to Underwood 6-5.
The Knights stand at 4-2 overall on the year.