NORTHWOOD SOFTBALL: MILLER FIRES GEM TO TOP TIGERS
StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
WARSAW – Madison Miller was almost perfect for NorthWood Wednesday night.
The sophomore twirled a gem in the circle to pitch the Panthers past host Warsaw 2-0.
Miller allowed just a single hit in the final inning as NorthWood claimed the close Northern Lakes Conference contest.
NorthWood, which had lost 8-3 to Warsaw at home on April 23, scored a run in the second and one more in the fifth frame to earn the league victory.
Miller was superb on the night as she fanned 13 Tiger batters and walked none. She only gave up a seventh-inning single to Katie Anderson to keep her from throwing a perfect game.
Miller had 12 strikeouts on Monday night in a 5-4 loss in eight innings to NLC foe Wawasee.
Amanda Jenkins led the offense for the Panthers with two hits, including a double.
Kennedy Hochstetler smacked a double for the winners. Lili Lomeli, along with Gracie Clark, Alexis Klotz and Kylie Hochstetler, each had one hit for the Panthers.
Courtney Chookie took the pitching loss for Warsaw. The junior allowed seven hits in seven innings with three strikeouts and one walk.
Warsaw drops to 8-10 overall and moves to 6-5 in the NLC.
Warsaw hosts Northridge and NorthWood plays at Elkhart Memorial in NLC games Friday night.