Girls Varsity Softball · Rangers blank Mayfield

After a rough start to the year, North officially is on its first winning streak.

The Rangers shut out visiting Mayfield on Friday, 10-0, to collect their third straight win.

“It’s important to get on a little bit of a roll heading into a tough week we have coming up,” said North coach Taylor Braddock. “We need them to fully trust each other and they’re starting to do that. The girls are starting to buy into the process and it’s showing.”

North pounded out 10 hits in the win.

Adri George finished 3-for-4 with a double to lead the way. Jess Dodd and Christy Southard both had with two hits while Samantha Pirosko, Ashlee Kronik and Kirsten Luksic each had one.

Dodd doubled twice and now has five extra-base hits in her last three games. She is 6-for-13 during that stretch with nine runs batted in.

“They’ve swung the bat hard and 1-9 hit the ball the last three games,” Braddock said. “Everyone did their part.”

Luksic went the distance for the Rangers.

She allowed just four hits and struck out five in six innings of work.

“Luksic pitched very well,” Braddock said. “She hit almost all of her spots and she dealt today. Once she starts strong, she gets a personal confidence in herself and throws her game.”

The Rangers, who improved to 3-7, travel to Madison on Monday.