[Sean King for Shaw Media]
Lost in all the offense, but not on Luken, was Yorkville's pitching.
Colin Glass and Jack Fisher combined to strike out 11 and scatter five hits. Glass retired the first six batters he faced, striking out the six in the second, before being nicked for three runs in the third.
"Fastball, changeup, trusting my catcher, trusting my coaches with the pitch calls, that's about it," said Glass, a junior. "It's nice to be able to develop this year, but we still think we can be successful."
Fisher relieved Glass with one out in the fourth and a runner at second, stranded him, then struck out the side to work out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth.
It's a new look pitching staff – a new look team, really, but it's showed promise so far.
"I thought our pitchers pitched very well," Luken said. "Colin did a nice job pounding the zone early. If you throw strikes and force the other tea to put the ball in play, good things happens. Overall really pleased with the pitching so far."