April 5th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” After canceling its pre-season scrimmage with LaVille last week, Plymouthâ€™s youth showed a bit in its opener Wednesday.
An overthrow from short to first with a runner heading to second in the top of the third inning cost the Lady Pilgrims three runs, and that error ended up making all the difference as Plymouth fell 5-2 to a surging Mishawaka squad at home.
Fred J. Hasting
Aug. 22, 1951-April 2, 2012
GREENCASTLE â€”Â Fred J. Hasting Sr., 60, Van Bibber Lake Estates, ended his four-year battle with cancer at home Monday, April 2, 2012.
Fred was born Aug. 22, 1951 in Hamlet, to Donald and Betty (Starkey) Hasting.
He graduated from Oregon-Davis High School in 1969. He was a machinist for 32 years.
Fred married Judy (Crosby) Hasting April 28, 2001 and she survives.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth head baseball coach Tony Plothow had concerns about the inexperience of his pitching staff coming into the season.
Those concerns became a reality Wednesday night at Bill Nixon Field in a six-inning, 10-0 loss to the visiting South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Indians.
Plymouth used three pitchers in the game, each appearing on the mound for the first time ever in a varsity uniform.
Triton romps over Oregon-Davis in opener
Marc Lindsay recorded two hits, two RBI and two runs scored, and Triton trampled Oregon-Davis 17-1 in both teamsâ€™ opener Wednesday.
OD struggled with six errors in the loss, and the Trojans plated 17 runs off just five hits in five innings.
Seth Glingle got the win on the mound.
â€˘Â TRITON 17, OREGON-DAVIS 1 (5 inn.)
OD: 001 00 â€” 1 4 6
Triton: 339 2x â€” 17 5 2
Seth Glingle (W, 1-0); Jake Jones (L, 0-1), Henry Clark (3).
2B: Marc Lindsay (T) .
Records: Triton 1-0, OD 0-1
Laville loses to Rochester
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Good Friday, April 6, the youth group at Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth will participate in the 30 Hour Famine, fasting from midnight Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday morning. They do so for two reasons: the first is in solidarity with those young people at home and all over the world who do not have enough to eat and, second, to gain money and support for the cause of ending poverty everywhere.
Culver Dive Team members Brandon Cooper, Bob Cooper Kr and Jerry Siler, along with county officers and a DNR officer, were on the scene of this truck in Lake Maxinkuckee Wednesday afternoon. No official information has been released, but bystanders said no one hurt.
PLYMOUTH â€” The remnants of two meth labs were discovered in the woods behind Washington Elementary School during spring break, according to a report from the Plymouth Community School Corporation Wednesday.
The school was notified of the situation by a parent. They have roped off the area and are taking steps to ensure students do not enter the woods during recess.
An environmental management firm will be assessing the area and advising the school on an appropriate response. Parents of Washington Elementary students have been informed of the situation.
PLYMOUTH â€” The first meet of the year is always a little dicey. Especially with a young team. Even more so coming off of spring break.
Nevertheless, Plymouthâ€™s boys track team got off to a solid start Tuesday, splitting a three-way meet with a loss to a deep Mishawaka squad â€” which put up 69 points to top the field â€” and a narrow 32-30 victory over LaPorte at home at The Rockpile.
The past is past.
Following Culver Com-munityâ€™s first sectional championship in 25 years last season, thatâ€™s the message head coach Mike Elliott and his staff are sending to the Cavaliers this year.
With just four starters back in pitcher and utility player Collin Stevens, second baseman/ pitcher Sam Hissong, short stop/ pitcher Kyle Vlach and center fielder Nick Pritz, Elliott is hoping his largely inexperienced team can find an identity of its own in 2012 rather than resting on the laurels of last seasonâ€™s historic finish.
Pilgrims win season-opener
Hayden Skirvin knocked in three runs, and Plymouth used a four-run sixth to beat South Central 7-3 in the Pilgrimsâ€™ season-opener on the road in Union Mills Tuesday.
Jordan Scheetz got the win on the mound, giving up five hits.
Plymouth returns to action at home tonight against St. Joe.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 7, SOUTH CENTRAL 3
At Union Mills
Plymouth: 011 004 1 â€”Â 7 6 3
South Central: 020 001 0 â€” 3 5 3
Jordan Scheetz (W, 1-0) and Jacob Seagraves; Ben Rosebaum (L), Garrett Walter (7) and Josh Mohlke.
JV score: Plymouth 9, Rochester 6.