Northmor baseball tops Highland on Friday
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor topped Mansfield Senior twice on Saturday as they swept a doubleheader.
In the first game, the Knights put nine runs on the board in the first inning and went on to take a 15–2 win.
The Knights only got seven hits in the game, but took advantage of 16 walks. Charlie Burggraf cracked a double and single, while Zach Fout added two hits. Ronnie Thomas also had a double.
Fout earned the win in the game, striking out three, walking three and only surrendering one hit.
In the second game, Northmor had to withstand a comeback bid by Mansfield in winning 10–8.
The Knights led 8–2 after four innings, but gave up four in the fifth. Northmor added two in their half of the sixth inning to go up by a 10–6 margin. Those two runs proved necessary, as the Tygers put two on the board in the seventh.
Once again, control problems hurt Mansfield, as they surrendered 12 walks to go along with seven Northmor hits.
Both Zach Neuman and James Donner had two singles for the Knights, while Josh Montgomery added a double.
Zach Carroll and Charlie Burggraf combined to strike out seven and walk three for Northmor, with Carroll earning the win.
On Tuesday, Northmor’s offense was shut down by Buckeye Valley in a 5–1 loss on the road.
Losing pitcher Zach Wiseman struck out seven and walked three. Northmor was held to four hits in the contest, with both Thomas and Corns doubling.
After beating Mount Gilead Wednesday, the Knights lost a 6–3 decision to Fredericktown the next day.
The Knights led 2–1 after three innings, but the Freddies scored twice in the fourth and three more in the sixth.
Northmor got four hits in the game. Thomas smacked a solo home run and both Montgomery and Fout added doubles.
The team would improve to 12–5 overall and 5–2 in league play on Friday when they beat Highland 6–2. The Knights took a 3–0 lead after two innings and added three more in the fifth to clinch the win.
Montgomery had a double and single, while Corns added a two-run home run. Fout and Wiseman pitched the game, with Fout getting the win. He walked five batters.
For Highland, Cade Randolph and Jason Hertz combined to strike out six and walk eight with Randolph being the pitcher of record.
Drew Huff smacked a pair of doubles, while Josh Gahm added two singles.