Manchester Track vs. Central Noble @ Central Noble pulled off a
double victory. Girls: 75-53, Boys: 68-62
Girls won 4×800 (11:05): Crysten Custer, Kelsie Custer, Darien Rodriguez,
and Hannah Schmidt and the 4×100 (53.6): Alex Shelton, Maddie Burton, Behka Brunn, Lindsey Budnik. Budnik also won the long jump (14’9”) and the high jump (4’8”)and took a third in the 10 m (14.0) while Brunn added a win in
the 110 hurdles(17.2) and the 200m (28.3). Other winners included Niki
Frieden in both the shot (30’4”) and the discus (90’1”-so far, Niki is pretty
much controlling the throwsJ. She just keeps getting better andbetter and
her team mate Ingrid Penrod keep improving to add thirds)
Hannah Schmidt added a win in the 800 m (2:44) with DarienRodriguez 2nd
(2:48). Rodriguez also won the 3200 m run. In that same race Manchester
went 1, 2(Kelsie Custer), 3 (Ingrid Penrod). Custer also won the 1600
(6:01) for the Squires.
Freshman Leah Sorg keeps improving adding a third in boththe long jump
(13’2”) and the 400 m. (1:08). Lindsey Dierks also added a second in the
300 m hurdles(57.5) and a third in the high jump.
In the boys meet, the 4×100 was the only winning relay(46.0): Kegan
McNeeley, Jacob Casper, Preston Penrod, and Tom Naragon. McNeeley and
Penrod also went 1-2 in both the 100 m (11.1, 11.4) and the200 m. (23.4,
24.0). (Those two are just a double punch in the sprint department and
freshman Jacob Casper is right behind them.) Brodie Carter won two events
: 110 hurdles(17.0) and the high jump (5’8”) and added a second in the
300 hurdles (45.4). Gunnar Ream picked up a win in the long jump (18’4”) and
Austen Oaks was 2nd (17’8”).
For the distance crew Matt Fahs-Brown claimed two seconds in both the 1600
(5:00) and the 3200 (10:36) while team mate Aaren Reust out kicked his
opponent to pick up a third in the two mile. Andrew Bolinger was second
in the 800.
Cole Sellers continues to lead the throwers with a win in the shot (43’4”)
and placed second in the discus (121’3”). Team mates Gary Blevins and
Dustin Boyd added thirds for the Squires.
Coach Cassel ” I’m happy to see the kids pick up the wins they have worked so hard for. When I compare the books I can see that we are faster and stronger than where we were at this time last Spring. We seemed a little tired so I
hope Spring Break will provide some much deserved rest.”
The Northfield Lady Norse JV Softball Team hosted Whitko Wednesday night, taking down the Wildcats 16 to 6.
Score by Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Whitco jv 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 6 7 0
Northfield JV 4 9 0 0 3 0 0 - 16 15 3
IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
#Emily Shafer……. 5 7 6 2 1 5 24 25
Player Name AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
Jessika Beeks rf………. 4 2 1 1 1 3 0 2 4
Amber Parker lf……….. 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Holy Dyson dh…………. 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Emily King 1b…………. 4 2 2 2 0 0 6 0 0
Alyssia Lambert 3b…….. 3 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
Hayley Brantley lf……. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
MaKinzie Hoagland ss…… 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 0
Baylee Shoemaker rf…… 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Madison Miller 2b……… 2 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Katelyn Gribben c……… 3 1 1 0 1 1 5 0 0
Katelyn Kirtian cf…….. 4 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
#Emily Shafer p……….. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Total ……………… 30 16 15 14 7 10 13 5 5
The Manchester baseball team traveled to Wawasee Thursday and fell to the host 6-1.
After the first two innings went scoreless, Wawasee broke the ice in the third, scoring twice to take a 2-0 lead after three. Manchester could not get anything going on offense and the defense was having its troubles. Wawasee would score three more times in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead.
The Squires finally got on the board in the 6th. Payton Sorg drew a walk and scored on a Jim Sainsbury walk and a Wawasee error. Manchester would go scoreless in the 7th to fall 6-1.
