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2A baseball: Northside can't get its offense started

NAPLES — Turnabout proved to be fair play Wednesday night in a Class 2A region quarterfinal between Northside Christian and Community School of Naples.

Last year in the same playoff round, the Mustangs edged CSN 8-7, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. This year's rematch wasn't as tense as the Seahawks advanced with a 12-2 victory in six innings.

"Tonight was the Danny Brown Show," said Northside coach Raul Hernandez, referring to the Seahawks sophomore right-hander, who allowed just four hits and no earned runs.

"I've never been part of a game where no ball was hit into the outfield by us. It was very unusual. They had a great guy on the mound."

With the Mustangs' (18-9) No. 1 starter, Robbie Williams, having thrown more than 100 pitches in a district loss to St. Stephen's on Friday, Hernandez went with No. 2, Kyle Turner.

Turner was effective, leaving in favor of Williams after 3 1/3 innings with the score knotted 2-all and runners on first and second. Perhaps because of the heavy workload Friday, Williams came out flat, allowing six runs to cross the plate before the fourth inning was over.

"Kyle gave us everything he had," Hernandez said. "With Donnie, it was kind of what we feared, that he wouldn't be as sharp because of throwing so many pitches Friday."

With the Seahawks (17-10) having already plated three runs in the sixth, Williams walked catcher Nick Ott to bring home centerfielder Chris Bossing which gave CSN a 10-run lead and brought the game to an end.

2A baseball: Northside can't get its offense started 05/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 3:30pm]
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