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Northview powers past Patriots

Friday, May 13, 2011

Northview senior Devin Harvey lines a single during the Knights win at Owen Valley.
Times Staff Report

SPENCER -- The Northview baseball team pounded out three home runs as part of a 16-hit attack in an 11-1 Western Indiana Conference victory at Owen Valley on Friday night.

Andrew Butts blasted three doubles in the game and both Zac Niehaus and Tyler Wilson hit two-run blasts for the Knights.

In the seventh inning, leading 8-1, Tanner Glenn ripped a three-run blast to finish off the Patriots.

"That's probably the best we've hit the ball all year," coach Scott McDonald said. "I bet we could count three or four balls that we didn't hit hard all day. We chased their outfielders all over the place and that's a good sign for us heading into the tournament."

Northview senior catcher, Seth Lunsford, went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Conner Pierce was 2-for-2, Craig Peters scored a run and was 1-for-3, Zach Hull drew two walks and Kodie Girton had a double in the win.

Northview junior Tanner Glenn (right) is congratulated by head coach Scott McDonald following his three-run home run in the seventh inning of the Knights win over Owen Valley on Friday.
On the mound, Decker earned his fifth win of the season, striking out 12 over a complete game victory. He allowed just three hits and walked two.

"(TJ Decker) was able to spot everything today, which was a little different than the Edgewood game," McDonald said of his starting pitcher. "Tonight his location was really good. It was a great performance for us, offensively, defensively and pitching-wise. That was about a complete performance as we've had. It's a good sign we're getting things going in the right direction."

The Knights are 14-5 overall and finish the WIC slate with a 5-1 mark. Northview hosts Danville today at 11 a.m.

At Owen Valley

Owen Valley0000100-130

2B -- Nv (Butts 3, Girton). HR -- Nv (Niehaus, Glenn, Wilson).