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April 9th, 2012
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.
WALKERTON â€” There were some rough spots for both teams, but there were also positives for both Plymouth and John Glenn to take away from their girls tennis opener Thursday.
A mostly young Plymouth squad won in convincing fashion on four courts, while Glenn scored its first match point against Plymouth in a long time at No. 3 singles as the Lady Pilgrims started out the season with a 4-1 team win in a blustery girls tennis opener on the road.
PLYMOUTH â€” After canceling its pre-season scrimmage with LaVille last week, Plymouthâ€™s youth showed a bit in its opener Wednesday.
An overthrow from short to first with a runner heading to second in the top of the third inning cost the Lady Pilgrims three runs, and that error ended up making all the difference as Plymouth fell 5-2 to a surging Mishawaka squad at home.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth head baseball coach Tony Plothow had concerns about the inexperience of his pitching staff coming into the season.
Those concerns became a reality Wednesday night at Bill Nixon Field in a six-inning, 10-0 loss to the visiting South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Indians.
Plymouth used three pitchers in the game, each appearing on the mound for the first time ever in a varsity uniform.
Triton romps over Oregon-Davis in opener
Marc Lindsay recorded two hits, two RBI and two runs scored, and Triton trampled Oregon-Davis 17-1 in both teamsâ€™ opener Wednesday.
OD struggled with six errors in the loss, and the Trojans plated 17 runs off just five hits in five innings.
Seth Glingle got the win on the mound.
â€˘Â TRITON 17, OREGON-DAVIS 1 (5 inn.)
OD: 001 00 â€” 1 4 6
Triton: 339 2x â€” 17 5 2
Seth Glingle (W, 1-0); Jake Jones (L, 0-1), Henry Clark (3).
2B: Marc Lindsay (T) .
Records: Triton 1-0, OD 0-1
Laville loses to Rochester
PLYMOUTH â€” The first meet of the year is always a little dicey. Especially with a young team. Even more so coming off of spring break.
Nevertheless, Plymouthâ€™s boys track team got off to a solid start Tuesday, splitting a three-way meet with a loss to a deep Mishawaka squad â€” which put up 69 points to top the field â€” and a narrow 32-30 victory over LaPorte at home at The Rockpile.
The past is past.
Following Culver Com-munityâ€™s first sectional championship in 25 years last season, thatâ€™s the message head coach Mike Elliott and his staff are sending to the Cavaliers this year.
With just four starters back in pitcher and utility player Collin Stevens, second baseman/ pitcher Sam Hissong, short stop/ pitcher Kyle Vlach and center fielder Nick Pritz, Elliott is hoping his largely inexperienced team can find an identity of its own in 2012 rather than resting on the laurels of last seasonâ€™s historic finish.
Pilgrims win season-opener
Hayden Skirvin knocked in three runs, and Plymouth used a four-run sixth to beat South Central 7-3 in the Pilgrimsâ€™ season-opener on the road in Union Mills Tuesday.
Jordan Scheetz got the win on the mound, giving up five hits.
Plymouth returns to action at home tonight against St. Joe.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 7, SOUTH CENTRAL 3
At Union Mills
Plymouth: 011 004 1 â€”Â 7 6 3
South Central: 020 001 0 â€” 3 5 3
Jordan Scheetz (W, 1-0) and Jacob Seagraves; Ben Rosebaum (L), Garrett Walter (7) and Josh Mohlke.
JV score: Plymouth 9, Rochester 6.
As the softball season gets in full swing, Bremen will feature some new blood at head coach.