Boys Varsity Baseball · North Decatur Chargers Varsity Defeats Centerville Despite Allowing 5-Run Inning

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North Decatur Chargers Varsity weathered a push by Centerville in the first inning where North Decatur Chargers Varsity coughed up five runs, but North Decatur Chargers Varsity still won 9-7 on Saturday. Centerville batters contributing to the big inning included Stevens, Kean, Robertson, and Schotterbeck, all driving in runs in the frame.
Bats blistered as North Decatur Chargers Varsity collected nine hits and Centerville tallied nine in the high-scoring game.
Centerville got on the board in the first inning when Stevens singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
North Decatur Chargers Varsity pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Christian McQueen doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs and Jacob Mirick singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Mirick earned the victory on the hill for North Decatur Chargers Varsity. He lasted five innings, allowing seven hits and one run while striking out three and walking one. Tyler Walterman and Josh Nobbe entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Walterman recorded the last three outs to earn the save for North Decatur Chargers Varsity.
Drook took the loss for Centerville. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on four hits and striking out five.
Alex Stirn started the game for North Decatur Chargers Varsity. He allowed one hit and five runs
North Decatur Chargers Varsity tallied nine hits in the game. Walterman, Conner Messer, and McQueen all managed multiple hits for North Decatur Chargers Varsity. McQueen, Messer, and Walterman each collected two hits to lead North Decatur Chargers Varsity.
Centerville totaled nine hits in the game. Schotterbeck, Stevens, and Cones all had multiple hits for Centerville. Centerville was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Robertson had the most chances in the field with eight.
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