The Northview junior varsity baseball team won their tournament on Saturday afternoon earning a 12-2 win over Brown County and a comeback, 7-6, win over Martinsville in the title game.
Curtis Peters got the win in the first game and is now (3-0). Chase Yocom had two hits and two stolen bases, Sean Brackney has two doubles and one stolen base, Jordan Myers had two doubles, a single and two RBI's, John Adam Reberger had a double and a single with two stolen bases, Travis Nodley had a double and a stolen base, Matt Deakins had two hits and an RBI and Jordan Pond with a double.
Peters held Brown County to two hits and one earned run while striking out seven and walking only two. "Curtis has worked very hard this season and it is really showing," said Coach Scott McDonald. "He is going to be an outstanding pitcher at Northview. Our hitters simply crushed the ball the entire game. Some of our outs were even hit hard. We got seven runs in the bottom of the 5th to end it. Plus we had eight stolen bases, which constantly puts pressure on their defense."
In the championship game versus Martinsville, Jordan Starr (2-0) got the win in relief of Jordan Myers. John Adam Reberger had two hits including a double and two RBI's, Matt Deakins had two hits, Chase Yocom, Sean Brackney also had two RBIs, Jordan Pond, Jared Lumsdon and Alex Smith all had doubles with Smith driving in the winning run.
Northview was down 6-2 going into the bottom of the 7th. Brackney drove in a run to make it 6-3 before Reberger followed with a two run double to make it 6-5 and then scored the tying run on a wild pitch. Nodley was then walked intentionally to get to Alex Smith. Smith stepped up and delivered the game winning double to score Jordan Pond. The kids all ran and tackled Alex in centerfield and then carried him off on their shoulders. Before the at bat Smith told Coach Scott McDonald he was really nervous, but he relaxed and delivered the biggest hit of his life.
"This was one of the most exciting wins I have ever been a part of," said McDonald. "The kids refused to give up, battled through a good pitcher and came out on top. These kids are really starting to see the importance of being smart at the plate and making the other pitcher work. Jordan Starr did a great job in relief, our defense was better and most of all it took an entire team effort to win. Every player on the team contributed in one way or another for the win. This was the first time that we have won this tournament."