It was a rough week for Walled Lake Northern with two losses coming in two different fashions.
The Knights (2-2 overall, 0-2 in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division) began the week by suffering a 16-1 loss at home to Huron Valley Milford in five innings.
“We came out flat and didn’t play well. It was one of those games where nothing went well both offensively and defensively,” said Northern Head Coach Tim Baglow.
The Knights then traveled to Waterford Mott for a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 13 and despite a valiant effort, fell short in 13 innings, 4-3.
The Corsairs took an early 3-0 lead before Todd Larson singled home Nathan Call to cut the lead to 3-1. Larson then singled home Call again in the fifth inning and Mott’s lead was cut to one run.
The Knights then tied the game in the top of the sixth inning, as Ted Lilley scored when Mott committed an error on Brady Schafer’s sacrifice bunt.
The score would remain tied until the 13th inning, when Mott (2-6, 1-1) singled home the game-winning run.
The second game of the doubleheader was canceled due to darkness. Larson finished hitting 4-for-7, while Call also had two stolen bases.
The Knights were also scheduled to play in the Blissfield Tournament on Saturday, April 16 but it was cancelled due to weather.
Northern was scheduled to host North Farmington on Monday, April 18 after press time and play at South Lyon yesterday, Tuesday, April 19.
The Knights will next host Birmingham Detroit Country Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 21 before traveling to Birmingham Seaholm for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 23.