Despite seeing its seven-run lead whittled down by the end, NorthWood Panthers still held off Jimtown for an 8-6 victory on Thursday. NorthWood earned the victory despite allowing Jimtown to score four runs in the seventh inning.
The Panthers fired up the offense in the first inning. Sophomore Kyle Sellers led off with a HBP and was bunted over by Kyler Hauptli. NorthWood would score one run when Jaden Miller singled.
NorthWood pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Kyle Sellers singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run and Cam Zellers induced Miller to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.
NorthWood Panthers tallied five runs in the fourth inning. Nate Newcomer, Sellers, and Miller all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Cooper Davis got the win for NorthWood. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and six runs (five earned) while striking out 11. Josh Stratford threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
NorthWood racked up 12 hits in the game. Miller, Jack Wysong, Matt Dutkowski, and Sellers all managed multiple hits for NorthWood. Miller led the Panthers with three hits in four at bats.