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Knights top Tiger Cubs on Senior Night

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Northview honored its senior class Tuesday. The seniors include (back from left) Carson Kleiber, Joey Thomas, Caleb Mershon, Tyler Trout, Zac Niehaus and manager Darcy Bass. (Front row) Andrew Butts, Seth Lunsford, Devin Harvey, Jordan King and Curtis Grove.
Times Staff Report

The Northview baseball team celebrated senior night for 10 players on Tuesday evening and came away with a 10-4 victory against visiting Greencastle.

The mothers of the 10 seniors also got to throw out the first pitch to their sons on a special night.

"We started all of the seniors and they all got an at-bat. These 10 boys are a big part of my baseball head coaching career," Northview coach Scott McDonald said. "They have provided a lot of great memories that we all will talk about for years. Senior Night is always so special for us, especially with all of the moms throwing out the first pitch."

The Knights opened the game with a four-run first inning helped by some wildness by the Tiger Cubs.

Carson Kleiber and Andrew Butts were each hit-by-pitch and moved into scoring position on a passed ball. Kleiber came home on a sacrifice fly by Jordan King and Butts scored on an RBI single by Tyler Trout. Joey Thomas followed by being hit-by-pitch and scored along with Trout on a ball hit by Devin Harvey that was misplayed for an error.

The Knights built upon their lead in the second inning as Kleiber reached on an error and scored on a long home run by Butts. Zac Niehaus followed with a walk, Zach Hull singled and Seth Lunsford drove home Niehaus with an RBI single. Thomas hit into a fielder's choice to drive home Hull and both TJ Decker and Tyler Wilson hit RBI singles.

Northview (17-9 overall) heads into sectional play at Plainfield this evening in the second game following the 5:30 p.m. game between Mooresville and Terre Haute North.

"We were able to get a lot of good swings in and we are ready for tomorrow," McDonald said. "We will be very excited to play South and put on a great performance."

At Northview

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Pitching

NorthviewIPRHBBK
Mershon (W)5.22533
Lunsford 1.00000
Wheeler0.12111