Knights Win Two Against Eastbrook

The Southwood Knight baseball team took a double header from Eastbrook Saturday, winning game one 8-4 before pounding out 21 hits in game two for an 18-17 win.

Covering the softball and baseball double headers at Southwood, we didn’t get to the baseball game until game two. The Knights won game one 8-4.

Clay Hinrichsen threw 6 innings picking up the win striking out 6 batters walking 6 and giving up 3 earned runs.

K Weaver 2 hits 2 2B 4 R 2 SB, N Hollars 1 hit 2 R 1RBI 2 SB, J Blair 1 hit 1 R 2RBI 1BB, R Cole 2 hits 1 R 1 RBI , J Lloyd 1 hit 1 run 2 RBI, C Gouviea 1 RBI

Southwood got off to a great start in game two. In the bottom of the first with one out, Nathan Hollars laced a double to spark a rally. On the next pitch Hollars would steal third, then score on a wild pitch. With two outs, Robbie Cole singled. Brandin Frazier singled home a run to give the Knights a 2-0 when Luke Elliott bombed a shot over the left field fence for a three run homer to give the Knights a 5-0 lead after one.

In the second Eastbrook had runners on first and third in the second with no outs, when Nathan Hollars scooped up a grounder at short, stepped on second and fired to first for a double play, with a run scoring. The Knights came back in the bottom. Kyle Weaver singled and was followed by a Hollars double. Jackson Blair then singled home two runs and Southwood led 7-1.

Eastbrook would score 3 runs in the third and 2 in the fourth to close the gap to 8-6 when the Knights got busy again. Nathan Hollars drew a walk and was picked off in a rundown. Jackson Blair then walked and was followed by a Robbie Cole single. Jacob Lloyd then hit the second Knight bomb of the game, a three run shot to give Southwood an 11-6 lead after four.

In the top of the fifth, Eastbrook would answer. The Panthers collected 7 hits and took advantage of a walk and a Knight error to score 8 runs and go up 14-11. Back came the Knights. Jackson Blair and Jacob Lloyd singled, followed by rbi singles from Brandin Frazier and Luke Elliott to trail by one 14-13. Frazier later scored on a passed ball and it was tied at 14 after five.

Jackson Blair shut down Eastbrook in the sixth and the Knights would go again. Matt Porter would walk and was followed by a Kyle Weaver double. Porter would score on a passed ball to go up 15-14. Blair would then single home Weaver to make it 16-14 and score later on an Eastbrook error to take a 17-14 lead with one inning to go.

The Panthers were not done yet. Southwood ace Robbie Cole was roughed up, giving up a single and a two run homer, then a single later in the inning with the Panthers tying the score at 17. In the bottom of the inning Colin Gouveia led off with a single and was advanced to second on a Matt Porter walk. Kyle Weaver then singled with Gouveia being held at third. Nathan Hollars then hit a shot that came down on the left field line, driving in Gouveia for the winning run, 18-17.

Robbie Cole threw 1 inning for the win

B Frazier 4 hits 3 runs 2 rbi 2 2B, J Lloyd 3 hits 1 HR 3 R 3 RBI, J Blair 3 hits 2 R 3rbi , K Weaver 3 hits 2 R 1 2B, L Elliott 2 hits 1 HR 4 rbi 1 r, R Cole 2 hits 3 R 2 H , C Gouveia 2 hits 1 R 1 RBI

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