For some reason, Deer Lakes seems to have Knoch's number.
Last week the Lancers handed the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion Knights their first loss of the season in a 4-1 victory in the first of the two meetings this season as Zach Lubick tossed a complete game and Jake Spirnock drove in two in a 4-1 victory.
Even more impressive, Deer Lakes (5-2, 2-0) handed Ohio University recruit Cole Shinsky his first loss in two years. The senior left-hander was 10-0 last season.
In the grand scheme of things, the Lancers win wasn't much of a surprise. Last season, Deer Lakes finished the season 10-10 and 8-4 in Section 5, but also ousted Knoch, 6-3, in the first meeting of the season, one of only two losses the Knights were dealt.