The Squires collected just two hits on the night, a Payton Sorg single and a Caleb Thomas double. The Squires committed 8 errors.
Manchester falls to 0-2
Next game : 4/10 @ Taylor
Due to some field repair being done to Chris Rood Field the Wabash Apache baseball team’s season and home opener game against Eastern was moved to Eastern Thursday and the Apaches played like they were at home, erupting for 8 runs in the 4th inning to cap off a 12-0 rout over the Comets, who were 2-0 going in to the game.
Shea Beauchamps 2 run double in first got the Apaches going and they never looked back. The Apaches plated 3 runs in the first and 1 in the third to lead 4-0 before the fourth inning eruption. Wabash pounded out 10 hits in the five inning game, while pitcher Andrew Shepherd was pitching a masterpiece and the defense was solid behind him, committing just one error.
Shepherd went 5 innings, giving up just 2 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2.
Leading the offensive attack was Shea Beauchamp, who was 3-4 with a double and 5 rbi’s, scored twice and had a stolen base. Thomas McHaney was 1-4, 1R. Nate Price was 1-3, 2R, 1RBI, 1BB. Andrew Shepherd was 2-3, 3R, 1DOUB, 2RBI, 1BB, 1SB. Landon Cole was 0-3, 1R, 1BB. Roger Davis was 2-3, 1R, 1RBI. Isiah Smith was 1-3, 1R, 1SB. Jordan Floor was 0-2, 1SB. Justin Holley was 0-1, 1R, 2BB.
Wabash travels to Wawasee next Thursday 4/5
The Northfield baseball team improved to 2-0 for the season Wednesday with a 11-7 win at Blackford.
The Norse built a 10-0 lead after three innings before holding on for the win.
In the top of the second, Joseph Ross lead-off with a walk. Dallas Hovey put down a sac bunt, but the pitchers throw went to left field (Ross to 3rd, Hovey to 2nd). Kirtlan walk. Ross scored on wild pitch (1-0). Hovey scores on a wild pitch (2-0). Kirtlan and Stouffer walk. Kirtlan scores on passed ball (3-0). Stouffer scored on passed ball (4-0). 4 runs on 0 hits.
In the top of the third Joseph Ross lead-off with a double to right center. Dallas Hovey rbi double (5-0). Kirtlan bunt single (Hovey to 3rd). Adam Roser rbi single scored Hovey (6-0). Tanner Chamberlain sac bunt, Kirtlan to 3rd, Roser to 2nd). Kirtlan and Roser scored on wild pitches (8-0). Andy Roser walk.. Ryan Keaffaber rbi double scored Roser (9-0). Austin Keen rbi double scored Keaffaber (10-0).
In the bottom of the fourth, Levi Strait 2 out solo homer (10-1).
In the bottom of the fifth the Norse committed 3 errors on miscommunication on a flyball to right, plus a bad throw on a definite pick off at 2nd and dropped tag on throw from left to 3rd lead to 6 unearned runs (10-7).
In the top of the 7th, Ryan Keaffaber 2 out rbi single scores Tanner Chamberlain who had walked (with 1 out) and stole second (w/ 2 outs)(11-7).
Stat leaders: Northfield
Ryan Keaffaber 2-4, 2B, rbi
Austin Keen 2-5, 2B, rbi
Dallas Hovey 2-3, 2B, rbi
Jared Kirtlan 1-1, SB, BB
Pitching line: Andy Roser 5.2IP, 4H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 8K (1-0)….pitched first 3 and last 2.2
Andy Maggart 1.1IP, 6H, 7R, 0ER, 1BB, 2K
Coach Uggen: “Andy (Roser) pitched 5+ solid innings for us. I was happy with the big lead but not so with our defensive play in the 6th. Andy Maggart didn’t pitch that badly in relief, but we made 3 poor plays to allow them back in it. That happens early in the season though. They were aggressive plays. We just didn’t execute. I was glad to see some power tonight with all the doubles. Encouraging sign early. I was also glad to get a lot of kids into the game to evaluate them.”
