Bremen outlasts Triton in 11
Sabrina Gilley drove in the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th, and Class 2A No. 6 Bremen survived Triton’s best in a 5-4 Northern State Conference marathon session in Bremen Monday night.
Gilley finished with two hits and three RBIs helping keep the Lady Lions unbeaten in conference play at 10-0.
Fans were treated to a pitching clinic by two of the NSC’s best as Triton’s Mallorie Jennings struck out 18 versus just two walks while giving up six hits for four earned runs and Bremen’s Chelsea Huppert fanned 19 with no walks for three earned runs off 10 hits.
Jennings tried to help her own cause at the plate with three hits, and Krystal Sellers and Hannah Jennings both tripled, while Bryclyn Garbison doubled for Triton.
Brooke Baker doubled, scored two runs and drove in another run for Bremen, which moved to 16-1 overall with the close call.
• BREMEN 5, TRITON 4
Triton: 001 000 002 10 — 4 10 1
Bremen: 000 000 102 11 — 5 6 1
LP: Mallorie Jennings; WP: Chelsea Huppert
2B: Brooke Baker (B), Bryclyn Garbison (T)
3B: Krystal Sellers (T), Hannah Jennings (T)
Records: Bremen 16-1 (10-0 NSC)
Craft, LaVille hold off Glenn
Bridget Craft’s two-RBI single with two out in the top of the third gave LaVille an early 2-0 lead, and the Lady Lancers held off a Glenn rally in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 victory in a Northern State Conference thriller in Walkerton Monday.
Hannah Herbster got the win inside the circle, moving to an even 7-7 on the year as she surrendered three hits while going the distance, and the Lancers survived three errors and a late push by the home team.
Stephanie Dreessen homered in the bottom of the seventh to give Glenn new life, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
Macy Jankowski struck out seven LaVille batters and surrendered just four hits — including two to Craft — in the hard-luck loss.
Glenn slips to 8-8 on the season and 3-7 in the NSC while LaVille also moves to .500 with a 7-7 overall record and a 3-4 NSC mark.
• LaVILLE 2, JOHN GLENN 1
LV: 002 000 0 — 2 4 3
JG: 000 000 1 — 1 3 1
WP: Hannah Herbster (7-7); LP: Macy Jankowski.
HR: Stephanie Dreessen (G).
Records: LaVille 7-7 (3-4 NSC), Glenn 8-8 (3-7 NSC).
Gierlowski, McDonald lead Glenn at LaVille
Baseball is a game of hitting and pitching, and John Glenn’s Falcons showed LaVille a little of both Monday with Justin Gierlowski on the mound and Drew McDonald at the plate.
Gierlowski pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and shut the door on the Lancers after they scored their lone run in the bottom of the first, and Drew McDonald collected three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run home run deep over the 360-foot mark at Lakeville during a three-run second inning that wound up being more than enough in a 5-1 Glenn road win.
LaVille jumped on top at the Northern State Conference contrast as Ryan Bettcher was hit by a pitch in the leadoff spot then sacrificed to second by Brandon Gullet and Jordan Smith singled. After striking out Lancers cleanup hitter Chris Bailey, Gierlowski gave up two straight walks to Josh Chrisman and Tom Cartwright to score Bettcher, but he struck Jackson Jones looking to staunch the bleeding with the bases loaded and the Falcons trailing by a slim 1-0 margin.
Glenn answered back in the top of the second when Austin Bloss doubled, then scored on another two-bagger from Cole Kaser. Ryan Price reached on a blooper over second, and McDonald went yard with one out to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.
The Falcons scratched out two more in the fifth when David Jaworski doubled, Tyler Niespodziany drew a walk and Price got his second hit of the game with two outs to drive in Jaworski. McDonald followed with his third hit of the night to drive in Niespodziany and bring the score to its eventual final margin.
Bryce Bustamante slipped to 0-2 on the mound for LaVille lasting four innings before Bettcher replaced him in the fifth.
McDonald moved to 5-1 with the win, meanwhile, as the Falcons improved to 12-5 overall and 7-3 in the NSC. LaVille slid to 1-11 with a 1-8 Northern State mark.
• JOHN GLENN 5, LaVILLE 1
Glenn: 030 020 0 — 5 12 0
LaVille: 100 000 0 — 1 1 1
Justin Gierlowski (W, 5-1); Bryce Bustamante (L, 0-2), Ryan Bettcher (5).
