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LL: Davenport North takes early lead for 9-5 victory over Grinnell

Davenport North jumped on Grinnell early on its way to a 9-5 win on Tuesday at Memorial Park Field two in six innings, scoring six runs in the first inning.

Davenport North was led by a flawless day at the dish by Jayden Noriega, who went 2-2 against Grinnell’s pitching. He singled in the second and fifth innings.

Brady Steward reached base four times. He doubled in the fourth inning.

Colin Gibson had a short outing, lasting only two-thirds of an inning on the mound for Grinnell before being taken out. Colin surrendered two hits and six runs.

Four relief pitchers didn’t loosen their grasp on the win as they finished off the game for Davenport North. Grayson Heiser faced two batters in relief, while Mitchel Sampson managed to record four outs to aid the victory.

Davenport North increased its lead with two runs in the third. Noah Weiman kicked things off with a single, scoring Alex Glover.

After pushing across one run in the top of the fourth, Grinnell faced just a 8-1 deficit. An RBI double by Trey Gohlmann gave Grinnell life. But, Jayden got Alex Smith to fly out to end the inning.

After pushing across four runs in the top of the fifth, Grinnell faced just a 9-5 deficit. , a wild pitch, a walk by CJ Flanagan, and a wild pitch sparked Grinnell’s rally. The Grinnell threat came to an end when Mitchel finally got Alex to strike out.

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