North Central baseball survives Kingsford 10-9
HERMANSVILLE — The North Central baseball team survived a comback attempt from Kingsford to pull out a 10-9 victory Thursday.
The Jets racked up 11 hits with Seth Polfus, Dawson Bilski, and Ben Snyder picking up two hits each.
North Central stormed out of the gate as it scored one run in each of its first three innings to take an early 3-0 lead. The Jets then added four runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth.
“It was a tail of two halves,” said North Central coach Mike Snyder. “The first four innings we played solid defense and had good pitching. We had too many errors in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. Offensively I thought we did well and we were able to get runs on the board.”
Bilski pitched six and a third innings striking out seven and walking one. He had a perfect game going through four innings before Kingsford rallied all the way back and pulled within one run in the top of the seventh inning.
Bobby Kleiman came in the for relieve of Bilski pitching the last two-thirds of the seventh inning to stifle Kingsford’s comeback.
North Central travels to Superior Central for a doubleheader Monday.