WICHITA, Kan. — There are two things the North Pole Nicks have yet to do at the National Baseball Congress World Series.
They haven't lost, nor have they committed an error, in five Series games.
Friday night, the Nicks (39-19) became the only undefeated team left in the double-elimination semipro tournament with an 8-4 victory over Liberal, Kan.
"We did the same things that have made us successful all year," said Nicks assistant Coach Bob Brontsema, a former player at Chatsworth High and College of the Canyons. "Another errorless game and we got some big hits."
North Pole played its 26th errorless game this season and had 12 hits.
The Nicks led, 2-1, after six innings and sealed the victory with four runs in the top of the eighth inning when the first seven batters reached base. Former Hart catcher Todd Zeile had a run-scoring single in the inning.