Lady Chargers hitting stride down the stretch in softball play

Posted 5/3/19

SOUTHERN PINES — The Northwood softball team picked up three wins last week to improve to 6-4 in 3A Big Eight Conference play and to 11-7 overall.

Included in the victories was a wild 13-9 …

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Lady Chargers hitting stride down the stretch in softball play

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SOUTHERN PINES — The Northwood softball team picked up three wins last week to improve to 6-4 in 3A Big Eight Conference play and to 11-7 overall.

Included in the victories was a wild 13-9 defeat of 4A Pinecrest and a sweep of Durham Hilliside by a forfeit and a 20-0 decision.

Down in Southern Pines on Wednesday evening. Northwood used a four run first to never trail before icing the game with a six run fifth.

The Chargers wrapped out 22 hits in the victory including Hannah Weigle going 4-for-5 with three RBI while Lauren Davis was 3-for-4 with three runs and a triple, and Allison Coker 3-for-5 with two RBI and a double.

Emma Douglas chipped in a 3-for-4 effort with an RBI while Jamie Christensen was 3-for-5 with a run and two RBI, Chloe Lineman 2-for-3 with four RBI, Erika Seils 2-for-5 with a run, Mayci Springle 1-for-1 with three runs and an RBI, and Caroline Dorshimer 1-for-4 with two runs.

Pinecrest was led by Alyssa Parks who went 2-for-4 with a run, two RBI, a double, and a triple while Ashlee Ogburn was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, and Olivia Morse 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Weigle picked up the win on the mound for the Chargers after hurling all seven innings and yielding 14 hits, nine runs (seven earned), no walks while striking out 12.

Gracie Hough was tagged with the loss for the Patriots after working seven innings and allowing 17 hits, 13 runs (six earned), one walk and fanning four.

Northwood also received a forfeit loss to Durham Hillside after mashing the same Hornet club 20-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Pittsboro.

The Chargers plated 17 runs in the first innings and three more in the second to stop the contest after two and a half innings.

Northwood compiled 11 hits offensively led by Chloe Lineman going 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, a triple and a walk while while Davis was 2-for-2 with two runs, a walk, a double and three RBI and a stolen base.

Adding a 2-for-2 day with an RBI and a walk was Weigle while Douglas was 1-for-1 with three runs, an RBI, a double and a walk, Christensen 1-for-1 with two runs, a walk and a stolen base, Trinity Frick 1-for-1 with a two-run triple, and Chandler Adams 1-for-1 with a walk and a three-run home run.

Mayci Springle also scored a pair of runs, drove in a run, walked three times, and stole a pair of bases for the Chargers while Grace Leonard scored three runs.

Weigle hurled a three inning perfect game, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced.

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