The New Palestine baseball team surrendered seven first-inning runs and eventually fell 14-3 to Bloomington North Tuesday in Bloomington.
It was the Cougars’ second win over the Dragons in a seven-day span. Bloomington North has won 18 straight games.
Bloomington North sent 11 batters to the plate in the first, starting with a leadoff homer by Pomona-Pitzer recruit Harry Dellyannis. The Cougars had seven hits and two walks in the inning. Bloomington North added another run in the second, a two-run homer in the third and then a walk-off grand slam in the sixth.
The Dragons scored three runs in the top of the fourth. Jack Walker – playing a few miles from where he will play collegiately at Indiana – drew a leadoff walk. Noah Mack reached to put two runners on. Eric Roudebush followed with an RBI single. Grant Wiegand had a sacrifice fly and Grant Hickman an RBI double.
Colby Jenkins led the Dragons offensively, going 2-for-3. Mack, Roudebush, Hickman and Alex Kropp also had hits for the Dragons.
The Dragons are now 13-12 on the season. They next play Thursday at Greenwood.