The Northeastern Lady Knight softball team had a high-scoring week last week, winning three games in the process.
On Tuesday, May 2, the Lady Knights easily defeated Winchester Community 13-3 in five innings on the road. A seven-run fifth inning ended the game. The Lady Knights collected 14 hits. Lexi Russell led the hit parade with three.
On Thursday, the Lady Knights hit the road again for a match-up with Randolph Southern. The Lady Knights again lit up the scoreboard, winning 13-1 in five innings. Freshman Bella Stoops led the team with three hits.
On Friday, the Lady Knights traveled to Centerville for an important Tri-Eastern Conference game. Again, the magic number was 13 runs—it was deja vu. The Lady Knights ran up a 13-1 lead in six innings before the game was stopped because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Lady Knights junior Emma Neeley had the hot bat, collecting three hits, including two home runs, and drove in five runs.
Northeastern (10-7, 3-2 TEC) 0 0 5 0 3 5 13
Centerville (10-7, 3-2 TEC) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Northeastern hits: Brooklynne Adams (1), Nevaeh Chapman (2), Clare Lopeman, Kam McFarland, Emma Neeley (3), Lillian Null, Olivia Null, Lexi Russell, Addisyn Wright (2) – Centerville hits: Harmony Owens, Hannah Stapleton, Drew Tubesing.
A version of this article appeared in the May 10 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.