Top: Jonna Raderstorf hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday.
Bottom: Katie Smith threw a six inning no-hitter for the Knights on Monday night.
Fresh off a share of the Big Four championship at Terre Haute South, the Knights began a busy slate of games by stifling visiting Riverton Parke on Monday night, 10-0 in six innings behind a no-hitter from freshman Katie Smith.
Smith allowed just four baserunners in the game, three on walks and one on an error, but no Panthers found their way on via hit and the Panthers couldn't dent the scoreboard either.
Northview wasted little time in getting their own bats in tune when Jennifer Gregg doubled in the first inning, Erica Conrad singled and Kayla Raderstorf brought home the first run of the game on an RBI single. Traci Sanders followed by blasting a two-run triple and a Brittaney Searing groundout scored the game's fourth run for Northview.
Meanwhile, Smith was tossing up doughnuts on the scoreboard for Northview.
"Katie did an awesome job for us tonight," said coach Bethany Jones. "She's gaining confidence and the defense played their part in helping to give Smith that confidence."
Riverton Parke's Megan Vincent held Northview's bats at bay for a couple of innings before they finally got back on track. This time, the varsity and junior varsity bats got into the act.
In the fourth frame, Brittaney Searing walked to open the inning and Sky Singleton singled to get the offense rolling. Smith came to the plate and dropped an RBI single into centerfield to score Searing. Kyler Clark came to bat and hit a sacrifice fly to score Clark. Bailey Short came in to bat for Kayla Glassburn and looped a single to centerfield to set the plate for sophomore Jonna Raderstorf who scored pinchrunner Olivia Kumpf on a single to give Northview a 7-0 advantage.
"It was nice to get some of the JV girls in and give the others a bit of a rest. Riverton Parke is a little down this year, but our JV was able to come in and produce."
Searing would double and score in the fifth inning on a stolen base and a throwing error to push the lead to eight runs and in the sixth frame, Clark doubled to leadoff the inning and Short got her second hit of the game. Kumpf followed with a single to score Clark and Short would beat the throw home when Ashlyn Yocom hit an infield grounder towards first base to send the 10-run rule into effect.
The Knights improve to 18-4 overall this season and will host Terre Haute North tonight at 5 p.m.
Northview 10, R.Parke 0 (6 innings)
2B -- Nv (Gregg, Searing, Clark). 3B -- Nv (Sanders).
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