While pitching has kept the Northview Knights in the majority of their ball games to this point in the season, the offense powered up versus visiting South Putnam on Saturday afternoon.
The Knights scored a total of 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Eagles, 16-6 and 10-4, to move to 4-1 overall this year. The losses were the Eagles first of the season.
T.J. King got the start in the opening game and was relieved in the third inning by C.J. Peters who got the win.
King did much of his damage at the plate this weekend with a total of six hits in the two games including a pair of doubles and an RBI.
In the first game, Peters helped his cause as well by contributing a single and a double while Ryan Herbert added a double and RBI for the Knights in a 12 hit attack.
The Knights also took advantage of a total of eight South Putnam errors though Northview committed four themselves before capping off the game with 15 runs over the fourth and fifth innings, including nine in the final inning to invoke the 10-run rule.
In the second contest, Jason Brown opened on the mound before giving way to Michael Stuckey in the fourth inning.
The hitfest included a total of 24 hits, 13 by Northview.
The Knights jumped out quickly by scoring five over the first three innings before the Eagles closed the gap in the fourth inning by scoring three runs of their own to close within 5-4.
However, the Knights closed the door with five in the bottom of the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Brady Shoemaker had three hits in the game with two RBI's and David Kingery added a single, double and two RBI's of his own. Tyler Broady had two hits and Herbert added a double and RBI.
Northview's next game will be at home Tuesday evening versus Plainfield beginning at 5 p.m.
On Friday evening the Knight's "C" team got a road win versus Crawfordsville, 6-3.
Andrew Griffin lead the offense along with Travis Nodley with two hits. Noble also added a pair of RBI's and Eric Beasley got the win on the mound.
The Northview offense picked up 10 hits and registered seven stolen bases.