By The Portsmouth Daily Times, Ohio
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

July 02--The Waverly Post 142 Shockers used a four-run second inning to help defeat the Hillboro Post 129 7-2 Tuesday night.

Tyler Nartker went 2-for-4 with two doubles and Nathan Parks went 2-for-4 with and RBI to lead the Shockers offensively. Pierce Knisley (4-2) picked up the win.

"We hit the ball well as a team," said Shockers head coach Jonathon Teeters. "Hitting is contagious and we were able to string together two good innings and put some numbers in the board."

The Shockers big inning began with a walk to catch Dylan Schockley. After Parks moved him over to second with a single, third baseman Levi Jenkins sent Shockley home with an RBI double. Designated hitter Tyler Shortridge walked on a 3-1 count to keep the inning alive for Sky Oliver, who got Parks home on a sacrifice grounder. Feeling the hitting bug themselves, Garrett Carmichael and center fielder Zack Jordan followed with hits to drive home Jenkins and Shortridge. That put the Shockers ahead 4-0, a lead they would not relinquish.

Waverly added a few insurance runs in the fifth inning. After Nartker doubled and Shockley walked on a full count, Parks would follow with an RBI single. Jenkins would reach on an error by the Hillsboro shortstop, which scored Shockley, and Oliver would follow later with a two-out single that would score Parks, and extended the Shocker lead to 7-2.

Knisley would strike out six batters in his five innings of work. Jordan would come in and pitch the final two innings of the game, allowing just two hits and striking out two.

"Pierce grinded out 5 innings for us," Teeters said. "He didn't have his best stuff but he found a way. Zack came in and sealed it off, he threw well."

With the win, the Shockers improved to 15-7 on the season.


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