The Thunderbirds were kept to 2 hits Friday when they played at Sturgeon. Sturgeon made it to the final four last year and all their starters from last year have returned this year.
Sturgeon scored 4 in the first inning, 1 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth with the final 7-0.
Tanner Murphy for the Thunderbirds was the losing pitcher, pitching 2 innings, allowed 4 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Spencer Kelly was the winning pitcher.
For the Thunderbirds, Jake Kee was 2-3, and Ryan Thurman was 1-2 with a walk.
North Callaway is 8-6 on the season and Sturgeon remains undefeated at 8-0. North Callaway returns to action today in the Fulton tournament playing Mexico at 2 p.m.
In the junior varsity game, North Callaway won 2-1 which brings their record to 8-5-1.