The Northridge High School baseball team took a step toward a possible MBC title with a 4-1 victory over Fredericktown on April 30.
The two teams were tied atop the league at 7-2 before Northridge took a half-game lead with a 7-3 win May 2 over Utica.
"We played well (April 30) and we didn't let our guard down," coach Jeff Wilson said. "The kids stepped up and played solid baseball."
Sophomore Brad Wilson pitched a one-hitter against the Freddies with 12 strikeouts and one walk, and he also doubled and singled. Senior Ross Wilson (1B) and sophomore Tate VanFossen (OF) both had RBI singles.
On April 26, senior Storm Strout struck out seven and walked one in a 3-2 league win over East Knox.
Northridge plays host to Johnstown-Monroe on Tuesday, May 7, trying to sweep the league series. The Vikings defeated the Johnnies 7-4 on April 22.
Softball team in MBC title hunt
The softball team was 17-3 overall and 9-1 in the MBC before playing Loudonville on May 3. Loudonville was in second place at 5-3. With a win, Northridge would have clinched a tie for its third league title in four seasons.
Northridge was third in last week's Division III state poll.
The Vikings defeated East Knox 3-1 in a league game April 26 as senior Kassi Davison struck out 11 and walked one in a four-hitter. Freshman Tori Hart (1B) had two doubles.
Davison threw a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 5-0 league win over Fredericktown on April 30. Freshman Savannah Legg (SS) homered.
On Tuesday, May 7, Northridge will play hos to Johnstown, looking to avenge an 11-3 loss on April 22.
Girls track team second at Millersport
The girls track and field team finished second (127) behind Johnstown (132.5) in the eight-team Millersport Laker Invitational on April 26. The boys were seventh (56) behind champion Fisher Catholic (119).
The girls 400-meter relay of junior Hayley Menix, senior Hannah Shank, senior Caitlyn Tulloss and sophomore Ellie Shedloski won in a program-record 52.2 seconds. The same four won the 800 relay in 1:50.7.
Shank won the 100 hurdles (17.62) and 300 hurdles (50.8), Shedloski won the long jump (16 feet, 4 1/2 inches) and 100 (13.36), Menix was second in the high jump (5-0) and long jump (14-10) and Tulloss was runner-up in the 200 (2:35.21).
Senior Taylor Rose was third in the shot put (29-11) and junior Jana Choberka was third in the discus (81-9).
Senior Tony Shore led the boys team by placing second in the 100 (11.76) and fourth in the 200 (24.52). He joined seniors Kyle Wilber, Alex Shedloski and Hayden Warner on the fourth-place 400 relay (46.9).
The 3,200 relay of Shedloski, senior Nathan Wigal, Wilber and freshman Collin Remy was third in 9:19.63.