SILER CITY — Northwood plated four runs in the top of the fifth inning here Wednesday afternoon and fended off a late Jordan-Matthews rally to claim a 7-5 win in area high school softball …
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SILER CITY — Northwood plated four runs in the top of the fifth inning here Wednesday afternoon and fended off a late Jordan-Matthews rally to claim a 7-5 win in area high school softball action.
With the win, Northwood improved to 4-2 on the spring in taking the season sweep of its rivals while Jordan-Matthews dropped to 1-6.
The Chargers struck first in the contest when a single by Allison Coker coupled with a Jets error, and a two-run single by Caroline Dorshimer gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage in the top of the 2nd.
In the 3rd, Northwood extended its lead to 3-0 when another J-M miscue led to Jamie Christensen laying down a sacrifice bunt, and Weigle stroking an RBI-single to right field.
Trailing 3-0, Jordan-Matthews finally got on the board with three runs in the home half of the fourth to tie the score up at 3-all. Ashlyn Ray ripped a triple to right field to lead off the inning before Avery Headen sacrificed in Ray, while also beating the throw to first.
Emery Moore followed with a single to center before a Northwood error and a fielder’s choice by Aubry Wilson led to the final two runs.
Northwood answered in the top of the fourth with four runs to seize the lead back at 7-3. Lauren Davis walked to start things off before Christensen was hit by a pitch one out later, the Jets committed its third error of the game, Coker and Chloe Lineman walked, and Gracie Leonard smacked a two-run double.
Jordan-Matthews would answer with a run in the fifth behind a pair of NW errors and a run in the seventh behind a double from Ray and a sacrifice fly from Davis.
Davis would coax a ground ball to end the game and clinch the victory on the mound and to pick up the save.
Weigle notched the win on the mound for the Chargers after hurling six innings and scattering five hits, allowing four runs (four earned), no walks, and striking out four.
Offensively, Northwood was led by a 2-for-2 effort with two RBI from Dorshimer while Leonard was 1-for-1 with a double and three RBI, and Weigle 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Ray was a 2-for-4 with three runs, a double and a triple for Jordan-Matthews while Moore was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI, and Wilson 1-for-3 with an RBI, and LeeAnn Lilly 11-for-3 with a double.
Mitchell suffered the loss on the mound after going all seven innings for the Jets and allowing seven runs (none earned), three walks and fanning a pair.