North softball playing for title
The North Lincoln Lady Knightsâ€™ chances to win the 1A Southern Foothillsâ€™ Championship are still alive after a 4-0 victory over Polk County.
North Lincoln junior Nicole Baxter (11-5) went the distance, striking out 10 batters and allowing five hits.
Leadoff spark plug McKenzie Harkey bounced back from a rough game against Cherryville, going 3-for-4 with two singles and a double. She also had two RBIs.
Sophomore April Wilson went 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI. Donia McDonald singled in the win.
North Lincoln is currently in a three-way tie for first place with Cherryville and Maiden.
The Lady Ironmen will play Hendersonville and Bessemer City this week. If they lose one of those games, the winner of the North Lincoln/Maiden game will take the SF 1A crown.
Senior Night will be at 4:30 p.m. today at North Lincoln. The Lady Knights are currently 14-7, 9-2 on the season.
Lincolnton fell to Midwest 2A front-runner Bandys 3-0 Monday.
Senior Dustin Weaver pitched a complete game, scattered eight hits and struck out four. Only one of his runs given up was earned.
A Wolvesâ€™ throwing error kept the second inning alive for Bandys, allowing the Trojans to score two runs.
Kyle Snyder went 2-for-3 for Lincolnton at the plate.
The Wolves are now 10-10 on the season with a 6-7 MW 2A mark.
They will play their regular-season finale at East Rutherford tomorrow.
by John Mark Brooks