Chiefs shutout Baker 8-0
Published 12:07 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By By Chandler Myers
Northview pushed their district record to 5-0 after crushing the Baker Gators 8-0 Monday night in Baker, Fla.
The Chiefs (11-4, 5-0) picked up the win with a combination of strong offense and stellar pitching by Austin Reid (4-1).
Reid pitched a complete game of seven innings only allowing two hits in the game. He also sent eight batters down on strikes and only walked one.
Chiefs Head Coach Sid Wheatley said his team did an excellent job of keeping Baker off the basepath.
In the first inning, the Chiefs jumped out to a slim lead getting one batter around the basepath.
The highlight of the offense for the Chiefs though came in the third inning.
Dakota Stuckey (2-for-2. HR, 4 RBI) came to the plate with the score still 1-0, two outs and two Chiefs on base. Stuckey’s trip to the plate proved to beneficial as he hit a three-run bomb to extend Northview’s lead to four.
Wheatley said Stuckey’s homerun was big for the Chiefs.
Following the third inning, the Chiefs would add three more runs in the fifth inning and one in the seventh to pick up the 8-0 win.
Chiefs involved offensively in the win included Austin Arrington who hit 2-for-4 with three runs scored; Austin Reid who went 1-for-3 including a double and two runs scored and Dabney Langhorned who recorded an RBI on a squeeze bunt.
The Chiefs next game is Friday at 6 p.m. at home against Ponce De Leon.