HILLSBOROUGH — Orange spotted Northwood a 1-0 lead in the first inning here last Wednesday night before exploding for seven runs in its first two at-bats to cruise to a 9-1 triumph in 3A Big Eight …
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HILLSBOROUGH — Orange spotted Northwood a 1-0 lead in the first inning here last Wednesday night before exploding for seven runs in its first two at-bats to cruise to a 9-1 triumph in 3A Big Eight Conference play.
With the win, Orange remained unbeaten at 5-0 in league play while moving to 8-2 overall.
Northwood, meanwhile, fell to 4-1 in the Big Eight and to 8-4 overall.
Trailing 1-0, the Panthers came back with two runs in the bottom of the first behind RBI-singles from Joe Berini and Cooper Hench before erupting for five runs in the second ignited by and RBI-triple from Will Walker and a two-run single from Cooper Porter.
Orange would score single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to cap the 9-1 victory.
Landon Johnson was 2-for-2 with a walk to lead Northwood offensively while Dylan Hitt was 1-for-3 with a walk, Mason Bae 1-for-3, Michael Posse 1-for-4 with an RBI, and Deuce Powell 1-for-4.
Luke Popp suffered the loss on the mound for the Chargers after not recording an out and allowing a hit, three walks, and two earned runs while Posse went one inning and allowed a hit, a run, a walk and struck out a pair.
Also on the mound for Northwood in the contest, Jason Sczcypinski went three innings and allowed five hits, five runs (two earned), and two walks while fanning two, and Hitt worked two innings and yielded one hit, one runs, a walk and struck out two.
Orange pounded out 11 hits in the contest led by Dante DeFranco going 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, a walk and a stolen base.
Porter was 2-for-4 for the Panthers with a run, a stolen base and two RBI while Walker was 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a triple, and Tucker Joseph 1-for-4 with two RBI and a double.
Orange also used four pitchers in the victory with Luke Riley getting a the win on the mound after hurling four innings and allowing three hits, a run, five walks and striking out three.
Porter worked an inning and fanned the side while Hench hurled a frame and fanned the side, and Jordan Underwood pitched an inning and yielded a walk, a hit and struck out one.