Rally not enough for Plymouth at Wawasee
Plymouth made the long trip to Wawasee on Wednesday night in a varsity-only Northern Lakes Conference battle.
The Lady Pilgrims plated three runs in the top of the sixth, but it proved too little, too late as the host Warriors handed their guests an 8-3 defeat.
The first inning was defensively focused as each team remained scoreless, but Wawasee broke through in the second when Kylee Rostochank singled to left, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a deep RBI double from Ashlynn Fisher.
Wawasee worked through the order in the third, managing four runs to take a 5-0 lead. In the fourth inning, the Warriors loaded up the bases and tacked on three more runs putting the ball in play. Haley Brown came in for Plymouth in relief, and closed the door on Wawasee for the remaining three innings.
The Pilgrims struggled at the plate with their first hit not coming until Randi Dunn led off the fifth with a single up the middle. Plymouth didn’t find the timely hit to score Dunn, but the following inning showed Plymouth was ready for a run.
Morgan O’Neal hit a double into center, then stole third base during Bre Martin’s at bat. Martin reached base on a dropped third strike, and O’Neal charged home and scored. With a few hit batters, bases were loaded with two outs, and Plymouth scored three to cut its deficit to 8-3. The last ditch effort, however, didn’t phase the Wawasee girls who remained calm and finished the game with a score of 8-3.
The Pilgrims take on Rochester today in a make-up home game, and NorthWood on Friday. Both games are scheduled for 5 p.m.
• WAWASEE 8, PLYMOUTH 3
Plymouth: 000 003 0
Wawasee: 014 300 x
Britney Horvath (L), Haley Brown (4);
2B: O’Neal (P) Ashlynn Fisher (W) Madi Anderson (W)
Record: Plymouth 2-10
Triton ekes out win at Jimtown
Triton managed just one hit against Jimtown, but the Lady Trojans made the most of seven walks by the Jimmies pitching staff for a 4-2 Northern State Conference win on the road Wednesday night.
Mallorie Jennings earned the win inside the circle for Triton, allowing two earned runs, three hits and two walks while striking out four going the distance.
She helped her own cause stealing home during a two-run second that staked the Trojans to a 2-0 advantage.
Triton plated two more runs in the fifth, the first on a bases loaded walk of Amanda Warrick.
• TRITON 4, JIMTOWN 2
Triton: 020 020 0 — 4 1 1
Jimtown: 010 001 0 — 2 3 1
WP: Mallorie Jennings; LP: B. Clark.
2B: J. Green (J)
3B: K Pletcher (J)
Lady Pilgrims top Concord, 4-1
Plymouth’s girls tennis team moved to 2-0 in Northern Lakes Conference play with a 4-1 defeat of Concord in a make-up match at home Wednesday.
Marissa German and Andria Shook trumped Concord’s Megan Auger and Emily Davis in a three-setter at 1 doubles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, while Carly Berger fell 0-6, 7-6(6), 6-1 in another three-setter for the Pilgrims’ only loss at 3 singles.
Allie Berger and Mikayla German won in straight sets at 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and Emily Blake and Ellen Smith clinched a 7-5 tiebreaker win the first set before putting Sam Lutian and Holyn Eldridge away in straight sets.
• PLYMOUTH 4, CONCORD 1
Singles: 1. Allie Berger (P) beat Jenna Landis 6-4, 7-5; 2. Mikayla German (P) beat Hailey Stiver 6-3, 6-4; 3. Holly Angel (C) beat Carly Berger 0-6, 7-6(6), 6-1.
Doubles: 1. Marissa German-Andria Shook (P) beat Megan Auger-Emily Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; 2. Emily Blake-Ellen Smith (P) beat Sam Lutian-Holyn Eldridge 7-6(5), 6-4.
JV Score: Plymouth 9, Concord 5
Records: Plymouth 6-1 (2-0 NLC)
Lady Lions shut out LaVille
Bremen handed host LaVille a 5-0 Northern State Conference shutout on the Lady Lancers’ home court Wednesday.
