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Sterrett powers Knights to victory

Friday, April 16, 2004

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Elise Sterrett pitched a three-hit victory for Northview versus Shakamak and also had a pair of hits, including a two-run double in the third inning for the Knights.

- Senior earns win and has two hits

The Northview Knights are hot!

Through their last three high school girls softball games, the Knights have had 12, 13 and 11-hit games. And, of course, Northview has won all three contests.

The Knights belted out 12 hits in five innings Thursday evening in a 12-2 non-conference 10-run rule victory over the Shakamak Lakers.

It was Elise Sterett's turn to star for the Knights. Sterett pitched a three-hitter and went 2-for-3 at hte plate with a two-run double in the third inning.

"Elise is someone that just stepped up tonight," Northview Coach Jason Wise said. "I think that has been a key (for our team), too. I never know from one game to the next who that other player is going to be, step up and give us a couple of hits, and (Sterett) had a couple of big hits tonight for us."

Kayla Glassburn, Jennifer Gregg and Kayla Harlan also had two hits and key ones for the Knights.

Glassburn started Northview's four-run first winning with a leadoff double. Natalie Shoemaker received a walk and Chandra Burns rapped a single that scored both runner. When Brittnee Yocom reached first on an error, Burns raced home for the third run. Yocom scored later on a passed ball.

Sterett led off the second with a walk, stole second and scored on a single by Gregg.

In the third inning, Northview scored three runs when Yocom singled to

bring home Burns and Sterett doubled to bring in Harlan, who reached base on a single, and Yocom.

And in the fourth inning, after Glassburn led off with a single, Gregg followed with her first triple of the season into the right-center field gap. Singles by Natalie Shoemaker, Harlan and Challandes and a Shakamak error cleared the way for Northview to score four runs.

Coach Wise made a last-minute decision to start Sterett on the mound.

The righthander held Shakamak (5-3) to just three hits. "She did an excellent job tonight. I couldn't be happier with that performance. That's a pretty good Shakamak team out there," Wise said of Sterett.

Wise started Sterett in the non-conference game to test the depth of Northview's pitching staff. The Knights host Brown County in an 11 a.m. Western Indiana Conference doubleheader on Saturday.

"We wanted to see if (Sterett) was ready for the conference games. I was a little worried that the other two pitchers might not be able to hold up through two games," Wise said.

Shakamak02000--233
Northview4134x--12121

Gambill, Fougerousse (4) and Jones; Sterett and Harlan. W -- Sterett. L

-- Gambill. LOB -- Shak 5, Nv 4. 3B -- Gregg. 2B -- Collins, Glassburn,

Sterett.

Next game: Northview (3-2) will host Brown County on Saturday in an 11

a.m. Western Indiana Conference doubleheader.



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