BLOOMFIELD — North Knox avoided the 10-run rule in the fifth and made a valiant attempt in the seventh before ultimately falling to Bloomfield, 12-6, in softball Thursday.
Phoebe Worstell had three hits for the Warriors (2-8), Maryssa Lamb singled twice with three RBIs, Hailey Pahmeier had two hits, Graci LeRoy had a hit and RBI and Cora Armes singled.
Worstell was the losing pitcher in a complete game, allowing just two earned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out 12.
A nine-run third inning helped the Cardinals build a 12-2 margin into the fifth. The Warriors avoided the mercy-rule defeat with a single tally, and they rallied for three runs in the seventh.
“That's the kind of never-say-quit attitude I'm looking for from the girls,” North Knox coach John Kixmiller said. “We started kind of sluggish, but in the later innings we started putting the bat on the ball, and when you do that good things can happen.
“Our catcher, Riley Petro got hurt on Monday, so we went with our backup. For not playing there since junior high, Maryssa Lamb did a great job.”
North Knox visits Lawrenceville, Ill., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
North Knox |010 110 3 — 6 9 3
Bloomfield |109 200 x — 12 8 2
W-Morris. L-Phoebe Worstell. 2B-B, Ramsey 2.
No. 8 Lakers blast Patriots
Rivet didn't manage a hit after the first inning, and Class A No. 8 Shakamak ran away with 13 runs in its final at-bat to drop the Patriots, 21-1, in five innings at St. Vincent's Field on Thursday.
Charlie Niehaus led off with a single for Rivet (0-7), and two batters later he scored on an RBI hit by Peyton Catt. That tied it, 1-1, and neither team scored in the second. The Lakers took over with six runs in the third inning.
Catt and Niehaus did the pitching as well. Catt took the loss, pitching the first four innings, and Niehaus pitched one. The Patriots made 10 errors, accounting for 13 unearned runs.
“It was 1-1 after two innings, then we hit a wall,” Rivet coach Stephen Holka said. “We gave up six in the third, but PC showed his senior leadership on the mound in the fourth, allowing just a single run, both coming on errors. Everyone in the field needs to get to the point where they want the ball hit to them so they can make a play. We're not there yet, and that's on me. We'll keep working and plugging away.”
Rivet visits Wood Memorial at noon Saturday.
Shakamak |106 1(13) — 21 16 0
Rivet |100 00 — 1 2 10
W-Brevon Fulford. L-Peyton Catt. 2B-Oscar Pegg, Brady Yeryar. 3B-S, Peyton Yeryar.
Kixmiller medalist for golf Warriors
BICKNELL — Ian Kixmiller was medalist with a round of 44 to lead North Knox's boys golf team against Pike Central on Thursday at High Pointe C.C.
Teammate Kaden Boyles shot 59, but the Warriors didn't have enough players to post a team score. The Chargers tallied a 221, led by Tyler Craig's 48.
North Knox plays at White River Valley at 5 p.m. Friday with Bloomfield.