Warriors On The Board In NLC
Wawasee earned its first Northern Lakes Conference baseball win in fine fashion Friday evening, beating Goshen 2-0 at home.
Lucas Garza tossed his first shutout of the season for the Warriors, allowing just five hits and striking out six. Garza didn’t run into much trouble all night, stranding five RedHawks and getting a fine defensive play in the fourth to end Goshen’s only real threat.
Rylan Kuhn drove in a run with a double in the fourth and Rieder Hunley led off the game with a single and came around to score in the frame. Kuhn had three hits in the contest and Jacob Garcia added a pair of base knocks.
Wawasee moves to 1-5 in the NLC and 4-10-1 overall with the win. The JV game saw Goshen take a 14-2 win over Wawasee.
Up next for the Warriors is a Monday afternoon contest at Concord.
Fretz, Softball Shuts Out Goshen
At Shanklin Park, Meghan Fretz tossed a one-hitter as Wawasee cruised to a 9-0 win against Goshen.
Fretz allowed just one single and three walks in the gem, fanning eight. The junior also had three hits, two of which were doubles, and scored three runs and stole a base.
Allissa Flores doubled and scored three runs and Amber Lemberg and Graceanne Kerlin both added a pair of hits among the 11-hit Warrior attack.
Wawasee moves to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the NLC with a game Saturday at home against East Noble.
The Goshen JV beat Wawasee 10-3. The Wawasee junior squad will visit Angola Saturday for a morning doubleheader.
Manchester Takes Four Over Tennis
Manchester worked over Wawasee in four of the five courts Friday afternoon to claim a team win in Syracuse. The match was made up from last Thursday’s rain out.
Wawasee’s lone win came at one doubles, with Charity Parker and Madison Cooper winning a marathon 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6) match against Reilly Ruppert and Kelsey Eichenauer.
Manchester’s two doubles team of Bethany Collett and Kendra Auler also had to work extra, taking a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) final against Courtney Larson and Kendra Doerr.
All three of Manchester’s singles courts won in straight sets. Karly Eichenauer had the snappiest match, shutting out Peyton Rookstook at No. 1. Allison Smith beat Meg Heinisch 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 and Leiah Brandenburg took care of Kabrea Rostochak 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3.
JV results saw Wawasee take two of eight courts, highlighted by a win in singles play by Charanyapak Supanavanichakul, 8-1, over Cora Burnett, and the doubles tandem of Brittney Jackson and Janae Hapner, 8-5, against Luisa Bente and Ingrid Borkenhagen.
Wawasee (2-6) will compete again Monday at West Noble.