Genter powers North past Kenston

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Lexie Genter

Lexie Genter was one of three North players to record two hits and she also pitched a six-inning complete game to lead the Rangers to an 11-1 win over visiting Kenston on Monday.

Genter allowed one unearned run on eight hits and struck out two.

“It felt great for us to get the win today,” Genter said. “Like our coaches said, today was a good team win, but I’m glad I contributed to it. I was just trying to throw strikes and hit the spots. I think my outside pitches were working pretty well today.”

North scored single runs in the second and third innings then exploded for six in the fourth and finished off the Bombers with two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Val Arnold and Genter both finished with two hits and two runs batted in and Christy Southard finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Arnold also drew a walk.

“I just went up to the plate focused and calm,” Arnold said. “I knew it was important to get those runs in and add to the lead. I took what she pitched me and hit it where their fielders weren’t. It’s very exciting because we needed this win to pick us back up after Saturday. We knew this game could be ours and we came out and showed it. We all contributed to this win to help Lexie after a great pitched game.”

The Rangers finished with eight hits.

“The bats were alive today and our base running was outstanding,” said North coach Taylor Braddock. “We’ve been stressing to be aggressive in the box and on the bases and the girls did that today. I’m proud of the way they’re swinging the bat.”

North travels to Kenston on Tuesday.

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