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Written By StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Owen Kirchenstein throws a pitch during a game earlier this season. Tippecanoe Valley remained unbeaten in the TRC Wednesday. (File phoot by James Costello)

The Vikings moved to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference win a shutout win over visiting Northfield Wednesday.

Layne Prater was the winning pitcher, lasting 5 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and striking out five. Lucas Walters threw 1 2/3 innings in relief and closed out the shutout. He also led the Vikings at the plate with both of his team’s hits and a run scored. The Vikings used a patient approach at the plate to coax eight walks from Northfield’s pitching staff in the win.

The Vikings (7-2, 3-0 TRC) stay unbeaten in TRC play and clinch their fifth straight win with a retroactive forfeit by Maconaquah in a game last Wednesday. They will host John Glenn Saturday at 10 a.m.

Memorial handed NorthWood its first loss in Northern Lakes Conference play in Nappanee Wednesday.

The Chargers plated three runs in the top of the seventh to rally past Wood, which scored a run in its last chance in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t overcome the sudden deficit.

Matt Dutkwoski took the loss after striking out 13 while giving up just one walk, surrendering three earned runs and five total runs off of five hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. Jason Cripe gave up a hit while shutting the door in the seventh.

Trey Allman finished 2-for-2 at the plate, and Dutkowski and Jaden Miller each went 2-for-3, while Jack Wysong went 2-for-4 for the Panthers.

NorthWood slips to 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the NLC. The Panthers host Jimtown in a non-conference game Thursday at 5 p.m.

Warsaw out-hit host Northridge six to five, but the Raiders scored four unearned runs off six errors by the Tigers, who remained winless in Northern Lakes Conference play Wednesday.

Northridge got on the board in the first inning, but the Tigers quickly tied the game up 1-1 in the second inning courtesy of a solo home run from Jacob Hutcherson. Ridge pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning, however, and the visitors scratched out just one more score in the fifth.

Mason Reber took the loss for Warsaw. He surrendered two runs on one hit over three innings, striking out three.

Matt Shoemaker, Joey Springer, Noah Burgh, Gage Lyon, Ian Glogovsky and Hutcherson recorded a hit apiece for the Tigers.

Northridge moves to 8-5 overall with a 5-1 NLC mark. Warsaw drops to 3-8 and 0-5 in conference play with its sixth straight loss. The Tigers host Concord Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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