Chiefs, Tigers split series

Published 11:18 am Wednesday, March 17, 2010

By By Chandler Myers
The Northview Chiefs played a weekend doubleheader with the Pensacola Tigers on Saturday in Bratt, Fla. splitting the games as Northview won the first game 13-1 and the Tigers picking up the second game 9-2.
Tigers 9
Chiefs 2
In the second game of the doubleheader between the Northview Chiefs and Pensacola Tigers, the Tigers were able to take advantage of the Chiefs’ pitching to leave Bratt, Fla. with a 9-2 vicotry Saturday.
The Chiefs (8-4, 2-0) had trouble on the mound as Northview’s pitchers walked 12 batters and gave up five hits including a third inning homerun.
Chiefs Head Coach Sid Wheatley said his pitchers just put too many people on base.
In the top of the first inning, the Chiefs gave up three early runs as Bennett, Threat and Randall all made it around the basepath.
The Tigers continued to score in the top of the second as Black and Threat scored to put their team on top 5-0.
The Chiefs answered in the bottom of the inning with Hunter Black (0-for-1) and Taylor Martin (1-for-3) scored runs.
Following the second inning, it was all Tigers as Pensacola added two runs in the third inning, one in the fouth and one more run in the fifth inning to put the score at 9-2.
The Chiefs next game is Friday at Ponce De Leon High School at 6 p.m.
Chiefs 13
Tigers 1
Northview opened their doubleheader against the Pensacola Tigers Saturday with a bang as they crushed the Tigers 13-1 at Northview High School.
The Chiefs (8-3, 2-0) responded to an early 1-0 deficit by scoring 10 runs in the second inning to knock off the Tigers.
Chiefs Head Coach Sid Wheatley said his team played great offense and was supported by strong pitching.
Burkett pitched a complete game of five innings giving up one run on three hits and two walks. He also struck out four batters.
Leading the Chiefs offense was Austin Reid who hit 2-for-4 with two RBI in the win.

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