OSSIAN — An NCAA Division I-bound starting pitcher awaited Columbia City’s baseball team after a long bus ride to Ossian Tuesday night.
The Eagles were able to hang around for the first three innings with Norwell’s Josh VanMeter on the mound, but the Knights’ bats eventually came to life, and the Eagles lost 13-5.
Columbia City finishes its Northeast Hoosier Conference schedule with a record of 5-2. The Eagles’ only other NHC loss came against Carroll last week by a score of 7-6.
Columbia City is now 10-8 overall.
Offensively, the Eagles still managed nine hits, five runs and two walks against two of the best pitchers they have faced this season.
Eagle pitcher Jordan Bickle helped his own cause at the plate with two hits in four at-bats, a double and two RBIs.
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