Multiple Teams · Rangers stay hot, sweep Madison

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Kenny Streb and Tyler Nagorski each had three hits and Jack Piascik drove in four runs to lead North to a 14-4 win at Madison on Wednesday.

With the win, the Rangers earned a series sweep of the Blue Streaks and improved to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the Western Reserve Conference.

Get your baseball gear“Picking up the sweep against Madison is huge for us, especially against such a quality opponent,” said North coach Kyle Stahlberg. “It really speaks to the focus, positive mindset and attention to team goals that these young men have set for themselves. They are showing up each day and are playing with a chip on their shoulder and are playing each game with intensity and purpose. When you stay within your abilities, don’t try and do too much and play with that sort of attitude, that is a recipe for success.”

That success helped the Rangers extend their current win streak to six games with the last four coming by seven runs or more.

Nagorski’s RBI double in the top of the fifth helped the Rangers slam the door on the Blue Streaks with a five-inning run rule.

“It was a great team win today and we all started off strong,” Nagorski said. “Getting a win in the WRC is very important because we have a lot of great teams in our conference and in the end it’s going to come down to the final game or two. Every at bat I had today I was looking fastball on the first pitch trying to take it right back up the middle.”

Streb now has eight hits and eight runs batted in during North’s last four games.

“I walked up with confidence after slowing my swing down to time up the pitches and looked to drive fastballs,” Streb said.

Charlie Finucan struck out five and didn’t allow a run in four innings of work to pick up the pitching victory.

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