Lady Pilgrims earn 1st win
The Plymouth Lady Pilgrims earned their first win of the season in their home-opener on Friday, 8-2 over Tippecanoe Valley.
The game was originally scheduled to play at Tippy Valley but was moved to Centennial Park because of weather conditions. The Pilgrims remained the visiting team on the scoreboard, and Morgan O’Neal started the game with a single and two stolen bases on ensuing pitches. She scored in the top of the first, and the Lady Pilgrims never looked back.
Several Plymouth players had successful days at the plate, and all seniors showed their experience by dominating in the first home game of the season. April Hampton was 2-for-3 at the plate, O’Neal went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and four stolen bases. Kailey Whitley earned a walk, had a stolen base and showed her defensive strength leading the outfield and getting three put-outs.
Getting the offense going early seemed to take some pressure off of winning pitcher Britney Horvath as she came out dominating. Horvath earned the complete game, seven-inning victory by allowing two runs on just three hits while striking out eight, compared to eight runs on 14 hits and four walks by the Pilgrims.
Plymouth hoped to carry the momentum from the first victory into Michigan City on Saturday, but unfortunately the fields up at Michigan City could not handle all of the recent weather, and both varsity and JV games were canceled.
The Pilgrims jump back into play today as they begin the conference season facing Elkhart Memorial High School. As in the Tippy Valley game, this NLC opener has been moved to Centennial Park due to weather. Start time is 5 p.m.
• PLYMOUTH 8, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 2
Plymouth: 150 200 0 — 8 14 5
Tippy Valley: 000 002 0 — 2 3 3
Britney Horvath (W, 1-3); K. Shepherd (L)
2B: Morgan O’Neal (P)
3B: Sommer McClellan (P)
Record: Plymouth 1-4
JV score: Plymouth 12, Tippy Valley 2
Lady Falcons rebound
John Glenn rebounded from its first loss of the season, a 12-9 defeat to Tippecanoe Valley, with a 20-0 shelling of the Lady Vikings in a doubleheader at home in Walkerton Saturday.
Aubry Banks had a double and five RBIs for Glenn, and Josie Jankowski doubled in the win.
Stephanie Dreesen homered in the opening loss.
Holly Adams earned the win inside the circle in game two, and Macy Jankowski took the loss in game one as Glenn moved to 4-1.
• TIPPECANOE VALLEY 12-0,
JOHN GLENN 9-20
Tippy Valley: 251 000 4 — 12 11 2
John Glenn: 401 100 3 — 9 12 2
Shepherd (W); Macy Jankowski (L).
HR: Myra Benzling (TV) 2, Stephanie Dreessen (G).
Tippy Valley: 000 00 — 0 1 5
Glenn: 3(11)3 3x — 20 10 2
Holly Adams (W); Eckra (L).
2B: Aubrey Banks (G), Josie Jankowski.
Records: Glenn 4-1, Tippecanoe Valley 2-2.
Lions down Vikings
Bobby Cornett picked up his first win of the season, helping his own cause with two hits, three runs and two stolen bases as Bremen beat host Tippecanoe Valley Saturday.
Dillon Mullen also finished with two hits to go with two RBIs, a run and two stolen bases, and Tyler Coffel drove in two runs for the Lions, who were out-hit 10-6 but plated nine runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings en route to the win.
Bremen improves to 3-2 on the year. The Lions host John Glenn in a Northern State Conference-opener today.
• BREMEN 11, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 8
Bremen: 105 221 0 — 11 6 0
Tippy Valley: 202 003 1 — 8 10 0
Bobby Cornett (W), Bryce Cassel (6), Pedro Lopez (7); Hammer (L).
Records: Bremen 3-2.
Plymouth beats Centerville
Plymouth handed visiting Centerville a 5-0 defeat Saturday.
