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North Shore’s Zach Evans is carrying the load. Photo by Jimme Aggison

Originally appeared on Vype.com.

Coming into the North Shore versus Lamar game, the million-dollar question was if North Shore's new school players could handle the old school veteran players of Lamar.

North Shore’s horsepower comes from their freshman quarterback Dematrius Davis and their sophomore running back Zach Evans, while for Lamar, their weapons happen to be seniors who are heavily recruited by D1 colleges.

However, D1 recruited or not, the youngsters from the Mustangs showed that they weren’t fazed by Lamar’s heavily recruited talent as they led North Shore to a 44-29 victory.

The first half was a blowout.

The Mustang’s senior linebacker Jacoby Allen caught a pick 6 off Lamar’s Ty Holden that kick-started North Shore’s dominant first half.

Immediately following the pick, Lamar turned the ball over as they fumbled on a kickoff return.

North Shore would capitalize again, as they took a 14-0 lead off an Evans two-yard touchdown run.

The Mustangs next two scores came from freshmen quarterback Davis who connected with senior receiver Jaylen Lewis for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Evans, the running back for North Shore would score again and make the score 28-0 in the second quarter.

Though Lamar started off shooting themselves in the foot, they got somewhat back on track with a 79-yard kick return for a touchdown by senior defensive back D’Shawn Jamison.

That allowed Lamar to end the half on a good note, even though they were still down 28-7 to North Shore.

Though the first half started out as a blowout, in the second half Lamar kept fighting.

Lamar forced North Shore into a fumble and Lamar recovered the fumble on North Shore’s 34-yard line.

Lamar tried to convert off the fumble but they would later give the ball back when North Shore’s senior defensive back Drevian Williams-Nelson picked off a Lamar pass in the back of the endzone.

The pick later set up Evans for another touchdown. Evans finished the game with four touchdowns and 174 yards rushing. His touchdown after the pick gave North Shore a 34-7 lead after their extra point was blocked.

All together Lamar gave up 21 points off turnovers, and the closest they came to coming back after their 28-0 deficit was in the fourth when they were down 44-29.

Despite the two interceptions, Lamar’s quarterback Holden accounted for three touchdown passes. He threw two to senior receiver Roderic Burns and another one to senior Al ‘Vonte Woodard, all were in the second half.

Holden’s touchdown pass to Woodard is what cut the deficit to 44-29. After that score, with about two minutes remaining in the game, Lamar kicked an onside kick and recovered it.

Lamar tried to continue their comeback, but a backwards pitch on a run-option was deflected and caused another fumble for Lamar. North Shore recovered the fumble and put an end to Lamar’s hopes for a comeback.

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The losing streak continues

Mariners get walk-off win over short-staffed Astros

Alex De Goti had an impressive debut. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

After a brutal homestand capped off by losing five players to the IL for health and safety protocols, the once 5-1 Astros brought their now 6-6 record to T-Mobile park in Seattle to try and right the ship. They'd have to do it with new and young players in the lineup using the "next man up" mentality to get some wins against the first-place Mariners.

Though the young bats would work themselves into a lead most of the night, Houston's bullpen wouldn't be able to hold the Mariners down, with Seattle ultimately walking things off in the ninth.

Final Score: Mariners 6, Astros 5

Astros' Record: 6-7, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Anthony Misiewicz (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Ryne Stanek (0-1)

After a quiet start, Houston gets three in the fifth

After cruising through the Astros through the first four innings, allowing only a walk over that span, Houston was able to put up a big inning against Yusei Kikuchi in the top of the fifth. Carlos Correa notched the first hit of the night, followed by a walk by Taylor Jones to put two on base.



That brought Alex De Goti, making his major-league debut, to the plate and, in his second career at-bat, would get his first hit and RBI, bringing in Correa from second on a single. A second run would come on the same play on a throwing error, then Chaz McCormick made it a three-run inning with an RBI-double, putting Houston out front 3-0.

Urquidy comes an out shy of a quality start

Meanwhile, Jose Urquidy was doing well through five innings. On track for a much-needed quality start, the Mariners would tag him in the bottom of the sixth, getting three-straight hits to bring in two runs to lead off the frame and leaving a runner on second base with no outs.

Urquidy would rebound to get the next two batters on strikeouts, but at 90 pitches and with a left-handed hitter up next, Dusty Baker would bring in lefty Brooks Raley to try and get out of the inning with the one-run lead intact. Raley would do his job, putting Uruidy's line final: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 90 P.

Teams trade two-run seventh innings

The young bats for Houston struck again in the top of the seventh, with Jones and De Goti leading it off with back-to-back singles before Jason Castro would load the bases with a walk. With two outs, Aledmys Diaz would push the lead back to three with a two-RBI single, making it 5-2.

With Raley out after facing his one batter, next out of Houston's bullpen was Bryan Abreu to help maintain Houston's lead. Instead, he would give up two runs on two hits and a walk while getting just two outs before Baker moved on to Blake Taylor, who would get the last out of the seventh with Houston hanging on to a one-run lead at 5-4.

Mariners get the walk-off win

Taylor remained in the game in the bottom of the eighth, and after getting an out, would allow a game-tying solo home run to Evan White before injuring himself trying to field an infield single. Ryne Stanek entered and finished off the eighth, sending the tie game to the ninth.

After Houston came up empty in the top half, Stanek remained in the game in the bottom of the ninth, attempting to force extras. Back-to-back walks ended Stanek's night, with the Astros hoping Ryan Pressly could bail them out. He couldn't, though, giving up the walk-off hit as the Mariners would take the opener, 6-5.

Up Next: Game two of this three-game set will start an hour earlier on Saturday, with first pitch at 8:10 PM Central. Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.08 ERA) will try to rebound from a poor start his last time out for the Astros, while the Mariners will hand the ball to Chris Flexen (1-0, 4.50 ERA).

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