Big sixth inning helps Vikes 10-run Warsaw

A big sixth inning helped the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team rout host Warsaw, 10-0, on Thursday, April 13.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the second frame, the Vikings struggled to expand that advantage any further in the ensuing innings. That all changed, however, in the sixth, which saw Huntington North tally eight runs, half of which were earned, on the Tigers’ Kyle Kuhn. The reliever, who allowed two hits and issued a walk, was benched in favor of Michael Nunez, followed by Caden Bowers, who got Warsaw out of the inning. But the damage had been done and Viking reliever Cody Barton preserved the shutout in the hosts’ half of the frame to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Huntington North, 3-3, finished with 10 hits. Barton and Pat Miller both logged a hit and two runs batted in while Collin Landrum chipped in a pair of hits, as many runs scored and an RBI to the team’s offensive effort.

Ethan Froehlke pitched the first three innings and picked up the win for the Vikings. The hurler, 1-0, permitted one hit, struck out three and walked five. Barton tossed the final three frames, yielding three hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Braxton Tennant got hung with the loss for Warsaw, 0-1. He pitched the first five innings, giving up seven hits and two earned runs while fanning four.