[Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]
"Our coaches told us we should be more patient. We kind of listened to them and we smartened up," said Askew, who later singled in a run in the sixth. "If it wasn't our pitch, we knew not to be overaggressive. We knew he was falling behind in the count a lot. We read it and it worked out."
It also was a milestone win for Kaneland coach Brian Aversa, the 300th of his career. After accepting a handshake from catcher Nikolas Panico, Aversa quickly deflected the attention.
"Just another ballgame, it really is, first game of the series," Aversa said. "It's not me, it's these boys. It's a good milestone, but I'm more worried about what's to come."