The Northfield varsity baseball team kept their winning streak alive at 9, improving to 10-2 with a 13-7 win over Maconaquah Friday. Andy Roser earned his 3rd win, doubled and homered. Ryan Keaffaber, Joseph Ross and Collin Dawes each had 2 hits. Andrew Waldon added a 2 rbi double.
Adam Roser, Andy Maggart, Shane Vigar and Jared Kirtlan also had hits.
The Norse built a commanding 11-0 lead in the top of the fifth, aided by a 6 run second inning, only to have Maconaquah score 3 times off Roser in the bottom to extend the game. Northfield went scoreless in the sixth, bringing in Joseph Ross for relief. The Braves momentum remained hot, scoring 4 times in the 6th to cut the lead to 11-7.
Northfield would plate 2 more runs in the 7th, with Ryan Keaffaber shutting the door in the bottom to seal the win.
Tony Uggen: “I thought we hit the ball real well up and down the line up (each starter had at least 1 hit) and the defense was solid except for one bad throw in the 6th. I was hoping we could wrap it up at 11-0 but sometimes when you start
subbing like we did the chemistry goes away and you get complacent. Give Maconaquah credit though as they are a decent ball club and kept chipping away late. Fortunately, Ryan came in and slammed the door shut in the 7th.”
The Norse travel to Rochester on Monday.