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YORK — For a game that looked like a pretty even match on paper, turned out to be a lopsided affair.
That’s why games are played on fields not on paper as Grand Island Northwest took a 5-0 road-win over York Monday night.
It was a warm night for a Mid-September game but with 27 strikeouts combined in the game, there was enough air to cool everyone off.
A battle of two well known, well respected flamethrowers saw GINW’s Emily Stein against York’s Hannah Norquist.
Norquist fanned 13 Vikings in a complete game loss. She gave up eight hits, on five runs, four of them earned, and took the loss.
Her counterpart Emily Stein was magnificent on the hill striking out 14 allowing only 5 hits, no runs, and did hit two batters, to come away with the “W”, in a complete game shutout.
The combination of Stein’s fastball, and off speed pitch were too much for York to handle, as they many times swung and missed at her high fastball.
It should be noted that three of York’s base hits were singles, with a double from Meaghan Rowe in the third with two outs.
Rowe had two hits on the night which lead the quiet Duke bats.
The top four hitters for the Dukes had three of the five hits, and combined for only two strikeouts.
The 5-9 hitters for York were fanned 12 times, and only had one hit late in the game.
The score was 1-0 until the fifth inning, that’s when the Viking bats got a boost from Mia Pemberton, who smacked a home run to give add to their lead and be up 2-0.
Pemberton took a 3-1 pitch to deep centerfield for her first dinger of the year.
Considering the Vikings put up five runs on the Dukes, they only had two extra base hits, the solo home run by Pemberton, and a triple by Skylee Nelson.
The Vikings played small ball Monday night using the bunt successfully to sacrifice a runner over, and for base hits. They also were 4 for 5 in stealing bases.
The Dukes only committed on error, which later that inning led to a run.
With the loss York goes to 16-6 and will take on GICC tonight.