Shiloh had their ace pitcher Canaan Fagerland on the mound who is arguably the best pitcher in the Region and the Night Hawks countered with one of their best with Mason DeFoe.
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Shiloh got on board first with three runs in the second inning. Two Night Hawks crossed the plate in the third to get them within one run. Another three run inning by Shiloh in the sixth gave them the breathing room they needed. Shear Huntington had the key hit in the inning for Shiloh with a two-run round tripper. Huntington ended up with three runs batted in for the game. Warrick Dilse had a run scoring single in the Night Hawk half of the sixth for their final run. But the sixth was looking like a Night Hawk comeback. After scoring one they had the bases loaded and only one out when Tate Norby hit a bullet that the Shiloh shortstop was able to catch and he stepped on second before the runner could get back and completed the double play.
Fagerland picked up the 6-3 win going six and two-thirds innings giving up six hits, eight strike outs and walking two. With two outs in the seventh he was relieved by Josh Slaubaugh due to the pitch count. Slaubaugh got the last out. Defoe went the route for the Night Hawks giving up ten hits, striking out four and walking one. Bo Wilson went two-for-three for the Night Hawks. Shiloh also won the second game, which does not count in the region standings, by an 11-5 score.
The game was interrupted three times due to weather. Short delays were due to blowing dust and then lightning. In the fifth the rain came and they all headed for the dugouts with the ground crew laying out the tarps. It lasted about 15 minutes and the game resumed.
The Night Hawks also lost to Beulah at Beulah 11-4 on May 9. Warrick Dilse was the losing pitcher in that game.
Next up for the Night Hawks is at Hazen on May 16 and then the Region tourney at Hettinger, May 20-23.