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NEW MARKET – Southmont and North Montgomery met on the baseball diamond for the second time this week and for the second time, the Chargers were the victors. It was just a lot closer this time around.

After a 10-0, five-inning affair on Tuesday, it took a run in the top of the seventh for North to win this round, 3-2.

Justin Clary delivered in the seventh to plate Tucker Mosely and send the Chargers home winners. Clary finished the night with two hits and two RBIs.

Devon Zachary, Mitch Merica and Jordan Lewis all pitched for North Montgomery with Lewis getting the win – his second of the week against the Mounties.

“It was a grinder. Southmont played well. They made the plays. We couldn’t come up with a big hit. We had several opportunities early,” North Montgomery head coach Matt Merica said. “It’s a big win for us.”

Bryce Frederick contributed with three hits, an RBI and a run. Those five hits were all the Chargers needed.

The host Mounties got two hits apiece from Mitch Dehne, Aaron Cox and Koy Archer. Dehne and Archer each drove in a run.

“If we could have had one more hit there in the sixth . . . but they got the out they needed,” Southmont head coach Jaime Welliever said. “We can take a lot from this. Our defense was excellent. We just made a ton of plays.”

The Chargers were able to turn a double play to put a cap on things.

“We played errorless defense both nights. That was key,” Merica said.

North Montgomery (3-2, 2-0 Sagamore Athletic Conference) is back in action tonight at Covington. Southmont (1-4, 0-2 SAC) plays host to Fountain Central tonight.

 

North Montgomery 3, Southmont 2

North       AB            R              H              RBI

Zachary    3              1              0              0

Gwynn     2              0              0              0

Bacon       2              0              0              0

Adams      4              0              0              0

Frederick 3              1              3              1

-Moseley  0              1              0              0

Lewis       4              0              0              0

Pietsch     2              0              0              0

-Morehouse             0              0              0              0

Clary        3              0              2              2

Merica     1              0              0              0

Totals       24            3              5              3

South       AB            R              H              RBI

Dehne      2              0              2              1

Welliever 2              0              0              0

Miller       4              0              0              0

Cox          4              1              2              0

Chadd      3              0              0              0

Bullerdick 1              1              0              0

Mott        2              0              0              0

Jent         1              0              0              0

-Archer     2              0              2              1

Der. Miller               1              0              0              0

-Isenberg  1              0              0              0

-Rogers     1              0              0              0

Totals       24            2              6              2

NM           101 000 1-3 5 0

SM           000 002 0-2 6 1

2B: SM-Archer

NM           IP             H              R              ER            BB            K

Zachary    4.2           2              0              0              5              4

Merica     0.1           0              0              0              0              0

Lewis       2.0           4              2              2              2              2

SM           IP             H              R              ER            BB            K

Miller       5.0           5              2              2              6              1

Dehne      1.2           0              1              1              5              1

Chadd      0.1           0              0              0              0              0