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Chiefs top Baker 8-3 in district tournament

Northview beat Baker, Fla. 8-3 today at Jay in the FHSAA Class 1A, District 1 tournament.

With the victory, the Chiefs advance to the district championship on Thursday, where they’ll play Jay. Additionally, with the win, NHS advances in the state playoffs. The district winner and runner up advance to the next round.

“These young sophomores are playing at a level far beyond their years,” NHS baseball coach Jeremy Greenwell said. “Our two seniors have continued the tradition of excellence that we have established five years ago when this staff first came to Northview.”

After scoring two runs each in the first inning, the Chiefs notched two runs in the third and three in the fourth to pull away for good.

Rustin Pope went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead NHS. Bryce Korinchak went 2-for-2 with three runs; Kaden Odom went 1-for-2 with three runs; Jamarkus Jefferson went 1-for-4 with two RBIs; and Luke Bridges went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Josh Landis added an RBI for NHS.

Landis pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits and struck out two.

Greenwell said the team couldn’t be more proud of the community and its support.

“We have the greatest community that truly loves us and we love them back,” he said.