The Class A No.-2 ranked Riverton Parke Panthers were able to take advantage of Northview's miscues and eight walks to defeat the Knights 11-1 in five innings Monday night.
The Panthers opened the game with a run in the first inning before scoring four runs in the second frame.
The Knights nearly got out of the inning with minimal damage after an error on a linedrive by Christina Gravil. After three straight walks forced Gravil home, Northview pitcher Stephanie Jonson got back-to-back force outs at home on ground balls from Amber Porter and Heather Chambers.
With two-outs the Knights nearly were out of the inning with just a single run allowed, but a walk to Brandy Brown forced another run home and Ashley Loomis smacked a two-run single to up the score to 5-0 after two innings.
The Knights responded with a run of their own in the third inning when Natalie Shoemaker ripped a two-out double to the leftfield wall, moved to third on a passed ball and Jennifer Gregg reached base on an infield single to bring her home.
But the Panthers would come right back with a big inning.
Porter drew a leadoff walk to start off the fourth inning followed by a single by Chambers and a walk to Loomis that loaded the bases. A fielder's choice grounder by Ashley Amerman was bobbled briefly and the throw home was in the dirt and skipped by catcher Kayla Harlan for two Panther runs. A single by Gravis would bring home two more runs and Riverton Parke was in control of the contest.
The Panthers scored two more runs in the top of the fifth inning and the Knights were unable to tally another run bringing the 10-run rule into effect.
The Knights dropped to 8-10 this season with a game versus Terre Haute North tonight at 5 p.m.
Jonson and Harlan. Loomis and Chambers.
WP -- Loomis. LP -- Jonson.
2B -- Shoemaker.