Vikings top Spartans to go 4-1

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team posted a 7-1 victory over host Homestead on Tuesday, April 10.

The Vikings, 4-1, scored two runs in the first inning before the Spartans, 1-2, countered with a run in the second. That would prove to be the extent of Homestead’s offensive production for the game, though. Coach Jared Hammel’s squad gave itself some breathing room with solo tallies in the fourth and sixth frames before putting the game out of reach with three scores in the seventh.

Senior Trey Williams pitched the first 5.1 innings for Huntington North, limiting Homestead to six hits and the lone run to earn the win, his second of the season. Junior Zach Daugherty tossed the final 1.2 frames, yielding just a hit. Each pitcher recorded two strikeouts while issuing only one walk.

Daugherty led the Vikings at the plate with two doubles and a pair of runs batted in. Williams and senior Elliott Lesperance both logged a hit and an RBI.

Huntington North finished with six hits for the game. The visitors logged five of those against Homestead starter Zac Bradtmiller, who surrendered four runs, two of which were earned, in 5.1 innings to take the loss.

Three Spartan batters registered two hits apiece to pace the team.