CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Sending 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team put on an offensive display against the visiting Garrett Railroaders Thursday evening, taking a 14-2 win in five innings.
The host Eagles pounded out 12 hits for the contest in just four at-bats. The outcome could have been worse as the Eagles left six runners on base.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After five innings, Whitko‚Äôs Lady Wildcats held a 4-1 lead over West Noble‚Äôs Lady Chargers.
But in the sixth inning, the Whitko bats started connecting and the flood gates opened on the way to an 11-1 win for the Lady ‚ÄôCats to end the game early. Back-to-back singles by Hanna Yohe and Emily Hughes scored Syndney Lancaster and Riley Insley, respectively.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Winning games in dramatic fashion is becoming a habit for the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team.
After winning the season opener against Marion in its final at-bat, Columbia City used two home runs in the bottom of the seventh ‚ÄĒ including a two-run walk-off shot ‚ÄĒ to down Wawasee 6-4 Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles faced a very good fielding Wawasee Lady Warrior team lead by pitcher Meghan Fretz. Fretz picked up 10 strike-outs in the game, including the first four Lady Eagles that she faced.
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Wildcat baseball team traveled to Argos Saturday and took a pair of lopsided wins against the Dragons. The Wildcats took game one 16-6 in six innings, and game two 15-1 in five innings.
In game one the Wildcats put runs on the board in every inning, taking an 8-1 lead after the fourth inning.
The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth, and withstood a Dragon rally that saw the hosts push across five runs in the bottom of the fifth to close to within four at 10-6.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team had to play from behind Saturday afternoon against Fort Wayne Canterbury. The early deficit was too much for ‚ÄôBusco to overcome, and the Cavaliers left with a 4-3 victory.
‚ÄúThe kids stayed in it and worked their way back, we just ran out of innings,‚ÄĚ said Eagles Head Coach Mark Grove. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to stop digging ourselves holes early in games.‚ÄĚ
Eagle errors gave Canterbury an early lead. ‚ÄėBusco had two miscues in the first inning and the Cavaliers capitalized. Canterbury pushed three runs across the plate before the Eagles had a turn at bat.