Northview’s high school softball team went 4-0 and won the Jasper Invitational on Saturday.
The Knights — who are 8-4 overall — clinched the championship by beating Vincennes Lincoln 3-0 and Castle 11-1.
Northview ace Taylor Carter had 21 strikeouts in the pair of games and issued just one walk. She was also a combined 5 of 7 at the plate.
Whitney Halfhill was 5 of 9 with 3 RBI in the two contests.
Northview 101 000 1 — 3 8 2
Vincennes Lincoln 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
W — Carter (4-3). L — Kays.
Highlights — For Northview, Taylor Carter had 11 strikeouts and was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI; Hope Torbert had a double; Whitney Halfhill was 3-for-4 with a double.
Castle 001 000 — 1 6 3
Northview 003 503 — 11 12 2
W — Carter (5-3). L — Shaw.
Highlights — For Northview, Taylor Carter had 10 strikeouts and was 3-for-3; Whitney Halfhill was 2-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI; Ashley Hughes was 3-for-5; Lindsey Potter had a double and 3 RBI.
Next — Northview (8-4) plays host to Plainfield on Monday.
In other softball action:
• Terre Haute North 13, Bloomington North 0 — At Terre Haute North, Morgan Young and Sierra Sykes combined to pitch a five-inning no-hitter for the host Patriots.
Young did walk one batter in her three innings of work.
Bloomington North 000 00 — 0 0 3
Terre Haute North 723 10 — 13 13 0
W — Young, 2-0. L — Byrd. HR — THN: Allen (1).
Highlights — For Terre Haute North, Morgan Young and Sierra Sykes combined to pitch a 5-inning no-hitter; Jazmine Allen went 3 for 3 with a home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs; Conner Nelson went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs; and Alisha Ludwig went 2 for 2 with 2 runs. Sykes also scored 2 runs.
JV — Terre Haute North won.
Record — Terre Haute North (6-1) will play a varsity doubleheader Tuesday at Casey, Ill.
• Marshall 24, Flora 1 — At Flora, Ill., Macy Shaffner pitched a two-hitter and was one of six Lions with four hits in the Little Illini Conference game.
Cheyenne Thompson was 4 for 5 with a grand slam; Tristan Rowe, Madison Shaffner and Amanda Evinger were all 4 for 5; and Macy Shaffner and Courtney Wallace were both 4 for 6 for the Lions, 6-6 overall and 3-1 in league play.
At Terre Haute South
Sullivan 020 00 — 2 5
Terre Haute South 061 42 — 13 11
W — Gossman, 4-2. L — Wills. HR — THS: Reinig (2).
Highlights — For South, Cheyenne Reinig went 2 for 4 with a home run, 3 RBIs, 3 runs and 2 stolen bases; Kelsey Marlow went 2 for 2 with 2 steals; Shelbie Scamihorn went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles; Carlee McFarland went 1 for 3 with a triple, 2 RBIs and 2 runs; Lexi Higgins contributed a double; and Hollie Jones scored 2 runs.
Record — South was 5-3 after this game.
Northview 600 61 — 13 11 1
Corydon Central 001 00 — 1 8 2
W — Halfhill, 3-1. L — Stites.
Highlights — For Northview, Lindsey Potter went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs; Kindra Cox went 1 for 3 with 3 RBIs; Hope Torbert went 2 for 2; and Ashley Hughes went 2 for 4.
Northview 101 000 0 — 2 5 1
Floyd Central 000 000 1 — 1 2 1
W— Carter, 3-3. L — unavailable. HR — FC: Archer.
Highlights — For Northview, Taylor Carter struck out 12 Floyd Central batters and added a double, Whitney Halfhill also doubled and Ashley Hughes went 2 for 3.
• Charleston 10, Marshall 6 — At Charleston, Ill., Cheyenne Thompson was 2 for 4 with a 2-run homer, Macy Shaffer was 2 for 4 and scored twice and Tristan Rowe was 2 for 4 for the Lions on Friday.
• Northview 11, Hobart 4 — At Brazil, Northview freshman Nathan Thomas pitched six strong innings and the host Knights outslugged Hobart.
Thomas struck out seven, hit a batter and scattered eight Hobart hits before reaching the pitch-count limit set by coach Scott McDonald.
Northview supported Thomas with eight hits against Hobart’s highly touted Brandon Murray, who has signed with reigning NCAA champion South Carolina. Murray was 2 for 4 with two doubles.
Connor Pierce led Northview’s attack with three hits and three runs batted in. Bo Stewart and Connor Ganly each went 2 for 3 with a double.
Hobart 002 020 0 — 4 8 2
Northview 204 014 x — 11 8 1
W — Thomas, 1-0. L — Murray, 2-1. HR — H: Bokun.
