- 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.
Gambill, Fougerousse (4) and Jones; Sterett and Harlan. W -- Sterett. L
-- Gambill. LOB -- Shak 5, Nv 4. 3B -- Gregg. 2B -- Collins, Glassburn,
Next game: Northview (3-2) will host Brown County on Saturday in an 11
a.m. Western Indiana Conference doubleheader.