It’s very difficult to quantify Kyle Knight’s exact importance to the Elco baseball team. Perhaps the only way is the best way – by the Raiders’ win-loss record.
As a right fielder for Elco, Knight is on the down side of an absolutely marvelous senior season. One that has been made even more rewarding by what Knight endured as a junior.
On the baseball diamond, Knight is a catalyst, a calming influence, a player the rest of the Raiders look to for guidance. Knight is a patient, selective lead-off hitter and a very good defensive outfielder.
Thanks in part to all those things he brings to the table, Elco enjoyed a 2-1 week, one which left it 7-2 on the spring. That start represents one of the best in Raider baseball history.
After sustaining a serious knee injury early in the 20015 football season, Knight, a three-sport student-athlete, missed most of his junior year, athletically. But he has bounced back nicely, and to this point has enjoyed splendid fall football and winter basketball campaigns for the Raiders.
Knight has committed to continue his athletic and academic careers, as a football player at Division Two Lock Haven.
- Jeff Falk