Pitching has led the way for the Northridge High School softball team, which has had a perfect start to the season.

The Vikings were 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the LCL-Cardinal Division before playing Licking Heights on April 12.

Senior Emmy Adams and freshman Alyson Quinlan have been leading Northridge in the circle.

“Both will pitch a pretty decent amount for us,” coach Leigh Siedlak said. “Emmy pitched a lot for us last season after (2016 graduate) Tori (Hart) was injured, so she has a lot of varsity experience. Alyson has decent speed, but has a lot of movement on all of her pitches.”

The Vikings swept Reynoldsburg on April 8, winning 14-11 and 6-4. Quinlan had 12 strikeouts in the first game and 13 in the second.

Baseball team looking
to get back on track

The baseball team won its first two games but lost its next four.

The Vikings fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the LCL-Cardinal with an 8-4 loss to Licking Heights on April 12.

Northridge dropped a 6-0 decision to Licking Valley on April 5 in league play before losing to a pair of Division I teams in Newark and Marion Harding.

Jackson Wilson had two singles and two RBI in an 8-2 loss to Newark on April 8. Nick Hatten scored both runs, and pitcher Branden Blankenship took the loss.

The Vikings lost to Marion Harding 9-2 on April 10. Drew Cella, who was the losing pitcher, and Weston Wigal both had a double.