Senior third baseman Jerrad Carr had two doubles and four RBI to lead the Northridge High School baseball team past Heath 10-9 in a Division III district final May 24 at Beavers Field in Lancaster.

Senior third baseman Jerrad Carr had two doubles and four RBI to lead the Northridge High School baseball team past Heath 10-9 in a Division III district final May 24 at Beavers Field in Lancaster.

The fifth-seeded Vikings (18-10) won the program's first district title by rallying for four runs in the seventh inning. It was their first district final appearance since 2002. The game had been suspended because of bad weather after a half inning May 23.

"It was awesome to be able to rewrite the Northridge record book," Carr said. "We had been (down late in the game) before and we knew we would fight to the end. We knew we could come back."

Northridge advanced to a regional semifinal at 2 p.m. May 30 at the Athletes in Action complex in Xenia to play Cincinnati Summit Country Day or Middletown Fenwick.

The Vikings took advantage of nine walks and three hit batters to twice rally from deficits. They trailed 3-1 entering the fifth but scored five times to take a 6-3 lead, highlighted by Carr's three-run double and a two-run single by sophomore outfielder Clayton Nicks.

The 13th-seeded Bulldogs (16-14) answered with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take an 8-6 lead.

In the seventh, freshman second baseman Ethan Chalfant and sophomore outfielder Greg Wilson both had two-run singles.

Senior Ross Wilson pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief to get the victory. He gave up a run on two hits and had two strikeouts and a walk.

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The Northridge High School baseball team will have to wait another day for a chance to win the program's first district title.

The scoreless Division III district final May 23 at Beavers Field in Lancaster was suspended because of rain in the middle of the first inning.

The game will be resumed at 4 p.m. May 24.

Northridge (17-10) batted in the first inning, but did not score. Sophomore outfielder Greg Wilson drew a one-out walk off Heath senior starting pitcher Andrew Chacey. Wilson stole second but was left stranded.

Heath (16-13) never sent a batter to the plate against Vikings senior starting pitcher Storm Strout.

The winner will advance to a regional semifinal at 2 p.m. May 30 at the Athletes in Action complex in Xenia to play Cincinnati Madeira, Cincinnati Summit Country Day, Middletown Fenwick or Waynesville.