Highlights — For Northview, Nathan Thomas struck out 7 and gave up 8 hits to earn his first varsity victory. Connor Pierce was 3 for 4 with three RBIs to lead Northview and Connor Ganly and Bo Stewart each had a double and single. For Hobart, Nick Bokun had 3 hits, including a home run. and Brandon Murray had 2 doubles.
Next — Northview (6-4) travels to Sullivan on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. game. Hobart is now 7-5.
In other high school baseball Saturday:
• Terre Haute South 22-12, Ben Davis 1-5 — At Indianapolis, Terre Haute South got plenty of offense — including home runs by Pete Lannoo and Austin Slover — in sweeping a Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference road doubleheader.
Terre Haute South 527 08 — 22 21 0
Ben Davis 001 00 — 1 1 5
W — Lannoo, 3-1. L — Beauchamp. HR — THS: Lannoo (1).
Highlights — For South, winning pitcher Pete Lannoo finished 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs, 3 runs, a home run and a double; Timmy Herrin went 3 for 3; Cody Brock went 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs, 2 runs and a double; Preston Tofaute went 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs; Justin Jenkins went 2 for 3 with 3 runs and a double; Jacob Johnson went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs; Austin Slover went 2 for 2 with 3 runs and a double; and Conner Shipley knocked in 2 runs and scored 2 runs.
Ben Davis 011 030 0 — 5 7 2
Terre Haute South 501 420 x — 12 9 2
W — Olds, 1-2. L — Boswell. HR — THS: Slover (1); BD: DeWeese.
Highlights — For South, Slover went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs, 2 runs and a home run; Brock went 2 for 3 with 2 runs; Shipley went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and a double; Lannoo went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs; and Johnson went 1 for 4 with 3 runs.
Next — South (7-4 overall, 3-1 MIC) will be at home Tuesday to face Shakamak.
• West Vigo 14, Washington 4 — At West Terre Haute, Braiden Cardinal 2 for 2 with a home run.
Washington 002 02 — 4 4 2
West Vigo 720 05 — 14 11 0
W — Calleja (1-0). L — Edmiston.
Highlights — For West Vigo, Cade Lindsey went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs; Braiden Cardinal 2 for 2 with a home run, 3 runs and an RBI; Derek Bennett was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs; Austin Wallace 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Next — West Vigo (3-1) plays Tuesday at home against South Vermillion. Washington falls to 5-3.
• Rockville 10-6, Covington 8-5 — At Covington, the Rox scored six times in the top of the eighth inning of the opener, then came from behind with two runs in the bottom of the seventh of the second game in Wabash River Conference play.
Tyler Rapp’s three-run double was the big blow in the opener, while John Brown had four RBIs for the day.
Rockville 300 000 16 — 10 7 5
Covington 200 000 24 — 8 11 5
W — Waltz, 2-1. L — Cates.
Highlights — For Rockville, Tyler Rapp had a three-run double and John Brown was 1 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs.
Covington 021 010 1 — 5 6 3
Rockville 301 000 2 — 6 10 2
W — Cunningham, 2-1. L — Keller.
Highlights — For Rockville, Dalton Clark and Levi Fredricks were both 2 for 4, Tyler Rapp had a double and John Brown was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Next — Rockville (5-4, 3-2 WRC) plays Wednesday at Southmont.
• Shakamak 12, Owen Valley 8 — At Spencer, Patrick Green and Christian Burris homered for the 7-1 Lakers.
Shakamak 310 512 0 — 12 14 1
Owen Valley 500 000 3 — 8 9 2
W — Brodie Crowe (2-0). L — King
Highlights — For Shakamak, Patrick Green had a 3-run HR; Christian Burris had a 2-run HR; Braxton Yeryar was 3-for-5 with a RBI; Brett Yeryar was 2-for-2 with a double and 3 runs scored.
Next — Shakamak (7-1) plays host to North Central on Monday.
• North goes 2-1 — At Muncie, Terre Haute North lost to Delta 4-1 and defeated Fort Wayne Canterbury 4-1 and defeated West Lafayette 5-0 to finish second in the Delta Invitational.
North results — Lost to Delta 4-1, defeated Fort Wayne Canterbury 4-1, defeated West Lafayette 5-0.
Team standings — Delta 3-0, Terre Haute North 2-1, Fort Wayne Canterbury 1-2, West Lafayette 0-3.
North individual records
No. 1 singles — Anna Potter 2-1; No. 2 singles — Laura Mascari 2-1; No. 3 singles — Morgan Cook 2-1; No. 1 doubles — Olivia Caldwell-Meredith Egan 2-0, Caroline Potter-Carmen Nickels 0-1; No. 2 doubles — Potter-Nickels 1-0, Potter-Brittany Hochalter 1-0, Caldwell-Egan 0-1.
Next — North (4-1) will visit Northview on Monday.
Northview’s high school softball team went 4-0 and won the Jasper Invitational on Saturday.
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