Nietz strikes out 11, homers for Harlem in win over Hononegah

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ROSCOE, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — The last time the Harlem Huskies and the Hononegah Indians met on the softball diamond, Harlem edged Hononegah 5-2. On Wednesday afternoon the NIC-10’s two powerhouse teams met for a rematch.

Harlem won 3-0. Harlem senior pitcher Cheyenne Nietz was the story. In the circle Nietz struck out 11 Indian batters in a complete game effort, walking just three batters. It’s not just her pitching that led the way, she also accounted for the only runs of the game when she smashed a three-run home run to left-center field.

Afterwards she discussed the feeling of breaking the game’s scoreless tie.

“Well it came off the bat pretty high, so I wasn’t positive that it was going over, but it felt good,” said Nietz. “It was a little bit of relief. But, like I said, I couldn’t let that get over my head. We still had more innings after that. I still had to go out and do my job on the mound as well.”

With the win, Harlem remains unbeaten at 14-0, 10-0 in conference play. Hononegah suffers its second conference loss.

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