Kerlin, Fretz Lead Warriors Past East Noble
Hustling to beat the rain, Wawasee also hustled past East Noble, 18-8, Saturday morning in softball at Wawasee.
Graceanne Kerlin hit her first career home run, a two-run shot, and Meghan Fretz also jacked a two-run homer to lead the Warriors. Fretz had four hits, one of three players with four joined by Madie Wilson and Allissa Flores. Kayla White added a double and two sacrifices.
In total, Wawasee collected 22 hits in the six-inning game.
East Noble, which came into the game 10-1 overall, had 10 hits of its own. Fretz and Wawasee starter Amber Lemberg combined for four strikeouts in the game.
Wawasee (13-3) will host Concord Monday at home.
Leo Roars At Wawasee
Leo had no mercy for Wawasee Saturday morning, taking the freshman baseball game 13-1 in Syracuse.
No stats were given for Wawasee in the loss.
Wawasee (2-3) will play again May 12.
Kennedy Resets Mark, Warriors Sharpen At John Reed Relays
Katlyn Kennedy broke her own school record in the shot put, a day after signing her college letter of intent to continue tossing the pill at Manchester University. Kennedy’s throw of 39-5, seven inches better than her old mark, was the highlight of Wawasee’s output at the John Reed Relays hosted by East Noble on Saturday.
Kennedy finished third in the shot put behind Paige DeCamp of East Noble (42-09) and Kloee Fitch of Lakeland (42-02), two of the top throwers in the state. Kennedy was one of four third-place outputs from the Lady Warriors. Casey Schroeder was third in long jump at 15-4, the 4×200 relay was third at 1:58.08 as was the sprint medley relay at 2:05.19.
Wawasee’s boys had a pair of top-threes on the day, led by the 4×100 finishing second at 45.21 and the sprint medley relay taking third at 1:40.72.
“The girls took another step up. The coaching staff was very pleased at how the team competed and how well they are progressing,” said Wawasee head coach Scott Lancaster. “The boys made a lot of improvement in many areas. Numerous athletes just went after it on their relays and gave us a chance to score points.”
The girls will complete its Northern Lakes Conference round robin Tuesday against Warsaw and Northridge while the boys wrap up Wednesday against Plymouth.