The Edmond Sun

August 16, 2013

North continues hot start

Lady Huskies improved to 4-0 with sweep of PC West

Jeff Harrison
Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Edmond North softball team is picking up where they left off.

The defending state champions cruised to their second sweep of the young season Thursday with a pair of wins against Putnam City West. The Lady Huskies topped the Patriots, 15-0 and 16-0, both in three innings.

With the district sweep, North improves to 4-0 on the year. They opened the season Tuesday with two district victories against Lawton Ike.

North jumped on the Patriots early with seven runs in the first. Madison Nordyke put them on the board with an RBI single scoring Sheridan Bond. Kourtney Tanner, Bridget White and Julia Minter each drove in a run with a base hit in the inning.

The Lady Huskies tallied four more in the second without a hit.

Kaylon Dunn sparked North with a pinch-hit RBI double in the third. The Lady Huskies pushed three more runs across the plate for a 15-0 lead.

Madison Nordyke and Hannah Danielson combined to throw a shutout in game one. Nordyke recorded three strikeouts in two innings. Danielson then closed out the game with a 1-2-3 third inning.

White finished with three RBI to lead the Lady Husky offense.

North had no trouble in game two, winning 16-0 in three innings.

Bond and Minter each had a pair of hits in game two. Danielson, Kennedy Thomas and Crouch each had two RBI apiece for North.

Nordyke also earned the win in game two. The senior threw two hitless innings and struck out five. Jillian Helsley pitched a scoreless third.

North is currently playing in the Broken Arrow Tournament. They were scheduled to play Berryhill, Sand Springs and Pryor on Friday. The team will wrap up pool play Saturday with games against Bixby and Hilldale.