Whitko J.V. falls in tourney title

MENTONE — Whitko’s softball team lost the championship game of the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday.The Lady Wildcats fell to Northwestern by a score of 10-0 in six innings. Emily Weigold and Kennedy Hart got the lone pair of hits for Whitko. From the circle, Aly Nicodemus took the loss but allowed just one earned run to Northwestern.In the first game of the tournament, Whitko defeated its TRC rival, host Tippecanoe Valley.The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings, 13-3.Tippy Valley scored all three of its runs in the first inning, but Whitko bounced back, scoring multiple runs in the final five innings to take the win.Whitko was keyed by 18 hits as a team against Tippy Valley. Weigold and Amanda Shepherd each had four hits for the Lady Wildcats. Hart and Tiffany Ousely had three each as well for Whitko.From the circle, Weigold pitched a complete game to earn the win, striking out five in the process.Whitko is now 2-10 and opens its conference slate this week.