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Northview 'C' team powers past visiting Danville

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Northview's Joe Ball makes the tag at the plate to eliminate a Danville runner. [Order this photo]
By CAREY FOX

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.

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Preston Shuffield lifts an RBI base hit into rightfield to score a run for the Knights. [Order this photo]
The Knights's starting pitcher, Jacob Harden had some control problems during the early going, giving out seven walks, but allowing just one hit in his three innings of work. At the same time, the defense made some mistakes behind him as Danville got out to a 4-2 lead after an inning and a half.

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.

At Northview

Northview 'C' 16, Danville 'C' 6

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Northview27232

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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J Edwards1 1-338451
A Pell1 2-353011
E Alexandar1 1-315350

NORTHVIEW JV Cardinal

J Harden314275
B Timberman202121