The Noblesville Millers’ effort to come back from down seven runs in the sixth inning came up just short, as they fell 9-7 to Harrison on Monday. The Millers scored six runs in the comeback attempt on a groundout by Owen Jones, a walk by Brady Simmons, a single by Kadin Hamilton, a single by Max Milam, a single by Aidan Shoemaker, and a single by Connor Bloss.
Noblesville fell behind early in the loss. Harrison scored on a double by Smith in the first inning, a single by Zimmerman in the first inning, an error in the second inning, a single by Sharp in the second inning, and a walk by Van Liew in the second inning.
Harrison got on the board in the first inning when Smith doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Noblesville put up six runs in the sixth inning. Jones, Simmons, Hamilton, Milam, Shoemaker, and Bloss powered the big inning with RBIs.
Harrison scored three runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower by Harrison was led by Czajkowski, Sharp, and Van Liew, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
McCormick led things off on the hill for Harrison. He went five innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out six.
Eli Ketterer was on the hill for the Millers. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out two and walking zero. Shoemaker, Hamilton, and Nick Golden each contributed in relief for the Millers.
Noblesville scattered nine hits in the game. Bloss and Luke Wilson all collected multiple hits for the Millers. Wilson and Bloss each collected two hits to lead the Millers.
Harrison totaled 12 hits. Robertson, Zimmerman, Knoy, and Sharp each managed multiple hits for Harrison. Robertson led Harrison with four hits in four at-bats. Harrison didn’t commit a single error in the field. Smith had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.