Fred Main/News East Knox second baseman Gage Steinmetz, top, throws past a sliding Austin Wheeler (18) of Northmor during Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game Friday.

HOWARD — The East Knox baseball team erupted so quickly Friday against Northmor there were vultures circling the field. But, the Knights chased away those hungry for a huge Bulldog victory before finally succumbing, 12-7, in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference action.

“We got off to a good start. We want to keep doing that,” said East Knox coach Randy Baugher. “We’re starting to hit the ball better and get some good pitching.”

After allowing a lone run in the top of the first inning, the Bulldogs (10-0 overall, 6-0 KMAC) exploded in the bottom of the first, sending 12 batters to the plate and scoring six times. Caleb Gallwitz, Dawson David and Gage Steinmetz all had singles in the inning. Ethan Beckett had the big hit of the inning, driving in two runs with a long double. EK was aggressive on the basepaths, stealing four bases in the first inning and forcing the Knights (5-3, 2-3) into two errors.

Beckett then just missed a home run in the second, getting a triple off the center-field fence. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Weston Melick.

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