When we last touched base with the North Callaway varsity baseball team it was up to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning against Montgomery County in Class 3, District 7, action having just returned from a 30 minute postponement because of lightning down 10-4.
What followed was a light rain turning into something much more fierce and both teams had just as much chance as getting injured because of the conditions as anything else, so the officials postponed the contest once again and ordered play to resume from that point on Wednesday. While the weather didn't transfer over to the next day, the Wildcats momentum did as they scored two runs in the top of the seventh to officially defeat North Callaway 12-4.
One play that truly changed the face of this contest was the grand slam Tristan Camp launched over the right centerfield fence for Montgomery County to end up going 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI, two runs, and a walk. Hyrum Bishop also is going to remember this game for quite some time after posting two doubles, a single, three RBI, a walk and getting hit by a pitch in three at-bats.
The pitching performance the Wildcats got was also something special as Carson Parker threw 90 pitches in four innings to earn the win, allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts and one hit batsman. As a team Montgomery County had 15 hits and one error.
As for North Callaway, which had eight hits and four errors, Sam Althiser took the loss to end up with a record of 3-4 for the season by giving up 10 runs, eight earned, on 11 hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Jordan Delashmutt did have quite a day for the T-Birds, 14-12 overall,, though, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two walks and getting hit by a pitch. Complimenting that effort by coming in at 2-for-3 with a walk was Clark Zerr and Adam Reno was 1-for-3 with two RBI and one walk.
Directly after this contest Montgomery County, 13-6 overall, played Hallsville, 17-4 overall, for the Class 3, District 7, championship and was defeated 10-1.
Centralia was also eliminated in round one by Bowling Green 11-5.