NORWAY - Norway's home baseball opener, a scheduled doubleheader, made it through five innings of the first game before Mother Nature took over.
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Norway’s Riley Johnson slides into second as Negaunee shortstop Tyler Jandron fires to first during Thursday’s game at Marion Park.
A lightning delay stopped the action, and then steady, cold precipitation set in and washed away any chance of resuming play.
The Knights walked away with a 2-1 victory over Negaunee.
Ahead the stoppage, the Knights were riding the arm of John Grayvold, Jr., who had already fanned 11 through five innings while allowing just three hits.
"John Grayvold, Jr. was dominating on the mound," Knights head coach Tony Adams said. "He had all of his pitches working extremely well. He was able to keep Negaunee off balance most of the day and throw it by them when he needed to."
A throwing error in the third inning allowed Negaunee to crack the scoreboard first, as Ryan Bischof came home from second base. Bischof initially reached on a single.
Norway answered in its half of the third as Austin Grayvold scored on a John Grayvold Jr. single to right. Grayvold Jr. then scored later on a wild pitch.
Grayvold Jr. finished 2-for-2 with a double, and Riley Johnson went 2-for-3, for Norway's four hits.
"We have a lot of work to do at the plate," Adams said. "Hitting will be priority number one until we snap out of it."
Eric Lori suffered the loss for the Miners.
Norway (2-1-1) travels to Gladstone Monday for a doubleheader.
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