Norse Double Up On Knights

The Northfield and Southwood baseball teams met at Northfield Monday with the Norse out hitting the Knights 14-4 in an 8-4 win.

The Knights would get a run in the first and second to grab a 2-0 lead. In the first with one out Clayton Wells and Logan Barley would draw back to back walks. Wells would steal third and home for a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the second Gabe Lloyd would draw a walk before a Cam Ball double put runners on second and third with no outs. Lloyd would then score on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. Norse pitcher Blake Harner would get out of the inning with two strike outs. In the bottom of the second Matt Coe would lead off with a home run to make it 2-1 before Nate Drancik hit a double. Jared Vigar would follow reaching on an error with Drancik advancing to third. Clayton Tomlinson would then fly out to right with Drancik tagging and scoring to make it 2-2. With two outs Trevor Burnworth would reach on an error with Vigar scoring to give the Norse a 3-2 lead.

Southwood would come back in the top of the third to tie the score. Wells would lead off with a single. Wells would then steal second and third before scoring on a throwing error. The Norse would come right back in the bottom of the inning. Harner would lead off with a double and was followed by a Coe walk. Drancik would sacrifice both runners a base before a Vigar ground out scored Harner. Tomlinson would follow with a single that scored Coe to give Northfield a 5-3 lead.

In the fifth Mason Yentes would lead off with a walk before being forced out on a fielders choice. Wells would then try to second, this time being thrown out. With two outs Barley would walk and take second on a passed ball before Alex Farr doubled home Barley to make it 5-4.

In the bottom of the sixth with one out Chance Hartman would single and was followed by a Harner double. Coe would then single home both runners to make it 7-4. After a Drancik single, Vigar would knock home Coe to make it 8-4.

Norse pitcher Jonah Truman would shut the Knights down in the seventh for the 8-4 final.

# Roster PA AB H TB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB SO K-L
1 Clayton Tomlinson 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 Nate Drancik 4 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 Jared Vigar 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
13 Chance Hartman 4 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Blake Harner 4 4 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
19 Trevor Burnworth 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Cole Rosen 4 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 Matt Coe 4 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 0
27 Braden Ripplinger 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
# Roster IP GS W L SV BS H BB SO R ER
14 Blake Harner 5.2 1 1 0 0 0 4 7 11 4 2
23 Jonah Truman 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0

# Roster PA AB H TB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB SO K-L
7 Hayslett 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
9 Kelley 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Lloyd 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
14 Rich 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
23 Farr 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
25 Topliff 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
26 Yentes 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
28 Ball 3 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
31 Barley 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
33 Wells 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
# Roster IP GS W L SV BS H BB SO R ER
31 Barley 5.1 1 0 1 0 0 11 1 3 6 5
33 Wells 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2

Photos By Melanie Beery

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