Golfers Clip Culver
Jeremy Julian continued his fine play Wednesday to lead Valley to a win over Culver on the links.
Julian captured medalist honors with a 42 as the Vikings topped the Cavaliers 184-200 in action at the Round Barn Golf Course in Rochester. Julian earned a second-place finish on Saturday at the Whitko Invitational.
Trevor Neeley was right behind Julian with a strong effort of 43 for the Vikings. Kane Stellar finished with a 47. while Cole Cumberland came in with a 52 and Chandler Newsome 56 for the winners.
Valley, now 4-2, will compete in the Rochester Invitational on Saturday back at the Round Barn Course.
The Valley JV golf team upped its record to 3-3 on the season with a 244-302 win over visiting Culver. Noah Hoffman led the winners with a 58. John Young and Bryston Canada each had a 59, while Chris Schipper shot a 68 and Austin Grill 71 for the JV Vikings.
The Valley JV will host Wawasee next Wednesday at the Round Barn Course.
Baseball Team Edged
The Valley baseball team. for the second straight day, hurt itself with miscues in a one-run loss.
The Vikings committed five errors in dropping a 6-5 decision at Maconaquah Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference play.
Valley outhit the host Braves 9-4 in the contest, but allowed five unearned runs. The Vikings lost 15-14 at Culver Academy in nine innings on Tuesday night in a game in which they had six errors.
Alec Craig continued his strong season at the plate for Valley by going 3-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Eric Hammer was 2-3 with three RBI and Gavin Bussard had a double for the Vikings. The trio of Jesse Floor, Keegan Larimer and Jay Meyers each had a hit for Valley.
Luke Helton took the pitching loss for the Vikings despite allowing no earned runs in four innings of work. Helton had five strikeouts and three walks.
Valley, which drops to 6-4 overall and goes to 2-1 in TRC action, is scheduled to play a doubleheader at John Glenn on Saturday.
Softball Team Blanked
The Valley softball team ended up on the short end of a 1-0 final at Maconaquah Wednesday.
The host Braves plated the game’s lone run in the fourth inning to claim the Three Rivers Conference win.
Valley, which falls to 6-9 overall and 0-3 in the TRC, was outhit 8-2 in the contest. Abby Betten and Kayla Scott each had a hit for the Vikings.
Katie Gunter took the pitching loss, despite a strong effort in the circle. She walked none and struck out one in pitching all six innings for Valley.
Valley is slated to host its own invitational on Saturday.