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Mann sets doubles record as CN baseball whips Southport 11-0
May 20, 2014Columbus North High School
INDIANAPOLIS -- Junior Devin Mann went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and sophomore Collin Lollar pitched a three-hitter Tuesday (May 20), lifting the Columbus North baseball team to an 11-0 victory over Southport in six innings.
Mann stroked two doubles and scored twice to spark a 12-hit attack for the Class 4A No. 10 Bull Dogs, who improved to 18-5-1 overall and completed Conference Indiana play at 3-2.
The Louisville commit's two doubles gave him a CN single-season record, topping the previous mark of 11 set by Tony Nelson in 1993 and matched by Mann last season.
Lollar, freshman Cooper Trinkle and junior Evan Finke also had two hits apiece for CN, while junior Jon Cox, junior Cody Burton, senior Will Dorenbusch and sophomore Hunter Liggett notched one hit each.
Lollar also hurled a six-inning shutout, striking out seven and walking just one to move his record to 4-1.
Columbus North took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Liggett and Lollar singled, both advanced on a passed ball and Liggett scored on a Mann sacrifice fly with Lollar moving to third. Lollar then scored on a second passed ball in the inning.
Things stayed that way until the sixth when the Bull Dogs exploded for nine runs.
Lollar opened that burst with a triple and scored on a Mann double. Finke then drove Mann home, and Trinkle added an RBI single. Liggett contributed a sacrifice fly, and Cox followed with a two-RBI single. Mann came up for a second time in the inning an doubled home Cox, and Finke singled in courtesy runner Michael Vogel before Mann scored on a passed ball.
Lollar closed the game by shutting down the Cardinals (5-15, 0-5) in order in the sixth with two strikeouts and a ground out.
Columbus North returns to action at 10 a.m. Saturday (May 24) when it visits Connersville for a doubleheader. The Bull Dogs close the regular season at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday (May 27) at home against Bedford North Lawrence.
At Holder Field
Columbus North ........... 002 009 -- 11 12 0
Southport ........................ 000 000 -- 0 3 0
WP: Collin Lollar (4-1). LP: Zack Odom (1-4).
2B: Devin Mann (CN) 2, Antonio Cortez (S).
3B: Collin Lollar (CN).