May 30, 2024
North Union’s Miles Marlette looks in an infield fly ball during the team’s last game against West Jefferson. (Gazette photo by Aleksei Pavloff)

Wildcats fall short of Division III district final appearance with loss to West Jefferson, 8-4

By Bob Putman, Richwood Gazette

North Union Head Coach Nick Blakeley kept waiting for the Wildcats to get going on Tuesday during the Division III Central District baseball final at West Jefferson.

It finally happened, but it was not enough for North Union to advance to its first district final since 2009.

The seventh-seeded Wildcats lost 8-4 on the No. 3 Roughriders’ diamond.

“At some point you feel you are going to get hits,” Blakeley said. “We did start hitting, but it was too late.”

Held scoreless through the first five innings and getting just one hit off West Jefferson pitcher Brodie Quinn, NU picked up a single marker in the sixth on an RBI-doubl…

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