Lions top Westview in 8 for sectional title
Three days after the Bremen softball team earned a sectional title at Westview, the Lions baseball team followed suit with a thrilling 8-7 sectional championship win in eight innings over the host Warriors at the Class 2A Westview Baseball Sectional Monday.
The two teams were locked in a 5-5 tie at the end of regulation before Westview jumped ahead with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning.
With two out in the Lions’ last chance at the plate, freshman clean-up hitter Drew Coffel deposited the first pitch he saw over the left field fence to score three runs for the game-winner and Bremen’s first sectional championship since 2001.
Coffel finished the game going 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs, while starting pitcher Bobby Cornett finished 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Jacob Bennitt, who earned the win on the mound relieving Cornett in the sixth, drove in two runs of his own to help his cause.
Cornett surrendered seven hits with one walk for three earned runs while striking out five lasting five innings. Bennitt gave up four hits and a walk for two earned runs with two strikeouts after pitching six shutout innings as the Lions opened sectional play with a win over Fremont Thursday night.
Bremen now advances to play the winner of the Fort Wayne Bishop Luers Sectional on the road in Whiting Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. The Lions will be looking for their first regional crown since 1994.
• BREMEN 8, WESTVIEW 7 (8 inn.)
At Class 2A Westview Sectional
Westview: 000 041 0 2 — 7 11 0
Bremen: 021 020 0 3 — 8 11 0
Bobby Cornett, Jacob Bennitt (W); Judah Zickafoose
HR: Drew Coffel (B)
Records: Bremen 20-9, Westview 17-9 (final).
Cavs, Triton advance at Culver
Culver Community and Triton earned a pair of narrow wins Monday night to advance to tonight’s Class A Culver Sectional championship game.
Culver plated a run in the top of the first and made it stand up for seven innings in a 1-0 win over South Central, while Triton held of Westville in similar fashion, 3-2. The Northern State Conference rivals will play for the championship tonight at 5 p.m.
Nick Pritz drove in Culver’s only run in the opening semifinal, while Brendon Pinder had two hits for the Cavs. Kyle Vlach earned the pitching win.
Cole Creighbaum finished with two hits to lead Triton at the plate in the late semifinal, while Pete Kauffman doubled, and Bryson Mosier got the pitching win lasting five innings before Ben Perkins came in to close it out in the sixth.
• CULVER COMMUNITY BASEBALL SECTIONAL
CULVER COMMUNITY 1, SOUTH CENTRAL 0
Culver: 100 000 0 — 1 5 1
South Central: 000 000 0 — 0 4 2
WP: Kyle Vlach; LP: Adam Clindaniel
2B: Logan Lionberger
TRITON 3, WESTVILLE 2
Triton: 102 000 0 — 3 7 0
Westville: 002 000 0 — 2 9 0
Bryson Mosier (W), Ben Perkins (6); Austen Swistek (L)
2B: Pete Kauffman (T)
3B: Eric Quinn (WV)
Errors cost Glenn at Plymouth
Errors proved costly for John Glenn as the Falcons were ousted by South Bend St. Joseph 15-3 in a rain-delayed semifinal at the Class 3A Plymouth Baseball Sectional Monday.
After the nearly seven-hour delay, the Falcons wound up surrendering nine unearned runs off of five errors to close out the year.
Glenn entered the second inning up 2-0 but a catcher’s interference call left the bases loaded with none out, and the inning snowballed into a six-run affair for the Indians.
While St. Joe and Glenn got their game in, the Culver Military-Jimtown semifinal at Plymouth was postponed until 5:30 p.m. today with the championship slated for Wednesday.
CMA advanced past Mishawaka Marian, 6-5, Friday on a walk-off balk in the eighth inning.
• ST. JOSEPH 15, JOHN GLENN 3
At Class 3A Plymouth Sectional
St. Joe: 061 130 4 — 15 10 2
Glenn: 200 001 0 — 3 3 5
Tyler Beck (W); Justin Gierlowski (L), Mark Einhorn (5).
2B: Patrick Korman (SJ), Neal Dowling (SJ), Tom Mackey (SJ), Dylan Scott (SJ).
HR: Tyler Beck (SJ).
Plymouth wins, Prentkowski sets course low at Lancer Invite
In its final tune-up before sectionals, the Plymouth boys golf team fired off three career bests to earn the team championship at the Lancer Invitational, while John Glenn’s Tyler Prentkowski set a Swan Lake Silver Course record with an incredible 7-under-par 65 to lead the third place Falcons Saturday.
Zach Craft shot 76, Kurt Cosbie turned in a 77, Reis Yoder shot 80, and Ben Schenk shot 81 for the Pilgrims, who edged Fairfield 314-315 for their first tournament trophy of the season. Nate Kolter shot 83 for the team.
LaVille, which placed fifth at its home tourney, was led by Zach Gurtner’s 76 in a two-way tie for fourth place, while Culver Community was led by Trent Elliott’s 81 as the Cavs finished in ninth.
Triton’s JV squad was led by Jeremiah Kinsey’s 89 as the Trojans placed 10th, and the Triton Gold team rounded out the field in 12th.
• LANCER INVITATIONAL
At Swan Lake (Silver Course, Par 72)
TEAM RESULTS: 1. Plymouth 314, 2. Fairfield 315, 3. Glenn Black 318, 4. Marquette Catholic 328, 5. LaVille 328, 6. Warsaw 330, 7. Tippecanoe Valley 348, 8. New Prairie 353, 9. Culver Community 387, 10. Triton 388, 11. Glenn White 390, 12. Triton Gold 426.
Top 15: 1. Tyler Prentkowski 65, 2. TIE John Stack and Jack Clancy 73, 4. TIE Zach Craft and Zach Gurtner 76, 6. TIE Zach Hochstedler, Kurt Corsbie and C.J. Kowalski 77, 9. Zach Hostetler 78, 10. Nick VanderVelden 79, 11. TIE Patrick Roder, Reis Yoder, Bryce Zimpelman 80, 14. TIE Ben Schenk and Trent Elliott 81.