April 9th, 2012
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€”Â Indiana conservation officers are investigating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that occurred Saturday near the intersection of 9th and Sycamore Roads, Plymouth. Marshall County central dispatch received a 911 call at 4:09 p.m. advising of an ATV accident with injury.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Veteran Plymouth attorney James N. Clevenger has been appointed chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The appointment was effective Feb. 1, 2012, and Clevenger serves at the governorâ€™s discretion.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Community School Corporation announced Thursday that the remnants of two meth labs found in the woods near Washington Elementary School last week have been completely cleaned up. All waste was hauled off site by ENVIROCORP, a certified environmental management firm hired by the school corporation, and disposed of in an approved landfill.
ENVIROCORP is also inspecting the soil and taking soil samples in the area.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
â€˘ Plymouth Moose is hosting a buffet dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu is fish dinner. For more information please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530.
â€˘Â The Lakeville Lions Club is hosting a fish fry at Newton Center, Lakeville from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, 6 to 12 years $4, and 5 and under free. Carry-outs are available. Fish, potato, slaw, dessert, bread, and drink included. Proceeds support community projects, needy families, Boy and Cub Scouts, FFA, and 4-H projects.