NU wins slugfest


Scoring was not the problem in the baseball contest between the Wildcats of North Union and the Raiders of Benjamin Logan.
Both teams combined for 31 runs in seven inning of play, but it was the Wildcats who where able to come out on top, 18-13.
The Raiders got on the board first by plating two runs in the bottom of the opening inning.
NU’s solid sticks opened up in the top of the third when the Cats scorched the BL pitcher for seven runs for a 7-2 lead .
The Wildcats returned to the box in the fourth inning and bat around the lineup.
They picked up 10 runs to open the spread, but the wheels started falling off the pitching as the Raiders returned the favor.
Ben Logan notched seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to make in a 17-9 ball game going into the fifth inning.
The Cats added a solo run in the top of the sixth inning.
Ben Logan responded with a four runs in the bottom of the frame to put the score at 18-13.
Zach Ahern picked up the win on the mound for the Cats. He went 2 2/3 innings, notching two strikeouts, while yielding 11 hits and seven earned runs.
Kase Orahood had a three-for-four day at the plate with four RBIs.
Ashden Turrill went two-for-four and tallied three RBIs.
Joel Krebehenne had three hits, scored three runs and drove in one.
The Wildcats increased their record to 11-2 on the season and sit atop of the Central Buckeye Conference’s Mad River Division with an 8-1 record.
NU will return to the diamond Friday when it hosts Tecumseh.

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