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April 11th, 2012
Plymouth dimes Rochester
Chase Peters gave up six hits for four earned runs, and Plymouthâ€™s order cranked out 12 hits in a 16-6, six-inning diming of Rochester Tuesday at Bill Nixon Field.
Joe Knapp, Ike Kastner and Hayden Skirvin all doubled for the Pilgrims, and Skirvin finished with five RBI while Kastner and Peters each batted in two runs.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â South Bend Riley pitcher Jackie Logsdon had something that the Plymouth Lady Pilgrim softball team hadnâ€™t seen much of only three games into the season â€” a change-up.
The Wildcat right-hander used the pitch early and often in the game en route to a three-hit, nine-strikeout performance and a 7-0 shutout against the host Lady Pilgrims Monday night.
LAKEVILLE â€” Talk about helping your own cause.
LaVille pitcher Justin Bakerâ€™s two-run shot straight out to center in the bottom of the sixth tied the game at 9-all, and his walk-off RBI single into the gap at short in the seventh earned him the win on the mound as the Lancers rallied past visiting Bethany Christian 10-9 at home Monday.
Triton falls short at Tippy Valley
Triton scratched out four runs in the top of the seventh, but it wasnâ€™t enough as the Trojans lost a 13-12 heartbreaker to host Tippecanoe Valley Monday.
Bryson Mosier doubled and scored two runs for Triton. Tippy Valley recorded five triples and two doubles en route to the win.
Triton falls to 2-3 on the year.
â€˘ TIPPECANOE VALLEY 13, TRITON 12
Triton: 060 003 3 â€” 12 8 3
Tippy Valley: 701 203 x â€” 13 10 1
Drake Hyden, Daryl Wright (4) (W); Keita Morakawa (L), Marc Lindsey (3).
Tritonâ€™s Zak Shively earned his first pitching win of the season Friday as the Trojans beat Plymouth 9-7. Shively gave up three hits for three earned runs in five and a third innings, and he also finished with two hits, an RBI and a walk in the win.
Plymouthâ€™s Marissa Sullivan notched 19 strikeouts in two games as the Lady Pilgrims opened their season last week. The senior power pitcher also signed on to continue her softball career at Ancilla College next year.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s taken a lot of time and hard work for Marissa Sullivan to reach the next level.
The four-year Plymouth pitcher made it official last Thursday when she signed with Ancilla College to play softball beginning in 2012-13.
â€śI liked the environment, the people were really nice, and I wanted to play softball somewhere,â€ť said Sullivan of her choice.
â€śIâ€™m really excited. Iâ€™ve worked forever to get to this point, and Iâ€™m glad I made it here finally.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth softball team came up short in its second game of the young season, dropping a 4-0 decision to LaPorte on Saturday.
LaPorte put up all four runs in the fourth inning. It was all the scoring they would need as LaPorteâ€™s Hannah Fuller held the young Plymouth lineup to just three scattered singles.
Pilgrims, Eagles compete at CMA Relays
Plymouth placed third with 92 points, and host Culver Military finished fourth with 65 points as LaPorte won the five-team Culver Military Academy Relays with 121 points Saturday.
Plymouth claimed three first place finishes in the field as Jordan Knapp won the long jump with a 20â€™2â€ť distance, Dan Samuelson finished first in the shot put with a throw of 48â€™7 1/2â€ť, and Adam Lacefield won the discus with a throw of 132â€™. Lacefield also placed second in the shot, while Samuelson was third in the discus.
PLYMOUTH â€” Coming from one baseball country to another, Japanese foreign exchange student Keita Morikawa already had the skill set to play outfield. Itâ€™s just taken him a little while for his bat to catch up with his glove.
On Friday, Morikawaâ€™s batting proved to be the difference as the Triton eight hole hitterâ€™s go-ahead sacrifice fly to left in the top of the sixth broke a 7-7 tie and put the Trojans over the top in an eventual 9-7 win over host Plymouth at Bill Nixon Field.