Col. City splits double-header with W. Noble
Columbia Cityâ€™s Austin McCormick throws a pitch Saturday against West Noble. Post & Mail photo / Wes Reynolds
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team split a doubleheader with West Noble Saturday, giving the Eagles a 5-2 record on the year.
Columbia City lost the morning game 12-10, and then took the second game 12-2 in five innings.
In game one, the visiting Chargers put up eight runs in the first two innings, while the Eagles only managed one. West Nobleâ€™s biggest lead in the game was eight, when the Chargers were up 10-2 after four innings.
Columbia City began to rally in the bottom of the fifth by driving in five runs to make the score 10-7. West Noble scored two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh, giving them a 12-7 lead.
The Eagles attempted a comeback in the home half of the seventh frame. They were able to score three runs before the last out, falling short of covering the five-run deficit and losing 12-10.
Columbia City pitchers gave up 16 walks in game one.
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