The Wartburg baseball has won 14 straight games after opening Iowa Conference action over the weekend with a four game sweep of Coe College. The Knights are 14-1 overall and were picked to finish second behind defending champion Buena Vista in the league race.

Wartburg coach Joel Holst says Buena Vista deserved the top spot in the vote, and says the winning streak has given the Knights a lot of confidence. “Any time you put things together and run a little string, it’s good,” Holst says.

Much of the reason for the success rests with a pitching staff that sports an earned run average of 2.87. He says they needed to get the confidence to start the season and as long as they go out and continue to hit the zone he is confident in their staff.

Wartburg returns to action on Friday by opening a series at home against Central College

(Reporting by Elwin Huffman at KOEL Oelwein)