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Viking softball earns second-straight win

CATCH: Huntington North’s Bailey Hughes catches a line drive during the Vikings’ game against Snider last week.

Staff reports

Softball

The Huntington North softball team earned a dominating win on the road in a potential sectional match-up against Fort Wayne South Side, winning 15-1 in five innings.

The Vikings jumped all over the hosts in the first inning, scoring nine runs before plating runs in the second, third and fourth innings to ease their way into a win.

The first inning started with a Kodi Douglass single and Laney Shaw walk before an RBI single from Macy Lange.

Kendra Arnold loaded the bases with a walk before a pair of runs scored after an error at third base.

Sophie Eckert again loaded the bases with a walk and Katie Melcher’s walk brought in the fourth run of the inning. Bailey Hughes brought in a run with an RBI groundout to first before back-to-back RBI hits from Sydney Selvage and Douglass plated three runs.

Douglass would eventually come around to score on a wild pitch in the final at-bat of the inning, ending the scoring with the guests ahead 9-0.

Melcher and Selvage notched RBI hits in the second inning while Lydia Riggers had an RBI single in the fourth.

Douglass, Lange and Selvage all finished with two hits and two RBIs on the day. Riggers had two hits, a run and an RBI while Melcher finished 1-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs.

Selvage shut down the South Side offense, allowing just two hits and one run with no walks and eight strikeouts in five innings of work.

The win improves Huntington North to 11-10 on the season.

Track

Huntington North’s boys’ track team hosted the annual 9th and 10th Invitational for freshmen and sophomores.

Bellmont finished first with 117 points, East Noble took second with 110 points and Churubusco placed third with 94 points.

Huntington North finished seventh with 54 points.

While the Vikings did not have a victor on the day, multiple runner-up finishes were recorded.

Conner Miller took second in the 110-meter high hurdles, Nate Burns placed second in the 300-meter hurdles and Isaiah Clampitt finished second in the 3,200-meter run.