LaVille hands Lions 1st NSC loss
Justin Baker struck out 11 while giving up just two hits for two runs in a complete outing, and LaVille gave visiting Bremen its first Northern State Conference loss of the year, 5-2 at Lakeville Wednesday.
Trenton Priser and Anthony Singleton both doubled for LaVille, which moved to an even 6-6 with a 3-2 league mark.
Eric Knepper went 1-for-2 officially with an inside the park ohm run in the fifth for the Lions, who slip to 6-4 with a 3-1 NSC record.
• LaVILLE 5, BREMEN 2
Bremen: 000 020 0 — 2 2 2
LaVille: 020 003 x — 5 6 0
Justin Baker (W, 4-3); Austin Gardner, Dillon Mullen (L), Eric Knepper.
2B: Trenton Prister (L), Anthony Singleton (L)
HR: Knepper (B)
Records: LaVille 6-6 (3-2 NSC), Bremen 6-4 (3-1 NSC)
Glenn keeps Culver winless
Charlie Dreessen and Justin Gierlowski each had two hits and two RBI for John Glenn, and Michael Holderread earned the save coming in in the fifth as the Falcons beat host Culver 8-5 in a Northern State Conference game Wednesday.
Tom Knape doubled twice, Dreesen and Jon Stewart both doubled for Glenn, and Cole Kaser earned his first pitching win coming in for Kyle Liedtky in the third. The Falcons put up a six sped in the top of the fourth to rally back from a 3-1 deficit and move to 4-1 in conference play and 8-5 overall.
Nick Pritz doubled twice, and George Alvarado and Nick Zehner both doubled for Culver, which remained winless at 0-9 overall with an 0-4 NSC mark.
• JOHN GLENN 8, CULVER 5
Glenn: 001 600 1 — 8 10 1
Culver: 003 200 0 — 5 10 3
Kyle Liedtky, Cole Kaser (3, W, 1-0), Michael Holderread (5) (S); Kyle Vlach (L, 0-4).
2B: Tom Knape (G) 2, Charlie Dreessen (G), Jon Stewart (G), Nick Pritz (C) 2, George Alvarado (C), Nick Zehner (C)
Records: Culver 0-9 (0-4 NSC), Glenn 8-5 (4-1 NSC)
Bremen beats LaVille
Bremen plated six runs in the bottom of the fifth, and LaVille committed three errors for four unearned runs as the Lady Lions handed the visiting Lancers an 11-5 Northern State Conference defeat in Bremen Wednesday.
Kailee Feldman went 3-for-4 with a double en route to four RBI, while Bethany Grove racked up three RBI, Allison Shorter went 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Rachel Czarnecki went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win.
Saylor Bailey surrendered 11 hits with nine strikeouts and four walks for five earned runs in the complete seven-inning victory inside the circle.
Val Ingle tripled and doubled for LaVille, and Hannah Herbster took the pitching loss giving up 10 hits with a strikeout and two walks for seven earned runs going six innings for the Lancers.
• BREMEN 11, LaVILLE 5
LaVille: 100 022 0 — 5 11 3
Bremen: 110 261 x — 11 11 2
Saylor Bailey (W); Hannah Herbster (L).
2B: Megan Stouder (B), Kailee Feldman (B), Val Ingle (L), Tiffany Craft (L), Autumn Slough (L)
3B: Ingle (L)
Plymouth goes 2-1 at 4-way
Unbeaten LaPorte carded the top five scores to beat Plymouth 156-175 on its home course at Beechwood, while the Pilgrims earned wins over both Riley and New Prairie in a four-way boys golf meet Wednesday.
Nate Kolter and Patrick Felke led Plymouth with dual 43s, while Zach Craft whot a 44, and Kurt Corsbie carded a 45 as Plymouth edged out Riley by four strokes.
• LaPORTE 156, PLYMOUTH 175, RILEY 179, NEW PRAIRIE 183
at Beechwood (Par 36)
PLYMOUTH (175): Nate Kolter 43, Ben Schenk 46, Zach Craft 44, Patrick Felke 43, Kurt Corsbie 45.
