By Dave Pearce
The North Posey Viking baseball team broke through for seven runs in the fourth inning Tuesday night to pull out a 7-2 Pocket Athletic Conference victory over the Southridge Raiders. North Posey sent 13 men to the plate, pounding out 5 hits, during the decisive frame of a contest shortened by rain in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Senior Kyle Voegel got the inning started by reaching on a Raider error. Jacob Bender followed with a single and after Alec Werry was hit by a pitch Colton Martin put North Posey ahead with a two run double. Junior Christian Jones laced a two – run single to extend the Vikings advantage. The Vikings also received singles from Reed Gerteisen and Nick Heldt during the inning.
Prior to their fourth inning tallies North Posey had been held in check by Southridge pitching. Sophomore Jacob Brewer retired the Vikings in order in the first and third innings and then used a caught stealing to end the second inning with no damage being done.
“I thought our hitters were patient enough at the plate to allow us to gain an opportunity in the fourth to score some runs,” commented North Posey coach Kevin Smith. “We were able to get some timely hitting and stay disciplined at the plate when we needed to. Our pitching was outstanding, staying away from the middle of the plate.”
Werry picked up his first win by tossing 4 2/3’s innings, while scattering seven hits and fanning three Raider hitters.
On Monday evening the Vikings used a tenacious offensive attack to claim a 23 – 4 win at Evansville Bosse. North Posey scored in each of the five innings played, while accumulating 23 hits in the process.
The Vikings scored eight times in their opening frame. Senior Alec Werry, junior Reed Gerteisen, and sophomore James Marshall each had two run doubles during the uprising. Jacob Bender, Kyle Voegel, Colton Martin and Ryan Gish added singles for the winners. North Posey added four runs in the second, third, and fourth innings, while scoring three times in the top of the fifth.
Junior catcher Ryan Gish went 3 for 3, adding three runs scored for North Posey. Gerteisen was 3 for 4, with 4 RBI’s on the night. Marshall, Christian Jones, Voegel, Bender, Werry, and Nick Heldt each had two hits.
Sophomore hurler Derek Lindauer earned the victory by allowing only three Bulldog hits. The sophomore struck out two in three innings of work.
Saturday the Vikings traveled to Floyds Knobs to face undefeated Floyd Central (14-0) and took the host Highlanders into the bottom of the seventh before falling 3 – 2.
After Floyd Central had taken a 2 – 0 lead in the bottom of the third North Posey came back to knot the score in their half of the fourth inning. Alec Werry started the Viking rally with leadoff single and came around to score on Colton Martin’s triple. Tyler Stolz followed by driving in Martin with a base hit.
The Vikings had opportunities to break the tie in each of the final three innings, but could not plate a run. The Highlanders scored the winning run with one out in the seventh on a bases loaded single through a drawn in infield.
“I was pleased with how we competed against Floyd Central,” Smith said. “Offensively, we had our opportunities, but we could not get the hit we needed to take a lead. Defensively, we committed some miscues on plays that should be made every time and that allowed them to take the lead initially. Our pitching battled out of trouble in five of the seven innings we played to allow us to have an opportunity to win. All – in – all we gave Floyd too many free bases to overcome.”
Voegel took the loss in relief of Tyler Stolz. He also led the Vikings at the plate by going 2 for 3 on the day.
North Posey will host Gibson Southern on Tuesday, April 23, Tecumseh on Thursday, April 25, before traveling to Mount Carmel and Tell City on Friday and Saturday respectively.
By Dave Pearce
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