Wilmington baseball falls in 8 to Northwest

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The Wilmington High School baseball team lost a non-league game Tuesday to Northwest, 3-2, in eight innings on the WHS diamond.

The Hurricane, 8-7 on the year, had eight hits but none by offensive leaders Stephen Krause and Chris Wolary.

“They were held quiet tonight,” WHS coach Rick Kneisel said. “We can score runs in other ways, but they are the big run producers.”

Wilmington scored runs without benefit of a run batted in, Kneisel said.

Brad Keller had three hits to pace the offense. Andrew Davis had two hits. Brady McCune, Marlyn Frisco and Kaden Laufer had one hit each.

Zach Wyrick was tagged with the loss in extra innings. But Kneisel said Wyrick and freshman starter Jake Vaughan both pitched well for the Hurricane.

“Vaughan made a couple of great plays from he mound; he’s quite an athlete,” Kneisel said, noting he caught a bunt in the air and threw to second base for a double play.

Vaughan gave up two runs while pitching into the fifth. Wyrick then worked out of the jam in the fifth to keep the Northwest lead at 2-1.


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