Rethlake throws no-hitter, hits 1 of 3 HN dingers as Lady Vikes win

Erin Rethlake.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake pitched a no-hitter and hit one of three Lady Viking home runs as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team roughed up visiting Columbia City, 11-0, on Thursday, May 16.

Rethlake hit her 12th homer of the season, Makayla Whaley got her first and Kaylynn Rosen hit her third during an 11-run fourth inning explosion.

Meanwhile, on the mound, Rethlake tied thee bats of all 15 batters she faced in the five inning game, recording nine strikeouts with a walk as the Lady Vikings improved to 21-2 on the season.

Rethlake finished with four runs batted in and Whaley and Rosen each had three. Rethlake, Rosen and Alyssa Hiple each had two hits.

Rethlake and her Columbia City counterpart matched zeroes for the first three innings before the Lady Vikes exploded.