Northmor moves past Heath
By ROB HAMILTON
Northmor advanced past sectionals in baseball thanks to a dramatic 7–6 win over Heath Thursday.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the third inning and once in the fourth to take a 3–0 lead, but Northmor tallied three in the bottom of the fourth to tie the score.
The visiting Heath squad would retaliate with three straight runs to lead 6–3 midway through the sixth. However, the Knights would fight back in their half of the inning to score four runs to take their first lead of the game.
After pitcher Zach Wiseman shut down Heath in the top of the seventh, Northmor was on their way to the next round.
Wiseman finished with eight strikeouts and three walks. He gave up 11 hits.
“Wiseman didn’t have his best stuff tonight, but was able to battle through it and get out of some jams,” said head coach Buck Workman.
Northmor finished with nine hits. Josh Corns had a double and single, while Charlie Burggraf added a pair of singles.
“The boys did a tremendous job tonight of fighting back from two different three-run deficits,” said Workman. “They never give up.”
On Saturday, May 5, Northmor split a pair of games at the Hillsdale Tournament.
The host team beat them 7–2 in their first game. Zach Fout struck out three, walked one and gave up 11 hits in suffering the loss.
Offensively, Northmor was held to four hits, with Fout picking up a double and single.
The Knights would rebound to beat Loudonville 7–6 in their second game. They trailed 5–4 entering the sixth inning, but scored three in that frame to take a lead they would not surrender.
Burggraf, Josh Montgomery and Wiseman combined to strike out seven, walk five and give up six hits.
Brandon Taylor finished with three hits, while Ronnie Thomas had a double and single and Zach Carroll added two singles.
On Monday, Northmor lost to Ready by an 11–2 margin. The Knights led 1–0 early in the game, but gave up eight runs in the third and couldn’t recover.
Carroll, Montgomery and Tayler Butler combined for sixth strikeouts and six walks, while giving up 10 hits.
Wiseman had a double and single, while Taylor added two singles.