Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” In baseball, it often comes down to who will flinch at the final challenge, and on Wednesday at least it was Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims (0-1) who flinched at the end, falling to South Bend St. Joe by an 8-3 final.
Only those in attendance would know it was tied at three headed to the final six outs.
CULVER â€” It wasnâ€™t always pretty, but the Lady Dragons got their first win Wednesday.
Argos jumped out to an 11-0 lead over the first four innings and held off a tenacious Culver Community squad to break into the win column, 20-6, on the road in Culver.
â€śThis is the first game that Iâ€™ve had all of my players available to play. The first game I didnâ€™t have four of my players, so this was more of a team effort,â€ť said Argos softball coach Alyssa Thayer.
Judson nips Culver
North Judson plated a run in the top of the seventh, and the Bluejays hung on for a narrow 2-1 victory in their season-opener at Culver Community Wednesday night.
The game was a pitchersâ€™ duel between Judsonâ€™s staff of Tyler Tunis and David Jacim and Culverâ€™s Kyle Vlach as the trio combined to give up only four total hits in the opener.
The Cavs finished with just one hit at the game, a double from Nick Pritz, and the home team recorded three errors as they slipped to an 0-1 start.
Culver travels to Caston tonight with a 5:30 p.m. EST start time.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth boys basketball coach Ryan Bales has been selected as one of six Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Bob King Coaches of the Year, it was announced Tuesday.
Honors are awarded according to IHSAA district boundaries, and Bales was one of two coaches to receive the distinction in District 1, along with Mike Hackett of Munster.
In his second season at the helm of Plymouth, Bales guided the Pilgrims to a 21-4 record and the teamâ€™s first sectional championship since 2010. He is 37-10 in two seasons with the Pilgrims since taking over for Kevin Stuckmeyer in 2011.
WALKERTON â€” One night after scoring 25 runs at Oregon-Davis, the John Glenn Falcons found themselves in a dogfight with one of South Bendâ€™s premier programs in Washington at home Tuesday night.
Fortunately for the Falcons, they got a stellar performance from pitcher Mark Einhorn and rallied with more than enough offense during a fourth-inning outburst to pull out the win.
The unseasonably cold early spring weather led to more postponements Tuesday night.
Plymouthâ€™s baseball game with South Central was rescheduled for Thursday at 4:30 p.m. EST, and the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ softball game at Mishawaka was also pushed back to Thursday at 5 p.m. Plymouthâ€™s JV baseball game at Rochester was postponed with no rescheduled date as of press deadline.
Down the road in Culver, meanwhile, the Lady Cavaliers-Argos softball game was moved back a day to tonight with the same start time of 4:30 p.m.
LaVilleâ€™s baseball and softball games were also called Tuesday.
HAMLET â€” John Glenn put up some serious numbers on April Foolâ€™s Day.
The Falcons racked up 11 hits while capitalizing on 11 errors and some shaky pitching by Oregon-Davis, and Glennâ€™s pitching staff combined for a no-hitter backed up by near-errorless defense.
The result was a 25-0 rout of the host Bobcats in five innings in the two teamsâ€™ season-opener in Hamlet Monday.
BREMEN â€” As the Ancilla College menâ€™s soccer team takes the field next season, the Chargers will be bolstered by not one, but two Bremen products.
Lions senior Don Browning recently committed to the Chargers, and he will be reunited with former Bremen teammate Andrew Huff as the 2013-2014 season unfolds next fall.
â€śAncilla is a great fit for me and an opportunity to prove myself at the next level,â€ť said Browning.
Monday, April 1
Glenn baseball at Oregon-Davis 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2
Argos baseball at Kouts 5:30 p.m.
Argos softball at Culver Community 4:30 p.m.
Glenn baseball vs S.B. Washington 4:30 p.m.
LaVille baseball Fairfield 5 p.m.
LaVille softball at Rochester 5 p.m.
Oregon-Davis baseball at Morgan Township 4:30 p.m.
Plymouth baseball vs South Central 5:30 p.m.
Plymouth softball at Mishawaka 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3
Culver Community baseball vs North Judson 5:30 p.m.
Culver Community track vs LaVille 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
PLYMOUTH â€” When Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims take the field against South Central on Tuesday, it will be the first time since 1968 that someone other than Bill Nixon or a former player of Bill Nixon has led the team on the field that bears his name.