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Northview pounds out WIC win at Brown County

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Zach Hull had three hits in the Northview win over Brown County.
Times Staff Report

NASHVILLE -- The Northview Knights scored a 10-6 Western Indiana Conference win on the road at Brown County on Tuesday night.

Craig Bell got the pitching victory on the mound by allowing just two hits, three earned runs while striking out eight Eagle batters and walking four.

"Craig had great stuff tonight. We made an adjustment in his mechanics and it really showed in his control," coach Scott McDonald said. "He had to deal with a tight strike zone and (he) did a great job of mixing pitches. Our defense made some great plays behind him and his confidence really is starting to get to where we want it."

Caleb Mason came in to get his first game action of the season, closing out the game, which McDonald felt was a boost for the ninth-ranked Knights.

"Caleb pitching tonight was a huge lift for the team as well," McDonald said. "He is our No. 1 (pitcher) and as we start to build him back up he is going to get better."

The Northview bats were strong again as they pounded out 11 hits, led by a 3-for-3 night by Zach Hull, who had three doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs.

"Offensively, Zach Hull was huge for us tonight," McDonald said of the sophomore. "He got a couple of big doubles for us early and essentially helped put the game out of reach."

Hull wasn't alone in the hit parade as Kodie Girton, Zac Niehaus and Caleb Mason each had two hits in the victory.

Girton scored twice along with Niehaus and both stole a base. Mason added three runs scored with an RBI and a stolen base and TJ Decker drove in a run, stole two bases and had a base hit. Joey Thomas had a hit, a stolen base and an RBI and Drake Stevenson drove in a run as well.

The Knights are now 12-1 overall.