The Northfield softball team got back in the win column Saturday taking a double header from Winamac. The Lady Norse won game one 11-7, then came back to take game two 8-7.
In game one the Norse took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Kianna Kendall led off with a double and was followed by a Paige Holley single to put runners on the corners. With two outs Kendall would steal home for the lead.
Winamac would tie the game up in the top of the third, but the Norse had an answer. For the second time Kendall would lead off with a double and was drove home on a Holley double for a 2-1 lead.
Winamac would take their first lead of the game in the fourth, scoring three times to go up 4-2, but again the Norse were up for the challenge. Ward singled to start the inning and was moved to second on a Taylor single. With two outs Kendall would lace her third double of the game, chasing home both runners for a 4-4 tie.
The Norse would open things up in the fourth, exploding for 7 runs to grab an 11-4 lead. Early, Keaffaber and Burcroff hit three straight singles to load the bases when Ward singled to drive in two. A Taylor single loaded the bases again as Kendall collected her fourth hit with a single, driving in two, making it 8-4. Holley then tripled home two, followed by an Early rbi single and just like that it was 11-4.
The Norse would give up three runs in the 7th, but the cushion was enough as they won game one 11-7.
Game two was a thriller as Northfield trailed 7-1 heading to the sixth when the bats exploded for 7 runs in a come from behind 8-7 thriller.
Winamac would take a big lead early, scoring 2 runs in the first and 5 in the second for a 7-0 lead before the Norse broke the goose egg in the bottom of the inning. Ward led off with a walk and was advance to second on a Taylor single. With one out Hunt doubled home Ward to make the score 7-1.
The Norse defense would bare down behind pitcher Paige Holley as they held Winamac scoreless for the next four innings, but the Norse bats didn’t take advantage until the explosive sixth. Ward was hit by a pitch to start the inning and was followed by a Keaffaber single. Taylor then singled to load the bases before Ward stole home to make it 7-2. Hunt then singled home Keaffaber. The gap closed to 7-5 when Taylor stole home, then Hunt was drove home on a Kendall double. Eary then double home Kendall to draw within one at 7-6 before a Ward single drove home two, giving Northfield an 8-7 lead.
After a lead off walk in the 7th, pitcher Paige Holley would force a ground ball and a pop up before Keaffaber picked off the runner at third to end the game.
The Northfield baseball team split a pair of games with Marion Saturday, falling 3-2 in game one for their first loss of the season before coming back to take game two 12-3.
The Norse collected just two hits in game one, but scored the first run of the game in the fourth. Adam Roser would start off the inning by reaching on a Giant error. Dylan Brown then reached on a fielders choice with Roser advancing to third to put runners on the corners with no outs. With one out Shane Vigar hit a grounder that scored Roser to make it 1-0. Marion would double up on the Norse in the bottom of the inning, scoring twice to take a 2-1 lead.
The Norse tied the game in the seventh when Bryce Kendall hit a one out double and scored on a Nate Hembree single. With two outs in the bottom of the inning Marion would hit two straight singles, then steal third and score on the throw for a 3-2 win.
The Norse would get even in game two. Tied at 1 heading to the third the Norse would plate 3 runs. Adam Roser and Dylan Brown hit back to back singles to start the inning. The two runners then pulled off the double steal with Roser scoring on the throw. Bryce Kendall then singled home Brown to make it 3-1. With two outs Remington Monce reached on an error that Kendall scored on for a 4-1 lead.
The Norse would go off again in the fifth, scoring 3 more runs. Bryce Kendall walked and was ran for by Jared Short. After Shortstole second Shane Vigar singled to bring Short home. Drake Richter was then hit by a pitch before Jakob Hayes hit a bunt single to load the bases. Hembree than hit in to a fielders choice that scored Vigar to stretch the lead to 6-1, then Richter scored on the throw for a 7-1 score.
The lead would go to 9-1 in the sixth when Brown walked and stole second. With one out Vigar single before Richter laced a two run double. Marion would score two runs in the bottom of the inning to make the score 9-3.
In the seventh Hovey would hit a one out sngle and was moved to third on a Roser single. With two outs Kendall would double home Hovey and Roser to make it 11-3. Jared Short, who ran for Kendall would eventually score on two wild pitches for the 12-3 final.
The Manchester softball team traveled to Fremont Saturday to take on the Eagles in a double header, falling in game one 5-4 before coming back to take game two 5-3.
In game one Fremont built a 4-0 after the second inning before the Squires made some noise.
Weimann would lead off with a walk and was moved to second on a Sorg walk. A passed ball put runners on second and third before Brooklyn Howard reached on a one error to score Weimann and make it 4-1. Cierra Carter then grounded out to score Sorg right before sister Celina singled home Howard to make it 4-3.
