Prep Softball: Northgate goes distance to finish 2nd

From Staff Reports
sports@newnan.com
Nobody should be able to blame the Northgate Lady Vikings softball team for being exhausted.
The Lady Vikings had to play three times on Thursday in the Region 4-AAAAA Tournament, winning twice and losing once.
Last year’s Class AAAA champions will have a chance to get back to Columbus after earning one of the four seeds at the state tournament.
Action begins next week with a best two-out of-three series. The Lady Vikings are still waiting to see who they will open with once tournament play
Northgate opened Thursday's play with a 12-6 victory over Whitewater and then knocked off Ola 7-1.
In the last game of the night, the Lady Vikings fell to Union Grove 3-2 when Courtney Kenney drove in Haiegh Vernon with a base hit in the bottom of the seventh.
Trailing 2-0 in the top of the sixth inning, Northgate tied the game with a huge two-run homer from Ebonee Echols. Despite the home run, the Lady Vikings had trouble catching up to Union Grove pitcher Megan Betsa who struck out 13.

Northgate pitcher Mckenzie Peace finished with two strike outs.

In its victory against Whitewater, Northgate trailed 3-2 after one inning, but broke it open with eight runs in the second.

Jenna Pealor had three RBIs in the game. Kate Burns, Hannah Edge, and Kagtie Sachs each had two RBIs. Pealor also had a home run.

Peace finished with six strike outs en route to the win.

Against Ola, Northgate pulled away from a 3-1 lead with three runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Pealor continued her hot day at the plate with three RBIs. She finished with six for day.

Pitcher Carleigh Myatt allowed four hits and struck out a batter en route the win.



More Sports

High School Basketball

Lady Cougars get first win; Heritage girls undefeated

County basketball lineups were pushed to the limit by non-region foes in early season action on Thursday. The included Newnan and The Herita ... Read More


Vikings split matches at Whitewater

Northgate’s wrestling team improved its record to 2-1 after splitting matches on Thursday at Whitewater. The Vikings pulled out a 38-3 ... Read More


high School Basketball

New league, new coach, same goals for Crusaders

Central Christian head boys basketball coach Buddy Woolf can’t help but get excited when he thinks about this season, which begins ton ... Read More


4 Lady Vikings earn All-Region first-team honors

On the heels of a successful 25-8 season that included winning a Region 4-AAAAA softball title, Northgate is well represented on this year&r ... Read More


High School Basketball

Northgate swept in Region 4-AAAAA debut

Both Northgate basketball teams played with a split personality Tuesday in Region 4-AAAAAA openers against visiting Drew. The Dr. Jekyll and ... Read More

High School Swimming

Northgate lineups combine for seven state times

Rivals Starr's Mill and McIntosh made the largest waves while separated by one point at last week's Big Splash Invitational, hosted by White ... Read More