Ike drops Region 2 battle to Northwestern

Eisenhower’s Alexis Courtney dives back safely into first base after a pickoff attempt during Thursday’s game against Northwestern.

One bad inning was all it took for Northwestern to beat Eisenhower in Thursday’s Region 3 battle.

The Wildcats scored eight runs in the third frame en route to a 13-0, five-inning win over the Lady Knights.

All of those runs came after Eisenhower pitcher Lexi Head retired the first two batters of the inning. Head pitched well, striking out six in her five innings of work.

Kayla Greene, Alexis Courtney and Brittany Smith all had hits for Ike, with Greene also making several nice plays in center field. That strong defense extended to Maddie Fetzeck as well, as the EHS second baseman made a diving play on a line drive in the third.

Shelby Kuzminski also reached base for Eisenhower via walk.

Kayla Greene rips a single in the first inning of Thursday's game against Northwestern.

The Lady Knights return to action on Saturday against Youngsville.

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NORTHWESTERN (13)

M. Camp cf 2-3-0-0, Pizzoferrato p 4-1-1-0, Gordon ss 4-2-1-2, Bucci 3-0-1-1, Vogt lf 3-1-1-0, Renick 3b 2-2-1-0, Connors c 3-2-1-0, Hanson dp 2-1-1-3, A. Camp 1b 3-1-1-1, Totals 26-13-8-7

EISENHOWER (0)

Lexi Head delivers a pitch in the first inning.

Greene cf 2-0-1-0, Fetzeck 2b 2-0-0-0, Kuzminski 3b 1-0-0-0, Head p 2-0-0-0, Kellogg c 2-0-0-0, Courtney 2-0-1-0, Mohney 2-0-0-0, Smith lf 2-0-1-0, Gourley rf 2-0-0-0, Totals 17-0-3-0

Northwestern 228 01 – 13 8 0

Eisenhower 000 00 – 0 3 4

2B – Bucci (N), Connors (N)

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