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Chiefs top W.S. Neal, eye Jay tonight

Northview snapped a three-game win streak over then top-ranked W.S. Neal with a 3-2 victory on April 5 in East Brewton.

Tanner Levins, who gave up two runs in 6 innings, led the Chiefs.

“(W.S. Neal) Coach Coy Campbell is one of the best baseball coaches around,” NHS baseball coach Jeremy Greenwell said. “He gets his team ready to play games, and that is the reason why W.S. Neal is one of the best baseball programs in the state.”

Greenwell said NHS was blessed to get the win.

“Hopefully, we can get some momentum going into district play to finish this season out strong,” he said.

Northview played Jay in district action last night at home.

Greenwell said Levins pitched the best game of the season against WSN.

“Coach Mike Daniels, our pitching coach, is the best pitching coach in the panhandle,” he said. “He does a great job developing pitchers for our program.

“He kept W.S. Neal off balance at the plate, and I owe it all to him,” he said.

Seth Killam earned the save.

Last Friday night, the Chiefs defeated Baker, Fla. 13-3.

Greenwell said Brad Lowery, NHS’ third base coach, found a way to scratch a few runs across by playing small ball.

“Our players, whether they were asked to sacrifice, squeeze or push a bunt, found a way to execute the game plan to perfection,” the coach said.

Kill threw 5.0 innings and allowed five hits, three runs and struck out seven.

Trevor Singleton went 3-for-3 with four runs; Jackson Moore went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI; Adam Aliff scored a run and had an RBI; Killam went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI; Jason Fischer went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI; Levins went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI; and John Chivington went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.

The Chiefs host Jay, Fla. tonight.