Bulldog offense gets untracked

Crestview baseball

Austin Armstrong drives a pitch to right field in the second inning of Crestview High School’s win over Northview on Wednesday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 03:36 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Powered by an 11-run fourth inning, Crestview High School’s baseball team rolled to a 14-4 win over Northview on Wednesday.

The game was called in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule.

The Bulldogs (13-4) started slowly as the Chiefs led 4-0 after two innings of play, but the rest of the game belonged to Crestview.

In the early going, Northview batters seemed to find a hole with every swing of the bat, while everything the Bulldogs hit found an awaiting fielder for an out.

Crestview coach Tim Gillis didn’t panic when things weren’t going well. He never batted an eye when the Chiefs had six hits and had scored four runs off freshman pitcher Corey Armstrong in the first two innings.

Armstrong righted himself, holding the Chiefs scoreless and to just two hits, through the play’s last three innings. Armstrong only had one strike out, and he didn’t give up a walk.

As Armstrong settled down on the mound, the Bulldog hitters settled in at the plate. The hits that didn’t fall in the first two innings started finding gaps in the third inning.

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