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April 18th, 2012
Plymouth softball infielders hold a conference in the circle during a Northern Lakes Conference game with Elkhart Memorial.
BOURBON â€” With a young lineup and a roster full of injuries, Triton has sometimes had trouble fielding the ball this season.
Luckily for the Lady Trojans, theyâ€™ve been able to make up for it at the plate.
Tritonâ€™s batting order produced 13 hits â€” including six during a six-run fourth inning â€” to help offset five errors, and the Trojans rallied past visiting Knox Monday in the two teamsâ€™ Northern State Conference opener in Bourbon, 11-10.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth softball team didnâ€™t have any problems hitting the ball in the conference opener last night; it was when the hits came that caused the problems.
The Lady Pilgrim offense couldnâ€™t find a timely hit as it left eight runners on base â€” five in scoring position â€” in a 7-2 loss to visiting Elkhart Memorial.
Plymouth wins NLC opener
Plymouth jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first three and a half innings, and the Pilgrims won their Northern Lakes Conference opener 15-6 on the road at Elkhart Memorial Monday.
Plymouth tallied 17 hits in the win, including five doubles and three triples.
Chase Peters tapped out two doubles and a triple to finish with four RBI, while Connor Flynn and Ike Kastner each both tripled on their way to four RBI apiece.
Plymouth senior Chase Peters earned his first pitching win of the season giving up four earned runs in six innings pitched as the Pilgrims snapped a two-game skid against Rochester last week.
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.