The Northview Knights have moved out to a 12-4 record overall this baseball season and a 6-3 mark in the Western Indiana Conference on the strength of some strong hitting this season.
Through games to May 6, Brady Shoemaker leads a potent Knight lineup that features five players batting over .324 this year.
Shoemaker tops the list at a robust .489 with T.J. King second at .455 and David Kingery third with .419. Freshman Andrew Griffin has a .381 average through his first 21 at-bats and Ryan Herbert is hitting .324.
The Clay City Eels have also swung the bats well with Josh Stoelting leading the way with .478. Cody Gerber is hitting .353 and Greg Long is next at .350.
For the Knights, King has scored 26 runs to lead Northview and has 11 stolen bases this year. David Kingery has driven in 21 runs through the first 16 games for the Knights.
Stoelting has six RBI's to top the Eels and leads the way with a pair of homeruns. Kingery and Shoemaker top the Knights with three round trippers apiece.
On the mound for Northview, Kingery is 5-1 with a team-leading 35 innings pitched and 39 strikeouts.
King was tops in the rotation with a 2.03 ERA in 10.1 innings pitched while Michael Stuckey was next with a 2.96 ERA over 23.2 innings. C.J. Peters and Stuckey also have struckout more than 20 batters.
The Eels were scheduled to face Union on Thursday evening and Northview travels to West Vigo tonight for a 7 p.m. start.