Lady Chiefs hit losing streak

Published 11:45 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2008

By By Matthew Nascone
Freshman Ashley Digmon got a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning to break up a no-hitter attempt by the South Walton pitcher March 14, as the Northview Lady Chiefs lost 4-0. The Lady Seahawks scored four runs in the third inning on freshman pitcher Miranda Burkett for the win.
Burkett allowed four runs on five hits, had two strikeouts, two walks and two hit batters.
"Three of their five hits were in the third inning," NHS head coach Stephanie Elowsky said. "And offensively we could not get it done. One hit is not enough to win a ball game."
The loss dropped Northview's record to 4-9 and 1-3 in District 1 play.
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Senior outfielder Kasey Baggett came up with a clutch hit in the fourth inning to score the Lady Chiefs' only run in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Lady Wildcats March 11.
Washington scored one run in the first inning and three in the third inning. The Lady Chiefs responded with one in the fourth, as sophomore third baseman Candice Greenwell laced a double and scored on Baggett's single.
Washington added one run in the sixth for the 5-1 final.
Burkett took the loss on the mound, allowing four runs, two earned on seven hits in three innings. Sophomore Amber McMillan pitched four innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits.
At the plate, junior outfielder Briana Halteman led the charge, going 2-for-4. Greenwell was 1-for-2 with one double, one walk and one run scored. Baggett was 1-for-2 and freshman catcher Emily Vickrey was 1-for-4 with a double.
The Lady Chiefs squared off in the first round of the Border War against Escambia Academy Tuesday and results will be in an upcoming Advance. Up next for the squad is a district game against Walton on the road Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.

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