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Bloomington South baseball rallies past Columbus North 4-3
May 15, 2014Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Sophomore Henry Niswander went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs Thursday (May 15), lifting the Bloomington South baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Class 4A No. 8 Columbus North.
Niswander and Tyler Bivins each drove in runs in the sixth inning, allowing the Panthers to overcome a 3-2 deficit and take the win in the Conference Indiana encounter at Southside Elementary School. Bloomington South improved to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in CI games.
Junior Devin Mann, junior Cody Burton and sophomore Hunter Liggett each had two hits for the Bull Dogs, who fell to 13-5-1 overall and 1-2 in league play. Freshman Cooper Trinkle, sophomore Canaan Baum, junior Evan Hinke and senior Will Dorenbusch also had hits for Columbus North.
Mann struck out but reached base on a dropped third strike in the first. He stole second and third bases, then scored on an error.
Mann scored again in the second after he singled, Baum singled and Finke produce an RBI single.
Bloomington South tied the game in the third when Rex McHaley reached on an error, Joe Crider walked, Isaac Barrow walked and Niswander delivered a two-run single.
The Bull Dogs went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the third. Trinkle and Liggett both singled, and junior Josh Hogan sacrificed the runners to second and third. Trinkle then scored on a passed ball.
The Panthers rallied to prevail in the sixth when McHalley and Barrow each walked, then Niswander and Bivins followed with consecutive RBI singles.
The Bull Dogs went down in order in the sixth and seventh, Bivins allowing just one hit and no runs over 2.2 innings to pick up the win in relief. Burton came on in relief of starter Collin Lollar for the Bull Dogs and took the setback.
Columbus North returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 16) when it hosts Roncalli. The Bull Dogs follow by hosting Whiteland in a doubleheader that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday (May 17).
At Southside Elementary School
Bloomington South .......... 002 002 0 -- 4 6 1
Columbus North ................ 111 000 0 -- 3 10 3
WP: Tyler Bivins. LP: Cody Burton (2-3).
2B: Will Dorenbusch (CN).