Chiefs crush Saints 11-2

Published 6:22 pm Monday, March 9, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Runs were the common denominator in the Northview Chiefs’ 11-2 rout of the Central Christian Saints on Thursday at Northview High School.
The Chiefs (4-2) picked up the win by hitting a hot streak in the second inning and continuing that run the rest of the game.
Chiefs head coach Sid Wheatley said he was proud of his team’s performance after starting the game slow.
Austin Lowery paced the team going 1-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the game.
In the first inning, the Chiefs gave up a run to the Saints and could not bounce back in the bottom half of the inning.
Northview took control in the second inning by scoring four runs in the home half of the inning with Dabney Langhorne, Austin Lowery, Patrick McPherson and Luke Killam all crossing the plate.
Langhorne finished the game 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored, while McPherson reached base on an error and finished the game 0-for-2. Killam finished the game 0-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored.
The rout continued in the third inning as the Chiefs added two more runs with Dakota Stuckey reaching base on a singl, and Austin Lowery knocking one out of the park to score both Chiefs. Stuckey had 2-for-3 performance at the plate with two singles, two RBI and one run scored.
The Saints added their final run of the game to the scoreboard in the top-half of the fourth inning, and the Chiefs scored two more to make the score 8-2. Brad Lowery an Seth Leonard crossed the plate for NHS after both reached base on singles and were advanced by Stuckey’s single. Brad Lowery finished the game 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored, whilie Leonardwent 1-for-1 with a run scored.
Northview put the nail in the coffin in the final inning as the Chiefs added three more runs with Scooter Hamilton, Aaron Chancery and Brad Foster all crossing the plate. Hamilton and Chancery both reached base with walks and scored when Foster slapped a triple into play. Foster scored on the play after an error by the Saints’ shortstop.
Hamilton and Chancery each finished 0-for-0 at the plate for the Chiefs with a run scored. Foster went 1-for-4 and had a triple and three RBI.
The Chiefs next game is Thursday at home against South Walton at 6:30 p.m.

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