Butler sisters, Lady Vikes batter Muncie Central


Lady Viking Alexa Hill knocks in a run against visiting Muncie Central on Tuesday, April 29, as HNHS won, 19-0. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Butler sisters both smacked home runs and combined for six runs batted in and freshman Hannah Middlebrooks threw a shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team battered visiting Muncie Central, 19-0 in five innings.

Morgan Butler, a junior, also had a double among three hits and knocked in two runs, and Ariene Butler, a freshman, added four runs batted in for the Lady Vikings, 10-3.

Middlebrooks gave up four hits and struck out eighth batters to get her first varsity win. Her teammates made it a pressure-free game with seven runs in the first inning, a solo tally in the second, three runs in the third and then eight in the fourth inning.

Middlebrooks helped her own cause with a pair of hits. Aly Grabner, Maddi Kennedy and Cassy Lange also had two hits.