LaPORTE (156): Jordan Lenard 39, Joel Collins 40, Ryan Garwood 39, Zach Liberatore 38, Austin Wells 40
RILEY (179): Justin Tschida 43, Matt Toedt 45, Austin Luft 49, David DePriest 42, Jeremy Messersmith 50
NEW PRAIRIE (183): C.J. Kowalski 40, Blake Bennett 44, Ben Pietrzak 45, Jacob Chaddedon 54, Adam Cox 57
Records: Plymouth 6-3, LaPorte 11-0, Riley 5-3, New Prairie 3-4
JV scores: Plymouth 170, LaPorte 182, Riley 235
Glenn tops NSC field
John Glenn won eight events, including all three relays, and went one-two in the 100, 300 hurdles and 400 en route to a win over both Triton and Knox in a three-way Northern State Conference girls track meet in Bourbon Tuesday, while the host Lady Trojans split with a win over Knox.
Emily Schmalzried was a quadruple winner for Glenn with wins in both hurdles and on the Lady Falcons’ winning 3200 and 1600 relay squads, while Jenna Adams won the 400 and was a winner on Glenn’s winning 3200 and 1600 relay teams, and Kaia Jacobson was a dual winner on her team’s winning 400 and 1600 relays.
Meagan Howdeshell won both throwing events and Allie Kann finished first in both the 3200 and 1600 for Triton. Courtney Burns won the 800 after finishing second behind Kann in the 1600 as the Lady Trojans finished one-two in both the 1600 and 800.
Brooke Bennett was Knox’s lone winner in the pole vault.
• JOHN GLENN 73, TRITON 56, KNOX 32
3200 relay: 1. Glenn (Karena Weiss, Jenna Adams, Natalie Shetler, Elly Alexander) 11:24; 100 hurdles: 1. Emily Schmalzried (G) 17.2, 2. Hannah Folkers (K) 18.2; 100: 1. Elizabeth Dodson (G) 13.6, 2. Stephanie Radandt (G) 13.8; 1600: 1. Allie Kann (T) 6:24, 2. Courtney Burns (T) 6:29; 400 relay: 1. Glenn (Schmalzried, Kaia Jacobson, Dodson, Radandt) 55.2; 400: 1. Adams (G) 1:07.2, 2. Katie Dreessen (G) 1:08.4; 800: 1. Burns (T) 2:54, 2. Shana Anderson (T) 2:56; 300 hurdles: 1. Schmalzried (G) 52.5, 2. Justina Weiss (G) 58; 3200: 1. Kann (T) 13:09, 2. Elly Alexander (G) 15:08; 1600 relay: 1. Glenn (Schmalzried, Jacobson, Adams, Dreessen) 4:29; Long jump: 1. Folkers (K) 13-10 1/2, 2. Julia Markovitz (K) 13-8; High jump: 1. Autumn Kann (T) 4-10, 2. Anderson (T) 4-6; Shot put: 1. Meagan Howdeshell (T) 35-10 1/2, 2. Morgan Eggleston (G) 32-6; Discus: 1. Howdeshell (T) 125-3, 2. Eggleston (G) 87-5 1/2; Pole vault: Brooke Bennett (K) 7-6, 2. Claudia Karach (G) 6-6.
Jr. high boys track
Lincoln takes losses
The Lincoln Junior High boys track teams traveled to Warsaw Monday, and both suffered their first loss of the season as the eighth grade fell 56-35 and the seventh grade lost by a narrow 47-44 margin to Lakeview.
Top finishers for Lincoln’s eighth grade were A.J. Styers, with firsts in the 110 and in the 400 relay, and Trevor Neidlinger with wins in the 200 and 400 relay, as well as Jack Barron and Terrance Hooten, who also competed on the team’s winning 400 relay.
Barron also finished second in the 800, while Hooten was second in the long jump.