All Lions wins came in straight sets, but Kelsi Watts and Katie Simmons extended Bremen’s Heidi Prawat and Haley Moren to nine games in the second set, while Kayla Hoober and Alexis Kertai took a pair of games from Cassie Sears and Haley Foster in the opening set at 1 doubles, and Kaitlyn Haisley won two games in the second set of her 2 singles loss to Alexa Harshbarger.
Bremen improves to 3-0 both overall and in conference play.
• BREMEN 5, LaVILLE 0
SINGLES: 1. Morgan Smith beat Bailey Frick 6-1, 6-1; 2. Alexa Harshbarger beat Kaitlyn Haisley 6-1, 6-2; 3. Andrea Strehler beat Tabitha Lymburner 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Cassie Sears-Haley Foster beat Kayla Hoober-Alexis Kertai 6-2, 6-1; 2. Heidi Prawat-Haley Moren beat Kelsi Watts-Katie Simmons 6-1, 6-3.
Records: Bremen 3-0 (3-0 NSC)
JV score: Bremen 3, LaVille 0
CGA tops Michigan City 3-2
Regina Padilla and Pita Navarro hung on for a three-set win over Kristen Palmer and Dyna Pedzinski 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 at 1 doubles, and Culver Girls Academy claimed a 3-2 thriller over visiting Michigan City Wednesday.
Olivia Cripe and Kendall Whitehurst clinched a 7-5 tiebreaker in the second set at 2 doubles for a straight set win, and Rachel Simon was a 6-3, 6-2 winner at 2 singles, for CGA’s other match point of the night.
Natalia Yanez-Lopez loosed a tough straight-set battle with Lenka Zavodska, taking Zavodska to two tiebreakers but falling 7-4 and 7-3.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3,
MICHIGAN CITY 2
Singles: 1. Lenka Zavodska (MC) beat Natalia Yanez-Lopez 7-6(4), 7-6(3); 2. Rachel Simon (CGA) beat Carol Stuetz 6-3, 6-2; 3. Megan Methner (MC) beat Maria Solis 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Regina Padilla-Pita Navarro (CGA) beat Kristen Palmer-Dyna Pedzinski 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; 2. Olivia Cripe-Kendall Whitehurst (CGA) beat Claire Hirsch-Kaila Gieser 6-1, 7-6(5).
Triton loses heartbreaker with No. 2 Warsaw
Triton’s boys golf team lost a two-stroke heartbreaker to No. 2-ranked Warsaw on the Tigers’ home course at Rozella-Ford Wednesday.
Quentyn Carpenter carded 70 for the meet low score, while Ryan Rapp turned in a 75 for the Trojans. Tanner Shepherd and Lucas Shafer turned in dual 84s in the 311-313 loss to their sectional rivals.
Warssaw was led by Jon Schram’s 73 and Jonny Holler’s 78.
• WARSAW 311, TRITON 313
WARSAW (311): Jon Schram 73, Jonny Holler 78, Evan Cultice 80, Tim Ahlsmeyer 80, Will Petro 82.
TRITON (313): Ryan Rapp 75, Quentyn Carpenter 70, Tanner Shepherd 84, Lucas Shafer 84, Greg Music 88.
Bremen beats Knox
Bremen beat out host Knox 175-202 in a dual Northern State Conference meet in Hamlet Wednesday.
Kevin Woodyard led the Lions with a 41, while Brad Foster shot 44, Micah Knoblock and Clayton Phillips both carded 45, and Spencer Hile turned in a 46 in a consistent effort by Bremen.
Knox was led by Jacob Albon’s 48. Hunter Gilbert and Curtis Scherer followed with respective scores of 50 and 51, and Dante Freet shot 53.
• BREMEN 175, KNOX 202
At Hamlet Golf Course
BREMEN (175): Kevin Woodyard 41, Micah Knoblock 45, Brad Foster 44, Spencer Hille 46, Clayton Philips 45.
KNOX (202): Hunter Gilbert 50, Curtis Scherer 51, Jacob Albon 48, Dante Freet 53, River Brooks 61.