2B: Austin Bloss (G), Cole Kaser (G), David Jaworski (G)
HR: Drew McDonald (G)
Records: Glenn 12-5 (7-3 NSC), LaVille 1-11 (1-8 NSC).
Lions top Triton
Bremen plated five runs in the top of the third to break Monday’s Northern State Conference game at Triton open, and the Lions held off the Trojans for an 8-4 win.
Bobby Cornett earned the win on the mound striking out nine while surrendering 10 hits and three walks for four runs in a complete seven-inning outing.
Drew Coffel racked up three hits with two doubles and two RBIs in the win, while Wes Burkholder tripled, scored a run and drove in another run, and Cornett and Eric Knepper both finished with two hits apiece.
The Trojans were out-hit by a slim 11-10 margin but didn’t score until a three-run bottom of the fifth cut the Lions’ lead to 7-3. Triton plated another run in its last gasp at the plate, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
• BREMEN 8, TRITON 4
Bremen: 205 001 0 — 8 11 0
Triton: 000 030 1 — 4 10 0
WP: Bobby Cornett; LP: Pete Kauffman
2B: Drew Coffell 2 (B)
3B: Wes Burkholder (B)
Culver committed four errors compared to just five hits by the Cavs, and the home team fell 13-3 in a Northern State Conference contest with visiting New Prairie on Monday.
Chris Zehner took the loss on the mound before Everett Krueger relieved him in the third as the Cougars jumped on top 3-0 in the first then tacked on another four runs in the top of the fourth.
Collin Stevens doubled, and Culver managed three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but it was too little, too late.
New Prairie moves to 10-7 with a 5-4 NSC record, while Culver slides to 1-12 and remains winless in conference play at 0-7.
• NEW PRAIRIE 13, CULVER 3
New Prairie: 300 403 3 — 13 10 1
Culver: 000 003 0 — 3 5 4
Chayse Davis (W), Cory Lambert (7); Chris Zehner (L), Everett Krueger (3), Nick Pritz (6).
2B: Chayse Davis (NP), Collin Stevens ©
Records: New Prairie 10-7 (5-4 NSC), Culver 1-12 (0-7 NSC)
Lady Pilgrims earn NLC win
With the Northern Lakes Cconference tourney looming, Plymouth’s girls tennis team got back on the NLC win track with a 5-0 sweep of host Wawasee on the road in Syracuse Monday night.
The Lady Pilgrims won in straight sets on all courts, including a 6-0, 6-0 rout by Marissa German and Andria Shook of Jada Antonides and Priscilla Par at 1 doubles and a straight-set, tiebreaker win by Mikayla German at 2 singles.
Plymouth moves to 5-2 in conference play and will host the NLC Tournament beginning this Wednesday.
• PLYMOUTH 5, WAWASEE 0
SINGLES: 1. Allie Berger beat Esther Hermann 6-1, 6-1; 2. Mikayla German beat Katy Ashpole 6-1, 7-6(4); 3. Carly Berger beat Sam Prins 6-0, 6-3.
DOUBLES: 1. Marissa German-Andria Shook beat Jada Antonides-Priscilla Par 6-0, 6-0; 2. Emily Blake-Ellen Smith beat Natalie Fritz-Molly Smith 6-2, 6-0.
Records: Plymouth 13-3 (5-2 NLC)
Triton won on all courts except 3 singles, and the Lady Trojans clinched a 4-1 victory over South Bend Riley at home Monday.
All Lady Trojans victories came in straight sets. Kaelyn Mason won 6-1, 6-0 at 1 singles, Marissa Ross and Holly Stogsdill earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory at 1 doubles, Cassie Irons and Shayla May grabbed a 6-1, 6-1 win at 2 doubles, and Carrie Slabaugh put Riley’s Ireland Lopez away 6-3, 6-1.
Triton moves to 6-3 on the year.
• TRITON 4, RILEY 1
SINGLES: 1. Kaelyn Mason (T) beat Beatrice Triches (R) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Carrie Slabaugh (T) beat Ireland Lopez (R) 6-3, 6-1; 3. Sarah Stroud (R) beat Michal Scherer-Berry (T) 6-3, 6-2
DOUBLES: 1. Marissa Ross-Holly Stogsdill (T) beat A.J. Foster-Natasha Rosansky (R) 6-0, 6-1; 2. Cassie Irons-Shayla May (T) beat Kimberly Schultz-Katelyn Herman (R) 6-1, 6-1
Record: Triton 6-3
JV score: Riley 1, Triton 0
CGA wins 4-1 vs Logansport
Culver Girls Academy earned a 4-1 win over visiting Logansport at home Monday.
