The Northwood softball team had a day to remember Saturday in Siren. The team won all of its matches and ended the three-game tournament with 49 hits. The Evergreens’ batting average for the day was an astounding .516.
Almost every player on the team had a multiple-hit game as Northwood defeated Amery, 9-6; Barron, 12-5; and PACT Charter (Ramsey), 21-2.
Annie Block ended the tournament batting 8-for-8 with two doubles and three RBIs. She was also hit by a pitch and walked once.
Lisa Featherly had a team-high seven RBIs for the day while going 9-for-11 at the plate — collecting three hits in each game. Rachel Hanley finished with five RBIs on a double, triple and sac fly.
In the opening game against Amery, Katie Sohn turned a triple play at shortstop to end the game. Sohn’s defensive play held off a charging Amery team that had scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score at 6-6 after trailing the whole game. Sohn and Teagen Harings led off the bottom of the sixth with walks and then scored on Featherly’s double. Annie Block also scored in the inning to put Northwood up 9-6.
Tressa Harings earned the pitching win against Amery and led the Evergreens to another win against Barron. The game was called after six innings due to the tournament time limit, but Northwood already had a significant lead at that point thanks to a big third inning.
The Evergreens scored eight runs in the third inning, as five of the first six batters reached base with singles. Sohn then followed with a three-RBI triple and eventually scored with Hanley on a hit from Featherly.
Northwood scored 10 first-inning runs in its final game of the day to roll to a 21-2 win over PACT Charter. Sohn, Hanley, Shelby Callaway, Featherly, Annie Block, Ashley Block, Marisa Blegen and Sara Radzak all had at least two hits in the game.
Teagen Harings pitched five innings for the win. She struck out eight while walking one and allowing three hits.
On Monday, the Evergreens hosted Unity and extended their winning streak with a 13-3 victory.
Northwood finished Monday’s game with only six hits but drew 12 walks.
Tressa Harings was the winning pitcher for Northwood, throwing six innings. She gave up three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Tressa Harings now holds a 12-3 pitching record this season, but she had to work out of a jam to get the win Monday.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Tressa Harings helped her own cause by throwing home for the first out. Ashley Block then gave the team the spark it needed by turning a double play. She caught a fly ball in right field and threw the runner tagging up out at the plate.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Evergreens put the game away by scoring eight runs.
Ashley Block went 2-for-2 with a triple and a double to lead Northwood. She also had four RBIs and drew two walks. Teagen Harings was 1-for-1 and walked four times.