Gray wins third straight start as Lady Vikings whip Northrop

Mikayla Gray won her third straight start and the Huntington North High School varsity softball team improved to 7-1 with a 10-0 whipping of visiting Northrop in six innings on Wednesday, April 23.

Gray, a sophomore, gave up only two hits and struck out five in four innings, and freshman Hannah Middlebrooks pitched two scoreless frames after that to keep the shutout intact.

The Lady Viking offense, meanwhile, put two runs on the board in both the first and second innings, then hit the Lady Bruins with a five-spot in the fourth before getting a final tally in the sixth to bring the game to its conclusion.

Erin Rethlake had a double and three runs batted in and Kaylynn Rosen had a double among two hits with two RBI. Natasha Grover also chipped in with two hits.

Rethlake hit a two-run double in the second inning, then got her third ribby on a ground-out in the big fourth frame. Rosen got an RBI-double in the fourth as well.