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Northview wins extra-inning affair versus Sullivan

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Casey Challandes singled a scored a run in the Knights win over Sullivan on Wednesday.

Fresh off a 10-0 six-inning loss to Sullivan one Tuesday night, Northview showed their resiliency by bouncing back for a 5-4, nine-inning win over the Arrows on Wednesday.

Chandra Burns singled home Kayla Glassburn in the bottom of the ninth inning to provide the Knights with a bit of revenge over the Golden Arrows.

Freshman pitcher Stephanie Jonson picked up the victory for the Knights, throwing all nine innings, striking out six batters and walking just three.

"Stephanie (Jonson) is throwing really well right now," said coach Jason Wise. "She's starting to hit her spots, to throw this many innings tonight, shows how she's matured."

The Arrows opened up the scoring in the third inning as a Hanna Wilson singled to lead off the inning and moved to third on Ally McKinley's single. A sacrifice fly would score Wilson before a single by Linzy Frink brought home the second run for Sullivan.

The Knights however would respond with two runs of their own when Elise Sterrett reached on an infield single and moved to third on a passed ball and a wild pitch. The next batter Brittany Brown would walk.

Sterrett however was thrown out at home when Natalie Shoemaker grounded a ball to shortstop. A bunt single by Jennifer Gregg scored Brown before a Glassburn groundout scored Shoemaker.

The Golden Arrows responded with another pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning before Northview responded with a run-scoring single in the bottom half of the inning.

The Knights tied the score in the bottom of the fifth inning when Gregg bunted for another single and Kayla Harlan moved her to third on a single. Gregg would score on a wildpitch from Nikki Vail to set up the extra inning heroics.

Jonson and Vail each pitched scoreless ball over the next three innings, escaping trouble in each frame.

However, in the ninth inning, after Vail had set down Natalie Shoemaker and Gregg, Glassburn singled, followed by another single by Harlan. Burns would then step to the plate and drive a single through the infield to score Glassburn and give the Knights the win.

"(Chandra) Burns has been hitting the ball well recently," said Wise. "I think after losing 10-0 (on Tuesday) and coming back tonight to win shows how far we've come. In the past we might have folded, but this group won't do that."

The Knights will travel to the Jasper Tournament this weekend beginning on Friday night.

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Jonson and Harlan. LeDune, Vail (5) and Burris.

WP -- Jonson. LP -- Vail.

3B -- Glassburn. 2B -- Burris.

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