Lions beat LaVille
Nate Leeper struck out eight while allowing four hits with four walks for no earned runs in six innings of work, and Bremen handed LaVille a 9-1 Northern State Conference loss at home Friday.
Sean Knepper went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and three RBI for the Lions in the win.
Ryan Bettcher tripled and Quentin Herbster doubled for LaVille in the road loss.
• BREMEN 9, LaVILLE 1
LaVille: 000 000 1 — 1 5 1
Bremen: 231 230 x — 9 9 1
Nate Leeper (W); Kyle Carson (L), James Whiteman, Ryan Bettcher
2B: Quentin Herbster (L), Sean Knepper (B)
Records: LaVille 10-9 (7-5 NSC)
Glenn starts fast in win over Culver
John Glenn jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first two innings and held off Culver for an 8-6 Northern State Conference win at home in Walkerton Friday.
Josh Anderson homered and Justin Gierlowski got the win on the mound for Glenn, which moved to 9-3 in the conference and 15-8 overall.
Nick Pritz doubled twice, and Chris Zehner and Sam Hissong both doubled for the Cavs, who slid to 3-8 in the NSC and 3-13 overall.
• JOHN GLENN 8, CULVER 6
Culver: 102 002 1 — 6 10 4
Glenn: 231 101 x — 8 13 1
Justin Gierlowski (W, 5-2); Nick Pritz (L, 0-1), Randy Cline
2B: Pritz (C) 2, Cline (C), Chris Zehner ©, Sam Hissong (C), Gierlowski (JG), Jaworski (JG)
HR: Josh Anderson (JG)
Records: Culver 3-13 (3-8 NSC), Glenn 15-8 (9-3 NSC)
Triton falls to Jimtown
Jimtown racked up 16 hits, including three home runs, and the Jimmies shelled host Triton 16-9 in a Northern State Conference contest in Bourbon Friday.
Corleone Desimone earned the win on the mound giving up four hits with three walks and two strikeouts for one earned run pitching through three innings for Jimtown, and he helped his own cause with a homer and a double for four RBI in the win.
Pete Kauffman went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and four RBI for Triton, and Erik Hoffman also went 2-for-4 for the Trojans at the plate.
Bryson Mosier took the pitching loss giving up 15 hits with three walks and two strikeouts for 13 earned runs lasting into the fifth inning for Triton.
• JIMTOWN 16, TRITON 9
Jimtown: 220 630 3 — 16 16 3
Triton: 013 050 0 — 9 8 5
Corleone Desimone (W), Maison Bueter (4), Nick Floyd (5); Bryson Mosier (L), Jayden Hargrave (5).
2B: Desimone (J), Evan Oblinger (J), Dustin Chafin (J), Michael Hobbs (J), Bronson Metcalf (J), Pete Kauffman (T)
HR: Desimone (J), Alec Brown (J), Cam Kois (J)
Bailey, Bremen shut out LaVille
Saylor Bailey pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts, and Bremen dimed host LaVille in a five-inning Northern State Conference shutout Friday, 10-0.
Allison Shorter finished with three hits, including a homer and a triple and homer for three runs and two RBI, and Brooke Fitch recorded three hits for the Lady Lions in the win.
Taylor Lashbrook, Kailee Feldman and Rachel Czarnecki all doubled for Bremen.
LaVille will try to bounce back today as it hosts Lafayette Central Catholic, while Bremen plays host to Culver Girls Academy, also today.
• BREMEN 10, LAVILLE 0 (5 inn.)
Bremen: 072 01 — 10 12 2
LaVille: 000 00 — 0 1 3
Saylor Bailey (W); Hannah Herbster (L)
2B: Taylor Lashbrook (B), Kailee Feldman (B), Rachel Czarnecki (B)
3B: Allison Shorter (B)
HR: Shorter (B)
Eagles fall to 13-ranked Chesterton
Culver Girls Academy lost a 4-1 meet with IHSTeCA 13-ranked Chesterton at home at the Academies Friday.
The Lady Eagles’ only win of the night came at 2 doubles, where Olivia Cripe and Kendall Whitehurst won in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.
• CHESTERTON 4, CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 1
Singles: 1. Bobbi Modesto (C) beat Sonia Shen 6-3, 1-0 (injury default); 2. Meg Modesto (C) beat Natalia Lopez-Yanez 6-3, 6-4; 3. Margaret Shinn (C) beat Paulina Cano 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Rachel McCrum-J.J. Lee (C) beat Pita Navarro-Maria Solis 6-2, 6-2; 2. Olivia Cripe-Kendall Whitehurst (CGA) beat Sunny Lee-Amanda Susnak 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.
Ancilla softball wins region tournament opener
For the first time since 2005, the Ancilla College softball team qualified for the Region XII District G Softball Tournament.
The Lady Chargers opened up the tournament as the No. 5 seed, beating No. 4 seed Grand Rapids Community College 6-0. Ancilla then advanced to play No. 1 seed and NJCAA No. 10 Kalamazoo Valley Community College and lost 11-3, dropping the team into the losers bracket.
In the opener, Courtney Clark threw her third shutout of the year, allowing just four hits and striking out four to earn her 14th victory of the season.
Ancilla opened up the scoring in the top of the first. Kaitlyn Dreibelbis began the game with a double to left and was moved to third on a Kayleigh Schroeder sacrifice bunt. After a Gretchen Gieseking walk, Maura Hancock picked up what would prove to be the game-winning RBI, scoring Dreibelbis with a single to center.
The Chargers picked up a run in the second on two Raider errors, and Kayleigh Schroeder picked up a RBI in the fourth by plating Rohni Beck to put Ancilla up 3-0.
Ancilla added three insurance runs in the sixth. With one out, Beck walked and moved to second on an infield single from Alysha Faler. After a Dreibelbis walk loaded the bases, Schroeder singled to center to score Beck and Faler. Gieseking followed with a sacrifice fly to put the Chargers up 6-0.
In their second game of the day, the Chargers were held to just four hits and fell to No. 1 seed Kalamazoo Valley.
Courtney Clark had two hits and an RBI in the game.
Ancilla falls into the losers bracket to face No. 6 seed Jackson Community College.