The #1 ranked Northfield baseball team was upset 12-8 by Oak Hill Tuesday to fall to 19-4 on the season.
……………………………….1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ………… R H E
Northfield (19-4) 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 8 11 3
Oak Hill (14-10) 0 4 4 3 1 0 x 12 13 1
The Norse started things out right in the top of the first when Joseph Ross hit a 2 out, 2 rbi single to go up 2-0 after loading the bases with no outs.
In the bottom of the second Oak Hill scored 4 runs on a walk, 3 hits and a dropped pop fly that that put the Eagles up 4-2.
In the top of the 3rd, Ryan Keaffaber hit an rbi ground out to draw within one at 4-3. Oak Hill, for the second inning in a row scored 4 runs on 1 hit, 4 walks and 2 wild pitches to lead the Norse 8-3.
The Norse would draw a little closer in the top of the fourth with rbi singles by Hunter Wells and Ryan Keaffaber to make it 8-5. Oak Hill would strike again in the botom of the inning when the lead-off hitter reached on a dropped third strike. A walk and a single loaded bases with no outs. A single sandwiched between two fielders choices made it 11-5.
In the top of the fifth, Ryan Keaffaber blasted a 2 out solo shot into the football bleachers in right to make it 11-6 . Oak Hill would answer with an Ethan Bowland lead-off homer to up the lead to 12-6.
Ethan Stouffer would start the seventh with a walk. Jared Kirtlan then hit an infield single to 3rd. Hunter Wells singled to right. Tanner Chamberlain rbi groundout (7-12). Tanner Wilcox rbi groundout (8-12). Andy Roser flew out to right to end the game.
Hunter Wells 3-4, 2B, RBI
Ryan Keaffaber 2-4, HR, 3RBI
Tanner Chamberlain 2-5, RBI
Joseph Ross 2IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 1K (3-1)
Tanner Chamberlain 4IP, 7H, 7R, 4ER, 5BB, 5K
Uggen: “We got a big hit with 2 outs by Joseph (Ross) to get the 2 out lead but I was disappointed that that is all we got after loading the bases after the first 3 batters. The next 2 struck out and that is disappointing as we could have blew this one open right out of the gate. Joseph didn’t pitch well for the first time this year. He and Tanner (Chamberlain) just walked too many batters and we blew a pop up and fly ball to give up a couple more. We just never really got into it though I was happy that we hit the ball reasonably well so we’ll be fine. Hunter Wells has really hit the ball well of late which is a great sign.”
Next game: at North Miami on Wednesday at 5pm