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Col. City: Undefeated no more

April 26, 2013

Post & Mail photo / Wes Reynolds Columbia City’s Derek Hinen rounds second base Friday night against Huntington North.

HUNTINGTON — It was less than 24 hours after the Eagles’ come-from-behind, 8-7 win in a conference rivalry game against Homestead before Columbia City’s baseball team had to take the field again.

The situation was similar to the night before. Friday’s opponent, Huntington North, is a larger school than Columbia City. So is Homestead, the Eagles’ Thursday opponent. Also, both adversaries sport warrior-type mascots.

The similarities don’t end there. The result of both games hinged largely on one big run-scoring inning. However, the case of déjà vu stops at that point, as the Eagles fell Friday night to the Vikings 6-2 in Huntington.

The loss is Columbia City’s first. The Eagles’ record now stands at 4-1.
After four innings of even play between the two teams, the score was tied at 2-2.

In the bottom of the fifth, the home team put up the four runs that would make up the winning margin for Huntington North.

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