Lady Norse Win Battle Of Metro

In a game that was expected to be close, the Northfield Lady Norse softball team scored 2 runs in the 5th to edge the Southwood Lady Knights 4-3 Monday.

Northfield would get on the board in the first when Arie Kennedy would lead off with a single and advance to second and third on a passed ball. After Knight pitcher Jenny Bentley struck out the next two Norse hitters, Katelyn Shafer reached on an error that brought home Kennedy for a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the third, Callie Monce hit a one out single to start a Norse rally. Monce would advance to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball when Shafer came through again, this time with a double to extend the Northfield lead to 2-0.

In the bottom of the third the Knight bats would get busy. Jordyn Chain would reach on an error and after two fielders’s choice ground ball outs, it looked like the Knights would not capitalize. Logan Hensley then reached on a Norhfield error, advancing pinch runner Kirby to 3rd. Meranda Friend would then single home Kirby to cut the Norse lead in half at 2-1, with Hensley scoring on the throw to tie the score at 2. Goble would then single to score Friend and the Knights led 3-2 after three.

With one out in the 5th the Lady Norse would regain the momentum. Callie Monce singled and was followed by a Caitlin Eltzroth double to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Katelyn Shafer then walked to load the bases. With two outs Jessica Beeks singled home Monce and Eltzroth to give Northfield a 4-3 lead which would end up being the final score.

Northfield
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
A. Kennedy 4 1 1 0 0 0
C. Monce 4 2 3 0 0 1
C. Eltzroth 4 1 1 0 0 2
K. Shafer 2 0 1 1 1 0
A. Keaffaber 4 0 0 0 0 1
J. Beeks 4 0 1 2 0 1
E. Shafer 3 0 1 0 0 1
B. Burcroff 3 0 0 0 0 1
P. Holley 3 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 31 4 8 3 1 10
Batting
2B: C. Eltzroth, K. Shafer, E. Shafer
TB: A. Kennedy, C. Monce 3, C. Eltzroth 2, K. Shafer 2, J. Beeks, E. Shafer 2
RBI: K. Shafer, J. Beeks 2
ROE: K. Shafer, B. Burcroff
HBP: K. Shafer
SB: C. Monce
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 15 (45.45%)

Arie Kennedy , Callie Monce 3 , Caitlin Eltzroth 2 , Katelyn Shafer 3 , Abby Keaffaber , Jessika Beeks 2 , Emily Shafer , Breanna Burcroff , Paige Holley

Fielding
E: E. Shafer 2, P. Holley 2, A. Kennedy 2, C. Eltzroth
Southwood
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO
M. Mettler 4 0 0 0 0 3
S. Chain 3 0 2 0 1 0
J. Bentley 3 0 1 0 1 0
C. Simpson 4 0 0 0 0 1
L. Hensley 2 1 0 0 1 0
M. Friend 4 1 2 2 0 0
L. Goble 4 0 1 1 0 1
B. Lundmark 3 0 0 0 0 1
A. Grossnickle 2 0 0 0 1 1
B. Kirby 0 1 0 0 0 0
K. Rhamy 1 0 0 0 0 1
K. Baxter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 3 6 3 4 8
Batting
TB: S. Chain 2, J. Bentley, M. Friend 2, L. Goble
RBI: M. Friend 2, L. Goble
ROE: S. Chain, J. Bentley, L. Hensley, M. Friend, L. Goble
FC: J. Bentley, C. Simpson
HBP: L. Hensley
PO: K. Baxter
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 15 (42.86%)

Mikala Mettler , Skylar Chain 3 , Jenny Bentley , Logan Hensley 2 , Meranda Friend 3 , Lacey Goble 3 , Bailey Lundmark , Abby Grossnickle

Northfield
Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
K. Shafer 21 7.0 6 3 0 4 8 0 62.9%
Totals 21 7.0 6 3 0 4 8 0 62.9%
Pitching
Win: K. Shafer
Hit batters: K. Shafer
Wild Pitch: K. Shafer
Pitches-Strikes: K. Shafer 116-73
Groundouts-Flyouts: K. Shafer 7-2
Southwood
Pitching O IP H R ER BB SO HR S%
J. Bentley 21 7.0 8 4 3 1 10 0 71.4%
Totals 21 7.0 8 4 3 1 10 0 71.4%
Pitching
Loss: J. Bentley
Hit batters: J. Bentley
Wild Pitch: J. Bentley
Pitches-Strikes: J. Bentley 105-75
Groundouts-Flyouts: J. Bentley 6-5

Northfield took the junior varsity game 12-10 in a shortened 5 inning game because of darkness.

Collecting hits for Northfield were Breanna Burcroff, Abigail Poole, Alyssia Lambert, Kelsey Reahard and Katelyn Gribben. Paige Holley and Abby Keaffaber pitched five innings in the victory.

For Southwood

Kenzie Rhamy- 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, Kaylee Bixby- 1/3, 2 RBI, Miranda Friend- 1/3, 3 R, Skylar Chain- 1/1 , 2 R, 1 BB, Kiley Leach- 1/3, Kate Baxter- 1/3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, Brianna Kirby- 1/1, 1 R,

Pitching Statistics:

Bailey Lundmark- (L) 5 IP, 6 H, 12 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 6 K

 

Photos By Sam Knight

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