After making a run to the postseason last year, 2019 hasn’t started the way Northglenn (5-12, 2-1 in conference) and 4th-year manager Molly Huffman anticipated for this young group. Taking on …
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After making a run to the postseason last year, 2019 hasn’t started the way Northglenn (5-12, 2-1 in conference) and 4th-year manager Molly Huffman anticipated for this young group. Taking on perennial power Broomfield (14-2, 3-1 in conference) Sept. 20, the Lady Norse fell 6-0.
Single runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings before three in the seventh put the home team away. A dominant pitching performance from starting sophomore pitcher Maycee Bricker of 6-inning, 3-hit ball had the Northglenn offensive attack off-balance. Eight hits by the Lady Norse were spaced out enough to where the young right-hander didn’t allow a run all afternoon.
Partaking in the hitting festivities, freshman Nataly Mora recorded two hits in her three at-bats to lead the team. Six others also found the hit column in Sidney Wilson, Viviana Caldera, Elianna Riuz, Kaylie Huggins, Neveah Rodriguez and Samantha Matterson. No extra-base hits, however, just singles from the Lady Norse handicapped the offense in their ability to score. Huggins — who started and finished the game on the mound — competed at a high level throughout.
Huggins’ line of 10 hits and six walks didn’t display the type of outing the righty had, as she battled through adversity. Impressively, only three of the runs allowed were earned against the deep, powerful Lady Eagles lineup.
After having their prior two-game winning streak snapped (outscored opponents 45-19 in those two games), Northglenn anticipates bouncing back this week against conference foes Vista Peak Prep (5-11, 2-1 in conference) and Rangeview (9-5, 0-3 in conference) Tuesday and Thursday respectively.
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