Chiefs fall to WFHS in Bratt
By By Chandler Myers
The Northview Chiefs suffered a tough loss to the West Florida Jaguars Tuesday in baseball action at Northview High School in Bratt, Fla. Tuesday.
The Chiefs struggled through the game as the Jaguars were able to push their way defeating Northview 7-1.
Chiefs Head Coach Sid Wheatley said his team did not do much of anything well against West Florida.
The game started off on a bad note for the Chiefs as they allowed the Jaguars to jump out to a 3-0 lead with Bryant, Wass and Andrews all scoring runs for West Florida.
After a three up, three down inning by the Chiefs, the Jaguars picked up where they left off as Smith and Stuthers scored runs to extend West Florida’s lead to five.
The Chiefs continued to be sent back to the dugout with the Jaguars’ pitcher, Wallace, striking out seven Chiefs between the second and fourth innings.
West Florida went back to their offense in the top of the fourth with Wass and Harrison making it around the base path to give he Jaguars a 7-0 lead.
It was not until the sixth inning that Northview was finally able to get a man on base as Brandon Sheets (0-for-3, R) made it on an error by the Jaguars’ shortstop, Bryant.
After Sheets got on, Brad Lowery (1-for-3, RBI) was able to rip a single that scored Sheets.
With the score 7-1, the two teams would battle for one more inning with Northview unable to rally.
With the loss behind them, the Chiefs now turn their attention to the district tournament being hosted by Baker next Tuesday.
Wheatley said he hopes his team continues to play strong in important games.
The Chiefs opening district game is Tuesday at 7 p.m.