Hononegah edges Harlem to remain on top of the NIC-10 baseball race

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Hononegah edged Harlem 1-0 Friday in a battle between the top two teams in the NIC-10 baseball standings.

The only run was scored in the bottom of the sixth inning. Tyler Statler led off with a double. He was replaced by a pinch runner. Ryan Blunt then drove a base hit to right field to put the only run up on the board.

Harlem threatened to even things up in the top of the seventh, but the Huskies had a runner thrown out at the plate to end the game. The runner was trying to score after an errant throw got by the first baseman.

Statler was Hononegah’s starting pitcher. He went five innigs and he struck out nine batters before giving way to Payton Mather who completed the shutout.

Eric Steiner was the tough-luck losing pitcher for Harlem.

Hononegah improved its record to (14-6, 9-0). Harlem is now (10-10, 7-2).

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