The Northfield JV baseball team opened their season Wednesday night by beating Whiko in thrilling fashion, 11-9. Trailing 9-8 with 1 out in the last inning, Spencer Miller hit a walk-off 3-run home run to win the game for the Norse. Miller also added an rbi triple, giving him 4 rbi’s for the game. Nate Hembree added 3 hits and 2 rbi’s, while Andrew Waldon collected 2 hits and 2 rbi’s. Waldon also earned the win on the mound in relief, going 4 and one-third innings, striking out 6 and giving up 3 runs
The Manchester baseball team dug an early hole against Ft Wayne Wayne Wednesday and then fought back to make a game of it, falling 11-8 to the Generals.
Manchester trailed 11-3 after three innings before fighting back. The Squires got things started right in the top of the first. Evan Olinger walked and was followed by a Payton Sorg single. After a couple strike outs the Squires manufactured two runs, scoring Olinger and Sorg to lead 2-0. Wayne would answer with five runs in the bottom of the inning, which included a home run and led 5-2.
Both team would go three up and three down in the second before the scoring would start again in the third. Logan Brunn would single and later score to close the gap to 5-3. The Wayne offense would explode in the bottom of the third, plating six runs and led 11-3 after three.
The Squires would make a move in the fourth. Olinger walked and was followed by a Sorg single. Brunn reached on a fielders choice, then Connor McLaughlin double home two. Caleb Thomas would drive home McLaughlin and later scored on a walk and Manchester trailed 11-7.
The Squires would score one more time in the 7th on three straight singles by Thomas, Semler and Cripe, but could not complete the comeback, falling 11-8.
Payton Sorg, Logan Brunn and Jim Sainsbury had two hits each. Connor McLaughlin, Jake Semler and Jurgin Cripe each had a hit.
The Southwood Lady Knight softball team, behind a no hit pitching performance from sophomore Jenny Bentley shut out Wabash 15-0 Wednesday.
The Lady Knights struck for five runs in the top of the first. Lead off batter Jessica Foley walked and was drove in on a triple from Sarah White. Jenny Bentley and Logan Hensley walked to load the bases when Courtney Simpson tripled home three more runs. Mikala Mettler drove in the fifth run of the inning. Kayla Sparling led off for Wabash with a walk and later stole second, but Bentley bared down to retire the side without giving up a run.
Josie Grossnickle got things going for the Knights in the second with a walk and then stole second. Foley drove in Grossnickle with a double. The Knights would score another run on a Wabash error before Bentley found the parking lot over the left field fence to make it 9-0. Mettler would drive in a run and the Knights led 10-0. Bentley would strike out three in the second.
Southwood was rallying again in the third when the Wabash defense made a couple great plays at third throwing out runners to hold the Knights scoreless in the inning. Again Bentley would strike out three, making it seven in three innings.
In the fourth Taylor Thompson got things going with a walk, stole second and later scored on an error. Sarah White would drive in the 12th run with a fly to center. The Lady Apaches went three up and three down as Southwood led 12-0.
The Knights would score three runs in the top of the fifth with rbi singles from Thompson and Allie Enyeart and led 15-0. Bentley would strike, giving her 11 for the game and a five inning no hitter.
The Knights collected 12 hits. Bentley had 3 including a two run homer. Jessica Foley, Courtney Simpson, Allie Enyeart, Taylor Thompson and Sarah White all had hits.
For Wabash,Kayla Sparling, Sarah Saunders and Paige Worrick reached base on walks.
The Southwood varsity baseball team spotted # 8 ranked Northwestern 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, then played shutout baseball en route to a 4 – 0 loss to the host Tigers. Robbie Cole had a double. Ryan Skeens and Tim Duell each added hits for the Knights.
The junior varsity dropped its season opener, 18 – 5 to visiting North
Miami. Jake Smith had three hits including a double. Jacob Lloyd and Ross Phillipy also added hits for the JV.
Pictures are from the JV game