The Northfield Lady Norse opened sectional play at North Miami Monday, taking on the #3 team in the state Pioneer and falling 5-0.
The Norse collected just two hits in the game with one of them coming in the first when they threatened to score. With one out Michelle Hunt would be hit by a pitch before and Ally Keaffaber single put runners on first and second. Two strike outs would end the threat. Pioneer would score a run in the bottom of the inning that could have been much worse. Two straight singles and two errors scored a run and had the bases loaded before Abby Hunter struck out the next hitter, then forced a ground ball to short with Addi Baker tagging the runner going to third.
Pioneer would add tow runs in the third to increase their lead to 3-0, then score two more in the sixth.
Emma Hoover had the other Norse hit in the fifth.