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April 13th, 2012
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.
CGA loses to St. Joe
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 decision to South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Friday.
CGAâ€™s only win of the night came at 2 singles, where Paulina Cano fought back from a first set loss to beat Haley Powers 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Rachel Simon and Carlota Silva split sets at 2 doubles but ultimately succumbed 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, and Regina Padilla forced a third set at 3 singles before falling 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
â€˘ ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 4, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 1
PLYMOUTH â€” Any win over a sectional opponent is a good win, and Plymouth bounced back from a tough loss to Valparaiso Monday with a 4-1 win over sectional rival Bremen at home Thursday.
The Lady Pilgrims won on all courts except 1 singles and in straight sets at three of the other four flights to claim its second win of the season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth starting pitcher Marissa Sullivan was in the zone last nightâ€¦ the strike zone that is.
The Lady Pilgrim right hander allowed only one hit and two walks to go along with 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over the visiting John Glenn Falcons.
Sullivan struck out the side in the first two innings of the game, allowing only one Falcon to reach base safely by a fielding error. She struck out the side two more times in the game, once in the fourth and again in the seventh inning to seal the win for Plymouth.
Plymouth loses NLC meet at Wawasee
Plymouth lost a 93-39 dual Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road at Wawasee Thursday.
Plymouth went one-two in the 3200 relay as Matt Lee, Diego Ibarra, Austin Rose and Mason Reed combined for an 11:24.59, and Stephen Abair, Kennedy Schnieders, Richie Sutch and Andrew Gerard clocked an 11:47.63.
The Pilgrims scored another win in the 1600 relay where Lee, Michael Hartman Reed and Elliot Eads turned in a time of 3:44.83.
PLYMOUTH â€” Bremen head coach Bo Hundt knew coming into the season that his teamâ€™s fortunes were going to hinge on pitching.
It was certainly the Lionsâ€™ undoing Wednesday.
Bremenâ€™s pitching staff struggled with control issues in the blustery conditions, and Plymouth capitalized on a total of 11 walks and five wild pitches â€” including four bases on balls and a pair of wild pitches during a decisive three-run sixth â€” as the Pilgrims claimed their second straight win with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Lions at Bill Nixon Field.
Plymouth High School senior Hayden Skirvin recently signed a letter of intent to play football next fall at the University of Indianapolis. The coaching staff at the University of Indianapolis heavily recruited Hayden to play tight end for the Division II Greyhounds, who finished the 2011 season with a record of 7-4.
Pictured, left to right are front row: mother Kelly Skirvin, Hayden Skirin, father Gene Skirvin, PHS football coach John Barron; second row: brother Payton Skirvin, brother Evan Skirvin, PHS Athletic Director Roy Benge.
Bremen sweeps Glenn
Bremen beat visiting John Glenn on all five courts in a Northern State Conference sweep at Leeper Park Wednesday.
Glenn freshman Kyler Columbia took a 6-4 win over Bremenâ€™s Chelsea Anglin in the second set before succumbing 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in No. 2 singles play in the closest match of the day.
â€˘ BREMEN 5, JOHN GLENN 0
SINGLES: 1. Moragn Smith beat Anna schmalzried 6-0, 6-1; 2. Chelsea Anglin beat Kyler Columbia 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; 3. Kirstyn Buck beat Allison Pudlo 6-3, 6-2.
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.