Andover High’s baseball team put up six hits in the first game of its doubleheader against Campus, but couldn’t take much advantage in an 8-3 loss.
The Trojans bounced back with a big way by scoring a dozen runs on nine hits in the nightcap for a 12-7 victory to get the split. With the win and loss, Andover is now 4-2 on the season, with games at Newton scheduled for today.
In the opener, Miles Starks was the only Trojan with two hits. Bryant Klusener, Cooper Nichols, Zach Stater and Josh Norlin all had one hit apiece for the Trojans’ offense to go along with three walks.
Nichols pitched 4 2/3 innings for Andover. He gave up three hits and two earned runs, and he struck out five and walked four.
Campus scored two unearned runs as the Trojans committed four errors.
In the nightcap, the Trojans got off to a better start. Andover scored two runs in the first and second innings each, then added another in the third for a 5-0 lead.
Campus closed the gap to two with three runs in the fifth, but Andover blew the game wide open with a seven-run bottom of the fifth. Campus scored four more runs, but it wasn’t enough.
Klusener led the Trojans on offense. He was a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles at the plate and had three RBIs and a run scored. Brandon Fullington was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Norlin was 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Andover finished with nine hits.
Campus had four errors to Andover’s three. The Colts actually finished with more hits (11).
Norlin turned in a strong pitching performance for the Trojnas. He threw 4 1/3 innings to get the win. He allowed six hits and three earned runs. He threw one strikeout and walked one.
Fullington pitched the final 2 1/3 innings. He gave up five hits and two earned runs. He had three strikeouts and only one walk.