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Knights clip Eagles in weekend baseball

Monday, April 18, 2005

Shawn Hughes had a pair of hits in the weekend series, including a double in the opener.

The Northview baseball Knights got a pair of weekend wins in stark contrast to each other on Saturday versus conference foe Brown County.

The Knights opened the twinbill by getting a pitching gem from Nick Wells who struckout eight Eagles as Northview won 3-1.

The second inning provided the only runs the Knights would need as senior Shawn Hughes drilled a double and was followed by Jess Johnson who scored him with a double of his own before being sent home by another double, this one by leadoff man T.J. King who had a pair of hits in the contest.

Meanwhile, Wells gave up just a lone run in the first inning and then stymied the Eagles, tossing up zeros the remainder of the contest for a complete game, four-hitter.

Graig Bass gave Northview an insurance run in the sixth inning when he belted a solo homerun to put the Knights ahead 3-1.

For Northview, Ryan Nees, Shane Cooper and Brady Shoemaker each had single hits in the victory.

"I thought we played really well," commented coach Gary Witham. "It was a well played game."

In the backhalf of the doubleheader, the Knights were a little sloppy in the field, committing six errors in the contest, but their bats were potent enough to get the job done in an 11-7 win.

Brown County got on the board first versus Jordan Myers, scoring three runs in the second frame. He would get credit for going two innings before being relieved by Hughes. In his stint on the mound, Myers allowed six runs, though his defense didn't give him much support as just two of the runs were earned.

Northview responded in their half of the second inning as Shoemaker nailed a three-run homerun as part of a six RBI game.

He would add another blast in the fourth inning, this one a two-run shot to put Northview out front to stay. Shoemaker would add a double and a single for good measure.

King added a trio of hits as well as part of his five-for-nine afternoon. He also provided a pair of RBIs in the game and Cooper also provided a big hit, an RBI double along with both Nees and Trout who each drove home runs with doubles.

The Knights were patient in the early going as Brown County's starting pitcher walked six batters in his 1 2/3 innings on the mound. Against his reliever, the Knights went to work at the plate and pounded out 10 of their 13 hits.

The doubleheader sweep advances the Knights to 8-0 overall this season and 4-0 in the WIC with a Tuesday road game against South Vermillion at 7 p.m.

Northview Baseball

At Brown County (Game One)

Northview0200010-- 380
Brown County1000000-- 142

Wells and Trout; Redmond and Miller.

2B -- Nv (King, Hughes, Johnson). HR -- Nv (Bass)

WP -- Wells (2-0)

LP -- Redmond.

Game Two

Brown County0330100-- 792
Northview053300x-- 11136

Freyshour, Rebadue (2) and Miller. Myers, Hughes (3) and Trout.

2B -- Nv (Cooper, Nees, Trout, Shoemaker). HR -- Nv (Shoemaker 2).

WP -- Hughes (2-0)

LP -- Rebadue

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