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Col. City splits double-header with W. Noble

April 29, 2013

Columbia City’s Austin McCormick throws a pitch Saturday against West Noble. Post & Mail photo / Wes Reynolds

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team split a doubleheader with West Noble Saturday, giving the Eagles a 5-2 record on the year.

Columbia City lost the morning game 12-10, and then took the second game 12-2 in five innings.

In game one, the visiting Chargers put up eight runs in the first two innings, while the Eagles only managed one. West Noble’s biggest lead in the game was eight, when the Chargers were up 10-2 after four innings.

Columbia City began to rally in the bottom of the fifth by driving in five runs to make the score 10-7. West Noble scored two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh, giving them a 12-7 lead.

The Eagles attempted a comeback in the home half of the seventh frame. They were able to score three runs before the last out, falling short of covering the five-run deficit and losing 12-10.

Columbia City pitchers gave up 16 walks in game one.

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