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NC 14s defeat Hoosier North in opening game

C-T Staff Report

LOGANSPORT — New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 14 year-old All-Star Team took step one toward a state championship with a 12-5 victory over Hoosier North in its opening game of the state tournament Sunday night in Logansport.

New Castle faced Maconquah Monday night.

In Sunday’s game, New Castle fell behind Hoosier North 1-0 after one inning, but responded with 12 consecutive runs over the next six innings before Hoosier North made it appear a bit closer with four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Four New Castle pitchers held Hoosier North to just one official hit in the game (by C. Seymour). Eli Cooper started on the mound for New Castle, allowed no hits and one earned run, walked three and struck out three in his two innings of pitching work.

Kyler Sears hurled the next four innings for New Castle, allowing no runs or hits and walked six, but struck out seven batters. Nick Burns came in to pitch the seventh inning and struggled a bit, throwing 1/3 inning and giving up four runs (three earned), a hit, and two walks.

Bryce Jenkins relieved Burns on the mound and got the final two outs of the game, one via strikeout. Hoosier North had no RBI in the contest. Both teams committed four fielding errors apiece.

New Castle tallied three runs in the top of the second inning, four in the third, three in the fifth, and two in the seventh for its total of 12.

Offensively for New Castle, Cooper led the way with three RBI, a hit, and a run scored. Corbin Malott had two RBI, two hits, and scored a run. Both Dawson Scott and Carson Smith had a RBI, two hits, and scored a run apiece, and Kaleb hedges had a RBI.

In addition for New Castle, Sears had a hit and scored two runs, Tristen Hargrave and Kyle Gabbard scored two runs apiece, and Jenkins and Burns scored a run apiece.

Hoosier North starting pitcher J. Pickering absorbed the loss, hurling 2 2/3 innings and giving up seven runs (four earned), six hits, and four walks while striking out three New Castle batters.