Baseball: Knights sweep Mountaineers

Norway’s Adam Faull (7) slides safely into home as Iron Mountain’s Jesse Rittenhouse attempts a tag on Tuesday at Ranger Field in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Norway Knights rolled to a doubleheader sweep against Iron Mountain on Tuesday.

The second game of the doubleheader ended after five innings instead of six because of an injury to an Iron Mountain player that required an ambulance. The player’s condition is not known.

In the second game, Norway (13-6) scored five runs in the second inning and added five runs in the final two innings for the 10-0 win.

Payton Thompson earned the win on the mound for Norway, lasting three innings allowing one hit with two strikeouts.

Bryce Broden had a triple and a double in the second game. He was 5 for 5 with two singles, two doubles a triple and six RBIs in the doubleheader.

Norway batted around in the first inning of the first game en route to a 11-5 win.

The Knights’ wins follow a split with Gladstone on Monday. Norway trailed 6-2 late in the second game against the Braves before the offense exploded to a 10-6 win.

The Knights scored three in the fifth inning. Justin Bal and Adam Faull had RBI singles. Norway added five more runs on five hits including a three-run home run by Kevin Evosevich to left field. Bal picked up the win pitching the last two innings allowing one hit.

Tied 2-2 against the Braves in the first game, Gladstone hit a walkoff two-run homerun off Micah Wilson to win 4-2. Trey Doda pitched five innings allowing five hits and striking out three. Cody Carlson had two of the team’s five hits.

Norway hosts Stephenson for one game at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Iron Mountain plays at Negaunee on Saturday.

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