For the seventh grade, Colten Schuler was first in the long jump and in the 400 relay, David Bacon won the 800 and competed on Lincoln’s winning 400 relay team along with Caleb Koss and Tristen McMillen, and Chris Noodwang, Jake Young, John Gerard and Ryan Carmichael won the 1600 relay.
Schuler placed second in the discus and McMillen was second in the 200 at the meet.
Both Lincoln’s seventh and eighth grade teams slip to 4-1 with the loss.
Jr. high girls track
Lincoln girls split with Lakeview
Lincoln’s girls track teams split with Warsaw Lakeview Monday as the seventh grade won 49-44 and the eighth grade lost 66-25.
Shannon Stephenson was a double winner in the shot put and discus for the eighth grade, Sydney Oliver was first in the hurdles, and Lexi Mahabeer were second in the long jump and hurdles, respectively.
Victoria Styers was a triple winner for the seventh grade in the 100, 400 relay and 1600 relay, and she placed second in the long jump.
Allie Dennie won the hurdles and ran on the seventh grade’s winning 1600 relay team, Brittany Splix was a winner in the 400 and 1600 relays, Lauren Kolter won the long jump, Ashley Harrell was a winner in the 400 relay, Lanae Singleton was a winner in the 400 relay, and Anna Bockman helped her team with the 1600 relay.
Singleton also finished second in the 200, while Amber Blissmer was second in the 400, Courtney Bradley was second in the 800, and Nicole Horvath was second in the discus.
Both teams entered the day with a .500 record in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference, and both teams left the day with a .500 record in conference as Lansing Community College defeated Ancilla College 8-6 in eight innings in game one and Ancilla won 3-1 in the nightcap.
It was the first Ancilla victory over Lansing Community College in the 12 years of Ancilla softball, breaking a 45-game winless streak against the Stars.
The win also puts Ancilla at 12-12 in the MCCAA West, a school record for wins in the conference.
Game one was a see-saw affair.
Both teams scored two runs each in the first and second innings to tie the game at four. Lansing put up one in the fourth, and Ancilla answered with two in the bottom of that inning, putting the Chargers up 6-5. Lansing tied the game in the seventh and took the lead in the eighth, keeping Ancilla scoreless in the bottom of the frame to preserve the victory.
Gretchen Gieseking was 4-for-4 with three RBI for Ancilla. Courtney Clark had three hits for the Chargers, while Kaitlyn Dreibelbis and Kayla Dell had two hits each. Maura Hancock added two RBI for Ancilla. Clark pitched all eight innings for the Chargers, striking out six and allowing just three earned runs.
Game two’s scoring was over after the first three innings.
Ancilla scored its only three runs of the game in the bottom of the first, while Lansing picked up its run in the third. Trisha Dillon scattered eight hits and struck out three to preserve her seventh win of the season. Dreibelbis, Clark and Kayleigh Schroeder had two hits each for the Chargers, while Hancock and Clark had an RBI each.
Ancilla enjoys their only day off this week today before heading on the road to face Kellogg Community College on Thursday and Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Friday, both with 3 p.m. starts.
The Chargers return home on Saturday to celebrate Sophomore Day and will host Glen Oaks Community College at 1 p.m.
Ancilla drops 2 to Mott CC
The Ancilla Chargers were at home on Saturday for a baseball doubleheader against Mott Community College. The games were close, but the Chargers lost both games, falling 5-4 in the first game before dropping the second game of the day 6-4.
In game one, Josh Copp was on the mound for the Chargers. Through seven innings, Copp gave up just one run off of 10 hits.
The Chargers led 2-1 going into the seventh inning but gave up three in the top of the frame to go down 4-2 heading into their half of the inning. Ancilla answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at four. Mott plated one run at the top of the ninth and held on for the win.
The second game of the day was also close.
With the game tied at 4-all after five innings, Mott knocked in two runs in the top of the seventh and won the game by a 6-4 margin.
The Chargers fall to 9-24 overall and 4-14 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference.