Northridge fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 16-5 loss to Watkins Memorial on Wednesday. Watkins Memorial scored on a home run by Hannah Hunt, a single by Brooke Parker, a single by Allison Kovalik, a single by Alyssa Haynes, and a single by Emily Irwin in the first inning.
Madie Legg drove in four runners in the loss. Legg drove in two runs on a home run in the third and two runs on a home run in the fifth.
Kovalik led things off on the rubber for Watkins Memorial. She went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking one. Brooke Parker got the win, going four innings, allowing five runs on five hits.
Legg was in the pitcher’s circle for Northridge. She surrendered 13 runs on 13 hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Savanna Verhovec threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Northridge socked three home runs on the day. Legg had a homer in the third and fifth innings. Mandy Shults had a four bagger in the fourth inning.
The Vikings collected six hits on the day. Halleigh Carter and Legg all collected multiple hits. Legg and Carter each had two hits to lead Northridge.
Watkins Memorial racked up 19 hits in the game. Summer Newsom, Irwin, Hunt, and Haynes each managed multiple hits for Watkins Memorial.