Times Sports Editor
NASHVILLE -- The Brown County Eagles hadn't given up a run in 24 consecutive innings coming into Tuesday's pivotal Western Indiana Conference softball battle with the Northview Knights. Perhaps fittingly was the fact that Northview also hadn't been scored on in the previous two games, earning shutouts against Linton and Sullivan.
One team was going to crack as both teams remained unbeaten in the early stages of conference play as Brown County shut out South Vermillion twice over the weekend, which followed a blanking of Monrovia last week as the Eagles improved to 10-2 overall. In Tuesday's match-up, the Knights wasted little time in breaking the Eagles' scoreless streak, pushing across a run in the first inning and adding the game-winner in the seventh for a 2-1 victory. The Knights improved to 2-0 in the WIC and 12-3 overall this season.
Northview's Ashley Hughes had an RBI double in the victory and Taylor Carter provided two hits, including an RBI and a walk. The junior also got the pitching win, striking out 13 Brown County hitters without allowing a base on ball.
Also for Northview, Hope Torbert had a double and a walk and Whitney Halfhill scored both runs, had a single and stole a base.
Northview is back in action on the road this evening with a trip to Turkey Run at 5 p.m.
At Brown County
Carter (W, 9-3) and Hughes; Johnson, McDonald (5) and Leggins.
2B -- Nv (Hughes, Torbert). SB -- Nv (Halfhill).