The Manchester baseball team took the trip to LaVille Saturday and split two games, falling in game one 10-9 before rebounding to win game two 19-1.
The Squires were trailing 6-2 headed to the fifth in game one when they would make things even. In the top of the fifth Evan Milam led off with a single and was followed by a David McAtee single to put runners on the corners. After a McAtee steal, Thad Miller would single home both runners to make it 6-4. Hayes Sturtman would then single to again put runners on the corners. With one out Janzin Cripe would collect an infield single to load the bases when Kane Gable singled to score two and knot the score at 6. LaVille would answer with two runs in the bottom of the inning to get the lead back at 8-6.
Manchester would get one run back in the sixth on back to back doubles from McAtee and Miller and was followed by a Sturtsman single, but couldn’t push across the tying run.
The Squires would grab the lead in the top of the seventh when Gable drew a one out walk and was followed by a Bailey Ness single. Branden Scott then singled home Gable to tie the score at 8. Scott would score the go ahead run on a wild pitch to give Manchester a 9-8 lead, but LaVille would score 2 in the bottom to take the game 10-9.
In game two the Squires would take the game one disappointment out on the ball and LaVille, collecting 14 hits as they scored in every inning to end the game in five, 19-1.
Freshman pitcher Hayes Sturtsman got the win, holding LaVille to just 6 hits. Branden Scott led the offense with 3 hits.
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The Southwood baseball team split a double header with Canterbury Saturday, winning game one 15-5 before falling in game two 11-1.
In game one the Knights scored 11 runs the first three innings, including 7 in the first as they cruised to the 15-5 win. Southwood pounded out 16 hits with Brandin Frazier leading the way, going 4 for 5 with 3 doubles and 4 rbi’s. Dustin Curless, Zach Ball and Clay Hinrichsen also had doubles.
|Robbie Cole (Sr)||5||5||1||1||0|
|Brandin Frazier (Jr)||5||5||2||4||4|
|J. Collins (Jr)||4||3||1||1||1|
|Dustin Curless (Sr)||5||4||2||2||1|
|Carson Blair (Fr)||5||5||0||1||1|
|Brennan Kelly (Jr)||5||3||3||2||3|
|Zach Ball (So)||5||5||3||2||2|
|Jake Lloyd (Sr)||5||4||1||2||2|
|Clay Hinrichsen (Jr)||4||4||2||1||2|
|William Roberts (Jr)||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|Clay Hinrichsen (Jr)||5||8||5||3||3||8|
The Knights grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first in game two, but unlike game one that would be the end of their scoring. Southwood collected just 7 hits with Matt Cox leading the way with two. The Knights did not have an extra base hit.
|Robbie Cole (Sr)||3||3||1||1||0|
|Brandin Frazier (Jr)||2||2||0||1||0|
|Matt Cox (So)||3||3||0||2||0|
|Brennan Kelly (Jr)||3||3||0||1||0|
|Zach Ball (So)||3||3||0||0||0|
|C. Deeter (Jr)||2||1||0||0||0|
|Jake Lloyd (Sr)||2||2||0||1||1|
|Nathan Hollars (Sr)||2||2||0||0||0|
|Clay Hinrichsen (Jr)||2||2||0||1||0|
|Matt Cox (So)||3||6||5||3||2||2|
|Dustin Curless (Sr)||.2||3||3||3||2||1|
|Zach Ball (So)||1||4||3||3||0||0|
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The Wabash baseball team played in the Benton Central Invite Saturday, falling to 14-4 before being defeated By Western 11-7 in game two.
In game one against Benton Central the Apaches were held to just four hits, although the game was tied 1-1 heading to the bottom of the fifth when Central scored three times.
In the top of the third the Apaches trailed 1-0 when Kaleb Kelsheimer led off with a single with brother Kyle reaching on an error behind him. After a sacrifice Kaleb Kelsheimer would score on a Treavor Floor grounder to tie the score.
Down 4-1 heading to the top of the sixth the Apaches would even the score. Floor would lead off reaching on an error and was followed by an Austin Hostetler double. Jordan Burnsworth then hit a shot over the center field fence to knot the score at 4 before the Central bats went crazy in the bottom of the inning, getting 8 straight hits to start the inning and collect 11 hits to score 10 runs to go up 14-4.
In game two against Western the Apaches grabbed an early lead before the Panthers made a comeback and held Wabash off. In the bottom of the second Austin Hostetler singled and was followed by Burnsworth reaching on an error to put runners on the corners. With one out Ben Dillon singled home the first run that was followed by a fly ball from Kody Fuller to drive home the second. A Kaleb Kelsheimer single drove home the third run with the fourth scoring on a Kyle Kelsheimer single to lead 4-0.
Western would answer with 4 runs in the top of the third and 3 in the fourth to lead 7-4, then tack on an insurance run in the fifth for an 8-4 lead.