Natalia Yanez-Lopez took the Lady Eagles’ lone loss of the night, retiring to Whitney Jennings after falling behind 6-5 in the first set at 1 singles.
Rachel Simon clinched a first-set tiebreaker over Kat Meyer before putting her away in straight sets at 2 singles, and Alena Arkhipov downed Brooke Bullard 6-3 after splitting with the Logansport 3 singles player in the opening two sets.
• CGA 4, LOGANSPORT 1
SINGLES: 1. Whitney Jennings (L) beat Natalia Yanez-Lopez 6-5 (retired); 2. Rachel Simon (CGA) beat Kat Meyer 7-6(4), 6-2; 3. Alena Arkhipov (CGA) beat Brooke Bullard, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
DOUBLES: 1. Regina Padilla-Maria Solis (CGA) beat Abby Greer-Karli Armstrong 6-4, 6-2; 2. Kendall Whitehurst-Nancy Wu (CGA) beat Rachel Sims-Kayleigh Dance 6-1, 6-4.
Lady Lancers competitive, still swept
LaVille’s girls tennis team fell 5-0 to visiting Jimtown in a Northern State Conference meet at home in Lakeville Monday.
The Lady Lancers saw several competitive matches in the sweep as Kaitlyn Haisley hung on for 10 games in the first set at 2 singles, and Katie Simmons and Kelsi Watts split with Jimtown’s Maggie Farwig and Katie Beron with a 7-5 tiebreaker win at 2 doubles before falling in a marathon three-setter, 6-1, 6-7(7-5), 6-4.
• JIMTOWN 5, LaVILLE 0
SINGLES: 1. Brooke Janowski beat Bailey Frick 6-2, 6-1; 2. Amy Lehner beat Kaitlyn Haisley 6-4, 6-2; 3. Madison Mawhorter beat Tabitha Lymburner 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Kelsey Weinrinf-Amber Miller beat Alexis Kertai-Kayla Hoober 6-1, 6-4; 2. Maggie Farwig-Katie Beron beat Katie Simmons-Kelsi Watts 6-1, 6-7(7-5), 6-4.
JV score: Jimtown 4, LaVille 0
LaVille loses 2
LaVille’s boys golf team lost both matches in a triangular meet with Penn and Wawasee on the road at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club Monday evening.
Zach Gurtner fired off a 1-over 36 to lead the Lancers, while Cameron Gurtner shot 42, and Zach Hostetler carded 46 behind him. Dustin Royer’s 55 completed LaVille’s team score.
Connor Buckman was meet low medalist with an even-par 35 to lead Penn, which beat Wawasee 157-163.
• PENN 157, WAWASEE 163, LaVILLE 179
At Tippecanoe Lake CC (Par 35)
LaVILLE (179): Zach Gurtner 36, Cameron Gurtner 42, Zach Hostetler 46, Dustin Royer 55, Tyler Thomas 57.
PENN (157): J.T. Schwartz 38, Connor Buckman 35, Nick Thurin 39, Luca Patterson 46, Brady York 45.
WAWASEE (163): Tristen Atwood 42, Dylan Cousins 49, Luke Jackson 41, Jeffery Moore 37, Mason Germonprez 43.
JV scores: Penn 161, Wawasee 182, LaVille 235.
CGA routs Hamilton S’Eastern 26-6
Culver Girls Academy’s lacrosse team routed Hamilton Southeastern 26-6 at home Saturday.
Annie Morsches scored four goals with two assists, Olivia Rabbit scored four goals with an assist, and Saralena Barry and Morgan Osborn each scored twice for the Lady Eagles in the lopsided win.
• CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 26, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 6
Erin Thomas 1 goal/1 assist
Hannah Flaten 1/2
Saralena Barry 2/1
Olivia Rabbitt 4/1
Morgan Osborn 2/3 4 Draw Controls
Annie Morsches 4/2
Kelsi Carr 1/2 & 8 contested ground balls
Rory Byrne 1/0 & 6 contested ground balls