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April 30th, 2012
FREMONT â€” Just 15 miles apart, the Churubusco and Central Noble baseball teams traveled over an hour to Fremont Saturday to play the Northeast Corner Conference title game.
Fending off sleet and cold temperatures, the Eagles were unable to hold off Central Noble, falling 8-5 to the Cougars.
Central Noble grabbed three runs in the top of the first inning, while â€™Busco countered with one.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the top of the second inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Central Noble tacked on four more runs in the top of the seventh to take a lopsided 8-1 lead.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Saturdayâ€™s baseball double header between the Whitko Wildcats and the Southern Wells Raiders was delayed by rain, and the weather had the players and fans wondering if snow might also be a possibility.
The two games took very different routes to the same end.
In game one, the Wildcats broke on top with a big lead and then held on for a 10-6 win while in game two the host Wildcats had to come from behind several times to take a 12-9 win over the Raiders.
HAMILTON â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team fought off a seventh-frame Hamilton rally to defeat the Marines Friday night in the semi-final game of the Northeast Corner Conference tournament.
The Eagles had a 7-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
With the Marines up to bat, Hamilton scored three runs, had to runners on base and the winning run up to bat.
The Eagles held on for the 7-5 win.
The game started off uneventful offensively.
The score was tied at one until the bottom of the third when Hamilton scored off a sacrifice bunt down the third-base line.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s junior varsity softball team beat Northside Friday night 30-0.
Lady Eagle Amanda Sparks pitched a near-perfect game. Only one North Side runner got on base.
Anna Price, Maddie Clark, Jasmine Hiss, Cari Ann Freed, Maddie Barshaw,Ashley Williamson, Misty Hyndman, all drove in RBIâ€™s.
Caitlyn Zoltek knocked a three-run homer about 250 feet and over the fence.
The Lady Eagles are now 7-3.
FORT WAYNE â€” Pitchers Cassie Vodde and Krysten VanHouten combined for a perfect game Friday night at Northrop.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team, now 9-5, beat the Lady Bruins 10-0 in five innings.
Though the Lady Eagles were scoreless in the first inning, they found their bats in the second, scoring seven runs.
Columbia City added another run in the third and two more in the fourth.
The Lady Eagles held onto their 10-0 lead through the fifth inning to win by the 10-run-rule.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Eaglesâ€™ baseball team lost in extra innings to Huntington North Friday night in Columbia City.
With the game tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, the Vikings scored two unanswered runs in the top of the eighth to rout the Eagles 6-4.
Connor Reed led the Eagles in hitting, going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Landon Rehrer had two RBIs, a run and a hit in three at-bats. Also recording hits were: Brandon Gay, Connor Slavich, Derek Lamle, Austin McCormick and Jacob Johnson.
WINONA LAKE â€” Graceâ€™s baseball team has announced the signing of Whitko High Schoolâ€™s Richard â€śWesâ€ť Gensch for the 2012-13 season.
Gensch has been a central member of Whitkoâ€™s roster the past four years as a pitcher and first baseman.
The 6-foot-3 high school senior was named Academic All-Conference in 2010 and 2011. He was also Whitkoâ€™s Most Improved Player as a junior.
â€śI felt like Grace was where God wanted me to be,â€ť Gensch said.
â€śI want to continue developing my pitching skills and help the Grace program succeed. I am excited to play baseball for Grace this fall.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team came off a win over Triton Tuesday to fall to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday night, 6-0.
The Vikings got 10 hits, eight against Whitko starting pitcher Alex Stoddard. Stoddard recorded four strike-outs, three errors and gave up four runs.
Colin Nicodemus and Wes Gensch each went 1-for-2 at the plate, getting Whitkoâ€™s two lone hits.
Tippy Valley scored three runs in the third inning, and one-per inning in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames.
Win over Triton
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team grabbed a Three Rivers Conference win Wednesday night against Tippecanoe Valley, 9-1.
Though the Lady Vikings scored the first run of the game in the first inning, Tippy Valley didnâ€™t cross home plate for the rest of the game.
Whitko, on the other hand, scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings. Karissa Olinske and Hannah Cokl scored two runs apiece.
Audra Day, Hannah Himes, Aly Nicodemus and Emily Weigold each added a run as well.
Olinske pitched all seven innings with nine strikeouts, one walk and gave up seven hits.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” You know itâ€™s a tough ballgame when the losing pitcher who strikes out the first eleven batters she faces, only gives up two hits for the game and gets defeated 3-0.
Thatâ€™s exactly what happened to the Homestead Lady Spartans when they visited the Columbia City Lady Eagles for a Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game on a wet cold Wednesday evening.
The Lady Eagles parlayed a Spartan error and two hits from the bottom of the order and 14 strikeouts from pitcher Cassie Vodde into a 3-0 win.