SOFTBALL RESULTS: MAY 10
StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Friday, May 10, 2019
WAWASEE 13, PLYMOUTH 0
Wawasee piled up 16 hits and put away the Pilgrims in six innings Friday night.
Olivia Stuck was a double away from the cycle, smacking a triple and homer among her four-hit night. Stuck drove in two and scored three times. Graceanne Kerlin had three hits and drove in four and Faith Swihart added three hits and a pair of runs scored. Ava Rush added three runs and an RBI.
Bethany Flannery scattered four hits to record the shutout, walking none and fanning two.
The Warrior JV also had a big offensive day in a 20-2 final over the Pilgrims. Wawasee had 22 hits, led by a Ciandra Ervin three-run homer. Ervin drove in four runs to lead the team.
The win keeps Wawasee in the hunt for at least a share of the Northern Lakes Conference crown. Wawasee moves to 9-3 in the standings, trailing Concord’s 11-1 mark. Wawasee has games left with Goshen and Concord to finish up the NLC season. Concord has a game left with Warsaw before the Wawasee clash next Wednesday.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 14, WABASH 4
The Vikings head into the weekend on a mini two-game win streak after diming the Apaches.
Ally Betten crushed two homers and drove in five runs as part of a 4-for-4 day at the plate. Kirsten Prater doubled among her three hits, and Kirstyn Yoder, Sydney Howard and Taylor Czichilski all crossed the plate twice.
Howard lowered her ERA significantly, with none of Wabash’s runs coming earned on the evening. Howard also didn’t walk anyone in the complete game appearance.
Valley (5-12, 1-6 TRC) take on Central Noble and Elkhart Memorial in a doubleheader Saturday morning in Albion.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 6, NORTHWOOD 5
A three-run bottom of the fifth moved the Chargers past the Panthers Friday evening.
Cadence Lee got Memorial going with an RBI double, and after Holly Heeter scored on a wild pitch, Shelby Buss drilled a homer to give Memorial the lead for good.
Morgan Jenkins had an RBI triple to lead NorthWood and both Sydney King and Amanda Jenkins each doubled in the loss. Gracie Clark added three singles.
Buss would pitch the complete game, allowing eight hits but limiting the damage. Clark didn’t get out of the fifth, but Madison Miller took the loss, allowing the Buss homer.
NorthWood (8-13, 3-9 NLC) finish the NLC slate with games against Plymouth and Goshen.
NORTHRIDGE 16, WARSAW 6
Northridge kept its slim hopes for a NLC title alive with a 10-runner against the Tigers in Middlebury.
It didn’t take long for the Raiders to figure out Kennedy Tennant, scoring nine runs in the bottom of the first. Amber Bost had a two-run single in the frame and both Jenifer Robinson and Meghan Bontrager had RBI doubles.
Bost and Robinson both had three RBIs for the day, Bontrager had three hits and four RBIs and Allison Hostetler was 4-for-4 with a pair driven in.
Izzy Dittmar had a double and homer to pace the Tigers, and Lindsey Bradley also went deep in the loss.
Hostetler gave up six runs, but struck out five in four innings to get the win. Tennant allowed 18 hits and 13 earned runs for the Tigers.
Warsaw (5-15, 3-9 NLC) hosts the Tiger Tourney Saturday morning, taking on Triton in the morning contest.