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Northwood softball team advances to third round with 8-0 victory over North Lenoir

By Dr. Jason "Brent" Cooper
Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - The Northwood High School varsity softball team advanced to the third round of the 2A State playoffs Friday night with an impressive 8-0 victory over North Lenior.

Lauren Martin keyed a second inning rally with a lead off home run as the Lady Chargers scored three runs in the bottom of the second en route to their 8-0 victory. Carrie Webster earned the complete game shut out victory on the mound as she pitched a complete game scattering 5 hits while striking out six Lady Hawks. Following Martin's home run in the bottom of the second, Lauren Glosson singled and Lauren Oldham later reached on an error. Carrie Webster drove both runners in on a two run single to give the Lady Chargers a 3-0 lead.

Keeley Skinner started a Lady Charger rally in the bottom of the fourth with a lead off triple. She later scored on an RBI Sacrifice Fly by Lauren Oldham to give the Lady Chargers a 4-0 lead. The Lady Chargers added two more runs in the fifth and sixth innings. In the fifth, Carrie Webster led off with a double. Kaitlyn Briggs drove in Webster on an RBI single to give the Lady Chargers a 5-0 lead. Briggs would also come in to score to give the Lady Chargers a 6-0 lead.

In the sixth, Desi Medina led off with a single and Lauren Oldham followed reaching base on an error. Medina scored on an RBI single by Webster, before Oldham closed out the scoring by stealing home to give the Lady Chargers their 8-0 victory and a trip to the third round Tues. night at home at 7pm.

Kaitlyn Briggs, Keeley Skinner, and Padgett Harrington all made nice catches in the outfield, while Christa Surles, Lauren Oldham, and Desi Medina played nice defense in the infield for the Lady Chargers. Webster and Glosson also fielded well from their positions throughout the night.

 
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Northwood softball team advances to third round with 8-0 victory over North Lenoir
Carrie Webster earned the complete game shut out victory.
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