JASPER -- The Northview softball team put forth a dominating effort to top the competition at the Jasper Invitational over the weekend, completing a 3-0 mark before rain halted the tourney on Saturday.
The Knights received the tourney title on the tiebreaker of fewest runs allowed.
On Saturday, Northview got started by knocking off Evansville Reitz by an 8-1 score as Sarah Phillips and Taylor Carter combined on the victory. The Knights opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning before the Panthers responded with the tying tally in their own half of the inning against Phillips.
Reitz tallied a pair of hits and drew a walk while scoring the run off Phillips. From there, Carter finished off the game by striking out 12 Reitz hitters and gave up just two hits while shutting them out the remaining six frames.
Meanwhile, Northview's offense produced the winning run in the second inning and went on to solidify the victory with six runs over the final three innings.
Alyssa Conrad was 2-for-3 at the plate, both hits were doubles and she drove in a run while scoring twice. Ashley Hughes also was 2-for-3, scored once and stole a base. Carter helped her own cause with a 3-for-4 game, she scored a run, hit two doubles, added a triple and drove in three runs. Her catcher, Jessica LaTourette had a 2-for-3 game at the plate with an RBI and a walk. Kylie McKee drove in two runs with a pair of hits and Phillips also contributed a two-hit contest, drove in a run and scored once.
In the final game of the afternoon, rain began to set in, but not before the Knights drilled North Harrison for a nine-run outburst in the first inning on the way to a shortened, 14-0 victory in four innings.
Carter earned her sixth win in the circle while allowing just two hits, walking one and striking out five.
Conrad was 1-for-2 at the plate with a double, a walk and two runs scored and Hughes crossed the plate three times with a double, an RBI and a 2-for-3 game. Carter was big at the plate once more, driving in five runs with a 3-for-3 game, smacking a double and scoring once. Hope Torbert drove in a run with a base hit, Nicole Nelson added an RBI and a hit and LaTourette, Kindra Cox and Jensen Swaim all had a hit.
Hughes was 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI, scored twice, stole a base and walked once. Carter was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and three RBI. LaTourette starred at the plate with a 3-for-4 night at the plate with a double and two RBI. McKee went 2-for-2 with two RBI and crossed the plate twice. Ashlee Ball was also 2-for-2 for the Knights.
Lahue, Bickel (3) and Shutters; Carter (W) and LaTourette
2B -- Nv (LaTourette 2, Carter, McKee). SB -- Nv (Hughes).
Phillips, Carter (1) and Torbert, LaTourette (1); Wytovak and Shutte.
2B -- Nv (Conrad 2, Carter 2). 3B -- Nv (Carter).
Carter (W, 6-0) and LaTourette; Whelan and House.
2B -- Nv (Conrad, Hughes, Carter).
Next game: Northview (7-0 overall) hosts Plainfield on Monday.