Rethlake tosses no-hitter as Lady Vikes get first win of season


Erin Rethlake. Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake tossed a no-hitter and struck out 12 to help the Huntington North High School varsity softball team defeat visiting Woodlan, 3-0, on Thursday, April 17.

A pair of walks were all that stood between the Lady Vikings' senior ace and perfection as Huntington North evened its record at 1-1.

Solo tallies in the second, third and fifth innings were all Coach Paris Seibold's squad needed behind Rethlake's no-no. Seniors Tori Newsome and Kaylynn Rosen each banged out two hits and drove in a run and to highlight the Lady Vikings' offensive effort.

Freshman Ariene Butler also had a base poke and joined senior Alyssa Hiple and junior Erica Friese in scoring runs.