EDGERTON –The North Central Eagles traveled to the home of the Edgerton Bulldogs to do battle on the ball diamond on April 9th. The visiting Eagles were able to survive the close contest and escape with a 8-7 win to improve to 3-3 on the season. The game was tight the entire way as the Bulldogs had an answer for every North Central run. With the score tied at five after five innings, North Central plated three in the top of the sixth for what appeared to be a comfortable three run lead. However, the Edgerton Nine responded with two runs of their own to trail by just one heading into the last inning. The Eagles were held scoreless in their half setting the stage for Edgerton’s last at bat. The Bulldogs were able to get runners on first and second, but Branden Turner was able to entice Ben Reihle to ground out to second to end the threat and the game.
Jalen Dancer was the first of four Eagle pitchers. Dancer lasted four innings allowing two runs on two hits, fanned four and issued three freebies to first. Ryan Bethel threw next and despite giving up four runs on two hits, struck out one and walked three picked up the win. Josh Sawyer relieved in the sixth surrendering one run on three hits and one base on balls. Turner picked up his second save in as many nights giving up no runs or hits K’ed one and walked one.
Kole Peterson had a huge night for North Central collecting 5 RBI with a two run homer and a double. Dancer and Sawyer joined the hit parade as well with two-run and solo home runs respectively. Bethel singled twice, while Colton Pilmore and Alex Proper each added a base knock.
Runs / Hits / Errors
North Central 8 – 8 – 0
Edgerton 7 – 7 – 1