Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
Bremen sophomore Morgan Smith earned the Lady Lions their only win in a dual meet with sectional rival Plymouth last week, avenging one of only two losses last year in the process.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth coach Ed Kelso was expecting a wild game Saturday against the Michigan City Wolves, and the girls on the field didnâ€™t disappoint as the Lady Pilgrims fell in a back and forth 8-5 contest.
â€śOur games with Michigan City, every year we play them, are usually a wild affair.â€ť Kelso said, â€śThis was a typical Michigan City-Plymouth game.â€ť
Glenn holds on at St. Joe
Kyle Liedtky and David Jaworski each had two hits, and Tommy Knape tripled for John Glenn in a narrow 6-5 win at South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Saturday.
The Falcons scored all six of their runs in the first three frames then held on for the win to move to 4-4 on the season.
â€˘ JOHN GLENN 6, ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 5
At South Bend
Glenn: 312 000 0 â€” 6 8 0
St. Josephâ€™s: 003 020 0 â€” 5 7 1
Justin Gierlowski (W, 1-1); Everett Kennedy (L, 0-1), Tyler Beck (1), Connor Sweeney (5).
2B: Gierlowski (G), Pat Klima (SJ), Evan Witsken (SJ) 2
HR: Tommy Knape (G)
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth senior Ryan McNeil isnâ€™t one to take the easy road.
The 6â€™4â€ť shooting guard was fine-tuning his shot long before the Pilgrims started their 2011-12 campaign. During the season, the co-MVP helped set the pace for his teammates at practice and on the game floor, a pace which helped push Plymouth to a 16-6 finish.
McNeil signed on to play basketball at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this week, and if the demands of a regular collegiate student-athlete arenâ€™t enough, adding on the demands of attending a service academy makes for an especially challenging experience.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth softball team picked up its third straight win Friday, defeating Tippecanoe Valley 10-0 in a game shortened to six innings by the runs-ahead rule.
Britney Horvath picked up her first varsity win in the circle with a one-hit shutout, fanning eight while allowing just two walks and not allowing any Valley runners beyond first base.
Kailey Whitley gave Horvath the only run she needed in the bottom of the first when her sharp single to left was misplayed by the Valley left fielder, allowing the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ leadoff hitter to circle the bases and put Plymouth up 1-0.
CGA loses to St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 decision to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Friday.
CGAâ€™s only win of the night came at 2 singles, where Paulina Cano fought back from a first set loss to beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rachel Simon and Carlota Silva split sets at 2 doubles but ultimately succumbed 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and Regina Padilla forced a third set at 3 singles before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
â€˘ ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 4, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 1
PLYMOUTH â€” Any win over a sectional opponent is a good win, and Plymouth bounced back from a tough loss to Valparaiso Monday with a 4-1 win over sectional rival Bremen at home Thursday.
The Lady Pilgrims won on all courts except 1 singles and in straight sets at three of the other four flights to claim its second win of the season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth starting pitcher Marissa Sullivan was in the zone last nightâ€¦ the strike zone that is.
The Lady Pilgrim right hander allowed only one hit and two walks to go along with 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over the visiting John Glenn Falcons.
Sullivan struck out the side in the first two innings of the game, allowing only one Falcon to reach base safely by a fielding error. She struck out the side two more times in the game, once in the fourth and again in the seventh inning to seal the win for Plymouth.
Plymouth loses NLC meet at Wawasee
Plymouth lost a 93-39 dual Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road at Wawasee Thursday.
Plymouth went one-two in the 3200 relay as Matt Lee, Diego Ibarra, Austin Rose and Mason Reed combined for an 11:24.59, and Stephen Abair, Kennedy Schnieders, Richie Sutch and Andrew Gerard clocked an 11:47.63.
The Pilgrims scored another win in the 1600 relay where Lee, Michael Hartman Reed and Elliot Eads turned in a time of 3:44.83.
PLYMOUTH â€” Bremen head coach Bo Hundt knew coming into the season that his teamâ€™s fortunes were going to hinge on pitching.
It was certainly the Lionsâ€™ undoing Wednesday.
Bremenâ€™s pitching staff struggled with control issues in the blustery conditions, and Plymouth capitalized on a total of 11 walks and five wild pitches â€” including four bases on balls and a pair of wild pitches during a decisive three-run sixth â€” as the Pilgrims claimed their second straight win with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Lions at Bill Nixon Field.