BOSSIER CITY – The North Webster Knights (17-6, 1-0 Center 1-3A) have been an offensive juggernaut through their first 21 contests, but Thursday nights on the road against Loyola, the kids in purple managed just simply four runs.
It turns out a number of runs was plenty of cushion for Knights hurler Logan Vidrine. The right-hander appeared to be nothing short of spectacular for Northern part Webster, battling all night and winning constantly in a complete sport, two-hit shutout of the Flyers to give the Knights a win in their first centre contest.
North Webster managed just a couple of hits in the game, but taken advantage of a trio of moves by Loyola starter Cullen Sharkey. The Flyers also committed three issues.
Riley Orr had the only RBI for Northern Webster, a single in the fifth inning. Clay-based Mahaffey and Logan Vidrine had singles to your Knights.
Vidrine’s big day on the clump was not without it’s drama.
With one out in the bottom of your seventh inning, Vidrine allowed his secondly hit of the game, one particular. Then, Vidrine plunked back-to-back batters to heap the bases.
With the pressure hanging, Vidrine settled himself and presented consecutive strikeouts to shut the door upon Loyola’s comeback bid.
Many expect any district to be a Loyola/North Webster duel on the finish, and if last nights game is any indication, it a close one.
North Webster’s next match is Monday, April 11 at Summerfield, with that game targeted for a 6 p.t. start.