The two most competitive scores came at 1 and 2 singles, as Allie Berger stole the momentum from Brittany Jones after a close first set for a 6-4, 6-1 victory at 1 singles, and Mikayla German held off Shelby Minhinnett 6-1, 6-4.
The Lady Pilgrims surrendered just five games in the other three matches as they moved to 2-1 on the young season.
• Plymouth 5, Centerville 0
Singles: 1. Allie Berger beat Brittany Jones 6-4, 6-1; 2. Mikayla German beat Shelby Minhinnett 6-1, 6-4; 3. Haley Harrell beat Sarah Lewallen 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Marissa German-Andria Shook beat Alexis Stamper-Ally Moore 6-0, 6-2; 2. Emily Blake-Ellen Smith beat Merissa Ross-Jordyn Vanwinkle 6-1, 6-1.
Record: Plymouth 2-1
NorthWood wins Goshen Invite
LaVille’s Zach Gurtner and NorthWood’s Dylan Gessinger both shot 75 to tie for low-medalist honors, and the Panthers carded a team score of 318 to win the Goshen Invitational Saturday at Black Squirrel.
Plymouth finished eighth with a team score of 344, and the Lancers placed 13th one stroke ahead of Northern State Conference foe Jimtown’s 420.
Ryan Thompson shot a 77 behind Gessinger’s 75, and Logan Kauffman and Brayden Glaser shot 81 and 85, respectively as NorthWood beat out a 14-team field containing Northern Lakes Conference opponents Northridge, which finished second with a 328, Elkhart Memorial, host Goshen, Concord and Plymouth.
Plymouth was paced by Zach Craft’s 82 and Nate Kolter’s 83. Kurt Corsbie carded 88, and Kendall Fosler scored a 91 for the Pilgrims.
LaVille got a 90 from Cameron Gurtner, but Luke Laidig shot 125, and Dustin Royer turned in a 129 for the Lancers.
• GOSHEN INVITATIONAL
At Black Squirrel
TEAM SCORES: 1. NORTHWOOD 318, 2. NORTHRIDGE 328, 3. FAIRFIELD 329, 4. LAKELAND 333, 5. ELKHART MEMORIAL 335, 6. GOSHEN 342, 7. CONCORD 342, 8. PLYMOUTH 344, 9. ELKHART CHRISTIAN 345, 10. ELKHART CENTRAL 367, 11. WESTVIEW 410, 12. FREMONT 414, 13. LaVILLE 419, 14. JIMTOWN 420.
Top 10: 1. TIE Zach Gurtner (LV), Dylan Gessinger (NW) 75, 3. TIE Ryan Thompson (NW), Spencer Mortola (LL) 77, 5. TIE Tom Morrison (NR), Zach Hochstedler (FF), Will Erekson (NR) 78, 8. TIE Alex Hartsough (G), Frank Iavagnilio (EM), Logan Kauffman (NW), Peyton Kime (C) 81.
NORTHWOOD (318): Dylan Gessinger 75, Logan Kauffman 81, Brayden Glaser 85, Ryan Thompson 77, Luke Stump 87.
PLYMOUTH (344): Nate Kolter 83, Kurt Corsbie 88, Zach Craft 82, Kendall Fosler 91, Caleb Wiers 106.
LaVILLE (419): Zach Gurtner 75, Cameron Gurtner 90, Luke Laidig 125, Dustin Royer 129, Jeff Kimbel 141.
CMA 2nd at Rochester JV Tourney
Culver Military’s JV team placed second two strokes behind Northridge with a 396, while Plymouth was third with a 400 team score at the Rochester JV Tournament at Round Barn Saturday.
Glenn’s 416 was good enough for sixth, just a stroke ahead of Bremen’s 417, while Culver Military’s 2 team carded a 443 for 11th place.
Individual scores weren’t available from the meet.
