SUMMERFIELD – The North Webster Knights (18-6, 1-0 District 1-3A) recorded their second shutout in as many games, blanking the Summerfield Rebels in a non-district contest Wednesday night for win No. 18 this season.
The Knights’ bats found contact all night, led by Kade Garmany’s stellar performance (3-4, triple, two singles, 4 RBIs). Garmany got help at the dish from Blake Atchley who finished 2-3 with a single, double and 3 RBIs.
Good pitching has become a theme this year for the Knights, and Wednesday was no exception, with Connor McClure and Hayden Corbell combining for the shutout.
McClure started the game and gave North Webster three innings of three-hit baseball, walking none. Corbell pitched the final two frames, striking out four batters, walking three and allowing no runs to preserve the shutout.
Riley Orr and Clay Mahaffey each went 2-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI for the Knights, Logan Vidrine had an RBI double, T.J. Carter doubled and McClure helped his cause on the mound with an RBI single. Patrick Modisette added a single for North Webster.
The Knights have an important, district matchup Thursday at Mansfield to try and get to 2-0 in district 1-3A. Mansfield and North Webster will get underway at 6 p.m., pending the weather.
The North Webster Lady Knights ended their regular season Tuesday with a 6-3 victory over Taylor (AR).
The Lady Knights finish the regular season as champions in district 1-3A with an overall record of 14-12.
Against Taylor, North Webster got a boost from senior Shay Smith who doubled and drove in two runs. Smith finishes the regular season with an impressive .416 average, best on the team.
Madeline Farley went 3-4 with three singles and 1 RBI, followed by Jaslyn Winkler with two singles. Tiffani Winkler had an RBI single. Aubryn Rasberry added an RBI. Lindsey O’Neal and Brianna Murray added singles for the Lady Knights.
Farley pitched all seven innings for a complete game, striking out four batters, giving up six hits and no earned runs.
North Webster will await the announcement of the LHSAA playoff pairings, expected later today.
The Lady Knights finished the season at No. 14 in the Class 3A power ratings.