PREP BASEBALL | RAILCATS HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE

Hanover uses big seventh to beat South Central

2012-04-14T17:15:00Z 2012-04-15T05:00:29Z Hanover uses big seventh to beat South CentralBy Paul Honeycutt Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 14, 2012 5:15 pm  • 

GARY | It's been quite the weekend for the Hanover Central baseball team and the guys named "Dan."

After tossing a complete game win on Friday, all Dan Stum did on Saturday in the RailCats High School Challenge was go 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs to pace the Wildcats over South Central 11-9 in Porter County Conference action.

"Yeah, he's having a great weekend, huh?" Hanover Central coach Doug Nelson said. "You're only as good as your last at-bat (an RBI single), so we'll take it."

Not to be outdone, freshman Daniel Balich shined in his varsity debut, earning his first win by throwing four innings of relief, with one hit while striking out five.

"I was excited and nervous, but after getting some consistent outs, I settled down," Balich said.

Balich also added two hits, two RBIs and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh for the Wildcats (3-6, 2-0 PCC).

"Danny works hard and is a great kid and I'm happy to say that he's here for three more years," Nelson said.

With the score tied at 7-7, Hanover capitalized on two Adam Clindaniel throwing errors in the seventh inning after the Wildcats squeezed three consecutive times, which eventually scored Balich and Tyler Scott on back-to-back plays.

"We were gonna keep doing that until they made a play," Nelson said on bunting three straight times.

South Central (5-6, 0-2) gave the opposition a bit of a scare in the bottom of the seventh by scoring two runs thanks to a Clindaniel two-run single, but Balich was able to pitch out of the inning for the victory.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best boys cross country team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses