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Cougs down Eagles, PC, Valley

After suffering a disappointing defeat at the hands of Jeffersonville, North Harrison came back to win three games last week.
The Cougars downed Lanesville (13-5), Perry Central (14-3) and Springs Valley (4-0) to improve to 3-1 on the young season.
Along the stretch, North gained the services of ace pitcher Scott Burdin, who was ineligible for the first few games.
‘I was really happy to get Scott back on the mound. The injuries have enabled us to get some young players experience that they normally would not have got,’ Cougars coach Danny Schmidt said. ‘Ray VonAllmen pitched a real nice game on Wednesday against Perry Central. Ty Rothrock hopefully will be ready to play in his first game Thursday against Clarksville.’
In the victory over Lanesville, North Harrison scored four runs in the opening inning, followed by two more in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth.
In the first, Troy Eveslage reached on an error and advanced to third after a pickoff attempt at second sailed into center field. He scored on a fielder’s choice by Brendan Zellers.
Stewart Wenning walked and Zach Sullivan singled. Matt Weathers’ fielder’s choice scored Wenning, and Ray VonAllmen had a sacrifice fly for another score. Zach Janes singled to add the fourth run.
The Cougars scored the eventual game-winner in the top of the second.
Eveslage singled, Zellers reached on an error and Wenning had a fielder’s choice for a RBI. Sullivan singled singled again for the second run of the inning.
Lanesville posted two runs in their half of the same frame.
Aaron McKim walked, Jason Ketterer singled and a wild pitch plated McKim. Ketterer later came across on a fielder’s choice.
Perry Central posted a two-spot in the bottom of the first and led 3-1 after two before North got its act in gear and threw nine runs on the board.
Ray VonAllmen pitched six innings and struck out six, walking none in the win over the Commodores.
In North’s shutout win over the Blackhawks, Burdin went the distance in his season debut, scattering just two hits in the affair.
The Cougars got all the runs they’d need in the bottom of the second inning.
Zellers and Zach Janes each singled and Kyle Fluhr walked to load the bases. Eveslage grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Zellers.
In the fourth, with one out, Zellers and Janes singled again and Eveslage had a base knock to score two runs. VonAllmen followed with another single and the ball was booted, allowing Janes to come across.
Burdin had 12 strikeouts and only one walk. Springs Valley’s first hit didn’t come until the seventh inning, when a Blackhawk batter bunted for an infield single.