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German and Shook win NLC doubles title
Plymouthâ€™s No. 1 doubles team of Marissa German and Andria Shook won the Northern Lakes Conference championship, and the Lady Pilgrims finished third behind meet and overall league champ Northridge and runner-up Goshen at the NLC Tournament at home Saturday morning.
German and Shook avenged a three-set loss to Northridgeâ€™s Courtney Clark and Olivia Erekson in round robin play back on May 2 with a very convincing 6-2, 6-1 win over their rivals Saturday to win the 1 doubles title on their home court in Centennial Park.
SYRACUSE â€” Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims made it three in a row â€” this time a come from behind NLC win on the road at Wawasee (3-14) by an 11-6 final.
Falling behind early, the Pilgrims rallied late and a big three-run sixth â€” spurred by RBIs from Jacob Frantz, Justin Drudge and Blake Milliser â€” pushed them ahead to stay. A four-run seventh put the exclamation point on the win.
â€śWe got down 6-2 in the fourth. We battled. I thought we had some great at-bats where we battled early, were able to put some runs on,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. â€śI knew one run wasnâ€™t going to be enough there.â€ť
LAKEVILLE â€” On a cold night in Lakeville, the Lancersâ€™ bats matched the weather as they were only able to come away with one hit off Bremenâ€™s Jacob Bennitt, losing 11-0.
Bennitt finished with nine strikeouts without walking a single batter in the shutout. The Bremen Lions came to play at the plate as well, starting the game with five runs in the first inning and cycling through the entire order.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s girls tennis team started the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament with hopes of overtaking Northridge or at least Goshen after a third-place finish behind the two in round robin play. With two rounds of the NLC tourney now complete, the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ chances of doing so are all but defunct.
Plymouth went 2-2 on a cold Friday evening in Centennial Park following a 6-4 start over Wednesdayâ€™s opening round and Thursdayâ€™s abbreviated round.
CULVER â€” Two juniors on the Culver Girls Academy lacrosse team were selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse Womenâ€™s National Tournament.
Rory Byrne of South Bend and Kelsi Carr of Kitchener, Ontario will play for the combined Indiana-Kentucky team May 25-26 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
BREMEN â€” Last year Bremenâ€™s girls tennis team split the Northern State Conference title with Jimtown. Not that theyâ€™re greedy, but this yearâ€™s Lady Lions would like nothing better than to keep the NSC championship all to themselves.
Bremen took a big step toward that goal at DeSantis Courts Thursday night, when the Lions won both of their conference tournament openers.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth kept its hopes alive for at least a second-place conference finish as rain cut short the second round of the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Tennis Tournament in Centennial Park Thursday.
With the IHSAA State Softball Tournament still a little over a week away, pairings for the 29th annual tilt were announced Thursday.
Eight area schools will filter into three different sectional sites as Argos, Culver Community and Triton head west to the six-team Class A South Central (Union Mills) Sectional, Bremen and LaVille travel to the six-team Class 2A Westview tourney, and Plymouth, John Glenn and Culver Girls Academy converge on the seven-team Class 3A South Bend St. Joseph Sectional at Newton Park.
WALKERTON â€” Bremenâ€™s boys track and field team had already beaten both Jimtown and New Prairie in dual meets earlier this season, but the Lions knew it would likely be a different story at Wednesdayâ€™s Northern State Conference championships. With start sprinter Sam Lacher sidelined with a hamstring injury and a total of eight teams in the field vying for the top spots in each event, Bremen fell short of both.
PLYMOUTH â€” Make it two in a row for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims as they picked up a home Northern Lakes Conference win over Goshen by a 9-3 final Wednesday.
Plymouth starter Jacob Frantz was masterful in a seven inning five-hitter where he surrendered three runs, all in the first inning of the game. Frantz recovered admirably and allowed just two other base runners in the game, one erased in a seventh inning double play.