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Knights beat Polk

North Lincoln downed Polk County 7-3 Wednesday night at Polk County.
Junior Josh Belk (2-2) pitched his second-consecutive complete game. He struck out 11 batters and walked eight in giving up only two hits.
“He wants the ball and he’s going to go out there and give it everything he’s got. He didn’t have his best stuff against Polk, but I kept asking him if he was ready to come out and he said no,” Knights’ head coach Sean Andrews said of Belk.
Belk also helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a homerun and two RBIs. Michael Gibson also had two hits with a 2-for-4 performance with one RBI and a stolen base.
T.J. Skidmore also went 2-for-4 with a RBI. Kyle Baker doubled off the top of the fence, just missing a homerun.
Sophomore Trent Hopkins went 0-for-1 with three walks ending his hit streak at 12 games.
Daniel McEntyre, who has stolen 32 bases in 17 games, hit a two-run homer in the third.
The Knights collected nine hits in the game and could’ve had more according to Andrews.
“We killed the ball. Any time we hit the ball, they’re guy was either catching it at their face or at their shoulder,” he said.
The win raises North Lincoln’s record to 5-1 in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference. They are second behind Bessemer City.
by John Mark Brooks

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