North Lake High School baseball hosted Myrtle Point for a pair of games to close out their season on Saturday, May 17, and honored their lone senior, Matt Henkel.
Game one began with Cameron McCord on the mound. The Cowboys scored two in the third to make it 3-1, but Myrtle Point matched to tie it in the fifth. The back and forth struggle continued until the sixth inning when NLHS exploded for six runs to take the lead, winning 10-7.
Henkel had two hits and picked up the win after taking over for the last two innings. Wyatt Waldron added two hits.
In game two NLHS scored six runs in the sixth inning to take the lead 8-7, but it was not to be, as a triple, two singles, and a hit batter plated two runs for Myrtle Point in the seventh inning, stealing the game 9-8.
The game two highlights for North Lake included a homerun from McCord, one of three hits in the game. Waldron also contributed three hits.
Though going out on a loss in a rough season, only losing one senior has Coach Nathan Young hopeful for next year.
“We picked up a lot of experience this year, and played much better ball near the end of the season,” said Young. “My hopes are pretty high with other teams losing a lot more than us and the way we played that things are promising for what will happen next year.”