Ethan Browning had a huge night for Madisonville North Hopkins High School. The junior recorded four hits and knocked in six runs as the Maroons defeated Dawson Springs twice at home Thursday, 13-1 and 11-7.
The Maroons scored nine times in the first inning of game one to set the tone.
North sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning of game one. The big hits in the inning were a two-run single by Browning, singles by Parker Mathis and Collin Green, a two-run double by Spencer Ray, a single by Jon Hogart, and an error.
The Maroons scored three times in the third inning to extend the lead to 12-0. Hogart knocked in a run with a double, Browning had his third RBI of the night with a single and Mathis knocked in his second RBI of the game with a single.
Dawson Springs scored once in the third inning on a single by Kaden Daugherty and a hit by Jacob Guill.
Cole Lawrence knocked in a run for North in the fourth inning.
Alex Gray earned his sixth win of the season on the mound, scattering three hits and striking out eight batters.
North scored twice in the first inning of game two on a double by Gunner Dameron and two errors.
The Panthers took a 4-2 lead in the second inning on a pair batters hit by pitches, a single by Devan Baker, a single by Daugherty and a pair of fielder’s choice plays.
The Maroons tied the game at 4-all in the second inning on a double by Dameron.
They exploded for seven runs in the third inning on RBIs by Jacob Joseph, Hogart, Browning, and Gray.
Dawson Springs scored one run in the fourth inning on a single by Baker, an error and a passed ball to cut the lead to 11-5.
They scored again in the sixth inning as Baker got on base via an error and was knocked in by Guill.
Cole Collins knocked in a run for the Panthers in the seventh inning.
North won the game by a final score of 11-7.
Joseph earned the pitching win for North, striking out seven batters in six innings of work.