Fremont would increase the lead to 5-3 in the bottom of the inning and it would stay that way until the fifth. Sydney Day led off with a single before stealing second and advancing to third on a Howard grounder. Cierra Carter then hit a fly to center that Day was tagging on to score, making it 5-4.
The Squires went three up and three down the next two innings for the 5-4 loss.
In game two it was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Fremont plated three runs to take a 3-0 lead. Manchester would quickly tie the score in the fourth with a two out rally. With two down Celina Carter was hit by a pitch and followed by an Ellie Milam double to score Carter. Katelyn Andritsch was then hit by a pitch before the two runners advanced on a passed ball. Maddie McKee than laced a double to center, scoring Milam and Andritsch to tie the score at 3.
The game would go to the 7th still tied 3-3 when the Squires took the lead. Day and Howard would hit back to back doubles to put runners on second and third when Cierra Carter hit the third double to score both runners and take a 5-3 lead that they would protect in the bottom of the inning for the win.
Just one day after a not so good game at Mississinewa the Southwood baseball team visited 3A top 20 Peru Saturday. Knight ace Robbie Cole was back on the mound after recovering from an injury and threw a gem, limiting the Tigers to just 5 hits in a 2-1 win.
Peru would draw first blood in the second when Kreighton Ray doubled and was drove home on a Sean Smith double for a 1-0 lead before Cole struck out the next two batters.
The Knights would draw even in the third. With one out Brennan Kelly would smoke a double and advance to third on a passed ball before being driven home on a Brandin Frazier double to make it 1-1.
With Cole dominating on the mound the Knights would score their second run in the fourth which ended up being all they needed. Dustin Curless drew a base on balls and went to second on a passed ball. Curless would then steal third with Zach Ball bringing Curless home with a single.
Cole would give up one hit in the 6th and one in the 7th while striking out 5 the remainder of the game for the 2-1 win.
The Manchester and Wabash boys track teams participated in the Churubusco Relays Saturday with many great performances.
For Manchester Colin McNeeley was runner up in the 100 and won the 200. Freshman Thomas Rohr won the 3200. Jacob Casper won the shot put.
For Wabash Juwan Carter won the 100 and runner up in the 200. Carter also won the 400. Apache Sam Hall won the 800 and was runner up in the 1600. The Wabash 4×800 relay team of Skyler Hall, Aries Reza, Keaton Cruz & Sam Hall placed second. Jason Shidler was third in the discus.
Wabash placed 5th as a team, Manchester 6thAdd a Comment
The Manchester girls tennis teal played host to Mississinewa Friday, falling to the Indians 1-4.
Carly Eichenauer was the lone winner for Manchester, winning at #2 singles 6-2, 6-0.
1 Allison Smith (11)vs. Haleigh Rowley (9)Miss2-6, 2-6
2 Karly Eichenauer (10)vs. Amber Haisley (10)Man6-2, 6-0
3 Marret Metzger (12)vs. Abby Martin (12)Miss3-6, 2-6
1 Morgan McKee/Claire Barnett (12) (12)vs. Abbi Fleming (12)Mason Stanley (12)/Miss1-6, 1-6
2 Reilly Ruppert (11)/Leiah Brandenburg (10)vs. Ashley Hicks (12)/Allison Tignor (11)Miss2-6, 4-6Add a Comment
The Northfield Girls 4×800 Relay Team competed in the Distance Showcase Meet in Indianapolis on Friday Night. The team broke the school record and ran 10:05. Members included Brittany Sloan, Karla Singer, Arie Kennedy, and Jenna Halderman. The fifth place finish put the girls on the medal stand! The girls were the smallest team in the field!
The Southwod Lady Knight Netters dropped their third consecutive match by the score of 1-4. Sarah Peters played well to garner the lone Knight win by the scores of 6-1,6-0. In other singles action, Kristen Poehler lost in straight sets 2-6,1-6 while Allison Smith lost in a long 3 set match 4-6, 6-4, 3-6. In doubles action, the #1 pair of Ashley Hunt and Anna Rees lost in 3 sets 1-6,7-6(7-2), 3-6. The #2 pair of Natalie Knoblock and Mary Sieberns dropped a close match by the score of 3-6,5-7. The Lady Knights are now 0-3 and resume play Monday at Peru.
In JV action, the Knights were victorious 8-2. Winners included Brooke Wyatt, Kim Hobson, Christina Borner, Katie Springer and Olivia Diskey in singles action. The doubles pairs of Drue Gentry/Lorynn Hunt, Mary Guisewhite/Emily Gwillim, and Lauren Rich/Kyrstin Gouveia all won. The JV record stands at 1-1-1.Add a Comment