By ROB HAMILTON
Mount Gilead’s tournament run in baseball came to an end on Monday, as the Indians suffered a 7-2 loss on the road against top-seeded Columbus Academy in the Division III playoffs.
Academy scored twice in the first inning to take the lead and then added one run in the third and three more in the fourth to go in front by a 6-0 margin. MG picked up a pair of runs in the fifth inning, but surrendered one more in the sixth to finish off the game’s scoring.
Dustin McAvoy pitched for the Indians, who were held to three hits in the contest.
Northmor couldn’t get untracked offensively in the playoffs against Fairbanks, as they were eliminated from the Division III tournament on the road by an 11-1 decision.
Fairbanks scored twice in the first inning and increased their lead to a 7-0 margin after five frames. While the Knights scored once in the top of the sixth, they then gave up four in the bottom of the inning to end the game.
Jake Farley, who suffered the loss, Sam Eichorn and Hayes Bentley pitched for Northmor. They combined to strike out five and walk nine, while giving up 13 hits. Northmor only managed a Bryan Hammond single offensively.
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