The North Springs varsity baseball team was able to hold for a 4-3 win over Norcross in a late night game played at the LakePoint Baseball Complex due to soggy field conditions at both schools’ baseball facilities. The visiting Blue Devils jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and added 2 more runs in the top of the third, chasing Spartans starting pitcher Buck Olson after 3 innings. Second baseman Cole Gabbai moved over to the mound in relief of Olson and tossed 4 innings of no hit relief for the Spartans.
The Spartans’ offense picked up runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, highlighted by a sacrifice fly by Olson that scored Dylan Reid to give the Spartans the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth. Gabbai also contributed on the offensive end going 2 for 2 with 2 RBI. Freshman Jake Streeter was 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs scored and Micah Kornblum added an RBI triple and 1 run scored for the Spartans.
The Spartans take on the Roswell Hornets Saturday March 2nd in a twi-night double header at Jon P. Cohen Field on the campus of Roswell High School beginning at 4 p.m.