• ROCHESTER JV TOURNAMENT
At Round Barn (par 72)
TEAM SCORES: 1. NORTHRIDGE 394, 2. CULVER MILITARY 396, 3. PLYMOUTH 400, 4. FREMONT 410, 5. ROCHESTER 410, 6. JOHN GLENN 416, 7. BREMEN 417, 8. GOSHEN 427, 9. MARION 432, 10. TIPPECANOE VALLEY 438, 11. CULVER MILITARY 2 443, 12. CONCORD 453, 13. LEWIS CASS 464, 14. ELKHART CENTRAL 510.
Individual scores unavailable.
CMA varsity earns 1st win
Brenden Brewer scored five goals, and Culver Military’s varsity lacrosse team earned its first win of the year, 17-6 over visiting Bloomington Sunday. The win followed a 13-6 loss to Brebeuf, also at home.
Brewer also tallied four assists Colin Courtney and Nick McNab each scored three goals, and Zach Main scored twice with five assists in the win over Bloomington.
Brewer and McNab each put up two goals to lead CMA in the loss to Brebeuf, which saw a valiant 10 saves by Alan Simonini.
• CULVER MILITARY (Varsity) 17, BLOOMINGTON 6
Goals: Brenden Brewer 5, Colin Courtney 3, Nick McNab 3, Zach Main 2, Don Reed 1, Harry Bogle 1, Nick Adams 1.
Assists: Main 5, Brewer 4, Thompson 2, McNab 1.
Saves: Alan Simonini 1, William Dennen 3.
Record: CMA 1-3.
• BREBEUF 13, CULVER MILITARY (Varsity) 6
Goals: Brendan Brewer 2, Nick McNab 2, Bryce Thompson 1, Gus Schinderle 1.
Assists: Brewer 2, McNab 2.
Saves: Alan Simonini 10.
Eagles prep wins again
Culver Military’s prep lacrosse team claimed a 17-9 win over Brother Rice over the weekend to move to 7-1 on the season.
Once again, the Eagles simply had too many weapons and too much firepower for their opponents as Pierre Byrne scored four goals, and Riley Thompson, McKenzie Dawson and Joel Tinney each scored three.
Dean Ferries also finished with two goals, while Zach Currier scored a goal and tallied seven assists. Thompson finished with two assists, and Byrne had one as well.
Michael Calvello notched four saves for CMA’s prep team.
• CULVER MILITARY (Prep) 17, BROTHER RICE (Mich.) 9
at Notre Dame
Goals: Pierre Byrne 4, Riley Thompson 3, McKenzie Dawson 3, Joel Tinney 3, Dean Ferris 2, Zach Currier 1, PJ Bogle 1.
Assists: Currier 7, Thompson 2, Byrne 1.
Saves: Michael Calvello 4, Nic Peterson 2.
CGA stays perfect
The Culver Girls Academy lacrosse team beat both Brebeuf and Noblesville, 8-3 and 17-4 at home over the weekend.
Morgan Osborn scored six, and Olivia Rabbitt and Annie Morsches put up five goals in the two games.
Morsches also dished out four assists, and Clair Fay recorded 11 combined saves in the wins for the Lady Eagles, who remained unbeaten at 4-0 on the year.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 17 NOBLESVILLE 4
Goals: Olivia Rabbitt 4, Morgan Osborn 4, Annie Morsches 4, Erin Thomas 2, Rory Byrne 1, Kennedy Donnelly 1, Natalie Bittles 1.
Assists: Morsches 1, Thomas 1, Byrne 1, Donnelly 1.
Saves: Clair Fay 3.
Record: CGA 4-0
JV score: CGA 7, Noblesville 4.
JV record: CGA 2-1.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 8, BREBEUF 3
Goals: Saralena Barry 3, Morgan Osborn 2, Olivia Rabbitt 1, Kelsi Carr 1, Annie Morsches 1.
Assists: Morsches 3, Rabbitt 1, Rory Byrne 1, Osborn 1.
Saves: Clair Fay 8.
Record: CGA 3-0.
JV score: CGA 8, Brebeuf 5.