Lady Norse Hold Off Maconaquah

The Northfield softball team raised their season record to 6-7 Friday with an eight inning win over Maconaquah.

After holding the Braves in the first the Norse went to work right away. Caitlin Eltzroth led off with a walk. After a stolen base by Eltzroth, Katelyn Shafer drove in the first run with a single. Arie Kennedy then singled and both runners advanced when Bethany Azbell was hit by a pitch. The next pitch was a passed ball that scored a run and on the overthrow to home Kennedy hustled in from second to score the third run of the inning, 3-0.

Maconaquah would score two runs in the top of the fifth on a walk, a single and two Norse errors. In the bottom of the inning Emily Shafer led off with a single and was followed by a Katelyn Shafer walk. Kennedy reached on an error by the third baseman which scored the Norse fourth run, 4-2.

Maconaquah manufactured a run in the sixth to make it 4-3.

A double and a single for the Braves in the top of the seventh knotted the score at 4, with the go ahead run being thrown out at second. The Norse drew two walks in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t hit pay dirt to end the game.

Emily Shafer came in to pitch the eighth inning for starting pitcher Katelyn Shafer and retired the Maconaquah side in order. Bethany Azbell started the eighth with a single and was followed with a single from Callie Monce. Kayla Unger drew a walk to load the bases with no outs for Jessica Beeks. Beeks hit in to a fielders choice with a force at home. Caitlin Eltzroth then flew out to left filed, but there was no tag up to try and score. With two outs Amber Parker drew a walk that forced in the winning run for the Norse, 5-4.

Score by Innings    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8     R  H  E
——————————————————
Maconaquah          0  0  0  0  2  1  1  0  –  4  7  4
Northfield Varsity  3  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  –  5  8  3

Northfield Varsity   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO  AB  BF
Katelyn Shafer…… 7    7   4   1   4   8   29  33
Emily Shafer…….. 1    0   0   0   0   1   3   3

Northfield Varsity
Player Name                AB  R   H  RBI  BB  SO  PO  A  LOB
Caitlin Eltzroth ss……. 4   1   2   0   0   0   3   0   0
Amber Parker lf……….. 2   0   0   1   2   2   0   0   0
Emily King   ………… 1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Emily Shafer 3b……….. 3   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   2
Katelyn Shafer p………. 3   1   1   1   1   0   1   2   0
Arie Kennedy 2b……….. 4   1   3   1   0   0   3   1   1
Bethany Azbell c………. 3   0   1   0   0   0   9   0   0
Callie Monce cf……….. 4   1   1   0   0   0   1   1   2
Kayla Unger 1b………… 3   0   0   0   1   0   6   0   0
Hannah Bright rf………. 2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
Jessika Beeks rf……… 2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Total   ……………… 31  5   8   3   5   3   24  7   6

Next game is Saturday at Ft. Wayne Wayne

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