Lady Vikes win sectional behind Rethlake, Rosen

Kaylynn Rosen (right) gives teammate Natasha Grover a double thumbs up as she slides across home during the Lady Vike's sectional championship game win against Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, May 24.
Kaylynn Rosen (right) gives teammate Natasha Grover a double thumbs up as she slides across home during the Lady Vike's sectional championship game win against Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, May 24. Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake threw a no-hitter and she and Kaylynn Rosen each hit a home run as Huntington North slapped down Fort Wayne South Side, 10-0, in five innings in the Homestead Softball Sectional championship game on Friday, May 24.

The Lady Vikings, 24-2, will face Carroll, 25-6, in the regional Tuesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Huntington North.

Rosen slugged a two-run homer to highlight a five-run first inning for the Lady Vikes. It was her second straight game with a homer.

Rethlake helped her own cause with her 14th homer of the season and a double for three RBI.

On the mound, she had 10 strikeouts, and only a fifth-inning walk kept her from a perfect game.

Huntington North scored two runs each in the third and fourth innings to go up 9-0, and Audrey Hiner ended the game in the fifth with an RBI double.