By Rob Hamilton
On Friday, Northmor edged Mount Gilead in baseball by a 3-2 count.
The Golden Knights trailed 2-0 after the first inning, but didn’t surrender any more offense the rest of the way. They would score once in the third, fifth and seventh innings to rally for the win.
Griffin Workman had two singles to lead the Northmor offense, while Tyler McKinney had a pair of singles for MG.
Grant Bentley picked up the win on the mound, striking out eight and giving up four hits. Carter Kennon handled pitching duties for the Indians. He struck out nine, walked four and surrendered five hits.
On Saturday, Northmor improved to 9-2 with a sweep of Loudonville in a doubleheader. They won the first game 5-3. After giving up three runs in the top of the first, they scored two in their half of the inning before tying the game in the third and taking the lead with a two-run fifth.
Jack Sears earned the win. He struck out three, walked two and give up six hits. Offensively, the team got a double and single by Andrew Armrose.
In the second game, Northmor won 11-1. The game was close through four innings at 2-1, but Northmor erupted for six runs in the fifth and added three more in the sixth.
The team managed 13 hits in the win, with Bentley tallying a pair of doubles, Armrose connected for three singles and both Workman and Marcus Cortez adding two hits. Workman also went five innings for the win. He and Cooper Thomas combined to strike out five, walk four and give up four hits.
Cardington beat Lucas in a non-league game on Saturday by a 12-3 count. The Pirates only led 4-3 going into the bottom of the third, but scored two runs then and five more in the fourth to pull away.
The team got 15 hits, with Merek McClure and A.J. Hall both having a double and two singles and Caden Dewitt, Dillon Minturn and Joe Denney all adding a double and single. Wyatt Wade finished with a double and single.
Nate Hickman earned the win. He and Silas Horton combined to strike out five, walk two and give up six hits.
Highland fell to 7-6 on Saturday with a pair of losses at Bishop Hartley.
In the first game, a 12-4 loss, the Scots led 4-2 after four innings, but were outscored 10-0 over the fifth and sixth frames to suffer the loss. Zach Pinkerton had a double in the game, while Rider Minnick, Brock Church and Jace Brooks all had two singles. Cooper Merckling was the pitcher of record. He, Church and Jon Jensen combined to strike out five, walk four and give up nine hits.
Hartley won the second game by an 11-9 margin. Both teams put up seven runs in the first inning and Highland led 9-7 going into the bottom of the fifth. However, the Hawks rallied for three in their half of that inning and tallied one more in the sixth.
Highland got their nine runs on four hits. Adi Karya and Zach Schmidt both had home runs and Minnick added a double. Evan Johnson suffered the loss on the mound. He, Kort Sears, Luke Cain and Brooks tallied one strike out and six walks, while giving up 10 hits.
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