Northmor baseball picks up three wins
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor’s baseball team improved to 7–2 with a trio of wins last week, two against Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division rivals.
On Tuesday, they topped Mount Gilead 6–5. The visiting Indians led most of the game before Northmor fought back in the late innings.
Mount Gilead led 2–0 after the first inning and boosted their lead to a 5–1 margin after the top of the fifth.
However, Northmor scored two in the bottom of that inning and added three in the sixth to take a one-run lead, which held up through the final frame.
Zach Wiseman pitched a complete game to get the win for the Knights. He struck out six, walked four and gave up seven hits.
Josh Corns had two hits for the Knights and Zach Fout added an extra-bases knock.
For the Indians, Xavier Harris and losing pitcher Brandon Young combined to strike out seven, walk seven and give up seven hits.
Nick Gress had a single and double, while Gary Carwell added two singles to pace the MG offense.
“I’m proud of the way the kids kept fighting back today,” said head coach Buck Workman. “We didn’t hit well with runners on t hrough the first four innings, but took advantage of some walks and hit batters and hit it well in our final two innings.”
On Wednesday, it took an extra inning, but the Knights were able to take a 7–6 non-league win over Centerburg.
Northmor led 4–2 after the first inning, but watched the Trojans surge ahead to take a 6–4 lead midway through the fourth.
The Knights would put up two in the bottom of that frame to tie things up, though, and then scored once in the bottom of the eighth to win the contest.
Fout pitched five shutout innings of one-hit relief to earn the win in relief. He and starter Zach Carroll combined to strike out 11 and walk four.
Northmor cracked 13 hits in the contest. Brandon Taylor had a double and two singles, while Ronnie Thomas added three singles. Wiseman picked up a double and single and both Fout and Corns had two singles. Also, Charlie Burggraf had a double.
On Friday, Northmor topped Pleasant 3–0 in a road game. The Knights tallied one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to win the game.
Wiseman pitched a seven-hit shutout to get the win. He struck out six and walked one.
Northmor had six hits, but took advantage of four Spartan errors. Carroll had two of those base knocks.
“This was a nice win for us going on the road and picking up a division win against a program like Pleasant,” said Workman. “Hopefully we can continue the momentum from this week.”