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Harrison stops HNHS bats late, rallies for diamond win
Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:11 PM
A late disappearing act by the offense doomed the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team against host West Lafayette Harrison, which pulled off a 9-8 comeback win against the Vikings on Friday, April 11.
Coach Brian Abbott's squad was up 8-6 on the hosts after four innings when its bats fell silent. The Red Devils seized the opportunity, tacking up solo tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames to hang Huntington North with its first loss of the season against two wins.
The Vikings couldn't figure out Jeep Morehouse, who tossed the final four innings for West Lafayette and yielded only three hits and an earned run to pick up the win.
Huntington North led 3-0 after the first inning, but the hosts rallied for six runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead, 6-3. The advantage was short-lived, however, as the Vikings responded with four scores in the top of the third to sneak back in front, 7-6, and added another run in the fourth before being kept in-check the remainder of the contest.
Kory Goodrich paced Huntington North with a two-run double. Mitch Hughes and Derek Snyder each banged out a pair of hits to help the Vikings finish with nine total. Hughes also crossed home twice, a feat matched by Connor West.
Walker Spahr took the loss for Huntington North, giving up three base pokes and two earned runs in two innings of relief.
Spahr spelled Goodrich, who surrendered eight hits, seven runs and issued four walks in 4.1 frames.
The Red Devil offense totaled 11 base pokes. Morehouse also starred at the plate, producing two hits and as many runs batted in.