ARMA — It was a tale of two teams, as the Northeast High School softball team won both games of a doubleheader against St. Paul on Tuesday 8-5 and 10-3, but the baseball team lost both games 7-3 and 8-2.
NHS SOFTBALL SWEEPS INDIANS
The Vikings picked up a pair of games 8-5 and 10-3 in the twinbill against St. Paul on Tuesday.
In game one, the Vikings early offense was enough to hold off a late rally by the Indians in the three-run win.
NHS scored two runs in the first inning, a run in the second and third innings and two more runs in the fourth to go up 6-0.
The Indians cut the deficit in half at 6-3 in the top of the sixth, but the Vikings got two runs back in the bottom half of the frame to extend the lead to 8-3.
St. Paul managed to push two runners across the plate in the seventh, but couldn’t keep it going to tie the game.
Tanna Parcel and Autumn Walker each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Lindsey Fox also had a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored.
Kelsea Choate earned the win in the circle, giving up five runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts.
The Vikings continued the offensive momentum and built a quick 6-0 lead in the first two innings en route to a 10-3 win in game two.
Northeast added onto the lead with two runs in the fourth inning sixth innings, which was more than enough for Fox to earn the win in the circle.
Fox sat down nine batters on strikes with three earned runs and three hits through seven innings of work.
Bailey Williams was the run producer for the Vikings, driving in four runs on two hits.
Madison Walker and Autumn Walker each went 3-for-4 with three hits.
NHS BASEBALL DROPS TWO AT HOME
Despite taking an early 1-0 lead, the Vikings couldn’t contain the Indians’ offense in the four-run loss.
NHS took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but St. Paul answered with three runs in the third frame to take a 3-1 lead.
The Vikings got two runs back in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-all, before St. Paul ran away with it, scoring a run in the fifth and sixth innings and two runs in the seventh frame to cap off the win.
Tanner Danley had a good offensive outing, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Matt Cashero drove in two out of the Vikings’ three runs on one hit.
In game two, a one-run lead for Northeast turned to a 6-1 deficit, after the Indians scored six runs in the fifth and hang on for the win.
Northeast narrowed the gap to 6-2 in the bottom half of the fifth inning, but couldn’t rally back.
Addison Edwards was seeing the ball well, going 3-for-3 at the plate.
Jeremy Dale drove in one of the Vikings’ two runs on one hit.
NHS will hit the road to take on Yates Center at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
LANCERS SPLIT ON THE ROAD
COFFEYVILLE — The Southeast High School softball team picked up a split on the road against Coffeyville on Tuesday, bouncing back from a 5-2 loss in game one to win 7-1 in the rematch.
Southeast hit the ground running in the six-run victory, posting three runs in the first inning and two runs in the third frame to jump out to a quick, 5-0 lead.
The Golden Tornado scored once in the fourth inning, but two runs by the Lancers in the fifth inning forced the run rule.
Megan Colvin was the offensive catalyst for the Lancers, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Katie Bitner was also productive at the plate, driving in two runs on one hit with three runs scored.
The win went to McKenna Renn in the circle, finishing with no earned runs on one hit and fourteen strikeouts through five innings of work.
In the 5-2 loss, the Lancers were unable to rally back in the late innings after falling behind 4-0 in the early going.
Southeast was held scoreless for the first five innings, but came through for two runs in the sixth frame to cut the deficit in half at 4-2, but couldn’t sustain the offense in the final inning.
Laura Ridings drove in one run on one hit, while Bitner and Renn each had two hits.
Colvin was on the hook for the loss, giving up one earned run on six hits and seven strikeouts.
The Lancers will host Riverton at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.