May 25th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” The big inning made all the difference at the Plymouth Baseball Sectional Thursday.
St. Josephâ€™s plated four runs in the fifth inning to take a comfortable lead over Culver Military on the way to a 10-4 win in the opener, and Plymouth snapped a 2-2 tie with five runs in the third inning on the way to a 7-2 win over John Glenn in the nightcap at Bill Nixon Field.
The Pilgrims advance to play Jimtown at 11 a.m. Monday, while St. Joe will play Marian in a game following with the championship scheduled for 8 p.m.
JOHN GLENN 2
LAKEVILLE â€” The Class 2A Sectional 35 semifinals for high school boys baseball saw the two extremes of the sport Thursday night. One contest was a pitcherâ€™s duel with a dramatic finish and the other ended by the 10-run rule.
By the end of the evening, Mondayâ€™s noon championship contest was determined and it will be Bremen facing Central Noble after the Lions downed Westview, 2-1, and the Cougars defeated LaVille, 14-4, at Newton Park.
BREMEN 2, WESTVIEW 1
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s battery supplied ample power during the Cavsâ€™ Class A Sectional 51 baseball opener Thursday.
Junior right-handed pitcher Kyle Vlach turned in a solid complete-game effort and senior catcher Sam Hissong gunned down the potential game-tying run trying to steal second in the bottom of the seventh as the host Cavs eliminated Westville 4-3.
Culver advances to Mondayâ€™s 12:30 p.m. semifinal against the winner of todayâ€™s matchup between Triton and Marquette Catholic. OD faces South Central Monday at 10 a.m. in the other semifinal.
Shook-German beat Shepherd-Collins at CGA
Plymouthâ€™s Andria Shook and Marissa German beat Knoxâ€™s Miranda Shepherd and Chelsea Collins in three sets in the individual doubles tournament at the Culver Girls Tennis Regional Thursday.
Shook and German overcame a 6-3 first set loss to beat Shepherd and Collins 6-0, 6-1 and advance in the IHSAAâ€™s doubles tournament.
â€˘ CULVER TENNIS REGIONAL
At Gable Tennis Complex
Andria Shook-Marissa German (Plymouth) beat Miranda Shepherd-Chelsea Collins (Knox) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Argos falls at South Central
KOKOMO â€” A number of area athletes were led by Bremen freshman Sam Lacher at the Kokomo Boys Track and Field Sectional Thursday.
Lacher placed fifth in the 200 and competed in the 100 in his first season with the Lions after qualifying at the Penn Sectional last Thursday. He also ran the opening leg on Bremenâ€™s eighth-place 1600 relay team.
â€śI think it was really awesome that he was able to accomplish all that as a freshman, and his future looks very bright from here,â€ť said Bremen head track coach Mark Yoder.
Cleanup and restoration crews were on the scene much of the day Thursday following a Wednesday night accident which left three telephone poles -- and a great deal of wiring -- and two trees down.
â€˘ The Argos American Legion post will be hosting Memorial Day services beginning at 10 a.m. Events include a parade, ceremonies at Memorial Park and Maple Grove Cemetery. The public is invited to lunch at the legion post following the ceremonies at Memorial Park.
â€˘ Bremen VFW Post #8972 and American Legion #191 will host its annual Memorial Day services Monday, May 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. when flowers will be cast into the river to remember fallen comrades from the bridge on Center Street. Immediately following will be a traditional ceremony at the Bremen Cemetery.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â Neither Plymouth nor Culver Girls Academy could wake up their bats, and both finished out their seasons with Class 3A St. Josephâ€™s Sectional losses at Newton Park Wednesday.
CGA recorded just two hits in a 9-0 loss to the host Lady Indians in game one, while Plymouth batters rallied with a run in the top of the seventh, but it was too little, too late in an 8-1 loss to Jimtown in the nightcap.
The Jimmies and St. Joe will play in the tournamentâ€™s championship tonight at 6 p.m.
JIMTOWN 8, PLYMOUTH 1
LAKEVILLE â€” It took longer than planned, but it was well worth it.
Behind the arm and bat of Justin Baker, as well as three two-out rallies, the LaVille Lancers defeated the Fremont Eagles, 4-3, in nine innings at Newton Park to open Sectional 35 of the Class 2A high school boys baseball playoffs.
The Lancers now play the Central Noble today at 6 p.m. Bremen faces Westview in the other semifinal contest and will start around 8. The championship game is slated for noon on Memorial Day.
CULVER â€” Argosâ€™ baseball team experienced little trouble piling up baserunners against South Central Wednesday.
Pushing them across the plate proved an entirely different matter.
The Dragons stranded 11 runners â€” five in scoring position â€” and dropped a 3-1 Class A Sectional 51 first-round tilt to the Satellites at Culver Community.
Play resumes today with the hosts taking on Westville at 5:30 p.m.