GALION — The Northmor Golden Knights baseball squad played just one game over the weekend and it was on their home field against the visiting, Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference leading East Knox Bulldogs on Friday afternoon.
East Knox took care of Northmor back on Thursday by a final score of 11-2 and on Friday, the Bulldogs continued to roll, downing the Golden Knights in a shortened, six inning game; 12-1. With the loss, Northmor drops to 4-6 overall on the season, including 3-5 in the KMAC. East Knox improved to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in conference play with the victory.
The Golden Knights recorded just three hits against Bulldogs’ pitching, scoring just the lone run and stranding five baserunners. East Knox plated their 12 runs on 15 hits, stranded eight and committed just one error. Northmor committed seven costly errors in the loss. The Knights avoided the shutout by scoring their run in the bottom of the sixth.
Wyatt Reeder was dealt the loss, pitching two innings while giving up six hits and six runs (four earned), walking two. Chris Bood worked the final four frames, allowing nine hits and six runs (one earned) while walking one and striking out one.
Hunter Mariotti, Pierce Lower and Brayden Black recorded a single apiece for the home team while Lower drove in the one runner, Ryland Thomas. Thomas recorded a stolen base on the day, as did Reeder for Northmor’s offense.
Monday’s home game against another KMAC foe, the Mount Gilead Indians, was postponed until Thursday, April 18. The Golden Knights will hit the road to Mount Gilead on Tuesday. Following their series with Mount Gilead, Northmor will be off until Monday, April 22 when they are set to Centerburg for a conference meeting with the hosting Trojans.
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