Chiefs split games at tournament

Published 11:44am Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Northview Chiefs split summer games Friday and Saturday during a tournament at Pensacola Catholic.

The Chiefs’ A-team beat Catholic 6-5, but lost to Escambia 5-1.

“We played well for the most part,” said coach Martin Lister. “We made some mental mistakes.”

He said, for the most part, he was pleased with his team’s performance as a lot of his younger players performed against the two bigger schools.

“There’s a lot of inconsistent play, but they’re starting to buy into what I’m trying to teach,” Lister said.

Lister highlighted two of his younger pitcher – lefty Aaron McDonald and righty Brett Weeks – while he looks for an arm to take up a third position in the rotation next season.

He said Weeks, who pitched against Catholic, played third base earlier in the day. Lister said he’s one of three guys vying for the position that is currently a “toss up.”

“These are position battles for you,” Lister has told his players. “Go out, do things right and win your jobs.”

Lister said the B-team, which consists of rising freshman and sophomores, has had both up and down sides so far this summer.

“I just want to see these young guys play,” Lister said. “We have nine kids that are pretty good. They’ll help us.”

The Chiefs will play more games this summer starting Friday and Saturday. Northview will take on Baker at 11:30 a.m.  on Friday in Crestview. The team will return at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and take on Niceville.

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