With the victory over the Lakers Feb. 24, the Knights successfully swept all three games of their Ocoee Invitational tournament to open the season.
OCOEE — The Ocoee Knights baseball team has raced out to a 3-0 start to the 2018 season, sweeping all three teams it faced in its Ocoee Invitational round-robin tournament last week.
After first defeating Wekiva and Edgewater by a combined score of 17-1, the Knights completed their strong opening-week by rallying past Windermere Prep in a Saturday morning showdown Feb. 24.
Ocoee let an early 2-0 lead slip away, surrendering three runs to the Lakers in the top of the fourth inning, but the Knights bounced back and used a five-run fifth inning to help earn a 9-4 victory.
“I think in the past, we would have started doubting ourselves,” head coach Bobby Brewer said, reflecting on when his team squandered its early lead. “These guys here, they don’t doubt themselves — they’re a scrappy team and they keep playing.”
Ryan Lattner was named the event’s most valuable player, earning two wins on the mound for Ocoee — one of which came Saturday, in relief — and driving in three runs at the plate.