SPENCER -- The Northview Knights got off to a slow start on the road against Owen Valley on Friday night and weren't able to make a complete comeback in a 4-3 loss.
scored three runs in the first inning and added a single run in the sixth inning. The Knights tacked on single runs in the third, sixth and seventh, but couldn't add the tying run.
Caleb Mershon allowed four runs while giving up just five hits, but his defense committed three errors behind him. The Patriots meanwhile didn't commit any errors in improving to 3-2 in the WIC.
Zac Niehaus hit a home run for the Knights, who had just six hits.
The Knights face Brown County tonight at 6 p.m.
Owen Valley 4, Northview 3
Cody Craig and Bryce Stratton. Marshon and Brown. W: Craig (4-2). L: Marshon. 2B: Lorin Clark (OV), Dylan Christenberry (OV). HR: Niehaus (NV).