Panthers top Apple Valley in extra innings
The Lakeville North baseball team defeated Apple Valley 2-1 in extra innings Tuesday to improve to 3-1 on the season, its best start since 2009.
A single by Zach Creighton tied the game in the sixth inning and Austin Streit provided the game-winning hit in the eighth.
Jordan Jacobson got the win, scattering five hits in seven innings and allowing just one run. He allowed no walks and struck out five.
Lakeville North coach Tony Market gave a lot of credit for the Panthers’ strong start to the defense and pitchers. Starters Joel Klinkhammer (2-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jacobson (1-1) have kept the Panthers in games.
“Our defense has made the plays that it has needed to in support of the pitchers,” Market said. “Offensively we have had our good days. We were fairly inexperienced, in terms of varsity, when the season began but are making strides. We have progressed and expect to improve on something each day.”