The Apaches would get 2 runs back in the bottom of the fifth. With one out Jordan Holley was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Floor would then reach on an error and steal second with Holley racing home to score. Floor would then score on a wild pitch to make it 8-6.
The Apaches made some noise in the sixth when Braxton Rowley hit a solo shot over the left field fence to make it 8-7 and were threatening to score more when Fuller singled and was followed by a Kaleb Kelsheimer bunt single to put runners on first and second with one out before a force out and a ground out ended the threat.
Western would add 3 runs in the seventh, then hold the Apaches in the bottom of the inning for the 11-7 final.
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The Southwood Lady Knight softball team hosted Adams Central in a Saturday double header on senior day for the Knights. Adams Central is a 2A school playing in 3A because of the success factor and is ranked #17 in 3A. Adams Central won both games, taking game one 20-1 and game two 20-8.
In game one the Lady Knights collected 5 hits and scored their lone run in the second on a double by Delayne Gentry and a triple from Skylar Chain. Brook Elliott had 2 hits in the game.
Senior left fielder Abby Grossnickle broke her wrist early in the game on a collision with Elliott.
In game two the Knights were down 19-0 in the bottom of the third when the bats came around. Jennifer Smith and Bailey Smith led off with back to back walks and were in first and second before Kassidy Atwood singled home Jennifer Smith for the first Southwood run. Bailey Lundmark then singled home Bailey Smith to make it 19-2. Brooke Elliott drove home the third run with a ground out before Skylar Chain made it 19-4 with a single. The last run of the inning came when Dempsey grounded out to score Friend to make it 19-5.
The Knights would pick up another run in the fourth when Makayla Proffitt led off with a single, moved two bases on ground outs then scored on a Lundmark single.
Down 20-6 in the fifth the Knights would not give up, scoring two more times. Meranda Friend walked and was followed by a Chain single before a line drive out and an infield fly. Proffitt would then walk to load the bases when Kelly walked to score Friend. Chain would then score the Knights final run on a wild pitch.
The Southwood baseball team did all their scoring in two innings Friday, but it was plenty as they doubled up on Western in an 8-4 win.
The Knights scored 3 runs in the third and 4 in the fourth.
Bobby Mettler 2-2 1R 2BB (First Varsity Hits)
Zach Ball 1-4 2R 1SB
Robbie Cole 2-3 1R 1HBP 2RBI 1SB
Brennan Kelly 2-3 1R 1BB 1RBI
Jake Lloyd 2-3 1R 12B 2RBI
Brandin Frazier 1-3 1RBI
Nathan Hollars 0-3
Clay Hinrichsen 1-1 2BB 1HR 1RBI 1SB
Matt Cox 0-1 1R 1SB
Carson Blair 0-1
Robbie Cole 5inn 5K 1BB 3R 0ER
Dustin Curless 1inn 1K 0BB 0R 0ER
Jake Lloyd 1inn 2K 1H 1R 0ER
The Manchester baseball team took on 3A, #14 Peru Friday, falling to the Tigers 8-0.
The Squires collected just three hits and were down just 3-0 heading to the fifth when Peru took control.
The Wabash and Manchester tennis teams took the trek to Peru Friday to battle for the sectional title with the Lady Apaches coming out on top 4-1. Although the match was 4-1 it took nearly 3 hours to finish as #2 singles Claire Cromer and Allison Smith battle long after the remainder of the match.
1 Singles Kristyn Ford Wabash Def. Karly Eichenauer Manchester 6-1, 6-1
2 Singles Claire Cromer Wabash Def. Allison Smith Manchester 7-5, 7-5
3 Singles Claire Barnett Manchester Def. Terissa Williams Wabash 6-2, 6-1
1 Doubles Shelby Stone & Katie Ford Wabash Def. Leiah Brandenburg & Reilly Ruppert Manchester 6-4, 6-1
2 Doubles Taylor Middleton & Abby Stein Wabash Def. Morgan McKee & Marret Metzger Manchester6-0, 6-1
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The Manchester softball teams bats remained hot Friday, collecting 13 hits in a 6-0 win over Winamac.
Manchester would grab a 1-0 lead in the first when Sydney Day sent the first pitch over the center field fence. Cierra Carter had a double in the inning.
The game remained 1-0 until the top of the fourth when the Squires would get going. Cierra Carter led off the inning with a double and was followed by Ellie Milam reaching on an error to put runners on the corners. Katelyn Andritsch then singled home Carter for a 2-0 lead. The next hit was from Mattie McKee, singling home Milam to lead 3-0. Brooklyn Howard singled home the last run of the inning to lead 4-0.
Manchester would tack on two insurance runs in the seventh. Ellie Milam led off with a single before advancing to second on an error. With two outs Kierra Stacy doubled home Milam and was followed by a Tabby Porter single to score Stacy.