Northwood knocks off Northern Knights 14-4

Posted 4/26/19

DURHAM — A ten-run third inning here on Thursday evening sparked Northwood to a 14-4 whipping of Northern Durham in five innings in 3A Big Eight Conference baseball action.

Northwood improved to …

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Northwood knocks off Northern Knights 14-4

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DURHAM — A ten-run third inning here on Thursday evening sparked Northwood to a 14-4 whipping of Northern Durham in five innings in 3A Big Eight Conference baseball action.

Northwood improved to 7-3 in the league and to 12-6 overall with the victory while Northern Durham dropped to 3-4 in the Big Eight and to 4-9 overall.

After squandering a Dylan Hitt double in the first, the Chargers plated four runs in the second to go up 4-0. A double by Deuce Powell started the third before a walk to Zizzy Newall and walks to Quinn Powell and Brandon Crabtree sandwiched a double play by the Knights to leave the bases loaded.

With two outs and the bags full, Beau Weathers put a charge in a first pitch fastball resulting in a double to center to drive in Newall and Quin Powell before walks to Hitt and Michael Posse, and a wild pitch sent across two more to make the score 4-0.

The Knights answered with three runs in the home half of the second to close the gap to 4-3 highlighted by a lead off home run from Colin Scroggins, three walks, a single by Riley Adams, and a two-run double to left by Phil Foster.

Northwood blew the game wide open in the top of the third, however, sending across 10 runs to race in front 14-3. The inning was a complete disaster through and through for Northern Durham which allowed six hits, five walks, hit a NW batter, and committed a costly error.

Deuce Powell tripled to center to start things off before Marcin doubled, Crabtree, Mason Bae, Emmit Everest and Tyler Johnson singled, Michael Posse was hit by a pitch, and Marcin, Quin Powell, Deuce Powell, Weathers and Hitt all walked.

Scoggins mashed a solo shot for the Knights in the third but the Chargers blanked the hosts the rest of the way to take the 14-4 win.

Deuce Powell was 2-for-2 with two runs, a double, a triple and a walk in the win for Northwood while Crabtree was 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI and a walk.

Adding a 1-for-3 effort with two runs, three RBI, a double and a walk was Weathers while Tyler Johnson closed the evening 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI, Bae 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI, Glen Lassiter 1-for-1, and Quinn Powell scored two runs and walked twice.

Picking up the win on the mound for the Chargers was Michael Posse who went two innings and allowed one hit, one run and struck out two.

Quin Powell hurled an inning for NW and allowed one hit and a walk while Newall went one inning and allowed a hit and fanned one, and Hitt an inning and allowed one hit and whiffed. one.

Northern Durham was led by Scoggins, who was 1-for-1 with two runs, a homer, an RBI and a walk while Foster was 1-for-2 with two RBI and a home run, and Freddy Oliver was 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a homer.

Caleb Greene took the loss on the mound for the Knights after working 1.2 innings and allowing four hits, three walks, and three runs. Scoggins worked 2.1 innings and yielded five runs, seven earned, six walks and fanned one.

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