Wildcats stay hot, take pair from Urbana

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NCWHS scored seven runs in the third inning against Urbana in the first half of their double header, en-route to an 11-3 victory Saturday morning.

Zack Jones notched the victory on the hill with a dominant ten strikeout performance against just one hit and no earned runs over 5 2/3 innings.  Tyler Ott rang up two more strikeouts and gave up just two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Ben Smith (double, single, 3 RBIs), McCade Brown (2 singles, 2 RBIs), and Chase Hacker (2 singles, 1 RBI) led the hit parade for the Cats, with Jeremy Fischer (single, 2 RBIs), Mark Ogden (single, 2 RBIs), and Camden Schwarz (single) all delivering clutch hits in the victory.

 

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West also took the second half of their double-header 20-3 in 5 innings against Urbana on Saturday.

Camden Schwarz earned the victory for the Wildcats, striking out three while allowing three hits and no earned runs over 3 innings of work.  Ethan Stroyan closed with 2 innings of relief, recording two additional strikeouts against one hit and just one earned run.

Ben Heberer (double, single, 4 RBIs), Holden Lueck (double, single), and Max Deffenbaugh (2 singles, 2 RBIs) set the tone for the West offense.  Chase Hacker (double, RBI), Tyler Ott (single, 2 RBIs), Camden Schwarz (single, 2 RBIs), Ethan Stroyan (single, RBI), Jake Rutkowski (single), Matthew Pritchett (2 RBIs), and Zack Jones (RBI) all played a key role in the win.

The Wildcats will look to keep the streak alive when they travel to Peoria Central to take on the Lions Tuesday evening at 4:30pm.