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Sullivan signs with Ancilla

April 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It’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.
“I liked the environment, the people were really nice, and I wanted to play softball somewhere,” said Sullivan of her choice.
“I’m really excited. I’ve worked forever to get to this point, and I’m glad I made it here finally.”

Plymouth drops 4-0 decision to LaPorte

April 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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 LaPorte’s Hannah Fuller held the young Plymouth lineup to just three scattered singles.

Results 4-9

April 9, 2012

Boys track
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 20’2” distance, Dan Samuelson finished first in the shot put with a throw of 48’7 1/2”, and Adam Lacefield won the discus with a throw of 132’. Lacefield also placed second in the shot, while Samuelson was third in the discus.

Triton trumps Plymouth 9-7

April 6, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Coming from one baseball country to another, Japanese foreign exchange student Keita Morikawa already had the skill set to play outfield. It’s just taken him a little while for his bat to catch up with his glove.
On Friday, Morikawa’s batting proved to be the difference as the Triton eight hole hitter’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.

Plymouth downs Falcons in opener

April 6, 2012

WALKERTON — 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.

Lady Pilgrims lose opener, 5-2

April 5, 2012

PLYMOUTH — After canceling its pre-season scrimmage with LaVille last week, Plymouth’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.

Pitching woes cost Plymouth vs St. Joe

April 5, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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. Joseph’s Indians.
Plymouth used three pitchers in the game, each appearing on the mound for the first time ever in a varsity uniform.

Results 4-5

April 5, 2012

Baseball
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 teams’ 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.
• TRITON 17, OREGON-DAVIS 1 (5 inn.)
At Bourbon
OD: 001 00 — 1 4 6
Triton: 339 2x — 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

Pilgrims open season with split versus Mishawaka, LaPorte

April 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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, Plymouth’s boys track team got off to a solid start Tuesday, splitting a three-way meet with a loss to a deep Mishawaka squad — which put up 69 points to top the field — and a narrow 32-30 victory over LaPorte at home at The Rockpile.

Area teams reloaded as 2012 baseball season begins

April 4, 2012

The past is past.
Following Culver Com-munity’s first sectional championship in 25 years last season, that’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 season’s historic finish.

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