Times Sports Editor
Northview's JV Cardinal team got off to a bit of a slow start against Danville on Wednesday night, but finished strongly in a 16-6 victory at home.
However, the Knights got rolling in their own half of the second inning, piling on seven runs against two different pitchers. The lineup batted around in that inning and in doing so, took control of the game.
The offense had a total of nine hits in the game and took advantage of six errors by the Warriors' defense.
Hunter Slack and JJ Nees had multiple hits in the victory as Nees drove home a pair of runs for the Knights and Slack had one RBI. Joe Ball had a triple in the game, which helped him drive in three runs. He also scored three times as leadoff hitter, Paul Dickison, had a base hit and scored twice.
The Knights also got a hit, two RBI's and three runs scored from Preston Shuffield with Austin Butts topping the team with four runs driven in with a hit and scored two times. Blake Mershon had one hit and scored once. Cullen Jones drove in a run and Tim Tribble also scored a run along with Zene Colson. Damon Bass scored as well for the Knights.
Dickison and Shuffield both had two stolen bases, with Butts and Nees adding one apiece.
Braden Timberman came in to finish off the game on the mound with two innings of work, giving up two runs on no hits, walking two and striking out one.
Northview 'C' 16, Danville 'C' 6
LOB--DANVILLE 7, NORTHVIEW KNIGHTS JV CARDINAL 9. ERR--K Mills, C Clark (2), D Bosworth, R Burd, R Snodgrass, C Jones (2), D Bass. 3B--J Ball. HBP--J Edwards, M Luke, B Mershon. SACF--C Jones. SB--K Mills, A Butts, Shuffield (2), J Nees, P Dickison (2).
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