Times Staff Report
Times Staff Report
FARMERSBURG -- The Northview softball team improved to 19-5 this season as Taylor Carter blasted her seventh home run of the season and the Knights won 2-0 after scoring single runs in both of the final two innings.
Whitney Halfhill got the pitching win to improve to 6-0 this season and Carter came in to save the game in the seventh inning.
Carter was 2-for-4 at the plate with the solo home run and Halfhill added an RBI with a double to aid her cause. Alyssa Conrad, Jensen Swaim, Madison Nevins and Ashley Hughes all had base hits in the victory.
In the junior varsity contest, North Central scored in every inning on the way to a 14-5 victory.
Lindsey Potter was 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a double. Tori Tilley had two RBI and had a hit and Hannah McGinty, Shelby Dupin, Mikayla Atkinson, Deaven McCrocklin and Hannah Ray each had hits.
The varsity squad takes on Owen Valley Friday night.
Halfhill (W, 6-0), Carter (7th, Sv) and Hughes; Chambers (L) and Young.
2B -- Nv (Halfhill). HR -- Carter (7).
Tilley (L) and Atkinson; Lucas (W) and Netherlain.
CLINTON -- The Northview Knights grabbed custody of the program's first outright Western Indiana Conference since the 2002 season with a 7-2 victory on the road at South Vermillion on Tuesday evening.
Kodie Girton pitched a complete game, striking out 10 Wildcats while allowing two earned runs in the victory.
The Knights got on the board in the first inning as Craig Peters singled and Zach Hull doubled. Connor Pierce drove both runs home with an RBI base hit to put Northview on top.
In the fourth inning, Connor Ganly reached on an error and Girton smashed his fifth triple of the year to bring him home. Peters drew a walk and Hull followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home a run. Tyler Wilson drove in Peters with an RBI single and moved to third on a base hit by Dan Reberger. TJ Decker brought both runs home with a two-run double.
Though the Knights piled up nine hits in the game, coach Scott McDonald believed that his team was still recovering from the hectic schedule around the Big Four Tourney.
"We just never could put (South Vermillion) away like we wanted. After the weekend we had starting last Friday with a win over Edgewood, then the Big 4 Championship on Saturday, and then West Vigo last night, it was understandable," McDonald said. "We were every excited to clinch the outright WIC Championship for our baseball program and Northview High School.
"Four big games in a four-day period really took it out of them," McDonald added. "Kodie threw the ball well, our defense was really good, and we never really put together back to back big innings. Zach swung the bat really well tonight, and the rest of the guys got positive at bats for us."
The Knights (15-3 overall, 5-0 WIC) host Owen Valley on Friday night at 5 p.m.
At South Vermillion
Girton (W, 3-1) and Glenn; Lawson (L, 1-3), Vaughan (4) and Vaughan, Lawson (4).
2B -- Nv (Hull, Decker). 3B -- Nv (Girton).
CLINTON -- The Northview softball team withstood a seventh inning rally by the host Wildcats to claim a 5-3 conference victory on the road Tuesday night.
Alyssa Conrad drove home two runs with a hit and Ashley Hughes produced an RBI and scored twice as part of a two-hit game. Freshman Whitney Halfhill added a double and an RBI, Jensen Swaim doubled in her only at-bat and winning pitcher Taylor Carter had a 2-for-4 game while allowing three earned runs, six hits and striking out five.
The Knights (18-5 overall, 3-1 WIC) traveled to North Central on Wednesday and host Owen Valley on Friday night.
At South Vermillion
Carter (W, 13-5) and Hughes; Dunegan (L) and Hixon.
2B -- Nv (Halfhill, Swaim).
TERRE HAUTE --The Terre Haute North boy's golf team made use of its first opportunity to play on its home course at Hulman Links Tuesday night, winning over Northview by 21 strokes.
Sophomore Adam LaGrange shot a 38 for medalist honors as North won 163 to 184 over the Knights.
Senior Larry Knight led the Knights with a 41 followed by a 46 from Seth Payton, Jacqueb Taylor carded a 48, Dylan Nesty had 49 and Keegan Roembke had a 51.
The Knights host Clay City this evening at Forest Park Golf Course at 4:30 p.m.
At Hulman Links Golf Course
T.H. North 163, Northview 184
Northview (184): Larry Knight 41, Jacqueb Taylor 48, Keegan Roembke 51, Dylan Nesty 49, Seth Payton 46, Dylan Sutherland 61, Gabe Rogers No score
T.H. North (163): Sam Pollock 42, Adam LaGrange 38, Evan Perdiew 44, Andrew Behnke 40, Brendan O'Connell 44, Ryan Baker 43