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Lady Chiefs top Central 5-4in 10 innings

Herrington hits two-run walk-off single in 10th inning, gets win on mound

Northview’s Tori Herrington hit a two-run walk-off single with two outs in the 10th inning to help lead the Lady Chiefs to a 5-4 victory over Central tonight at home.

Herrington’s winning hit came after a lead-off triple by a freshman, who then scored on a put out a batter later.

With two outs, NHS managed to put two runners on for Herrington. Both runners advance to second and third base with Herrington at the plate and the Lady Chiefs trailing 4-3.

Herrington hit the ball hard toward the shortstop, who had trouble grasping the ball. This delay allowed the second and game-winning run to cross the plate.

On the mound, Herrington struck out 14 batters and allowed four runs on five hits. She didn’t give up a hit during the first four innings.

NHS battled back from a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Lady Chiefs tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sac fly.

Complete coverage of tonight’s game will be in the Wed., March 7, edition of The Atmore Advance.