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Northview baseball sweeps past visiting South Putnam

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Northview bats were in full swing on Saturday afternoon in perfect weather for a doubleheader.

The Knights pounded out a total of 29 hits and 21 runs in sweeping a pair of games from visiting South Putnam to remain unbeaten at 5-0 this season and give the Eagles their first losses this year.

In the opening contest the Knights scored in all but one inning, getting off quickly with three runs in the first frame.

T.J. King had a pair of hits, including a triple and two RBIs and both Brady Shoemaker and Graig Bass had homeruns for the Knights. Bass contributed two RBIs along with his two hits and Ryan Nees tripled as part of a two RBI contest and Shawn Hughes had a pair of hits and drove home a run. Wade Thacker added a hit and an RBI.

"We played really well in the first game," said Northview coach Gary Witham. "We hit the ball real well and were able to win going away."

The Knights scored a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings and finished off the Eagles via the 10-run rule with a three spot in the bottom half of the sixth inning.

Nick Wells got the start for the Knights before being relieved by Shawn Hughes in the fourth inning. Hughes picked up the victory in relief as Northview allowed just three hits in the game.

In the second game the Eagles gave Northview their best shot, holding a 6-1 lead through their half of the fourth inning, but in another winning rally, the Knights scored nine runs in the final three frames for a 10-8 victory.

"(The second game) was a little more of a dogfight," mentioned Witham. "They hit us pretty well in the second game."

Though the Eagles did some offensive damage against a trio of Northview pitchers, the Knights handled their own bats pretty well too.

Ryan Nees completed a four hit day with two more hits in the nightcap and adding an RBI and Jesse Johnson contributed a pair of RBIs in the game as well.

Shane Cooper drove home two runs as well as T.J. King and Hughes topped off a five hit afternoon with three hits in the second game. Bass added two more hits and Shoemaker had a double for the Knights in the comeback victory.

Shoemaker was also the benefactor of the Knights' comeback on the mound, picking up the victory with Michael Stuckey coming in to close out the Eagles in the seventh inning.

Stuckey also had two RBIs in the opening game along with Matt Deakins. John Reberger added a double for the Knights who improved to 5-0 this season.

The Knights will return to action on Wednesday night when they are host to Shakamak at 7 p.m.

Northview 11, South Putnam 1

At Brazil

South Putnam0000010-- 131
Northview301223x-- 11141

Roberts, Nees (6) and Bennett. Wells, Hughes (4) and Trout.

2B -- Nv (Reberger). 3B -- Nv (King, Nees), SP (Hicks). HR -- (Bass, Shoemaker).

WP -- Hughes 1-0

LP -- Roberts

Game Two

Northview 10, South Putnam 8

At Brazil

South Putnam0213020-- 891
Northview010351x-- 10153

McKinney, Hayden (5) and Bennett. Myers, Shoemaker (4), Stuckey (7) and Trout.

2B -- Nv (Shoemaker, Trout), SP (McKinney, Roberts).

WP -- Shoemaker 1-0

LP -- McKinney

S -- Stuckey



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