ELLETSVILLE -- The Northview Knights sent their JV black team to compete in the Edgewood Invite on Saturday afternoon and came away with a pair of victories.
In the opening contest, Northview was held scoreless by Crawfordsville until the fourth inning. However, the Knights poured on 14 runs in the last two innings of a five-inning, 14-1 victory over the Athenians.
The fourth inning saw Nate Newton reach via a walk and Jacob Wallace followed with a single. The runners advanced on a passed ball before Tanner Wilson brought a run home with a base hit. Austin Butts reached on an error and Ethan Whitson doubled to bring home a run. Denver Reberger also followed with an RBI base hit to put the Knights up 4-0.
The biggest damage of the game came in the fifth inning as the Knights closed out the game with a 10-run outburst.
Newton and Wallace each walked to lead off the rally followed by an RBI single by Bo Stewart. Wilson was hit-by-pitch, Butts reached on an error and Whitson hit his second double of the game to bring. The inning continued to roll on as Reberger and Kyle Moore each had hits and the Athenians committed three errors to compound the inning.
On the mound, Nate Newton threw a complete game, allowing a run on one hit while walking two and striking out two.
Reberger was 3-for-4 with three RBI, Wilson and Moore were each 2-for-4 with Moore driving in two runs and Wilson adding one RBI. Whitson and Stewart each were 2-for-4 in the win. Both players drove in a pair of runs.
In the second game, Edgewood got to starting pitcher, Conner Pierce for a four-spot in the first inning, but a lead-off home run by Newton in the bottom half of the frame got the Knights started and a five-run second inning helped Northview to a 10-7 victory.
Newton had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI besides the home run. He was joined by Wallace, who was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Stewart had a double and was 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Butts and Whitson each had two hits apiece and Moore drove in two runs on sacrifices. Steven Phillips added a base hit and Brett Warren drove in a run with a hit. Reberger also had a hit in the win.
Wallace came in to relieve Pierce in the sixth inning and picked up the save with two innings of work, allowing a run and striking out three.
The Northview junior varsity team dropped a 12-2 decision to Terre Haute South on Friday night before rebounding to sweep two games at the Plainfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The Knights weren't sharp on Friday night, committing three errors and giving up 15 hits in the loss to the Braves. All three Northview pitchers were hit hard as Trevor Hetrick and Coleman Craig each allowed six hits and Conner Ganly came in to give up four runs on three hits over 2 2/3 innings.
Saturday was a much different outcome for Northview as they drilled Plainfield for seven runs in the opening inning on the way to a 12-2 victory.
Brock Smith went the distance with five innings of work, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out six.
Craig homered in the game, drove in three runs with a double. Tyler Wilson was 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Craig Peters contributed two hits with a double, Ganly had two hits and Hetrick had two RBI.
In the second game, the Knights rang up 11 hits in downing Terre Haute North by an 8-3 score.
Tanner Glenn was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run for the Knights, who also got two-base hits from Dan Reberger and Ganly. Tyler Wilson also drilled a home run as part of a 2-for-4 game at the plate. Steven Watts rounded out the offense with two RBI.
Brock Wheeler started the game and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing a run, two hits and striking out six. Watts came in to relieve him and finished out the game despite walking five over his 3 1/3 innings on the mound. He also struck out six batters and allowed just two hits.
Northview (7-3) hosts West Vigo on Monday night at 5 p.m.
2B -- Nv (Whitson 2). SB -- Nv (None)
2B -- Nv (Newton, Wallace, Stewart). HR -- Nv (Newton). SB -- Nv (Whitson).
|C. Pierce (W)||5.0||5||11||1||2|
2B -- Nv (Wilson 2, Peters, Craig). HR -- Nv (Craig).
2B -- Nv (Ganly, Glenn, Dan Reberger). HR -- Nv (Glenn, Wilson).