Varsity softball drops third game to Northview 9-7


Jake Heilman, Sports Editor in Chief

Girls varsity softball dropped the third game of their three-game set with the Northview Wildcats 9-7. After losing the first two games on the road at Northview, it was a big game for FHC to keep themselves in a good conference spot in the early going.

Senior Hannah Miller gave an enormous early spark as she homered in the first giving FHC a 4-0 lead. The Rangers would tack on one more run in the bottom half, putting the Wildcats down five in a hurry.

Northview responded in the third, however, as they tied it right back at five in the blink of an eye. After a quiet fourth, both FHC and Northview would add two more runs to their respective totals to make it a tie ballgame heading into the top of the sixth.

The late offense was the difference for Northview and eventually propelled them over FHC 9-7. A suicide squeeze and a slap through the six hole gave the Wildcats a 2-run lead.

Northview made a pitching change late in the game that ended up shutting down FHC’s offense, but the Wildcat’s approach at the plate continued to be consistent throughout the night. Their outfield play also saved a few hits, robbing multiple runs from the Rangers.

Hannah, along with juniors Valerie Nuffer and Molly Donovan, all had multiple hits and combined for 6 RBIs.

FHC looks to bounce back tonight against Greenville in their conference single that was rescheduled from two weeks ago.