ENGLEWOOD — Held scoreless for five innings, North Port High School’s offense exploded for four runs in the top of the sixth, and the Bobcats went on to defeat Lemon Bay 6-1 in a nondistrict contest Thursday night.
Trailing 1-0 entering the sixth, North Port sent nine men to the plate against reliever Shane Shifflett to put an end to the Manta Rays’ five-game winning streak. Jacob Sheldon led off with a single and scored on a triple by Michael Brown to tie it. The Bobcats followed with a double by Chase O’Neil, a sacrifice bunt by Nick Brown, a walk to Clark Trembley and singles by Justin Hartshorne and Travis Glenney to make it 4-1.
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