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Vikings defeat Columbia City, 2-1

Jack Eckert’s sacrifice fly to left field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Huntington North baseball team a 2-1 win over Columbia City Thursday, April 28.With the score tied 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wyatt Dohrman singled and advanced to second on an error.

Landon Moreland reached base on another throwing error, moving Dohrman to third.The Eagles intentionally walked Lawson Doyle to load the bases in hopes of a force out, but instead, Eckert won the game for the Vikings.Huntington North took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Cole Martz tripled and later scored on an RBI single from Moreland.

Columbia City tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth inning for their only score of the game.Moreland went 2-3 at the play with one RBI, while Eckert had one hit and one RBI, and Martz added one hit.

Austin Oswalt pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits and struck out 11 Eagles.

Cam McCarver got the win on the mound in relief, throwing 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit.

Vikings at Kokomo (DH)
The Vikings traveled to Kokomo and split a pair of games with the Wildkats.
 

Game 1
Huntington North won the opening game 8-2.

After 2 1/2 scoreless innings, Kokomo took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third.

The Vikings cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the top of the fourth, then took a 4-2 lead with three runs in the top of the fifth, then added four insurance runs in the top of the seventh to secure the win.

Wesley Huff and Eckert each had two hits to lead the Vikings, with Huff driving in a run.

Martz drove in two runs and had one hit, while Dohrman had one hit with one RBI.

Moreland got the win on the mound, going four innings and giving up two runs on five hits.
 

Game 2
The Wildkats once again took an early 2-0 lead, this time in the first inning, and the teams went back and forth before Kokomo scored the final three runs of the game to pull out a 7-5 win over the Vikings.

Huntington North tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the second before the Wildkats took a 4-2 lead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.

The Vikings tied it up with two runs in the top of the fourth and took a 5-4 lead with a run in the top of the fifth.

Kokomo controlled the rest of the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to regain the lead at 6-5 and made it 7-5 with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

The Vikings had a runner in scoring position and the potential tying run at the plate but weren’t able to convert.

Martz went 3-4 at the plate with three runs while Moreland went 2-3 with one RBI.

Eckert, Lucas Thorn, and Doyle each drove in a run.

Dohrman took the loss on the mound, throwing three innings and giving up four runs on six hits with two strikeouts.

Isaac Flamini pitched four innings in relief and gave up one run on four hits and struck out two.