Whaley, Rethlake lead way as Lady Vikes blank Kokomo

Makayla Whaley.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Makayla Whaley had three hits and two runs batted in and Erin Rethlake extended her scoreless streak as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team blanked visiting Kokomo, 10-0, on Tuesday, May 14.

The win not only improves the Lady Vikings' overall record to 20-1 but also clinched the North Central Conference Crown with a 7-0 mark.

Rethlake, who hasn't been scored upon in her last 17 appearances, limited Kokomo to just one hit while striking out 10 and not walking a batter.

Whaley, who hit a pair of doubles and scored twice, led a 13-hit HNHS attack in support of
Rethlake. The junior hurler helped her own cause with two hits, and Audrey Hiner also chipped in a pair. Alyssa Hiple smacked a triple.

The Lady Vikes scored single runs in the second and third innings, then got two in the fourth before unloading a six-spot on Kokomo in the fifth inning to end the contest.