Lady Chiefs shutdown Baker
By By Chandler Myers
At the beginning of the season, Lady Chiefs Head Coach Sammy Day stated that the Baker Lady Gators would be the team to beat in Northview’s district.
Following Thursday night’s game against the Lady Gators, it seems that Day’s Lady Chiefs could be the team to beat after defeating Baker 5-3 in Bratt, Fla.
The Lady Chiefs (14-0, 3-0) have been able to upend every opponent that has come their way and have proven just how good their team really is.
Day said that he knew his team would be decent, but he didn’t think they would be undefeated this long.
The Lady Chiefs seemed to have control of the game from the get-go as they were able to get out of the top of the first without so much as a scratch on the scorecard.
Offensively, Northview got things going in the bottom of the first inning as Ashley Digmon (2-for-3, 2R) and Shawna Montgomery (1-for-4, R) each scored runs to help their team go up 2-0.
With Misty Doran on the mound and a stout defense behind her, the Lady Chiefs continued to hold the Lady Gators off the scoreboard in the top of the second as Doran walked the first batter of the inning, but fought back to get the next three out including two strikeouts.
The Lady Chiefs added another run to their score in the bottom of the second as Lady Chief Amber McMillan (0-for-2, BB, R) reached base on a walk and was knocked in by Aimee Clarke’s (1-for-3, RBI) RBI-single.
Following another scoreless inning by the Lady Gators that saw Doran strikeout two more Baker batters, the Lady Chiefs put their fourth run of the game on the scoreboard as Kolbi Cobb (0-for-2, R) was walked and scored on a passed ball by the catcher.
The Lady Chiefs defense continued to keep the Lady Gators off the scoreboard in the fourth inning as one Baker batter made it all the way to third base.
Doran mowed down two more of her 13 strikeouts in the inning.
Northview scored their final run of the game in the bottom of the fourth as Digmon was walked and knocked in by Emily Vickery’s (1-for-2, RBI) RBI-single.
Things got tight towards the end of the game as the Baker Lady Gators scored one run in the sixth inning and two in the seventh, but Northview held off their comeback attempt.
Day said he’s happy his team is sitting at 14-0.
The Lady Chiefs next game is today in a tournament in Andalusia.